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Member events

With more than 400 events during the year, there’s something for everyone.

Some events are exclusive to members; for others, members pay a discounted price.

Bookings are required for most events, and can be made online or by phone, mail or in person.
Note: Tickets will not be held without prepayment.

Select an event to see details, including prices and booking details.

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Family workshop: An introduction to Chinese calligraphy

School holiday activity for children aged 5-8

Wednesday 28 September 2016, 10.30am

Duration 2 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Clay Club

School holiday activity for teenagers

Wednesday 5 October 2016, 10.30am

Duration 2 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Secrets of looking

School holiday art tour for teenagers

Image: Elioth Gruner Spring frost 1919 (detail)

Friday 7 October 2016, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Our stories, our voices

Talk and performance

Image: Blak Douglas. Courtesy Karla Dickens

Saturday 8 October 2016, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Whiteley at twilight

Visit the Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills

Saturday 8 October 2016, 4pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills
Charges apply

Lines and meditations painting workshop

With Celia Gullett

Image: Ian Fairweather Anak Bayan 1957 (detail) © Ian Fairweather/DACS. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Sunday 16 October 2016, 10am

Duration 6 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

John Olsen: a recipe for art

Lunch and book launch

Image: John Olsen in his studio

Tuesday 18 October 2016
12.15pm for 12.30pm seating

Duration 2 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Function space
Charges apply

Art and away

Visit Wombarra Sculpture Garden and Wollongong Art Gallery

Image: Wombarra Sculpture Garden. Courtesy Gaby Porter

Saturday 22 October 2016, 8.45am

Duration 8 hours
Location: Front of the Gallery
Charges apply

Walking tour: New collectors

Explore Paddington with Annette Larkin

Image: Annette Larkin Fine Art, Paddington. Photo: Paul Green

Saturday 22 October 2016, 1pm

Duration 2 hours
Charges apply

Japanese bookbinding workshop

With Michelle Lackenby

Image: courtesy Michelle Lackenby

Sunday 23 October 2016, 10am

Duration 5 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Drawing the collection 2016

With Jennifer Keeler-Milne

Image: Jennifer Keeler-Milne

Various weekends in 2016, 10am - 4pm
See listing for dates

Duration 6 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Jazz at the Gallery 2016

When the Count meets Ella and Louis

Image: Dan Barnett and Trica Evy. Courtesy Marclacaze.com

Sunday 30 October 2016, 7pm

Duration 3 hours
Location: Entrance court
Charges apply

Free viewing for members

Nude: art from the Tate collection

Image: Auguste Rodin The kiss 1901-04, Pentelican marble, 182.2 × 121.9 × 153 cm, Tate: purchased with assistance from the Art Fund and public contributions 1953. Image © Tate London, 2016

Sunday 6 November 2016, 5.15pm
Monday 7 November 2016, 10am

Location: Major exhibition gallery
Free

A survival guide to European art events in 2017

Get travel tips from an insider

Image: Art Basel. Courtesy Skadi Heckmueller

Wednesday 9 November 2016, 6.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Workshops: Keeping it contemporary

With Karen O’Connor

Image: courtesy Karen O’Connor

Various Saturdays in 2016, 10.30am
See listing for details

Duration 5 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

All you need is love

Love and literature with Susannah Fullerton

Image: Lord Frederic Leighton Wedded 1882 (detail)

Various Fridays 10.30am and Saturdays 11am
22 July - 12 November 2016
See listing for dates

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Panel: Recognising the forgotten people

Damien Freeman, Shireen Morris, Thomas Keneally and Rachel Perkins in conversation

Image: Banduk Marika Minyapa Ga Dhanggatiyanga – Bremer Island Story 1989 © Banduk Marika. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Saturday 12 November 2016, 2pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Art appreciation lecture series 2016

Collectors and collections

Image: Jan Brueghel and PP Rubens The sense of sight 1617 (detail), Prado, Madrid, Spain. Bridgeman Images

Various Wednesdays 6pm and Thursdays 1pm
27 January - 17 November 2016
See listing for dates

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Passionate love: Charlotte Brontë and Jane Eyre

With Susannah Fullerton

Image: Portrait of Charlotte Bronte © David Lyons / Alamy Stock Photo

Friday 11 November 2016, 10.30am
Saturday 19 November 2016, 11am

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Absolute beginners 2016

Monthly classes with Brenda Tye

Various Fridays and Saturdays in 2016, 1pm
See listing for dates

Duration 3 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Printing under the sun

Solar-plate printmaking with Andrew Totman

Image: courtesy Andrew Totman

Sunday 20 November 2016, 10.15am

Duration 5 hours, 45 minutes
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Resonate 2016

Concert series

Image: Songmakers Australia, courtesy the artists

Various dates in 2016, 7pm

Duration 3 hours
Charges apply

Art essentials 2016

With Brenda Tye

Various Fridays in 2016, 10.30am
See listing for details

Duration 5 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Gallery Express 2016

A bus tour for members only of selected commercial galleries

Various Wednesdays and Thursdays in 2016
See listing for details

Duration 3 hours
Location: Front of the Gallery
Charges apply

Art Club 2016

For children aged 9-13

Various Saturdays and Sundays in 2016
10.30am, 1pm and 3pm
See listing for details

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Kids Club 2016

For children aged 5–8

Various Saturdays and Sundays in 2016
10.30am, 1pm, 3pm
See listing for details

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply