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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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Film screening and talk: The wolf in Australian art

A look at the life and art of Danila Vassilieff

Image: Danila Vassilieff Fitzroy street scene (1937) (detail) © Heide Museum of Modern Art

Saturday 30 July 2016, 2pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Coffee tour: Archibald Prize 2016 BOOKED OUT

For members and guests

Image: Natasha Bieniek Wendy Whiteley (detail), Archibald Prize 2016 finalist

Tuesday 26 July & Saturday 13 August 2016, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Ticketing and information desk
Charges apply

Travel afternoon: Mexican fiesta

With Julian Droogan

Saturday 13 August 2016, 2pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Melodies of colour workshop

With Celia Gullett

Image: Frank Hinder In the tram (Study for Tram kaleidoscope) 1939 (detail) © Estate of Frank Hinder

Sunday 14 August 2016, 10am

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

Drawn to life

Workshop with Siena White

Image: John Gibson RA Venus 1850 (detail)

Wednesday 17 August 2016, 6.30pm

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

Socially engaged art

Talk by Penny Ryan

Image: Penny Ryan

Wednesday 17 August 2016, 6.30pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Joined lives, separate studios

With Juliet Holmes a Court

Image: Vasily Kandinsky Study for 'Painting with white border’ 1913 (detail) © Vasily Kandinsky/ADAGP. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Saturday 20 August 2016, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Funky felting workshop

With Denise Lithgow

Image: courtesy Denise Lithgow

Sunday 19 June, 21 August 2016, 10.30am

Duration 5 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Art and away

Visit Casula Powerhouse and Liverpool Art Society

Image: Anne Zahalka Untitled (figurepillar) 2015 (detail). Courtesy the artist and ARC ONE Gallery, Melbourne

Saturday 27 August 2016, 9am

Duration 8 hours
Location: Front of the Gallery
Charges apply

Travel afternoon: Cuba

With Claudia Chan Shaw and Judith White

Saturday 27 August 2016, 2pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Drawing for expression: Drawing from news

With Juliet Holmes a Court

Image: courtesy Juliet Holmes a Court

Sunday 28 August 2016, 10am

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

Archibald 2016 lunch

At the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

Image: Betina Fauvel-Ogden George Calombaris, masterchef (detail), Packing Room Prize 2016 winner

Wednesday 31 August 2016, 12pm

Duration 2 hours
Charges apply

Workshop: Creative calligraphy

With Liwanna Chan

Image: Zhu Nan Calligraphy 18th century

Sunday 11 September 2016, 1pm

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

Weekend workshop: Cityscapes

With Celia Gullett

Image: Roland Wakelin Down the hills to Berry’s Bay 1916 (detail) © Roland Wakelin Estate

Saturday 17 - Sunday 18 September 2016
10am - 4pm

Duration 12 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Peter Griffen workshops 2016

Weekend painting workshops at the artist's studio

Various Fridays-Sundays in 2016
See listing for details

Charges apply

Face off BOOKED OUT

Portrait drawing with Mike Barnard

Image: courtesy Mike Barnard

Sunday 24 July 2016, 1pm
Sunday 25 September 2016, 1pm

Duration 3 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

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

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

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: Celeste Lazarenko, 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