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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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Armchair travel: The last Himalayan kingdom

With Joyce Morgan

Image: Tigers nest, Bhutan

Saturday 26 July 2014, 10am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Coffee lectures: Portraits of Australian poets

With Professor Barry Spurr

Image: Tom Roberts Holiday sketch at Coogee 1888 (detail). Art Gallery of New South Wales.

Saturday 19 and 26 July 2014, 10.30am

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

Salon des Refusés 2014

Exhibition viewing at SH Ervin Gallery

Image: Angus McDonald Natalie Wilkin 2013, oil on linen, 205 × 270 cm

Monday 28 July 2014, 10am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Charges apply

Symposium: Theatre of dreams, theatre of play

The rich and sophisticated culture of nō theatre

Image: Nō mask Kasshiki (kokasshiki), Muromachi period, 16th century, Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan

Saturday 2 August 2014, 9.30am

Duration 7 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Printmaking workshop BOOKED OUT

With Andrew Totman

Image: Andrew Totman Untitled (detail)

Saturday 2 August 2014, 10.15am

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

Coffee tour of the collection

Portraits

Tom Roberts Smike Streeton age 24 (detail) 1891. Art Gallery of NSW permanent collection.

Tuesday 5 August 2014, 10.30am

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

Coffee lectures: Literary cities

With Susannah Fullerton - all lectures are booked out, except for Sydney lecture

Image: Vintage print of Princes Street Sir Walter Scott’s Monument and Princes Street Edinburgh, Scotland. Courtesy of iStock

Thursdays 26 June - 7 August 2014, 10am

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

Fresh faces symposium

New thinking on portraiture

Image: Shaun Gladwell Double Field/Viewfinder (Tarin Kowt) 2009-10 (detail) dual-channel synchronised high-definition video, 16:9, stereo, colour, 18:39 min © Shaun Gladwell

Saturday 9 August 2014, 11am

Duration 4 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Art Club: Theatrical faces

For members’ children aged 9–12

Image: Nō mask Aka (red) hannya, Edo period, 18th–19th century, National Noh Theatre

Saturday 9, Sunday 10 August 2014
10.30am, 1pm, 3pm

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

Kids Club: Fascinating faces

For members’ children aged 5–8

Saturday 9, Sunday 10 August 2014
10.30am, 1pm, 3pm

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

Armchair travel: Classic to contemporary

Korea and Japan

Image: Kinkaku-ji, Kyoto

Saturday 16 August 2014, 10am

Duration 2 hours
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Sunday 17 August 2014, 10.30am

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

Face off

Portrait drawing with Mike Barnard

Image: Mike Barnard Ian 2009 (detail)

Sunday 27 July 2014, 1pm
Sunday 17 August 2014, 1pm

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

Art, food, fun Thailand

Experience Thailand through art and food

Image: Phaptawan Suwannakudt 1 Bhava 9 2013 (detail). Courtesy the artist and Arc One Gallery.

Tuesday 19 August 2014, 6pm

Duration 3 hours
Charges apply

Archibald 2014 luncheon

Be part of the conversation

Wednesday 20 August 2014, 12.30pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Charges apply

Collection stories: Liz Nowell and Jason Wing

A sneak peek into a private collection

Image: courtesy Liz Nowell and Jason Wing

Thursday 21 August 2014, 6.30pm

Duration 2 hours
Charges apply

Drawing in the landscape

Head outdoors to sketch

Image: iStockphoto

Saturday 23 August 2014, 1pm

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

Scavenging the old and new

Try a new approach to painting and drawing

Image courtesy the artist

Sunday 24 August 2014, 1pm

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

In situ: Janet Laurence

Go behind the scenes in an artist’s studio

Image courtesy the artist

Saturday 30 August 2014, 1pm

Duration 2 hours
Charges apply

Coffee afternoon: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes

For members and guests

Image: Joanna Braithwaite Bright spark, Archibald Prize 2014 Finalist

Thursdays 7 & 14 August,
Saturdays 23 & 30 August 2014, 3pm

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

Solar plate etching

Workshop with Serephina Martin

Image: Seraphina Martin Enchantment of the magnolia flower (detail)

Wednesday 3 September 2014, 6pm
Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 September 2014, 10.30am - 4pm

Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Unwrapping art

With Jonathan Cooper

Saturdays 2pm
2-23 August, 6-13 September 2014

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Art Club: Royal reflections

For members’ children aged 9–12

Image: Robert Peake the Elder Prince of Wales c1610, National Portrait Gallery, London

Saturday 13, Sunday 14 September 2014
10.30am, 1pm, 3pm

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

Kids Club: Birds, bees and flying trees

For members’ children aged 5–8

Saturday 13, Sunday 14 September 2014
10.30am, 1pm, 3pm

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

Art Club: In the manner of the masters

For members’ children aged 9–12

Image: Samuel Palmer The lonely tower 1879 (detail)

Saturday 11, Sunday 12 October 2014
10.30am, 1pm, 3pm

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

Kids Club: Colour my world

For members’ children aged 5–8

Saturday 11, Sunday 12 October 2014
10.30am, 1pm, 3pm

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

Discover drawing 2014

With Jennifer Keeler-Milne

Image: Jennifer Keeler-Milne

Various weekends in 2014, 10am - 4pm
See listing for dates

Duration 6 hours
Location: Function space
Charges apply

Civilisation: creating new worlds

A Learning Curve lecture series with Dr Christopher Hartney

Image: Palaeolithic bulls and other animals crowd calcite walls at Lascaux (detail). Photograph by Sisse Brimberg, National Geographic. Getty Images.

Various Fridays 10.30am, Saturdays 11am in 2014
See listing for details

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Creative drawing workshop

Dynamic drawing

Image courtesy Andrew Antoniou

Sunday 2 November 2014, 10.30am
3 August cancelled

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

Peter Griffen workshops 2014

Weekend painting workshops at the artist's studio

Image © Peter Griffen (detail)

Various Fridays-Sundays in 2014
See listing for details

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

Art appreciation lecture series 2014

Realism to surrealism: European art and culture 1848-1936

Image: Paul Gauguin Te aa no areois (The Seed of the Areoi) 1892 (detail), oil on burlap, 92.1 × 72.1 cm, The William S Paley Collection SPC14.1990. Photo: The Museum of Modern Art, New York/Scala, Florence

Various Wednesdays 6pm and Thursdays 1pm
29 January - 13 November 2014
See listing for dates

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Absolute beginners 2014

Monthly classes with Brenda Tye

Image: Absolute Beginners class in action

Various Fridays and Saturdays in 2014, 1pm
See listing for dates

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

Resonate 2014

Concert series

Image: Joanna Huszcza. Photo: Joanna Gniady

Various dates in 2014, 7pm

Duration 3 hours
Location: Entrance court
Charges apply

Gallery Express 2014

A bus tour for members only of selected commercial galleries

Various Wednesdays and Thursdays in 2014
See listing for details

Duration 3 hours
Location: Front of the Gallery
Charges apply

Art essentials 2014

With Brenda Tye

Image: workshop tutor Brenda Tye

Various Fridays in 2014, 10.30am–3.30pm
See listing for details

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