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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.

Funky felting workshop

With Denise Lithgow

Image: courtesy Denise Lithgow

Saturday 12 May, Sunday 19 August 2018, 10.30am

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

Jazz at the Gallery BOOKED OUT

Emma Pask meets the Dan Barnett Big Band

Image: Dan Barnett and Emma Pask

Sunday 19 August 2018, 6.30pm

Duration 2 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court
Charges apply

Archibald 2018 high tea

Special event at the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

Image: Yvette Coppersmith Self-portrait, after George Lambert (detail) Archibald Prize 2018 winner

Tuesday 21 August 2018, 2pm

Duration 2 hours
Charges apply

An afternoon with George Lambert BOOKED OUT

With Dr Anna Gray

Image: George W Lambert The white glove 1921 (detail)

Tuesday 21 August 2018, 2.30pm

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

Introduction to the art of Chinese calligraphy

With Xueyi Bai

Image: courtesy Xueyi Bai

Thursdays 2, 9, 16, 23 August 2018, 10am

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

Young Members: Ken Unsworth studio tour

With Gitte Weise

Image: Ken Unsworth Suspended stone circle II (1974-1977, 1988)

Saturday August 25 2018, 1pm

Duration 2 hours, 30 minutes
Charges apply

Bus tour: Manly Art Gallery BOOKED OUT

View 'Belle Île: Euan Macleod and Luke Sciberras'

Image: Euan Macleod Needles 2017 (detail)

Wednesday 29 August 2018, 10am

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

Vanished kingdoms

Exploring the impact on our modern world

Image: Claude Lorrain Seaport with the Embarkation of St. Ursula 1641 (detail) National Gallery, London, UK / Bridgeman Images

Various Fridays and Saturdays 10.30am
3 August - 1 September 2018
See listing for dates

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Coffee tour: Archibald Prize 2018

For members and guests

Image: Stephanie Monteith The letter – I really wanted to paint Germaine Greer, but she said 'no’ (self-portrait) (detail), Archibald Prize 2018 finalist

Tuesday 29 May, 12 June, 4 September 2018, 10am
Thursday 5 July, 2 August 2018, 10am

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

Young Members: Meetup

Art and conversations

Image: photo by Sherie Anderson

Wednesday 5 September 2018, 6pm

Duration 2 hours
Free, bookings recommended

Bookbinding workshop

Custom leather-bound artist’s journal

Image: courtesy Jean Kropper

Saturday 8 September 2018, 10.30am

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

Drawing workshop: The portrait

With Margaret Ackland

Sundays 22 July, 9 September 2018, 10.30am

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

Special lecture: Chinese Whispers

With Claudia Chan Shaw

Image: Chinese lanterns. Courtesy Claudia Chan Shaw

Friday 14 September 2018, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Peter Griffen weekend painting workshop

At the artists studio

Image: Peter Griffen’s studio

Friday 14 September 2018, 11am - 1pm
Saturday 15 - Sunday 16 September 2018, 9.30am - 4pm

Charges apply

Special lecture: John Russell, Tom Roberts and global Impressionism

With Elena Taylor

Image: John Russell In the afternoon 1891 (detail)

Thursday 20 September 2018, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Young Members: An evening at the Brett Whiteley Studio

Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship

Image: Previous winners of the Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship with Wendy Whiteley (left to right): Becky Gibson, Belem Lett, Wendy Whiteley, James Drinkwater

Thursday 20 September 2018, 6pm

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

The allure of the Cote D’Azur

Artists in Provence

Image: Provence, France

Friday 21 September 2018, 10.30am

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Journalist on the Collection

With Joyce Morgan and Geraldine Doogue

Image: Shakyamuni Buddha early 20th century (detail)

Saturday 22 September 2018, 10.30am

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Drawing fundamentals

With Christine Simpson

Wednesdays 5 to 26 September 2018, 1pm

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

Workshop: Introduction to Calligraphy for beginners

With Xueyi Bai

Image: courtesy Xueyi Bai

Sunday 30 September 2018, 2pm

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

Young Members: Annual Spring social

Drinks on the rooftop of Darlinghurst's East Village Hotel

Image: East Village Hotel

Thursday 4 October 2018, 6pm

Duration 2 hours
Free, bookings recommended

Resonate 2018

Concert series

Image: Australian Chamber Choir

Various dates in 2018, 6.30pm
See listing for details

Duration 3 hours
Charges apply

Family workshop: Origami

School holiday activity for children aged 6+

Monday 8 & Tuesday 9 October 2018, 10.30am

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

Teenage holiday workshop: Funky Faces

Cartooning and concertinas

Friday 5 & Wednesday 10 October 2018, 10.30am

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

Workshop: Creative origami

With Michael Clonaris and Midori Furze

Saturday 13 October 2018, 1pm

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

Workshop: Floral embroidery - 3D rose

With Margaret Daszkiewicz

Image: courtesy Margaret Daszkiewicz

Sunday 14 October 2018, 10.30am

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

Drawing from the figure

With Siena White

Various Wednesdays 6.30pm
14 March - 17 October 2018
See listing for details

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

Armchair Travel: Treasures of the Emerald Isle

With Kenneth Park

Image: Blarney House, County Cork, Ireland, seen from Blarney Castle.

Saturday 27 October 2018, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Teenage Art Club

For ages 13+

Various Sundays in 2018
10.30am

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

Coffee tour: John Russell

For members and guests

Image: John Russell Peonies and head of a woman c1887 (detail) National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Tuesday 21 August, 11 September, 30 October 2018, 10am
Thursday 11 October 2018, 10am

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

Peter Griffen weekend painting workshop

At the artists studio

Image: Peter Griffen’s studio

Friday 9 November 2018, 11am - 1pm
Saturday 10 - Sunday 11 November 2018, 9.30am - 4pm

Charges apply

Drawing from sculpture

With Siena White

Various Wednesdays 6.30pm
17 January - 14 November 2018
See listing for details

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

Absolute beginners 2018

Monthly classes with Brenda Tye

Various Fridays and Saturdays in 2018, 1pm
See listing for details

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

Art appreciation lecture series 2018

The hidden language of art: symbol and allusion

Image: Francois Boucher The Rape of Europa c1732–34 (detail) oil on canvas, Wallace Collection, London, UK / Bridgeman Images

Various Wednesdays 6pm and Thursdays, 1pm
31 January - 15 November 2018
See listing for details

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Art essentials 2018

Monthly classes with Brenda Tye

Various Saturdays in 2018, 10.30am
See listing for details

Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Gallery Express 2018

A bus tour of selected commercial galleries

Various Wednesdays in 2018
See listing for details

Duration 3 hours
Location: Front of the Gallery
Charges apply

Art Club 2018

For children aged 9–13

Various Saturdays and Sundays in 2018
10.30am, 1pm and 3pm
See listing for details

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

Kids Club 2018

For children aged 5–8

Various Saturdays and Sundays in 2018
10.30am, 1pm, 3pm
See listing for details

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