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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.

Art essentials 2017

Monthly classes with Brenda Tye

Various Saturdays in 2017, 10.30am
See listing for details

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

Tall tales

Giants of 18th-21st century literature

Image: Henry Wallis Dr Johnson (1709–84) at Cave’s the Publisher 1854 (detail), oil on canvas, private collection / Bridgeman Images

Various Fridays and Saturdays 10.30am
18 August - 25 November 2017
See listing for dates

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Workshop: Wonderful watercolours

Discover the world of watercolour

Image: Andrew Nicholl A distant view of Derry through a bank of wild flowers c1830s (detail) Art Gallery of New South Wales

Saturday 25 November 2017, 2pm

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

Members party

The Dutch golden age

Image: Judith Leyster The jolly drinker 1629 (detail), Rijksmuseum, purchased with the support of the Vereniging Rembrandt

Saturday 25 November 2017, 6.30pm

Duration 3 hours
Location: Entrance court
Charges apply

Kids Drawing Prize 2017 awards ceremony

For members and guests

Image: Eleanor Gibson, age 11 Chloe (detail), Kids Drawing Prize 2016 finalist

Sunday 26 November 2017, 10am

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Free

Printing under the sun

Solar-plate printmaking with Andrew Totman

Image: Andrew Totman Common ancestry 2017 (detail)

Sunday 26 November 2017, 10.15am

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

Jazz at the Gallery

The Divine One: a tribute to Sarah Vaughan

Image: Dan Barnett

Sunday 26 November 2017, 7pm

Duration 3 hours
Location: Entrance court
Charges apply

Young Members end-of-year celebration

A tour and drinks at the Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills

Image: Brett Whiteley The divided unity 1974 (detail) © Wendy Whiteley

Thursday 30 November 2017, 6pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills
Charges apply

Family workshop: Fun and festive

For children aged 4-8

Image: courtesy of Michelle Lackenby

Saturday 2 December 2017, 10.30am

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

Kids workshop: Let's get pop-in!

For children aged 8-12

Image: courtesy Michelle Lackenby

Saturday 2 December 2017, 1pm

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

Bookbinding workshop: Brilliant books

With Michelle Lackenby

Image: courtesy Michelle Lackenby

Sunday 3 December 2017, 10.30am

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

Gallery Express 2017

A bus tour of selected commercial galleries

Various Wednesdays in 2017
See listing for details

Duration 3 hours
Location: Front of the Gallery
Charges apply

Coffee tour: Robert Mapplethorpe

For members and guests

Image: Robert Mapplethorpe Tulips 1977 from the exhibition Robert Mapplethorpe: the perfect medium © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used by permission

Tuesday 21 November, Thursday 7 December 2017, 10am

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

Member shopping days

For Gallery members only

Wednesday 6 December 2017, 10am – 9pm
Saturday 9 December 2017, 10am – 4.45pm

Location: Gallery Shop

Panel: Performance and politics

With Christopher Lawrence, Jonathan Biggins and Geraldine Doogue

Lewis Morley Warren Mitchell and cast in 'The council of love’ by Oscar Panizza, Criterion Theatre, London 1970 (detail) © Lewis Morley/National Media Museum/Science & Society Picture Library

Saturday 9 December 2017, 10.30am

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Art Club 2017

For children aged 9-13

Various Saturdays and Sundays in 2017
10.30am, 1pm and 3pm
See listing for details

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

Kids Club 2017

For children aged 5–8

Various Saturdays and Sundays in 2017
10.30am, 1pm, 3pm
See listing for details

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

Coffee tour: Rembrandt and the Dutch golden age BOOKED OUT

For members and guests

Image: Abraham Mignon Still life with fruit, oysters, and a porcelain bowl 1660–79 (detail), Rijksmuseum, purchased with the support of the Vereniging Rembrandt

Tuesday 28 November, Thursday 14 December 2017, 10am

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

Free viewing for members

The lady and the unicorn

Image: Sight c1500 (detail) from the series The lady and the unicorn, Musée de Cluny – Musée national du Moyen Âge, Paris. Photo © RMN-GP / Musée de Cluny – Musée national du Moyen Âge / M Urtado

Sunday 11 Februray 2018, 5.15pm
Monday 12 February 2018, 10am

Location: Upper Asian gallery
Free

An alternative gaze

A guided tour of LGBTQI highlights at the Gallery

Wednesday 21 February 2018, 3pm & 6pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre foyer
Charges apply

Resonate 2018

Concert series

Image: The Australian Chamber Choir

Various dates in 2018, 6.30pm

Duration 3 hours
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 2017
See listing for dates

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply