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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.

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
Thursday 18 January, Tuesday 23 January 2018, 10am

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

Behind the scenes: Artbank BOOKED OUT

Visit one of the largest collections of contemporary Australian art

Image: Artbank collection store

Wednesday 24 January 2018, 3.30pm

Duration 2 hours
Charges apply

Drawing workshop: Urban sketching

With Siena White

Image: Dot Kolentsis

Wednesday 31 January 2018, 6.00pm

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

Marriage of minds

How the Murch and Masters families came together

Image: Arthur Murch The wind 1955 (detail) © Murch Family. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Saturday 3 February 2018, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Henry Lawson

Paul Brunton discusses Australia’s most famous writer

Image: John Longstaff Henry Lawson 1900 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales

Saturday 10 February 2018, 1pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Creative drawing workshop: Focus

With Catherine Hickson

Sunday 11 February 2018, 10.30am

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

Armchair travel: India

With Claudia Hyles

Image: photo Patrick Barry

Saturday 17 February 2018, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Drawing the collection: Make your mark

With Jennifer Keeler-Milne

Image: Jennifer Keeler-Milne

Sunday 18 February 2018, 10am

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

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

Armchair travel: Persian paradox

With Christopher Allen

Image: Nasir ol Molk Mosque, Shiraz

Saturday 24 February 2018, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

The travel sketchbook BOOKED OUT

With Sheila Posner

Image: Detail from Sheila Posner sketchbook

Sunday 25 February 2018, 10.30am, 2pm

Duration 2 hours, 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, 25 February 2018, 5.15pm
Monday 12 February 2018, 8.30am

Location: Upper Asian gallery
Free

The frontier spirit 2018

With Jaime Tsai

Image: Helen Frankenthaler Canal 1963 (detail) Guggenheim, NYC © 2018 Helen Frankenthaler. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Saturday 17 February 2018, 12pm &
Saturday 3 March, 2018 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Kimberley rock art: an historic treasure

With Maria Myers AC

Image: Kimberley Foundation Australia Chairman Maria Myers AC, in front of Bradshaw Gwion Gwion rock art

Saturday 10 March 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 16 March 2018, 11am - 1pm
Saturday 17 - Sunday 18 March 2018, 10am - 4pm

Charges apply

Art Gallery Society Annual General Meeting

Membership, events and business

Wednesday 21 March 2018, 7.15pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free, bookings required

Special lecture: Arthur Streeton’s war

With Dr Anna Gray

Image: Arthur Streeton Villers Bretonneux 1918 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales

Thursday 22 March 2018, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Drawing from sculpture

With Siena White

Wednesdays 6.30pm
17 January, 14 February, 11 April 2018

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

Drawing from the figure

With Siena White

Wednesdays 6.30pm
14 March, 16 May, 13 June 2018

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

Resonate 2018

Concert series

Image: The Australian Chamber Choir

Various dates in 2018, 6.30pm
See listing for details

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 2018
See listing for details

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Absolute beginners 2018

Monthly classes with Brenda Ty

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

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