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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.

Concert: Tim Draxl

Love Is love

Image: Tim Draxl

Sunday 29 April 2018, 6.30pm

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

Coffee tour: The lady and the unicorn

For members and guests

Image: Smell 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

Thursday 15 March, Tuesdays 17 April, 1 May 2018

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

Special Lecture: The life and art of Bronwyn Oliver

With Hannah Fink

Image: Bronwyn Oliver Unicorn 1984, © Estate of Bronwyn Oliver. Courtesy Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery

Thursday 3 May 2018, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

An evening with the Archibald

Be among the first in Sydney to see this much loved exhibition

Image: William H Luke Remy QC, Archibald Prize 2017 finalist

Sunday 6 May 2018, 6pm

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

Call collect: Daniel Mudie Cunningham and friends CANCELLED

Conversations on art making, art collecting and everything in between

Image: Daniel Mudie Cunningham. Photo Kristoffer Paulsen

Saturdays 7, 21, 28 April, 12 May 2018, 11.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Free viewing for members

Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2018

Image: Peter Smeeth Lisa Wilkinson AM (detail), Packing Room Prize 2017 winner

Sunday 13 May 2018, 5.15pm
Monday 14 May 2018, 10am

Duration 2 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Major exhibition gallery
Free, bookings required

New art spaces of the Arabian Peninsula

With Mikala Tai

Image: Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar

Thursday 17 May 2018, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

1918: The world in transition

Repercussions and legacies a century on

Image: Gustav Klimt Dancer 1916–1918 (detail) oil on canvas, Private Collection / Bridgeman Images

Various Fridays and Saturdays 10.30am
6 April - 19 May 2018
See listing for dates

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Jewels and gems

With Patricia Anderson

Image: Cartier, Flamingo brooch, 1940, owned by the Duchess of Windsor

Saturdays 5 to 19 May 2018, 2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Young Members tour: Macquarie Group Collection

A rare chance to see some of Australia's best contemporary art

Image: 50 Martin Place

Thursday 24 May 2018, 6.30pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Charges apply

Day tour: National Gallery of Australia

View 'Cartier: The Exhibition'

Image: Cartier Paris Necklace, bracelet and pair of earrings 1951 Collection Cartier © Cartier
Photo: Marian Gérard

Saturday 26 May 2018, 7.45am

Duration 12 hours, 30 minutes
Charges apply

Saturday 26 May 2018, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Workshop: Working in watercolour BOOKED OUT

With Andrew Antoniou

Image: courtesy Dot Kolentsis

Sundays 22 April, 27 May 2018, 10.30am

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

Drawing fundamentals

With Christine Simpson

Wednesdays 9 to 30 May 2018, 1pm

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

Workshop: Floral embroidery

With Margaret Daszkiewicz

Image: courtesy Margaret Daszkiewicz

Saturday 9 June 2018, 1pm

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

Workshop: Relief printmaking

With Andrew Totman

Image: Andrew Totman Light appeared 2017

Sunday 10 June 2018, 10.30am

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

Coffee tour: Archibald Prize 2018

For members and guests

Image: photo by Fiora Sacco

Tuesdays 10am
29 May, 12 June 2018

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

Drawing from the figure

With Siena White

Wednesdays 6.30pm
14 March, 30 May, 13 June 2018

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

Workshop: Floral crochet

With Margaret Daszkiewicz

Image: courtesy Margaret Daszkiewicz

Saturday 16 June 2018, 1pm

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

Creative drawing workshop: Focus

With Catherine Hickson

Image: students work based on David Davies From a Distant land

Sunday 17 June 2018, 10.30am

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

Kids workshop: Magical Unicorn

For children aged 8+

Image: courtesy Trixi Symonds

Sunday 17 June 2018, 1.30pm

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

The French decorative arts

From Versailles to the Belle Époque

Image: Sèvres Cup and saucer (gobelet litron) (detail) 1775. On loan from Kenneth Reed

Fridays 15 to 29 June 2018, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

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

Resonate 2018

Concert series

Image: Latitude 37

Various dates in 2018, 6.30pm
See listing for details

Duration 3 hours
Charges apply

Teenage Art Club

For ages 13+

Image: courtesy Karen O’Connor

Various Sundays in 2018
10.30am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
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

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 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