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Members Lounge

The Members Lounge on lower level 3, Art Gallery of New South Wales, photo: James Horan

Members Lounge, photo: James Horan

Our newly revitalised Members Lounge is now open

We invite members of the Art Gallery of New South Wales to come and visit the new lounge on lower level 3 of the South Building to discover all of the wonderful state-of-the-art amenities that have been exclusively designed by Tonkin Zulaikha Greer with bespoke furnishings by Tom Fereday.

The new Members Lounge is a beautifully designed space to relax and recharge in the Art Gallery and the ideal place to catch up with friends before or after visiting an exhibition, enjoying a performance or taking in a lecture.

Members and guests enjoy:

  • a casual dining experience with an enticing seasonal menu of savoury and sweet dishes and barista coffee

  • a full bar service with premium beverages

  • an ongoing curated display of works from the Art Gallery’s collection

  • free WiFi access and a selection of art magazines

  • access to the library garden when completed in 2023

Casual dining at the Members Lounge 

Members and their guests can enjoy a casual dining experience in the Members Lounge. It’s the perfect place to meet with friends, relax and recharge before or after viewing an exhibition or attending an event. 

The Members Lounge serves a selection of dishes suitable for all-day dining. The seasonal menu offers a broad assortment of delectable pastries, cakes, snacks, freshly made salads, sandwiches and barista coffee. Our elegant bar serves a range of premium beverages including quality wines, champagne, beers, ciders, spirits and non-alcoholic offerings. 

Opening hours

Members Lounge open daily 10am – 4.45pm
Wednesdays until 10pm
Closed Easter Friday, Christmas Day and Boxing Day
Casual dining available daily 10am – 4pm and Wednesdays until 8pm

Please note the menu is seasonal and subject to change. All prices listed on this menu are the ‘members price’. Further discounts do not apply. A 10% surcharge applies on public holidays.

The Members Lounge on lower level 3, Art Gallery of New South Wales, photo: James Horan

Simply show your membership card to enter the Members Lounge, photo: James Horan

An article on the newly-refurbished 20th-century galleries in Look October–November 2022

Enjoy a range of magazines available in the Members Lounge

The Members Lounge at the Art Gallery, featuring Elisabeth Cummings Arkaroola landscape 2004, Art Gallery of New South Wales, photo: James Horan

Unwind with friends in the Members Lounge, image featuring Elisabeth Cummings Arkaroola landscape 2004, photo: James Horan

Cake at the Members Lounge
Enjoy a range of food and drinks in the Members Lounge
The Members Lounge, image featuring Elisabeth Cummings Arkaroola landscape 2004

Bring a friend to the Members Lounge, image featuring Elisabeth Cummings Arkaroola landscape 2004