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Member events

With more than 400 events during the year, there’s something for everyone.

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.

Select an event to see details, including prices and booking details.

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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 BOOKED OUT

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

Armchair travel: Incense and spice

With Jane Hutcheon

Image: courtesy Jane Hutcheon

Saturday 26 May 2018, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
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)

Young Members: Archibald tour

With Jonathan Dalton and Kathrin Longhurst

Image: Jonathan Dalton Abdul (detail), Archibald Prize 2018 finalist.

Wednesday 6 June 2018, 6pm

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

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

Young Members: Exhibition preview and Artist talk

With Belynda Henry

Image: Beylnda Henry

Tuesday 12 June 2018, 6pm

Duration 2 hours
Charges apply

Special lecture: The mystery of Marie Antoinette

With Ashley Damer-Dawson AM

Jean-François Janinet, after Jean-Baptiste-André Gautier-Dagoty Marie Antoinette 1777 (detail)

Thursday 14 June 2018, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Free, bookings required

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

The house of Cartier

With Patricia Anderson

Image: Cartier Belt Brooch c. 1920-30, Al Thani Collection

Saturday 16 June 2018, 2pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium

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

Film screening: The destruction of memory

With Australian director Tim Slade

Image: Destruction at Palmyra, an ISIS image released 25 Aug 2015

Friday 29 June 2018, 1pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

The travel sketchbook

With Sheila Posner

Image: Detail from Sheila Posner sketchbook

Sunday 1 July 2018, 10.30am, 2pm

Duration 2 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Concert: Soirée Française!

Bastille Day party

Image: Baby et Lulu

Saturday 14 July 2018, 6.30pm

Duration 3 hours
Location: Entrance court
Charges apply

Drawing from sculpture

With Siena White

Wednesdays 6.30pm
17 January, 14 February, 11 April, 18 July 2018

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

Drawing from the figure

With Siena White

Wednesdays 6.30pm
14 March, 30 May, 13 June, 15 August 2018

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

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

Resonate 2018

Concert series

Image: Alexander Boyd

Various dates in 2018, 6.30pm
See listing for details

Duration 3 hours
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

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

Art Gallery Society of NSW