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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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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

Armchair travel: Deep in the art of Texas

With Ron Ramsey

Image: New Mexico adobe architecture

Saturday 3 March 2018, 1pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Armchair travel: Iberian Mosaic

With Brian Ladd

Image: Lisbon, Portugal

Saturday 10 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

Travel afternoon: Traditions and connections with Japanese art

With John McBride and Olivia Meehan

Image: Town of Biei-Hokkaido

Saturday 10 March 2018, 2pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Weekend workshop: Solar plate etching

With Seraphina Martin

Image: Seraphina Martin Floral Waltz (detail) 2014, Sydney Printmakers

Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 March 2018, 10.30am - 4.30pm

Duration 12 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
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

Young Members walking tour: Redfern and Darlington

Discover the Biennale of Sydney at Carriageworks

Saturday 24 March 2018, 1pm

Duration 2 hours
Charges apply

Introduction to watercolour

With Andrew Antoniou

Image: courtesy Andrew Antoniou

Sunday 25 March 2018, 1pm

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

Travel Draw winners announcement

For Gallery members and their guests

Image: Amsterdam at dusk.

Wednesday 28 March 2018, 6.15pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Free, bookings required

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

Holiday workshop: Time out

For children aged 5–8

Monday 16 April 2018, 10.30am

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

Holiday workshop: Time out

For children aged 9-12

Tuesday 17 April 2018, 10.30am

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

Conservation talk: Henry VIII

With Gallery conservator Simon Ives

Image: Simon Ives

Wednesday 18 April 2018, 6pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Travel Afternoon: Eternal Egypt

With Christopher Hartney and Ronika Power

Image: Habu Temple, Luxor, Egypt

Saturday 21 April 2018, 2pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Coffee tour: The lady and the unicorn

For members and guests

Image: 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

Call collect: Daniel Mudie Cunningham and friends

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

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

Workshop: Working in watercolour

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 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

Resonate 2018

Concert series

Image: Bandaluzia

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

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

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