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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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Drawing fundamentals

With Christine Simpson

Wednesdays 5 to 26 September 2018, 1pm

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

Workshop: Introduction to Calligraphy for beginners

With Xueyi Bai

Image: courtesy Xueyi Bai

Sunday 30 September 2018, 2pm

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

Young Members: Annual Spring social

Drinks on the rooftop of Darlinghurst's East Village Hotel

Image: East Village Hotel

Thursday 4 October 2018, 6pm

Duration 2 hours
Free, bookings recommended

Resonate 2018

Concert series

Image: Emma Matthews

Various dates in 2018, 6.30pm
See listing for details

Charges apply

Family workshop: Origami

School holiday activity for children aged 6+

Monday 8 & Tuesday 9 October 2018, 10.30am

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

Teenage holiday workshop: Funky Faces

Cartooning and concertinas

Friday 5 & Wednesday 10 October 2018, 10.30am

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

Workshop: Creative origami

With Michael Clonaris and Midori Furze

Saturday 13 October 2018, 1pm

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

Workshop: Floral embroidery - 3D rose

With Margaret Daszkiewicz

Image: courtesy Margaret Daszkiewicz

Sunday 14 October 2018, 10.30am

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

Free viewing for members

Masters of modern art from the Hermitage

Sunday 14 October 2018, 5.15pm & 6.15pm
Monday 15 October 2018, 2pm & 3pm

Location: Major exhibition gallery
Free, bookings required

Young Members: Behind the scenes BOOKED OUT

Conservation studio

Image: Conservation studio, retouching Roy de Maistre Colour music (circa 1934)

Wednesday 17 October 2018, 6pm

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

Drawing from the figure

With Siena White

Various Wednesdays 6.30pm
14 March - 17 October 2018
See listing for details

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

Armchair Travel: Treasures of the Emerald Isle

With Kenneth Park

Image: Blarney House, County Cork, Ireland, seen from Blarney Castle.

Saturday 27 October 2018, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
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

Family workshop: Grandparents day

Celebrate National Grandparents day

Sunday 28 October 2018, 1.30pm

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

Jazz at the Gallery

James Morrison Quintet

Image: James Morrison

Sunday 28 October 2018, 6.30pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Entrance court
Charges apply

Coffee tour: John Russell

For members and guests

Image: John Russell Peonies and head of a woman c1887 (detail) National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Tuesday 21 August, 11 September, 30 October 2018, 10am
Thursday 11 October 2018, 10am

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

The art of Chinese calligraphy

With Xueyi Bai

Image: courtesy Xueyi Bai

Wednesday's 3, 10, 17, 31 October 2018, 2.30pm

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

Talk and tour: 'What’s new in Contemporary Art'

With Gitte Weise

Image: Michael Parekowhai The English Channel 2015 (detail)

Saturday 3 November 2018, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour, 45 minutes
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Australian classics

With Susannah Fullerton

Image: Frank Mahony Rounding up a straggler 1889 (detail)

Various Fridays and Saturdays 10.30am
5 October - 10 November 2018
See listing for dates

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Peter Griffen weekend painting workshop

At the artists studio

Image: Peter Griffen’s studio

Friday 9 November 2018, 11am - 1pm
Saturday 10 - Sunday 11 November 2018, 9.30am - 4pm

Charges apply

Drawing from sculpture

With Siena White

Various Wednesdays 6.30pm
17 January - 14 November 2018
See listing for details

Duration 2 hours
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

Russia: collectors, art and music of the early 20th century

The emergence of the Russian avant-garde

Image: The Winter Palace in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Saturdays 20 October, 3 and 24 November 2018, 10.30am

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Gallery Express 2018

A bus tour of selected commercial galleries

Various Wednesdays in 2018
See listing for details

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