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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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Armchair travel: Splendours of Uzbekistan

With Liz Gibson

Image: Hast Imam Square in Tashkent, Ubekistan

Saturday 25 March 2017, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Creative drawing workshop: Focus BOOKED OUT

With Catherine Hickson

Image: Charles Meere Australian beach pattern 1940 (detail) © Charles Meere Estate. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney.

Sunday 26 March 2017, 10.30am

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

Young Members studio visit: Abdul Abdullah

Go behind the scenes with a contemporary artist

Image: Abdul Abdullah The wedding (conspiracy to commit) 2015 (detail)

Saturday 1 April 2017, 1pm

Duration 2 hours
Charges apply

Art Gallery Society Annual General Meeting

Membership, events and business

Wednesday 5 April 2017, 7.15pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free, bookings recommended

Rosalie Gascoigne centenary

Celebrate 100 years since the artist's birth

Image: Rosalie Gascoigne Metropolis (1999)(detail) © Rosalie Gascoigne. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Thursday 6 April 2017, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Bookbinding workshop: Leather-wrap journals

With Michelle Lackenby

Image: courtesy Michelle Lackenby

Sunday 9 April 2017, 10.30am

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

Workshop: Party piñata

School holiday workshop for ages 7 to 14 years

Monday 10 April 2017, 10.30am

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

Family workshop: Easter piñata

School holiday activity for children aged 4-7

Monday 10 April 2017, 1pm

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

Clay workshop: Fishy fun

School holiday activity for 5-8 year olds

Tuesday 11 April 2017, 10.30am

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

Workshop: Working in watercolour BOOKED OUT

With Andrew Antoniou

Image: courtesy Andrew Antoniou

Sunday 23 April 2017, 10.30am

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

Martin Sharp: a life in colour

Hear from his biographer Joyce Morgan

Image: Martin Sharp Mister Tambourine Man 1967 (detail) © Estate of Martin Sharp. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Thursday 27 April 2017, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Sketching the magic line

With Mike Barnard

Image: courtesy Mike Barnard

Saturdays 1pm
8 April, 13 May 2017

Duration 6 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Coffee tour: Warhol before pop

For members and guests

Image: Philip Pearlstein Andy Warhol in New York City c1949 (detail), Philip Pearlstein papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

Tuesday 2 May, Thursday 18 May 2017, 10am

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

Art and away

Tour the Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award 2017

Image: Michelle Cawthorn Dolly 2015 (detail) © Michelle Cawthorn

Tuesday 23 May 2017, 9.15am

Duration 3 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Front of the Gallery
Charges apply

Coffee tour: John Olsen

For members and guests

Image: John Olsen Poet’s garden 2005 (detail), private collection © John Olsen

Thursday 25 May, Tuesday 6 June 2017, 10am

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

What is music?

With Andy Bromberger

Image: Tom Roberts Adagio (circa 1893) (detail)

Thursdays 10.30am
1-15 June 2017

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Free viewing for members

O’Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith: Making Modernism

Sunday 2 July 2017 , 5.15pm
Monday 3 July 2017, 10am

Location: Temporary exhibitions gallery
Free

Printmaking workshop: Print it

With Andrew Totman

Image: courtesy Andrew Totman

Sundays 10.15am
19 March, 16 July 2017

Duration 5 hours, 45 minutes
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Dig the world

Astounding tales from the heroic age of archaeology

Image: Ottomar Anton Cheap Mediterranean Trips poster for the Hamburg Southern Line 1935 (detail). Cauer Collection, Germany / Bridgeman Images

Various Fridays and Saturdays 10.30am
7 April - 22 July 2017
See listing for dates

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Drawing the collection 2017

With Jennifer Keeler-Milne

Image: Jennifer Keeler-Milne

Various weekends in 2017, 10am - 4pm
See listing for dates

Duration 6 hours
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Peter Griffen workshops 2017

Weekend painting workshops at the artist's studio

Various Fridays-Sundays in 2017
See listing for details

Charges apply

Art appreciation lecture series 2017

Site specific: the power of place

Image: John Singer Sargent Claude Monet painting by the edge of a wood 1885 (detail), oil paint on canvas, 54 × 64.8 cm. Tate collection

Various Wednesdays 6pm and Thursdays 1pm
1 February - 16 November 2017
See listing for dates

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Absolute beginners 2017

Monthly classes with Brenda Tye

Various Fridays and Saturdays in 2017, 1pm
See listing for dates

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

Resonate 2017

Concert series

Image: Bradley Kunda and Rebecca MacCallion, courtesy the artists

Various dates in 2017, 7pm

Duration 3 hours
Charges apply

Art essentials 2017

Monthly classes with Brenda Tye

Various Saturdays in 2017, 10.30am
See listing for details

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

Gallery Express 2017

A bus tour of selected commercial galleries

Various Wednesdays in 2017
See listing for details

Duration 3 hours
Location: Front of the Gallery
Charges apply

Art Club 2017

For children aged 9-13

Various Saturdays and Sundays in 2017
10.30am, 1pm and 3pm
See listing for details

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

Kids Club 2017

For children aged 5–8

Various Saturdays and Sundays in 2017
10.30am, 1pm, 3pm
See listing for details

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