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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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Special lecture: Versailles

With Ashley Dawson Damer

Image: after Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun Queen Marie-Antoinette 1779-80 (detail), oil on canvas, on loan to the NGA from the Palace of Versailles. Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (Château de Versailles) / Gérard Blot

Thursday 2 March 2017, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Free

Armchair travel: Bhutan

With Joyce Morgan

Image: Punakha Dzong, Bhutan

Saturday 4 March 2017, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Young Members talk and tour: Young art collector

Discover how to build an art collection

Image: Adam Cullen Winkin’, Blinkin’ and Nod (detail)

Thursday 9 March 2017, 6.30pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Charges apply

Day tour: Drill Hall Gallery and NGA BOOKED OUT

Visit 'Versailles: treasures from the palace' and 'Elisabeth Cummings: interior landscapes'

Image: The Hall of Mirrors, Palace of Versailles © Jose Ignacio Soto / Shutterstock.com

Saturday 11 March 2017, 7.45am

Duration 12 hours, 45 minutes
Charges apply

Armchair travel: Cutting-edge contemporary

With Gitte Weise

Image: Exhibition at the Baumwollspinnerei in Leipzig, Germany. Photo: Juliane Thiere / Alamy Stock Photo

Saturday 11 March 2017, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Teenage workshop: Abstract painting

For 13-16 year olds with Karen O'Connor

Sunday 12 March 2017, 10.30am

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

Free viewing for members

'Adman: Warhol before pop' and 'John Olsen: the you beaut country'

Sunday 12 March 2017, 5.15pm
Monday 13 March 2017, 10am

Free

Travel Draw winners announcement

For Gallery members and their guests

Wednesday 15 March 2017, 6pm

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

Young Members tour: Macquarie Group Collection

A rare chance to see some of Australia's best contemporary art

Image: 50 Martin Place

Thursday 16 March 2017, 6pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Charges apply

Armchair travel: More than meets the eye

With Kathryn Hunyor

Image: 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa © SANAA

Saturday 18 March 2017, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

The Kimberley rock art dating project

Take an exploration in time

Image: courtesy of Kimberley Foundation Australia. Copyright owner reserves all rights.

Saturday 18 March 2017, 2pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Art and away

Visit Penrith Regional Gallery and The Lewers Bequest

Image: Amanda Penrose Hart Church, Hill End 2008 (detail), Collection of Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, purchase © Amanda Penrose Hart

Thursday 23 March 2017, 8.45am

Duration 5 hours
Location: Front of the Gallery
Charges apply

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

With Catherine Hickson

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

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

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

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

Coffee tour: John Olsen

For members and guests

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

Thursday 25 May, Tuesday 6 June 2017, 10am

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

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 2016
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: Omega Ensemble, 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