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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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Thursday 27 July 2017, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Young Members talk and tour: Art collectors

Visit the collection of Ralph and Sophie Hobbs

Image: Wentja Morgan Napaltjarri Rockholes West of Kintore 2008. Courtesy of Wentja Morgan Napaltjarri and Watiyawanu Art Centre

Thursday 27 July 2017, 6pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Charges apply

Modern reflections on ancient Greece

With Judy Roberts and Vrasidas Karalis

Saturday 29 July 2017, 2pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Painting workshop: Lines and meditations

With Celia Gullett

Image: Ian Fairweather Anak Bayan 1957 (detail) © Ian Fairweather/DACS. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Sunday 30 July 2017, 10am

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

Free viewing for members

Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2017

Image: Nicholas Harding John Olsen AO, OBE (detail), Archibald Prize 2017 finalist

Sunday 30 July 2017, 5.15pm
Monday 31 July 2017, 10am

Location: Major exhibition gallery
Free

The art of Andrea del Verrocchio

Materiality and experimentation

Image: Andrea del Verrocchio Head of a woman with elaborate coiffure c1475 (detail). Photo © The Trustees of the British Museum

Thursday 3 August 2017, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
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 - 5 August 2017
See listing for dates

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Stories on the Silk Road

In conversation with Joyce Morgan and Julian Droogan

Saturday 12 August 2017, 10.30am

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Street art in creative cities

Graffiti grows up

Saturday 12 August 2017, 2pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Wednesdays 6.30pm
14 June, 16 August 2017

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

Funky felting workshop

With Denise Lithgow

Image: courtesy Denise Lithgow

Sunday 9 July, 20 August 2017, 10.30am

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

Drawing for expression: Capturing the line

With Juliet Holmes a Court

Image: courtesy Juliet Holmes a Court

Sunday 27 August 2017, 10am

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

Portrait drawing: Face off I

With Mike Barnard

Image: courtesy Mike Barnard

Saturday 12 August, 9 September 2017, 1pm

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

Workshop: Working in watercolour

With Andrew Antoniou

Image: courtesy Andrew Antoniou

Sunday 23 April, 10 September 2017, 10.30am

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

Art and away

Visit Manly Art Gallery and Museum

Image: Richard Goodwin Moth 2003 (detail), timber boat, steel, 130 × 140 × 340 cm © and courtesy the artist

Tuesday 12 September 2017, 9am

Duration 4 hours
Location: Front of the Gallery
Charges apply

Wednesdays 6.30pm
17 May, 19 July, 13 September 2017

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

Coffee tour: O’Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith

For members and guests

Image: Margaret Preston Implement blue 1927 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales © Margaret Rose Preston Estate, licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

Tuesday 18 July, Thursday 24 August & 14 September 2017, 10am

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

Archibald 2017 high tea BOOKED OUT

At the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

Image: Jordan Richardson John (detail), Archibald Prize 2017 finalist

Thursday 14 September 2017, 2pm

Duration 2 hours
Charges apply

Dynamic drawing workshop

With Annie Herron

Image: Grace Cossington Smith Bulli pier, south coast 1931 (detail), private collection © Estate of Grace Cossington Smith

Friday 25 August, Saturday 16 September 2017, 10.30am

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

Crochet workshop: Flourishing flowers

With Margaret Daszkiewicz

Saturday 8 July, 23 September 2017, 1pm

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

Painting workshop: Looking at landscape

With Belynda Henry

Image: courtesy Belynda Henry

Sunday 1 October 2017, 10.30am

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

Coffee tour: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2017

For members and guests

Image: Andrew Lloyd Greensmith The inner stillness of Eileen Kramer (detail), Archibald Prize 2017 finalist

Tuesdays 10am
1, 15 August, 5 September, 10 October 2017

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

Study day: Victorian watercolours

Ambition and splendour: watercolours from 1830s to 1900

Image: Edward Angelo Goodall Interior of the Mosque of Sultan Hassan, Cairo 1880 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales

Saturday 21 October 2017, 10.15am

Duration 3 hours, 15 minutes
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: Sydney Youth Orchestras TangoOz 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

Tall tales

Giants of 18th-21st century literature

Image: Henry Wallis Dr Johnson (1709–84) at Cave’s the Publisher 1854 (detail), oil on canvas, private collection / Bridgeman Images

Various Fridays and Saturdays 10.30am
18 August - 25 November 2017
See listing for dates

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
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