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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 receive a discounted rate.

Bookings are required for most events, and can be made online, by phone or in person.

Select an event to see details, including prices and booking details.

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Saturday 20 July 2019, 1pm

Duration 2 hours, 30 minutes
Charges apply

Young Members: Carriageworks artist’s studio tour CANCELLED

With Gitte Weise

Image: photo by Gitte Weise.

Saturday 20 July 2019, 1pm

Duration 2 hours
Charges apply

Wood cut workshop BOOKED OUT

With Andrew Totman

Sunday 21 July 2019, 10.30am

Duration 5 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Members lounge
Charges apply

1001 Nights: Magnificent Tales from the Near East BOOKED OUT

With Julian Droogan

Image: Persian School (16th century) Ms D-212 fol.285a Alexander Visits a Hermit, illustration to The Book of Alexander by Elias Nezami, 1191 c1550 (detail) Institute of Oriental Studies, St Petersburg, Russia/Bridgeman Images

Various Fridays and Saturdays 10.30am
21 June to 3 August 2019
See listing for dates

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Film screening: Marcel Duchamp - The Art of the Possible BOOKED OUT

Members-only viewing

Image: Image still from Marcel Duchamp: The Art of the Possible.

Saturday 3 August 2019, 2pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Domain Theatre
Free, bookings required

Coffee tour: The essential Duchamp

For members and guests

Image: Marcel Duchamp Hat rack 1964 (replica of 1917 original) National Gallery of Australia, Canberra © Association Marcel Duchamp/ADAGP. Copyright Agency, 2018

Tuesdays 7 May, 4 June, 2 July, 6 August 2019, 10am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Members lounge
Charges apply

Young Professionals: Meetup

Discover Jeffrey Smart

Image: photo by Penny Clay

Wednesday 7 August 2019, 6pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: 20th & 21st c Australian art
Charges apply

Peter Griffen weekend studio workshop BOOKED OUT

At the artists studio

Image: Peter Griffen’s studio

Friday 9 August 2019, 11am - 1pm
Saturday 10 & Sunday 11 August 2019, 9.30am - 4pm

Charges apply

Drawing from sculpture 2019

With Siena White

Various Wednesdays 6.30pm
See listing for details

Duration 2 hours
Location: Members lounge
Charges apply

Elizabeth I: Outcast to Virgin Queen

With Joyce Morgan

Image: William Segar The Ermine Portrait circa 1585 (detail) Hatfield House

Thursday 15 August 2019, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Funky felting workshop BOOKED OUT

With Denise Lithgow

Sunday 18 August 2019, 10.30am

Duration 5 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Members lounge
Charges apply

Armchair travel: Eternal Design – contemporary Japanese art and architecture

With Kathryn Hunyor

Image: Yayoi Kusama Yellow Pumpkin 1994 Naoshima Island, Japan. Photo: Gunta Podina / Alamy Stock Photo.

Saturday 24 August 2019, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Art for starters: An introduction to European art history BOOKED OUT

With Lorraine Kypiotis

Image: Edouard Detaille Vive L’Empereur! 1891 (detail) Art Gallery of New South Wales collection

Saturdays 6, 13, 20 July and 10, 17, 24 August 2019, 2pm

Duration 2 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Tuesdays 28 May, 25 June, 30 July, 27 August 2019, 10am

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Members lounge
Charges apply

Drawing fundamentals

With Christine Simpson

Wednesdays 7 to 28 August 2019, 1pm

Duration 3 hours
Location: Members lounge
Charges apply

Stripping the armour

Uncovering visual culture in the Medici court

Image: Agnolo Bronzino Cosimo I de’Medici in armour 1540s (detail)

Saturday 31 August 2019, 10am

Duration 6 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Domain Theatre
Free, bookings required

Drawing from painting

With Siena White

Various Wednesdays 6.30pm
See listing for details

Duration 2 hours
Location: Members lounge
Charges apply

Thursday 12 September 2019, 12pm

Duration 3 hours
Location: Front of the Gallery
Charges apply

Drawing from the figure 2019

With Siena White

Various Wednesdays 6.30pm
See listing for details

Duration 2 hours
Location: Members lounge
Charges apply

Teenage Art Club 2019

For ages 13+

Various dates in 2019
10.30am
See listing for detail

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Members lounge
Charges apply

Resonate 2019

Concert series

Image: Greta Bradman

Various dates in 2019, 6.30pm
See listing for details

Duration 2 hours, 30 minutes
Charges apply

Art appreciation lecture series 2019

Being human: The figure in art

Image: Charles Meere Australian beach pattern 1940 (detail) © Charles Meere Estate/Copyright Agency 2018

Various Wednesdays 6pm and Thursdays 1pm
30 January – 14 November 2019
See listing for details

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Absolute beginners 2019

Monthly workshops

Image: photo by Felicity Jenkins

Various Fridays and Saturdays in 2019, 1pm
See listing for details

Duration 3 hours
Location: Members lounge
Charges apply

Art essentials 2019

Monthly classes workshops

Various Saturdays in 2019, 10.30am
See listing for details

Location: Members lounge
Charges apply

Gallery Express 2019

A bus tour of selected commercial galleries

Various Wednesdays in 2019
See listing for details

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

Art Club 2019

For children aged 9–13

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

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Members lounge
Charges apply

Kids Club 2019

For children aged 5–8

Image: photo by Jenni Carter

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

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Members lounge
Charges apply

Art Gallery Society of NSW