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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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Tuesday 15 & 22 January 2019, 10.30am

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

School holiday workshop: Origami New Year

For children aged 7 years +

Image: courtesy Michael Clonaris

Sunday 27 January 2019, 10.30am

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

Wednesday 30 January 2019, 6pm

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

Workshop: Custom leather-bound artist’s journal

An introduction to bookbinding

Friday 1 February 2019, 10.30am

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

Free viewing for members

Heaven and earth in Chinese art

Image: Ming dynasty 1368 – 1644 Portrait of the Hung-chih Emperor hanging scroll (detail); silk 386.6 × 188 cm National Palace Museum

Sunday 3 February 2019, 9am

Duration 8 hours
Location: Lower Asian gallery
Free

The travel sketchbook BOOKED OUT

With Sheila Posner

Image: courtesy Sheila Posner

Sunday 3 February 2019, 10.30am & 2pm

Duration 2 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Young Members: Meetup

Lunar New Year celebration

Wednesday 6 February 2019, 6.15pm

Duration 1 hour, 45 minutes
Location: Lowy, Gonski Gallery
Free, bookings required

Matisse in Moscow: Icons and the avant-garde

With Rosamund Bartlett

Henri Matisse The Luxembourg Gardens c1901 (detail) oil on canvas, 59.5 × 81.5 cm The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg Inv GE 9041 © Succession H Matisse/Copyright Agency, 2018 Photo: © The State Hermitage Museum 2018, Vladimir Terebenin. SID66524##M.

Thursday 7 February 2019, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Armchair travel: The allure of Catalonia

With Brian Ladd

Image: Abbey of Saint-Martin-du-Canigou, Pyrenees on Canigou mountain, France.

Saturday 9 February 2019, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Young Members: Art precinct walking tour

Discover the art of Marrickville

Saturday 9 February 2019, 1pm

Duration 2 hours
Charges apply

Saturday 19 January & Sunday 10 February 2019, 11am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Free, bookings required

Day tour: Love & Desire Pre-Raphaelite Masterpieces from the Tate

Visit the National Gallery of Australia

Image: John William Waterhouse The Lady of Shalott 1888 (detail) oil on canvas 153 × 200 cm. Presented by Sir Henry Tate 1894 Tate, © Tate, London 2018

Tuesday 12 February 2019, 7.45am

Duration 12 hours, 45 minutes
Charges apply

Drawing from sculpture 2019

With Siena White

Various Wednesdays 6.30pm
See listing for details

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

Coffee tour: Masters of modern art from the Hermitage BOOKED OUT

For members and guests

Image: Paul Cézanne Fruit 1879—1880 (detail) The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Tuesday 13 November 2018 & 22 January 2019 10am
Thursday 6 December 2018 & 14 February 2019, 10am

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

Matisse in Leningrad: The Hermitage and its masters of modern art

With Rosamund Bartlett

Henri Matisse Dishes and fruit on a red and black carpet 1906 (detail) oil on canvas, 61 × 73 cm The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg Inv GE 8998 © Succession H Matisse/Copyright Agency, 2018. Photo: © The State Hermitage Museum 2018, Pavel Demidov and Konstantin Sinyavsky. SID66525##M.

Thursday 14 February 2019, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Armchair travel: Japan’s Setouchi Triennale

With John McBride

Image: Yodogawa-Technique Chinu – the Black Sea Bream of Uno (detail) Photo: Osamu Nakamura

Saturday 16 February 2019, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Workshop: Custom leather-bound artist’s journal

For Intermediate level bookbinders

Sunday 17 February 2019, 10.30am

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

Thursday 31 January & Tuesday 19 February 2019, 10am

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

Puglia and the art of assimilation

With Steven Miller

Image: Roman Amphitheatre in Lecce Puglia

Thursday 21 February 2019, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Saturday 2 March 2019, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Peter Griffen weekend studio workshop

At the artists studio

Image: Peter Griffen studio

Friday 8 March 2019, 11am - 1pm
Saturday 9 - Sunday 10 March 2019, 10am - 4pm

Charges apply

Magnificence and surprise

An exploration of Russian Decorative Arts over 300 years

Sundays 24 February, 3 & 10 March 2019, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Workshop: Drawing the landscape

With Juliet Holmes a Court

Image: courtesy Juliet Holmes a Court

Sunday 17 March 2019, 10.30am

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

Coffee tour: Heaven and earth in Chinese art

Treasures from the National Palace Museum

Image: Ming dynasty 1368 – 1644 Portrait of the Hung-chih Emperor hanging scroll (detail); silk 386.6 × 188 cm National Palace Museum

Thursday 28 February & Tuesday 19 March 2019, 10am

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

Art Gallery Society Annual General Meeting

Membership, events and business

Wednesday 20 March 2019, 7.15pm

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Free, bookings required

Whiteley Art Bus

Free shuttle bus

Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
1 February to 31 March 2019, 2pm

Duration 3 hours
Location: Front of the Gallery
Free with exhibition entry

Resonate 2019

Concert series

Image: Geraldine Turner

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

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

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

Art essentials 2019

Monthly classes workshops

Various Saturdays in 2019, 10.30am
See listing for details

Location: Art Gallery Society (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 and Sundays in 2019
10.30am, 1pm and 3pm
See listing for details

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

Kids Club 2019

For children aged 5–8

Various Saturdays and Sundays in 2019
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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