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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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Street art in creative cities

Revaluing graffiti practice

Image: courtesy Fintan Magee

Saturday 3 June 2017, 2pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
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

Young Members: Behind the scenes at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery

Explore new art by Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro

Image: Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro The Ugly Stick Orchestra 2017 (detail). Photo: Silversalt

Thursday 8 June 2017, 6pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Charges apply

What is music?

With Andy Bromberger

Image: Tom Roberts Adagio c1893 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales

Thursdays 10.30am
1-15 June 2017

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

The travel sketchbook BOOKED OUT

With Sheila Posner

Image: Detail from Sheila Posner sketchbook

Sunday 18 June 2017, 10.30am & 2pm

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

Art and away

Visit Casula Powerhouse

Image: Michael Zavros Lobster 2013 © Michael Zavros

Friday 23 June 2017, 9.15am

Duration 4 hours, 45 minutes
Location: Front of the Gallery
Charges apply

Travel afternoon: New York, New York

With Claudia Chan Shaw and Peter McNeil

Saturday 24 June 2017, 2pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Teenage drawing workshop

For ages 13 and over

Image: courtesy Rocco Fazzari

Sunday 25 June 2017, 10.30am

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

Teenage workshop: Victorian watercolours

For ages 12 to 16 years

Image: Dante Gabriel Rossetti The wedding of St George 1884 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales

Wednesday 5 July 2017, 10.30am

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

Crochet workshop: Flourishing flowers

With Margaret Daszkiewicz

Saturday 8 July 2017, 1pm

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

Russian art, music and Fabergé film

Lecture and film screening with Alan Dodge

Saturday 8 July 2017, 2pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Japanese bookbinding workshop

With Michelle Lackenby

Image: courtesy Michelle Lackenby

Saturday 15 July 2017, 10.30am

Duration 5 hours
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

Thursday 27 July 2017, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
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 Peter Weiss AO (detail), Archibald Prize 2016 finalist

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

Location: Major exhibition gallery
Free

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

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

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

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

Duration 2 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

Coffee tour: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2017

For members and guests

Image: Sinead Davies Toni Zeltzer (detail), Archibald Prize 2016 finalist

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

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
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: Nick Parnell, courtesy the artist

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