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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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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

American travel afternoon

With Claudia Chan Shaw and Ron Ramsey

Image: Havana, Cuba.

Saturday 23 March 2019, 2pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Floral embroidery workshop: 3-D rose

With Margaret Daszkiewicz

Image: courtesy Margaret Daszkiewicz

Sunday 24 March 2019, 10.30am

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

Drawing fundamentals 2019

With Christine Simpson

Wednesdays 6 to 27 March 2019, 1pm

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

Travel Draw winners announcement

For Gallery members

Wednesday 27 March 2019, 6.15pm

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

Young Members: Walking tour

Carriageworks viewing of 'The National 2019: New Australian Art'

Image: photo by Ellie Lauritsen.

Saturday 30 March 2019, 1pm

Duration 2 hours
Charges apply

Funky felting workshop BOOKED OUT

With Denise Lithgow

Sunday 31 March 2019, 10.30am

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

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

Young Professionals: Meetup

Art and conversations

Image: Nike Savvas Rally 2014

Wednesday 3 April 2019, 5.30pm

Duration 2 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Cafe foyer
Free, bookings required

Christian heavens in a Chinese earth

Wu Li, Giuseppe Castiglione and Christian painters in the Qing court

Image: Wu Li River and sky shrouded in the mist of sunset rain 1671 (detail)

Thursday 4 April 2019, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Bus tour: 'Important Australian and International Art'

Sotheby’s and Deutscher and Hackett

Monday 8 April 2019, 9.30am

Duration 3 hours, 45 minutes
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: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Ancient treasures: Objects of desire

With Iain Shearer

Image: Gaziantep Mosaic of Gypsy Girl, Zeugma Mosaic Museum;

Various Fridays and Saturdays 10.30am
1 March - 13 April 2019
See listing for dates

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Monday 15 & Tuesday 16 April 2019, 10.30am

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

Workshop: Introduction to the art of calligraphy

With Xueyi Bai

Image: courtesy Xueyi Bai

Sunday 28 April 2019, 2.30pm

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

Where worlds collide

Australia’s epic story and the human history of the Kimberley

Image: photo by Grahame Walsh, courtesy of the Takarakka Archive

Friday 3 May 2019, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

The artist speaks: In conversation

Inspirations from Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prize winners and finalists

Image: Nicholas Harding

Sundays 17, 24 March, 7, 14 April, 5 May 2019, 11am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
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

Land, air and sea: inspiration from the elements

With Andy Bromberger

Image: Tom Roberts Storm at sea circa 1907 (detail)

Saturdays 4 to 18 May 2019, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
Charges apply

Introduction to the art of Chinese calligraphy 2019

With Xueyi Bai

Image: courtesy Xueyi Bai

Wednesdays 1, 8, 15, 29 May 2019, 2pm

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

Drawing from painting

With Siena White

Various Wednesdays 6.30pm
See listing for details

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

Resonate 2019

Concert series

Image: Sydney Symphony Orchestra

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

Image: photo by Jenni Carter

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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