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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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Young Members: Night walking tour

Visit Paddington galleries

Thursday 26 October 2017, 6.30pm

Duration 2 hours
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

Drawing workshop: Face and hands

With Juliet Holmes a Court

Image: courtesy Juliet Holmes a Court

Sunday 29 October 2017, 10am

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

Jazz at the Gallery BOOKED OUT

James Morrison Quintet

Image: James Morrison

Sunday 29 October 2017, 7pm

Duration 3 hours
Location: Entrance court
Charges apply

Crochet workshop: Flourishing flowers

With Margaret Daszkiewicz

Wednesday 8 November 2017, 6pm

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

Author talk and book signing: Whiteley on trial

With Gabriella Coslovich

Image: Brett Whiteley Self portrait in the studio 1976 (detail) © Wendy Whiteley

Friday 10 November 2017, 2pm

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Art and away

Sculpture in the Vineyards

Image: Tobias Bennett Rearing horse 2017 (detail)

Saturday 11 November 2017, 7.45am

Duration 10 hours, 45 minutes
Charges apply

Painting workshop: Looking at landscape BOOKED OUT

With Belynda Henry

Image: courtesy Belynda Henry

Sunday 1 October, 10.30am
Saturday 11 November, 10.30am
Sunday 12 November 2017, 10.30am

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

Free viewing for members

‘Rembrandt and the Dutch golden age’ plus ‘Robert Mapplethorpe’

Image: Rembrandt Portrait of Dr Ephraim Bueno (1599-1665) 1646–47 (detail), Rijksmuseum

Sunday 12 November 2017, 5.15pm
Monday 13 November 2017, 10am

Free

The influences and traditions of Robert Mapplethorpe

A curator-led tour and talk

Image: Robert Mapplethorpe Ken Moody 1983 from the exhibition Robert Mapplethorpe: the perfect medium © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used by permission

Wednesday 15 November 2017, 6.15pm

Duration 1 hour, 45 minutes
Location: Study room
Charges apply

Armchair travel: Greece, Cyprus and Turkey

With Judy Roberts

Image: Celsus Library in Ephesus, Turkey

Thursday 16 November 2017, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
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

Armchair travel: Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan

With Liz Gibson

Image: Narikala Castle in Tbilisi, Georgia

Saturday 18 November 2017, 10.30am

Duration 1 hour
Location: Centenary Auditorium
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

A golden age in the making

Lectures exploring Dutch art, history and culture

Image: Ludolf Bakhuizen Warships in a heavy storm c1695 (detail), Rijksmuseum, purchased with the support of the Vereniging Rembrandt

Sundays 10.30am
5-19 November 2017

Duration 2 hours, 30 minutes
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Resonate 2017

Concert series

Image: Leonard and Slava Grigoryan, 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

Members party

The Dutch golden age

Image: Judith Leyster The jolly drinker 1629 (detail), Rijksmuseum, purchased with the support of the Vereniging Rembrandt

Saturday 25 November 2017, 6.30pm

Duration 3 hours
Location: Entrance court
Charges apply

Kids Drawing Prize 2017 awards ceremony

For members and guests

Image: Eleanor Gibson, age 11 Chloe (detail), Kids Drawing Prize 2016 finalist

Sunday 26 November 2017, 10am

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
Free

Printing under the sun

Solar-plate printmaking with Andrew Totman

Image: Andrew Totman Common ancestry 2017 (detail)

Sunday 26 November 2017, 10.15am

Duration 5 hours, 45 minutes
Location: Art Gallery Society (members lounge)
Charges apply

Jazz at the Gallery

The Divine One: a tribute to Sarah Vaughan

Image: Dan Barnett

Sunday 26 November 2017, 7pm

Duration 3 hours
Location: Entrance court
Charges apply

Young Members end-of-year celebration

A tour and drinks at the Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills

Image: Brett Whiteley The divided unity 1974 (detail) © Wendy Whiteley

Thursday 30 November 2017, 6pm

Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes
Location: Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills
Charges apply

Family workshop: Fun and festive

For children aged 4-8

Image: courtesy of Michelle Lackenby

Saturday 2 December 2017, 10.30am

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

Kids workshop: Let's get pop-in!

For children aged 8-12 years

Image: courtesy Michelle Lackenby

Saturday 2 December 2017, 1pm

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

Bookbinding workshop: Brilliant books

With Michelle Lackenby

Image: courtesy Michelle Lackenby

Sunday 3 December 2017, 10.30am

Duration 6 hours, 30 minutes
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

Coffee tour: Robert Mapplethorpe

For members and guests

Image: Robert Mapplethorpe Tulips 1977 from the exhibition Robert Mapplethorpe: the perfect medium © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used by permission

Tuesday 21 November, Thursday 7 December 2017, 10am

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

Panel: Performance and politics

With Christopher Lawrence, Jonathan Biggins and Geraldine Doogue

Lewis Morley Warren Mitchell and cast in 'The council of love’ by Oscar Panizza, Criterion Theatre, London 1970 (detail) © Lewis Morley/National Media Museum/Science & Society Picture Library

Saturday 9 December 2017, 10.30am

Duration 2 hours
Location: Domain Theatre
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

Coffee tour: Rembrandt and the Dutch golden age

For members and guests

Image: Abraham Mignon Still life with fruit, oysters, and a porcelain bowl 1660–79 (detail), Rijksmuseum, purchased with the support of the Vereniging Rembrandt

Tuesday 28 November, Thursday 14 December 2017, 10am

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

Resonate 2018

Concert series

Image: The Australian Chamber Choir

Various dates in 2018, 6.30pm

Duration 3 hours
Charges apply

Art appreciation lecture series 2018

The hidden language of art: symbol and allusion

Image: Francois Boucher The Rape of Europa c1732–34 (detail) oil on canvas, Wallace Collection, London, UK / Bridgeman Images

Various Wednesdays 6pm and Thursdays 1pm
31 January - 15 November 2017
See listing for dates

Duration 1 hour
Location: Domain Theatre
Charges apply

Art Gallery Society of NSW