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Live at the Lounge

Photo: Penelope Clay

Photo: Penelope Clay

Make the Members Lounge your Wednesday evening destination with a free after-hours program of talks, music and conviviality. Meet friends and enjoy a glass of wine alongside our fabulous live line-up.

From 6pm, the Members Lounge will be open to members and non-members. Our special program starts at 7.30pm.

Live at the Lounge

Wednesdays July–December 2022

Members Lounge

Art Gallery of NSW

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Free, bookings required
Open to members and non-members  

Bookings and enquiries: 02 9225 1878

  • Photo: Penelope Clay

    Young Members meetup

    Flex your creative muscles during this Young Members meetup. Inspired by the Archibald Prize exhibition, we will focus on faces and create a series of speed portraits using simple techniques.

    Bring your friends and draw them while enjoying a complimentary bespoke cocktail by Manly Spirits Co. 

    Our Young Members programs are designed for art lovers aged between 18 and 40, with all ages welcome.

    Proudly sponsored by Manly Spirits Co and Arab Bank.

    Wednesday 13 July 2022 7.30–8.30pm

    Booked out Waitlist

  • Emma Saunders and the WE ARE HERE Company. Photo: Dom O’Donnell

    Writers in conversation

    Explore how joy can come out of the hardest places with two award-winning creatives – writer Felicity Castagna and choreographer/director Emma Saunders. These two lively occasional collaborators will chat about what it means to make hard-hitting work that reminds us to smile sometimes. Their latest works include dancing on the Opera House steps and novels about girls who steal cars.

    Wednesday 20 July 2022 7.30–8.30pm

  • Photo: Penelope Clay

    Cultural speed dating

    Come along for a fun interactive way to meet other cultural professionals and creatives. Participate in short bursts of conversation as you move around the tables. Find a project partner, find a mentor or mentee, find a friend. Have a laugh and be surprised by just who you might be sitting next to. Creatives and cultural workers from across all disciplines are welcome.

    Wednesday 27 July 2022 7.30–8.30pm