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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  • Armchair travel: India

    With Jackie Menzies

    Saturday 4 July 2015, 10am

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes | Charges apply

    Image: Khajuraho Temple, Madhy Pradesh

  • Watercolour painting workshop

    Fall in love with the magic of watercolour

    Saturday 4 July 2015, 1pm

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

    Image: courtesy Amanda Picman

  • Sculptural felting

    Workshop with Denise Lithgow

    Sunday 5 July 2015, 10.30am

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

    Image courtesy Denise Lithgow

  • Jazz at the Gallery 2015

    James Morrison Quintet

    Tuesday 7 July 2015, 7pm

    Entrance court | Duration 3 hours | Charges apply

    Image: James Morrison

  • Teenage workshop: Dish it up

    For 13-17 year olds

    Wednesday 8 July 2015, 10.30am

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

    Image: Detail of a large plate Routing of an infidel army c1655-65

  • Armchair travel: Paris through the artists’ eyes

    With Wendy Sharpe and Bernard Ollis

    Saturday 11 July 2015, 10am

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes | Charges apply

  • Coffee tour of the collection

    Matisse and his legacy

    Tuesday 7 July 2015, 10.30am
    Saturday 11 July 2015, 2pm

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes | Charges apply

    Image: Henri Matisse The codomas 1947 (detail) from Jazz © Succession H Matisse. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

  • An evening with the Archibald

    Celebrity, champagne and canapes

    Saturday 11 July 2015, 6pm

    Entrance court | Duration 2 hours, 30 minutes | Charges apply

    Image: Tim Storrier The Member, Dr Sir Leslie Colin Patterson KCB AO (detail), Packing Room Prize 2014 winner

  • Armchair travel: American mansions and masterpieces

    With Ron Ramsey

    Saturday 18 July 2015, 10am

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes | Charges apply

  • O, to be in England

    A Learning Curve lecture series with Susannah Fullerton

    Various Fridays 10.30am, Saturdays 11am
    6 March - 18 July 2015
    See listing for details

    Domain Theatre | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: John Constable View of Salisbury Cathedral from the Bishop’s Grounds c1822 (detail)
    oil on canvas, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK. Bridgeman Images

  • Clay building workshop

    Create and decorate clay vessels

    Saturday 18 July 2015, 1pm

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

    Image: courtesy Alexandra Standen

  • Arts in our Domain: West

    Take a walking tour with John Derum

    Saturday 18 July 2015, 2pm

    Front of the Gallery | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: View of the city from the Domain

  • Discover drawing: Matisse and the moderns

    With Jennifer Keeler-Milne

    Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 July 2015, 10am

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

    Image: Jennifer Keeler-Milne

  • Soft sculpture workshop

    Stuff and stitch your own sculpture

    Sunday 19 July 2015, 1pm

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

    Image: courtesy Alex Falkiner

  • Free viewing for members

    Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2015

    Sunday 19 July 2015, 5.15-8pm
    Monday 20 July 2015, 10am-12.30pm

    Free

    Major exhibition gallery | Free

    Image: Rebecca Hastings The onesie, Archibald Prize 2014 finalist

  • Travel day: Art and music from Munich to Amsterdam

    A day of art, music and culture

    Saturday 25 July 2015, 10.30am

    Domain Theatre | Duration 5 hours | Charges apply

  • Studio visit: Alexandra Standen

    Go behind the scenes with a ceramic artist

    Saturday 25 July 2015, 1pm

    Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: courtesy Alexandra Standen

  • Drawing for expression: Working from a photograph

    With Juliet Holmes a Court

    Sunday 26 July 2015, 10am

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

    Image courtesy Juliet Holmes a Court

  • Fashion, fairytales and fancy dress

    With Dr Peter McNeil

    Sunday 5-26 July 2015, 11am

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: AE Marty La Pantoufle de Vair (detail), drawn 1912, published in Gazette du Bon Ton, no 4, February 1913, plate 1, pochoir print, collection of Peter McNeil

  • Public art walking tour: CBD

    See art in situ

    Saturday 1 August 2015, 1pm

    Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: James Angus Day In Day Out 2011 (detail)

  • Travel afternoon: Art, culture and literature of Central Italy

    With Lorraine Kypiotis and Theodore Ell

    Saturday 1 August 2015, 1.30pm

    Domain Theatre | Duration 3 hours | Charges apply

    Image: View of Bologna, Italy from Asinelli tower

  • The spread of Buddhist art lecture series

    Discover the artistic expressions of Buddhism

    Wednesdays, 12pm
    1-29 July, 5 August 2015

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Nepal Padmapani c13th century (detail)

  • Painting the Kaldor Collection

    Contemporary painting workshop

    Saturday 8 August 2015, 1pm

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

    Image: Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla, Petrified Petrol Pump 2010. Courtesy the artists

  • Coffee afternoon: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2015

    For members and guests

    Archibald: 28 July, 1, 4 August 2015, 1pm
    Wynne and Sulman: 8 August 2015, 1pm

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes | Charges apply

    Image: Jude Rae Sarah Peirse (detail), Archibald Prize 2014 finalist

  • Coffee tour of the collection

    Portraits

    Tuesday 4 August 2015, 10.30am
    Saturday 8 August 2015, 1.30pm

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes | Charges apply

    Image: John Longstaff Henry Lawson 1900 (detail)

  • Talk and book launch: Anthony Bond

    The idea of art

    Friday 14 August 2015, 2pm

    Domain Theatre | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Anthony Bond

  • Armchair travel: Mountains and monasteries

    With Judy Tenzing

    Saturday 15 August 2015, 10am

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes | Charges apply

  • Portrait printing workshop

    Learn how to linocut portraits

    Saturday 15 August 2015, 1pm

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

    Image: courtesy Libby Lloyd

  • Arts in our Domain: East

    Take a walking tour with John Derum

    Saturday 15 August 2015, 2pm

    Front of the Gallery | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

  • The melodies of colour

    Drawing workshop with Celia Gullet

    Sunday 16 August 2015, 10am

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

    Image: Godfrey Miller Still life with lute c1954-c56 (detail)

  • Archibald 2015 luncheon

    Be part of the conversation

    Wednesday 19 August 2015, 12pm

    Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Juan Ford Channelling WC Piguenit, startled by a spectacular sunset viewed through a canopy (detail), Archibald Prize 2014 finalist

  • Art and architecture talk: Barbara Flynn

    Hear from Sydney’s public art curator

    Wednesday 19 August 2015, 6.30pm

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes | Charges apply

    Image: Barbara Flynn

  • Printmaking

    Workshop with Andrew Totman

    Sunday 23 August 2015, 10.15am

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

    Image: Andrew Totman Cloak 2014 (detail). Courtesy the artist

  • Cross-stitching workshop

    Use needle and thread to create

    Sunday 23 August 2015, 1pm

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

    Image: courtesy Amanda Picman

  • Drawing for expression: Shifting the mood

    With Juliet Holmes à Court

    Saturday 29 August 2015, 10am

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

    Image courtesy Juliet Holmes à Court

  • Still-life drawing workshop

    Learn to draw objects in place

    Saturday 29 August 2015, 1.30pm

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

    Image: Mirra Whale Rialto Market catch sardines (detail) 2015. Courtesy the artist

  • Dynamic drawing

    Workshop with Andrew Antoniou

    Sunday 30 August 2015, 10.30am

    Art Gallery Society (members lounge) | Duration 5 hours, 20 minutes | Charges apply

    Image courtesy Andrew Antoniou

  • Make a scene workshop

    Construct a diorama

    Sunday 30 August 2015, 1pm

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

    Image: courtesy Linden Braye

  • Conservation tour: Caring for art

    Go behind the scenes at the Gallery

    Wednesday 2 September 2015, 6pm

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

  • Studio visit: artists and designers

    Go behind the scenes

    Saturday 5 September 2015, 1pm

    Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Louis Pratt Whatever 2012 (detail). Courtesy the artist

  • Day tour: Hazelhurst Regional Art Gallery

    Inspired by quilts

    Saturday 12 September 2015, 9am

    Duration 7 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Marion Gibson Friendship quilt c1890 (detail). Museum of Applied Art and Sciences, Sydney

  • Digital selfie snaps

    Portrait photography workshop

    Saturday 12 September 2015, 1pm

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

    Image: Emma Thomson Rebecca, Take Your Best Shot 2014 (detail)

  • Facing off drawing workshop

    Use fun and games to learn to draw

    Sunday 1 March 2015, 1pm
    Sunday 16 August 2015, 1pm
    Sunday 13 September 2015, 1pm

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

    Image: Mike Barnard Ian 2009

  • Lightfold workshop

    Create a mathematically folded lamp

    Saturday 19 September 2015, 1pm

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

    Image: courtesy Melissa Silk

  • Graphic design printing workshop

    Be inspired by mid-century shapes and colour

    Sunday 20 September 2015, 1pm

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

    Image: courtesy Annette Mauer

  • Cocktails and curators: Matisse and the moderns

    Cocktail class and curator-led tour

    Wednesday 23 September 2015, 6.30pm

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

  • Drawing with thread workshop

    Experiment with stitching to draw

    Sunday 27 September 2015, 1pm

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

    Image: courtesy Alex Falkiner

  • Studio tour: Sarah O’Sullivan

    Go behind the scenes with a ceramic artist

    Saturday 10 October 2015, 1pm

    Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: courtesy the artist

  • Discover drawing: The fundamentals of drawing volume and form

    With Jennifer Keeler-Milne

    Saturday 17 & Sunday 18 October 2015, 10am

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

    Image: Jennifer Keeler-Milne

  • Peter Griffen workshops 2015

    Weekend painting workshops at the artist's studio

    Various Fridays-Sundays in 2015
    See listing for details

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

    Image: Peter Griffen workshop

  • Art appreciation lecture series 2015

    Meet the masters: highlights from the Scottish National Gallery

    Various Wednesdays 6pm and Thursdays 1pm
    28 January - 12 November 2015
    See listing for dates

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Sir Henry Raeburn Reverend Robert Walker (1755–1808) Skating on Duddingston Loch about 1795 (detail) oil on canvas, 76.2 × 63.5 cm, National Galleries of Scotland © Trustees of the National Galleries of Scotland

  • For god's sake III: oriental enlightenment

    A Learning Curve lecture series with Dr Julian Droogan

    Various Fridays 10.30am and Saturdays 11am
    31 July - 14 November 2015
    See listing for dates

    Domain Theatre | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Tim Johnson Phoenix Embroidery 2009 (detail) synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 26 × 36 cm © Tim Johnson. Courtesy the artist and DOMINIK MERSCH GALLERY, Sydney

  • Absolute Beginners 2015

    Monthly classes with Brenda Tye

    Various Fridays and Saturdays in 2015, 1pm
    See listing for dates

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

  • Resonate 2015

    Concert series

    Various dates in 2015, 7pm

    Duration 3 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Tinalley String Quartet (detail)

  • Art essentials 2015

    With Brenda Tye

    Various Fridays in 2015, 10.30am–3.30pm
    See listing for details

    Art Gallery Society (members lounge) | Charges apply

    Image courtesy Brenda Tye

  • Gallery Express 2015

    A bus tour for members only of selected commercial galleries

    Various Wednesdays and Thursdays in 2015
    See listing for details

    Front of the Gallery | Duration 3 hours | Charges apply

  • Art Club: June to November 2015

    For children aged 9-12

    Various Saturdays and Sundays in 2015
    10.30am, 1pm and 3pm
    See listing for details

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

  • Kids Club: June to November 2015

    For children aged 5–8

    Various Saturdays and Sundays in 2015
    10.30am, 1pm, 3pm
    See listing for details

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