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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  • Costumed figure drawing

    Life model and drapery workshop

    Saturday 25 October 2014, 1pm

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

    Image: istock image

  • Family art tours

    School holiday fun with Jonathan Cooper

    Wednesday 24 September, 1 October
    Saturday 25 October 2014, 2.15pm

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

    Image: Yinka Shonibare, MBE Alien toy painting (detail) 2011 © Yinka Shonibare, MBE

  • Painting with Juliet Holmes à Court

    View through the trees

    Sunday 26 October 2014, 10am

    Restaurant | Duration 5 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Juliet Holmes à Court Fragments of a distant view. Image courtesy the artist.

  • Teenage drawing workshop: Blow it up

    For 13-17 year olds

    Sunday 26 October 2014, 10.30am

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

    Image: Laurens Craen Still life with imaginary view c1645-50 (detail)

  • Art Gallery Society general meeting

    Join us for a special announcement

    Monday 27 October 2014, 1pm

    Free

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Free

  • Special lecture: Vive l’Empereur meets its maker

    with Richard Beresford

    Monday 27 October 2014, 2pm

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Edouard Detaille Vive L’Empereur 1891 (detail)

  • Literary cities with Susannah Fullerton: Dublin

    Take a journey with a classic books expert

    Thursday 30 October 2014, 10.30am

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes | Charges apply

    Image: istock

  • Pop printing workshop

    Print like a pop artist

    Saturday 1 November 2014, 1pm

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

    Image: courtesy Libby Lloyd.

  • Creative drawing workshop

    Dynamic drawing

    Sunday 2 November 2014, 10.30am
    3 August cancelled

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

    Image courtesy Andrew Antoniou

  • Free viewing for members

    Pop to popism

    Friday 31 October 2014, 1pm
    Sunday 2 November 2014, 5.15pm

    Free

    Major exhibition gallery | Duration 2 hours, 45 minutes | Free

    Image: Roy Lichtenstein Woman in bath 1963. Oil and magna on canvas 173.3 × 173.3cm Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza, Madrid © Roy Lichtenstein Foundation. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

  • Coffee tour of the collection

    Links with artists of the Royal Academy

    Tuesday 4 November 2014, 10.30am

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

    Image: Sir Edward John Poynter The visit of the Queen of Sheba to King Solomon 1890 (detail)

  • Peter Griffen workshops 2014

    Weekend painting workshops at the artist's studio

    Various Fridays-Sundays in 2014
    See listing for details

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

    Image © Peter Griffen (detail)

  • Day tour: Sculpture in the vineyards

    A day of food, wine and art

    Saturday 8 November 2014, 7.45am

    Duration 11 hours, 45 minutes | Charges apply

  • Lecture series: Pop to popism

    Hear from the experts

    Sundays, 10.30am
    12 October - 9 November 2014

    Domain Theatre | Duration 2 hours, 30 minutes | Charges apply

    Image: Martin Sharp, Tim Lewis Still life: (Marilyn) 1973 (detail), synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 117 × 91.5 cm. National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, purchased 1973 © Estate of Martin Sharp, licensed by Viscopy, Sydney; Tim Lewis

  • Art Club: Shadowlands

    For children aged 9–12

    Saturday 8, Sunday 9 November 2014
    10.30am, 1pm, 3pm

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

  • Kids Club: Express yourself

    For members’ children aged 5–8

    Saturday 8, Sunday 9 November 2014
    10.30am, 1pm, 3pm

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

  • Special lecture: Love in India

    Jackie Menzies, emeritus curator Asian art

    Tuesday 11 November 2014, 1pm

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Unknown Todi Ragini late Mughal c1720-1857 (detail), North India

  • Art appreciation lecture series 2014

    Realism to surrealism: European art and culture 1848-1936

    Various Wednesdays 6pm and Thursdays 1pm
    29 January - 13 November 2014
    See listing for dates

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Paul Gauguin Te aa no areois (The Seed of the Areoi) 1892 (detail), oil on burlap, 92.1 × 72.1 cm, The William S Paley Collection SPC14.1990. Photo: The Museum of Modern Art, New York/Scala, Florence

  • Special lecture by Patrick McCaughey

    Strange country: why Australian painting matters

    Thursday 13 November 2014, 1pm

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Patrick McCaughey (cover detail). Courtesy Random house.

  • Absolute beginners 2014

    Monthly classes with Brenda Tye

    Various Fridays and Saturdays in 2014, 1pm
    See listing for dates

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

    Image: Absolute Beginners class in action

  • Resonate 2014

    Concert series

    Various dates in 2014, 7pm

    Entrance court | Duration 3 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Joanna Huszcza. Photo: Joanna Gniady

  • Contempo hang: curator's talk

    A members-only event to celebrate Contempo acquisitions

    Wednesday 19 November 2014, 6pm

    Art Gallery Society (members lounge) | Duration 2 hours | Free, bookings required

    Image courtesy Sophie Harrington

  • Gallery Express 2014

    A bus tour for members only of selected commercial galleries

    Various Wednesdays and Thursdays in 2014
    See listing for details

    Front of the Gallery | Duration 3 hours | Charges apply

  • Coffee afternoon: Pop to popism

    For members and their guests

    Friday 14, Sunday 16, Thursday 20 November 2014,
    3pm

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

    Image: Richard Larter The hairdresser 1969 (detail), collection of Helen Eager and Christopher Hodges © Richard Larter, licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

  • Art essentials 2014

    With Brenda Tye

    Various Fridays in 2014, 10.30am–3.30pm
    See listing for details

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

    Image: workshop tutor Brenda Tye

  • Pop painting workshop

    Let Howard Arkley inspire you to paint

    Saturday 22 November 2014, 1pm

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

    Image: Howard Arkley Triple fronted 1987 (detail) © The Estate of Howard Arkley, courtesy Kalli Rolfe Contemporary Art

  • Introduction to soft sculpture

    Stitch your own pop-inspired sculpture

    Sunday 23 November 2014, 1pm

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

    Image: courtesy Alex Falkiner

  • Sydney Painting Now tour and talk

    Visit Galerie pompom and MOP Projects

    Tuesday 25 November 2014, 6pm

    Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Ron Adams Any colour you are (ten points) 2013. Courtesy Galerie pompom

  • Colour theory

    Lecture series with David Briggs

    Saturday 8, 15, 29 November 2014, 2pm

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

  • Pop art party

    Young members end-of-year party

    Saturday 29 November 2014, 7.30pm

    Entrance court | Duration 3 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Andy Warhol Silver Liz [Studio type] 1963, screenprint ink and silver spray paint on linen canvas , 101.6 × 101.6 cm, The Eyles Family Collection © Andy Warhol Foundation. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

  • Verdun: vision of history

    Rare silent film screening with live accompaniment

    Thursday 4 December 2014, 6.30pm

    Domain Theatre | Duration 4 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Hakim Bentchouala-Golobitch in a live piano accompaniment of Verdun: vision of history

  • Party: Icons of pop

    Get amped up for our biggest, brightest event of the year

    Saturday 6 December 2014, 8pm

    Entrance court | Duration 3 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Andy Warhol Triple Elvis 1963 (detail), Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Gift of Sydney and Frances Lewis. © Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. Licensed by ARS/ Viscopy, Sydney

  • Art Club: Visions of a city

    For children aged 9–12

    Saturday 6, Sunday 7 December 2014
    10.30am, 1pm, 3pm

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

  • Kids Club: Decorative dishes

    For members’ children aged 5–8

    Saturday 6, Sunday 7 December 2014
    10.30am, 1pm, 3pm

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

  • Champagne and shopping

    For members only

    Wednesday 10 December 2014
    Shopping 5 - 8pm
    Champagne bar 5 - 7.30pm

    Free

    Function space | Duration 3 hours | Free

    Image: iStockphoto.com

  • 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 (detail), about 1795, oil on canvas, 76.2 × 63.5cm. Photo: Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh.