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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  • Study morning: The Andes and the Incas

    With Christopher Carter

    Saturday 26 April 2014, 10.30am

    Domain Theatre | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Incan theme

  • Coffee tour: Afghanistan

    Discover hidden treasures from the National Museum, Kabul

    Thursday 10 April 2014, 2pm
    Tuesday 15 April 2014, 10am
    Thursday 1 May 2014, 2.30pm

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

    Image: Crown, gold, 45 × 13 cm, Tillya Tepe, Tomb VI, 1st century AD, National Museum of Afghanistan, Credit: Thierry Ollivier

  • Afghanistan: gallery of empires

    Special lecture by Julian Droogan

    Friday 2 May 2014, 10.30am

    Domain Theatre | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Julian Droogan

  • Day tour: Scenic World

    Sculptures in the Blue Mountains

    Saturday 3 May 2014, 8.15am

    Duration 10 hours | Charges apply

  • Art Club: Woven tales

    For members’ children aged 9–12

    Saturday 3, Sunday 4 May 2014
    10.30am, 1pm, 3pm

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

    Image: Niningka Lewis Tjanpi Truckpa 2007 (detail), wire, minarri (greybeard grass Amphipogon caricinus), 20 × 18.5 × 38 cm. Art Gallery of NSW, purchased with funds provided by the Aboriginal Collection Benefactors Group 2008 © Niningka Lewis. NPY Women’s Council

  • Kids Club: Funky junk

    For members’ children aged 5–8

    Saturday 3, Sunday 4 May 2014
    10.30am, 1pm, 3pm

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

    Image: Kids Club

  • Drawing masterclass with Annie Herron

    A wonderful day of inspired drawing

    Friday 9 or Saturday 10 May 2014, 10am

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

    Image: Annie Herron Still life (detail), charcoal and conte on collaged papers.

  • High tea and a tour

    Take a closer look at the work of Sol LeWitt

    Sunday 11 May 2014, 1.15pm

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 3 hours | Charges apply

  • Armchair travel: Ethiopia

    The heart of civilisation

    Saturday 17 May 2014, 10am

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

    Image: Detail from Ethiopian icon showing Negus Lalibela by an unknown artist, 15th century, originally made in the Lalibela area of Ethiopia.

  • Art walk

    Creative places and spaces around Chippendale

    Saturday 17 May 2014, 1pm

    Duration 3 hours | Charges apply

    Image: InDesign Live

  • Chinese contemporary art: the past, present and future

    Lecture in Mandarin with English translation

    Tuesday 20 May 2014, 1pm

    Free, bookings required

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes | Free, bookings required

    Image: Zhang Xiaogang The boy who sticks out his tongue 2001

  • Armchair travel: Ancient civilisations of Anatolia

    Crossroads of culture

    Saturday 24 May 2014, 10am

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

    Image: Ephesus

  • Going gocco

    Japanese printmaking with Fayroze Lutta

    Saturday 24 May 2014, 1pm

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

    Image courtesy Fayroze Lutta

  • Armchair travel: China

    An art revolution

    Saturday 31 May 2014, 10am

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

    Image: Street art by graffiti artist ROBBBB, Shanghai

  • Forum: Plumes and pearlshells

    Art of the New Guinea highlands

    Saturday 31 May 2014, 1pm

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 4 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Man wearing rimbu (ceremonial headdress), Mount Hagen Show, 1963. Photo: Stan Moriarty © Estate of Stanley Gordon Moriarty

  • Acquisition party

    Rally around to celebrate our new acquisition

    Thursday 5 June 2014, 6.30pm

    Entrance court | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Nike Savvas Rally 2014 (detail)

  • Free viewing for members

    Theatre of dreams, theatre of play: nō and kyōgen in Japan

    Sunday 15 June 2014, 5.15-8pm
    Monday 16 June 2014, 10am - 12.30pm

    Free

    Lower Asian gallery | Free

    Image: Ko-omote mask, Edo period, 17th century, pigment on Japanese cypress wood, National Noh Theatre Collection

  • Sublime: the pleasure of the overwhelming

    Lecture series with Damien Freeman

    Various Fridays 10.30am, Saturdays 11am in 2014
    See listing for dates

    Domain Theatre | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: WC Piguenit Kosciusko 1903 (detail)

  • Rhythms of nō: music, chant, dance

    Lecture and demonstration by Richard Emmert

    Sunday 29 June 2014, 10.30am

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

    Image: Richard Emmert

  • Zine-making workshop

    Cut, print, stitch, staple

    Saturday 5 July 2014, 1pm

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

  • Symposium: Theatre of dreams, theatre of play

    The rich and sophisticated culture of nō theatre

    Saturday 2 August 2014, 9.30am

    Domain Theatre | Duration 7 hours | Charges apply

  • Coffee lectures: Literary cities

    With Susannah Fullerton

    Thursdays 26 June - 7 August 2014, 10am

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

    Image: Vintage print of Princes Street Sir Walter Scott’s Monument and Princes Street Edinburgh, Scotland. Courtesy of iStock

  • Discover drawing 2014

    With Jennifer Keeler-Milne

    Various weekends in 2014, 10am - 4pm
    See listing for dates

    Charges apply

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

    Image: Jennifer Keeler-Milne

  • 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)

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Art essentials 2014

    With Brenda Tye

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

    Duration 5 hours | Charges apply

    Image: workshop tutor Brenda Tye

  • Art Gallery Society AGM

    Membership, events and business

    Wednesday 26 March 2014, 7.15pm

    Free, bookings required

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Free, bookings required

  • Collection Circle private tours: Biennale of Sydney

    For Collection Circle members only

    Wednesday 9 April 2014, 6pm - Booked out
    Wednesday 16 April 2014, 6pm
    Tuesday 29 April 2014, 1.30pm
    Friday 2 May 2014, 1.30pm

    Free, bookings required

    Art Gallery Society (members lounge) | Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes | Free, bookings required

    Image: Wael Shawky Al Araba Al Madfuna 2012 (video still detail). Courtesy the artist and Sfeir-Semler Gallery, Beirut and Hamburg. Photograph: Wael Shawky

  • Collection Circle private tours: The connoisseur and the philanthropist

    For Collection Circle members only

    Tuesday 22 April & Saturday 10 May 2014, 1.30pm

    Free, bookings required

    Art Gallery Society (members lounge) | Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes | Free, bookings required

    Image: Jingdezhen ware Dish with gardenia spray design 1488-1505