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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  • 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

  • Colouring the landscape

    With Annie Herron

    Friday 11 September 2015, 10am
    Saturday 12 September 2015, 10am

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

    Image: courtesy Annie Herron

  • 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

  • Book talk: Steven Miller

    Awakening: four lives in art

    Thursday 17 September 2015, 10.30am

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Dora Ohlfsen The awakening of Australian art 1907 (detail)

  • 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

  • Coffee tour of the collection

    Art and architecture

    Tuesday 15 September 2015, 10.30am
    Saturday 19 September 2015, 1.30pm

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

  • Arts in our Domain: The gardens

    Take a walking tour with John Derum

    Saturday 19 September 2015, 2pm

    Front of the Gallery | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney

  • 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

  • Creative clay workshop

    Hand-build and decorate vessels

    Saturday 26 September 2015, 1pm

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

    Image: courtesy Alexandra Standen

  • Drop in and print: The sounds of colour

    Free artmaking activity for kids

    11am - 4pm
    Saturday 26 - Sunday 27 September 2015

    Free

    Domain Theatre foyer | Duration 5 hours | Free

  • 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

  • Photography lighting workshop

    Take the studio outdoors

    Sunday 4 October 2015, 1pm

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

    Image: courtesy Emma Thomson

  • Day tour: Home and garden visit

    Max and Nola Tegal collection

    Saturday 10 October 2015, 9.45am

    Front of the Gallery | Duration 6 hours, 15 minutes | Charges apply

    Image: Tegal garden

  • Country and identity: Aboriginal art across the ages

    A Learning Curve lecture series

    Saturdays 10.30am
    19 September, 10 & 17 October 2015

    Domain Theatre | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Banduk Marika Minyapa Ga Dhanggatiyanga – Bremer Island Story 1989 (detail) © Banduk Marika. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

  • The genius of Egypt

    With Christopher Hartney

    Saturdays 2pm
    19 September, 10 & 17 October 2015

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

    Image: Joseph Mallord William Turner The fifth plague of Egypt from Liber Studiorum 1808 (detail)

  • 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

  • The magic line workshop

    Drawing with Mike Barnard

    Sunday 18 October 2015, 1pm

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

    Image: Mike Barnard For Septimus 2015 (detail)

  • Art and architecture talk: Inspirations

    With Miriam Green and Andrew Burns

    Wednesday 21 October 2015, 6.30pm

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

    Image: Australia House, Japan. Photo: Brett Boardman

  • 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

  • Public art walking tour: Haymarket

    See art in situ

    Saturday 24 October 2015, 1pm

    Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Jason Wing In between two worlds 2012 (detail)

  • Arts in our Domain: North

    Take a walking tour with John Derum

    Saturday 24 October 2015, 2pm

    Front of the Gallery | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Government House, Sydney

  • Woodcut printing workshop

    Turn images into woodcut masterpieces

    Sunday 25 October 2015, 1pm

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

    Image: courtesy Libby Lloyd

  • Private access: Australia

    The hidden gems of Australian private art collections

    Wednesday 28 October 2016, 6.30pm

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

    Image: Lyon Housemuseum. Photo Dianna Snape, courtesy Skadi Heckmueller

  • 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

  • Art appreciation lecture series 2015 highlights

    The best from Meet the masters: highlights from the Scottish National Gallery

    Saturdays 2pm
    31 October - 14 November 2015

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

    Image: John Singer Sargent Lady Agnew of Lochnaw (1865-1932) (detail), oil on canvas, 127 × 101 cm. National Galleries of Scotland © Trustees of the National Galleries of Scotland.

  • 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