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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  • 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

  • Coffee tour of the collection

    Landscape painting

    Tuesday 2 December 2014, 10.30am

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

    Image: John Glover Natives on the Ouse River, Van Diemen’s Land (detail) 1838. AGNSW collection.

  • Gallery Express 2014

    New dates added!

    Various Wednesdays and Thursdays in 2014
    See listing for details

    Front of the Gallery | Duration 3 hours | Charges apply

  • 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 1 hour, 30 minutes | 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 1 hour, 30 minutes | Charges apply

  • Book talk: Damien Freeman

    The aunt's mirrors

    Tuesday 9 December 2014, 10.30am

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image courtesy Damien Freeman

  • 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

  • Special evening: Taylors tasting

    An evening of food, wine and art

    Thursday 11 December 2014, 7pm

    Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image courtesy of Shutterstock.com

  • Pop printing workshop

    Print like a pop artist

    Saturday 1 November 2014, 1pm
    Sunday 1 February 2015, 1pm

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

    Image courtesy Libby Lloyd

  • Celebrate Sullivan + Strumpf's 10-year anniversary

    Hear from the artists at this commercial gallery

    Tuesday 3 February 2015, 6pm

    Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Sydney Ball Infinex III 2014 (detail), courtesy Sullivan + Strumpf

  • Coffee tour of the collection

    Eavesdropping into the conversation

    Tuesday 3 February 2015, 10.30am
    Saturday 7 February 2015, 2pm

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

    Image: Kalachakra and Vishvamata 14th century (detail)

  • Art Club: Pop!

    For children aged 9–12

    Saturday 7, Sunday 8 February 2015
    10.30am, 1pm, 3pm

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

    Image: Martial Raysse Rear view mirror 1962 (detail) Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, The Joseph H Hirshhorn Bequest, 1981 © Martial Raysse. ADAGP/Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

  • Kids Club: Year of the Sheep

    For members’ children aged 5–8

    Saturday 7, Sunday 8 February 2015
    10.30am, 1pm, 3pm

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

  • Pumped-up kicks

    Customise your footware pop style

    Saturday 14 February 2015, 1pm

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

  • Coffee lectures: WWI and the European avant-garde

    With Rosamund Bartlett

    Thursdays 5 - 26 February 2015, 10am

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

    Image: Erich Buchholz Broken Cross 1918 (detail) © Erich Buchholz Estate.

  • Colour popping

    Paint and stencil your own pop artwork

    Saturday 28 February 2015, 1pm

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

    Image: Martin Sharp Martin Sharp Jimi Hendrix c1971 (detail), National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, gift of Jim Sharman, 1984 © Estate of Martin Sharp. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

  • Free viewing for members

    The photograph and Australia

    Sunday 22 March 2015, 5.15pm
    Monday 23 March 2015, 10am

    Free

    Major exhibition gallery | Free

    Image: Mervyn Bishop Prime Minister Gough Whitlam pours soil into the hands of traditional land owner Vincent Lingiari, Northern Territory 1975, printed 1979 © Mervyn G Bishop. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

  • Facing off drawing workshop

    Use fun and games to learn to draw

    Sunday 1 March 2015, 1pm
    Saturday 18 July 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

  • 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 × 63.5cm. Photo: Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

  • Resonate 2015

    Concert series

    Various dates in 2015, 7pm

    Duration 3 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Tinalley String Quartet (detail)

  • 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