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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  • Biennale of Sydney: Cockatoo Island tour

    Visit the Embassy of the Real

    Saturday 28 May 2016, 11.30am

    Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Chiharu Shiota Conscious Sleep 2009/2016 (detail) beds, thread, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist. Photo: Ben Symons

  • New World Art Prize and Vivid tour

    Explore the creative hub of Chippendale

    Friday 3 June 2016, 6.30pm

    Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image courtesy David Clare

  • Go with the flow

    Mixed-media workshop with Nikki Donald

    Sunday 12 June 2016, 10.30am

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

    Image: courtesy Nikki Donald

  • Collection Circle acquisition viewing

    For Collection Circle contributors only

    Tuesday 14 June 2016, 6.30pm

    19th c Australian art | Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes | Free, bookings required

  • Slippery prints workshop

    Gyotaku-inspired printmaking with Andrew Totman

    Sunday 26 June 2016, 10.15am

    Art Gallery Society (members lounge) | Duration 5 hours, 45 minutes | Charges apply

    image: Andrew Totman Memories 2014

  • Free viewing for members

    Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: from the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection

    Sunday 26 June 2016, 5.15pm
    Monday 27 June 2016, 10am

    Temporary exhibitions gallery | Free

    Image: Frida Kahlo Diego on my mind (Self portrait as Tehuana) 1943 (detail), The Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of Mexican Art © 2016 Banco de Mexico Diego Rivera Frida Kahlo Museums Trust, Mexico DF

  • Clay Club: inspired by Tang

    School holiday activity for teenagers

    Wednesday 6 July 2016, 10.30am

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

    Image: Tomb guardian 618–50s (detail), Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology

  • Family workshop: Bags of colour

    School holiday activity for children aged 5-8

    Friday 8 July 2016, 10.30am

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

    Image: courtesy Trixi Symonds

  • You say you want a revolution

    A Learning Curve lecture series with Dr Christopher Hartney

    Various Fridays 10.30am and Saturdays 11am
    11 March - 9 July 2016
    See listing for dates

    Domain Theatre | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Emanuel Leutze Washington crossing the Delaware 1851 (detail), oil on canvas, 378.5 × 647.7 cm, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bridgeman Images

  • An evening with the Archibald

    Celebrity, champagne and canapes

    Sunday 10 July 2016, 6pm

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

    Image: Adam Alcorn Alice Fraser (detail), Archibald Prize 2015 finalist

  • Family workshop: Mexican fiesta

    School holiday activity for children aged 5-8

    Friday 15 July 2016, 10.30am

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

    Image: courtesy Michelle Lackenby

  • Armchair travel: Moscow and St Petersburg

    With Kenneth Park

    Saturday 16 July 2016, 10.30am

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: St Basil’s Cathedral, Moscow

  • Free viewing for members

    Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2016

    Sunday 17 July 2016, 5.15pm
    Monday 18 July 2016, 10am

    Major exhibition gallery | Free

    Image: Rebecca Hastings She left us at Ikea and went off to find herself (detail), Sulman Prize 2015 finalist

  • Armchair travel: Contemporary art and literature in India

    With Joyce Morgan

    Saturday 23 July 2016, 11.30am

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Man Sagar Lake, Jaipur

  • Unwrapping art: next steps

    With Jonathan Cooper

    Saturdays 2pm
    25 June - 23 July 2016

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    image: John Olsen The woman 1990 (detail) © John Olsen. Licensed by Viscopy, Australia

  • Jazz at the Gallery

    James Morrison Quintet

    Sunday 24 July 2016, 7pm

    Entrance court | Duration 3 hours | Charges apply

    Image: James Morrison

  • Film screening and talk: The wolf in Australian art

    A look at the life and art of Danila Vassilieff

    Saturday 30 July 2016, 2pm

    Domain Theatre | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Danila Vassilieff Fitzroy street scene (1937) (detail) © Heide Museum of Modern Art

  • Funky felting workshop

    With Denise Lithgow

    Sunday 19 June, 21 August 2016, 10.30am

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

    Image: courtesy Denise Lithgow

  • Peter Griffen workshops 2016

    Weekend painting workshops at the artist's studio

    Various Fridays-Sundays in 2016
    See listing for details

    Charges apply

  • Face off

    Portrait drawing with Mike Barnard

    Sunday 24 July 2016, 1pm
    Sunday 25 September 2016, 1pm

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

    Image: courtesy Mike Barnard

  • Drawing the collection 2016

    With Jennifer Keeler-Milne

    Various weekends in 2016, 10am - 4pm
    See listing for dates

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

    Image: Jennifer Keeler-Milne

  • Workshops: Keeping it contemporary

    With Karen O’Connor

    Various Saturdays in 2016, 10.30am
    See listing for details

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

  • All you need is love

    Love and literature with Susannah Fullerton

    Various Fridays 10.30am and Saturdays 11am
    22 July - 12 November 2016
    See listing for dates

    Domain Theatre | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Lord Frederic Leighton Wedded 1882 (detail)

  • Art appreciation lecture series 2016

    Collectors and collections

    Various Wednesdays 6pm and Thursdays 1pm
    27 January - 17 November 2016
    See listing for dates

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Jan Brueghel and PP Rubens The sense of sight 1617 (detail), Prado, Madrid, Spain. Bridgeman Images

  • Absolute beginners 2016

    Monthly classes with Brenda Tye

    Various Fridays and Saturdays in 2016, 1pm
    See listing for dates

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

  • Resonate 2016

    Concert series

    Various dates in 2016, 7pm

    Duration 3 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Slava Grigoryan and Sharon Draper, courtesy the artists

  • Art essentials 2016

    With Brenda Tye

    Various Fridays in 2016, 10.30am
    See listing for details

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

  • Gallery Express 2016

    A bus tour for members only of selected commercial galleries

    Various Wednesdays and Thursdays in 2016
    See listing for details

    Front of the Gallery | Duration 3 hours | Charges apply

  • Art Club 2016

    For children aged 9-13

    Various Saturdays and Sundays in 2016
    10.30am, 1pm and 3pm
    See listing for details

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

  • Kids Club 2016

    For children aged 5–8

    Various Saturdays and Sundays in 2016
    10.30am, 1pm, 3pm
    See listing for details

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