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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  • Artistic authors or literary artists?

    With Susannah Fullerton

    Thursday 5 May 2016, 2.30pm

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: William Blake Job’s evil dreams 1825 (detail) from Illustrations of The Book of Job

  • Armchair travel: Splendours of Uzbekistan

    With Julian Droogan

    Saturday 7 May 2016, 10.30am

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

  • Armchair travel: Turkey

    Crossroads of culture

    Saturday 7 May 2016, 10.30am

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

  • Tang culture and its influence

    Hear from the experts

    Saturdays 2pm
    16 & 30 April, 7 May 2016

    Domain Theatre | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Dragon c700s (detail), Shaanxi History Museum

  • Creating a tea aesthetic in Tang Dynasty poetry

    With visiting scholar James A Benn

    Wednesday 11 May 2016, 12pm

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Container in tortoise shape c800-74, Famen Temple Museum

  • Tang cosmopolitanism

    An interdisciplinary symposium

    Saturday 14 May 2016, 9.30am

    Domain Theatre | Duration 7 hours, 30 minutes | Charges apply

    Image: Mural of females c710 (detail), Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology

  • The magic line workshop

    Sketching with Mike Barnard

    Saturday 14 May 2016, 1pm

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

    Image: courtesy Mike Barnard

  • Armchair travel: Egypt

    From Akhenaten to Alexander

    Saturday 14 May 2016, 2pm

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

  • Print it workshop

    Printmaking with Andrew Totman

    Sunday 15 May 2016, 10.15am

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

    Image: courtesy Andrew Totman

  • Art, music and literature

    With Andy Bromberger

    Thursday 12 & 19 May 2016, 10.30am

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Pablo Picasso Three musicians 1921 (detail), oil on canvas, Philadelphia Museum of Art, E Gallatin Collection, 1952. Bridgeman Images © Pablo Picasso/Succession Pablo Picasso. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

  • Coffee tour: Tang

    Discover treasures from the Silk Road

    Tuesday 17 & Saturday 21 May 2016, 1pm

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

    Image: Man on horseback 706 (detail), Qianling Museum

  • Shocking art

    With Juliet Holmes à Court

    Saturday 21 May 2016, 2pm

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Juliet Holmes à Court

  • Coptic bookbinding workshop

    With Michelle Lackenby

    Sunday 22 May 2016, 10am

    Art Gallery Society (members lounge) | Duration 4 hours | Charges apply

    Image: courtesy Michelle Lackenby

  • Private eye: Macquarie Group Collection

    An exclusive tour for members

    Tuesday 24 May 2016, 6pm

    Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes | Charges apply

    Image: 50 Martin Place

  • James Gleeson male nudes

    A viewing of drawings at Watters Gallery

    Thursday 26 May 2016, 6pm

    Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: James Gleeson Untitled 1953 (detail)

  • 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

    courtesy Nikki Donald

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 & 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