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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  • Armchair travel: Temples and textiles of ancient Java

    With Joyce Morgan

    Saturday 13 February 2016, 10.30am

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

  • Armchair travel: Art, treasures and cuisine of Peru

    With Chris Carter

    Saturday 20 February 2016, 10.30am

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

  • Art walking tour: Gordon Elliott Collection and Carriageworks

    Explore private and public contemporary art

    Saturday 20 February 2016, 1pm

    Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: El Anatsui Stressed World 2011 © El Anatsui. Courtesy of the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

  • Twilight gallery express 2016

    Touring new art

    Wednesday 10 or 24 February 2016, 6.30pm

    Front of the Gallery | Duration 3 hours | Charges apply

  • The Bauhaus and beyond: the arts in Europe between the world wars

    With Rosamund Bartlett

    Thursdays 4 - 25 February 2016, 10.30am

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Wassily Kandinsky Composition VIII 1923 (detail), oil on canvas, 140 × 201 cm

  • Young Members annual general meeting

    A chance to get more involved

    Wednesday 9 March 2016, 6.30pm

    Free, bookings required

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Free, bookings required

  • Armchair travel: Mongols and Manchus

    With Jackie Menzies

    Saturday 12 March 2015, 10.30am

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

  • New spaces: Australian architects and Asia

    Lectures by leading Australian architects

    Saturdays 2pm
    13 February - 12 March 2016

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Andrew Burns Crescent House 2013 (detail), Heide Museum of Modern Art. Commissioned by Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation 2013 Relocation to Heide supported by McCorkell Brown Group and International Art Services. Photo: Jeremy Weihrauch

  • Weekend workshop: Solar plate etching

    With master printmaker Seraphina Martin

    Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 March 2016, 10.30am - 4.30pm

    Art Gallery Society (members lounge) | Duration 12 hours |

  • Travel Draw winners announcement

    For Gallery members and their guests

    Wednesday 16 March 2016, 4pm

    Free, bookings required

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

  • Go with the flow

    Mixed-media workshop with Nikki Donald

    Sunday 20 March 2016, 10.30am

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

    Image courtesy of Nikki Donald

  • Armchair travel: Islands of Hesperia

    With Christopher Allen

    Saturday 2 April 2016, 10.30am

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

  • Contemporary philosophers talking about contemporary art

    In conversation with Damien Freeman

    Saturday 2 April 2016, 2pm

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: courtesy Leunig

  • Art Gallery Society annual general meeting

    Membership, events and business

    Wednesday 6 April 2016, 7.15pm

    Free, bookings recommended

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Free, bookings recommended

  • Free viewing for members

    Tang 唐: treasures from the Silk Road capital

    Sunday 10 April 2016, 5.15pm
    Monday 11 April 2016, 10.00am

    Lower Asian gallery | Free

    Image: Female figure with zhuiji chignon 712-79 (detail), Xi’an Museum

  • Armchair travel: Splendours of Uzbekistan

    With Julian Droogan

    Saturday 16 April 2016, 10.30am

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

  • 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

  • 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

  • Young Members workshops

    Keeping it contemporary

    Various Saturdays in 2016, 10.30am
    See listing for details

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

    Image: Frank Stella Khurasan Gate variation II 1097 (detail) © Frank Stella/ARS. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

  • 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: FourPlay, courtesy the artists

  • Art essentials 2016

    With Brenda Tye

    Various Fridays in 2015, 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