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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  • 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

  • Day tour: James Turrell and Impressions of Paris

    At the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

    Saturday 21 February 2015, 7.45am

    Duration 14 hours, 15 minutes | Charges apply

    Image: James Turrell Sight unseen 2013. Ganzfeld: LED light. Villa e Collezione Panza, Varese (Italy) © James Turrell photograph © Florian Holzherr

  • Armchair travel: Theatre in three acts

    With Jonathan Biggins

    Saturday 21 February 2015, 10am

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

  • Twilight Gallery Express 2015

    Touring new art

    Wednesdays 11 or 25 February 2014, 6.30pm

    Front of the Gallery | 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

  • Travel Draw winners announcement

    For Gallery members and their guests

    Wednesday 4 March 2015, 4pm

    Free, bookings required

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

  • The art of the Russian north

    With Rosamund Bartlett

    Saturday 7 March 2015, 2pm

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Ivan Shishkin A morning in a pine forest 1889 (detail) Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow

  • Art Club: Crazy canines

    For children aged 9–12

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

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

  • Kids Club: Eat your art out

    For members’ children aged 5–8

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

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

  • Armchair travel: A taste of Sri Lanka

    Cuisine, culture and art

    Saturday 14 March 2015, 10am

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image courtesy Dr Priyantha Udagedara

  • Art Gallery Society AGM

    Membership, events and business

    Saturday 14 March 2015, 2pm

    Free, bookings required

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Free, bookings required

  • Restoring the Parthenon

    Lecture by Takis Kozokos

    Thursday 19 March 2015, 10am

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

  • 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

  • O, to be in England

    Discover the England of English literature with Susannah Fullerton

    Various Fridays 10.30am, Saturdays 11am
    6 March - 18 July 2015
    See listing for details

    Domain Theatre | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: John Constable View of Salisbury Cathedral from the Bishop’s Grounds c1822 (detail)
    oil on canvas, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, UK. Bridgeman Images

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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: 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 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