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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  • Archibald 2016 lunch

    At the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth

    Wednesday 31 August 2016, 12pm

    Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Belynda Henry Louise Olsen, a beautiful summary (detail), Archibald Prize 2016 finalist

  • Workshop: Creative calligraphy

    With Liwanna Chan

    Sunday 11 September 2016, 1pm

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

    Image: Zhu Nan Calligraphy 18th century

  • Lecture series: Japan now

    Inspired by tradition

    Saturdays 2pm
    3-17 September 2016

    Domain Theatre | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

  • Weekend workshop: Cityscapes

    With Celia Gullett

    Saturday 17 - Sunday 18 September 2016
    10am - 4pm

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

    Image: Roland Wakelin Down the hills to Berry’s Bay 1916 (detail) © Roland Wakelin Estate

  • Drawn to life workshop

    Life drawing with Siena White in her studio

    Wednesday 21 September 2016, 6.30pm

    Duration 3 hours | Charges apply

  • Taiko Life talk and performance

    With Masae Ikegawa and Graeme Hilgendorf

    Saturday 24 September 2016, 2pm

    Domain Theatre | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Masae Ikegawa and Graeme Hilgendorf. Courtesy the artists

  • 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

  • Family workshop: An introduction to Chinese calligraphy

    School holiday activity for children aged 5-8

    Wednesday 28 September 2016, 10.30am

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

  • Clay Club

    School holiday activity for teenagers

    Wednesday 5 October 2016, 10.30am

    Art Gallery Society (members lounge) | Duration 2 hours, 30 minutes | Charges apply

  • Whiteley at twilight

    Visit the Brett Whiteley Studio, Surry Hills

    Saturday 8 October 2016, 4pm

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

  • John Olsen: a recipe for art

    Lunch and book launch

    Tuesday 18 October 2016
    12.15pm for 12.30pm seating

    Function space | Duration 2 hours, 30 minutes | Charges apply

    Image: John Olsen in his studio

  • Art and away

    Visit Wombarra Sculpture Garden and Wollongong Art Gallery

    Saturday 22 October 2016, 8.45am

    Front of the Gallery | Duration 8 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Wombarra Sculpture Garden. Courtesy Gaby Porter

  • Japanese bookbinding workshop

    With Michelle Lackenby

    Sunday 23 October 2016, 10am

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

    Image: courtesy Michelle Lackenby

  • 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

  • Jazz at the Gallery 2016

    When the Count meets Ella and Louis

    Sunday 30 October 2016, 7pm

    Entrance court | Duration 3 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Dan Barnett and Trica Evy. Courtesy the artists

  • Free viewing for members

    Nude: art from the Tate collection

    Sunday 6 November 2016, 5.15pm
    Monday 7 November 2016, 10am

    Major exhibition gallery | Free

    Image: Auguste Rodin The kiss 1901-04, Pentelican marble, 182.2 × 121.9 × 153 cm, Tate: purchased with assistance from the Art Fund and public contributions 1953. Image © Tate London, 2016

  • A survival guide to European art events in 2017

    Get travel tips from an insider

    Wednesday 9 November 2016, 6.30pm

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Art Basel. Courtesy Skadi Heckmueller

  • 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

    Image: courtesy Karen O’Connor

  • 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)

  • Panel: Recognising the forgotten people

    Damien Freeman, Shireen Morris, Thomas Keneally and Rachel Perkins in conversation

    Saturday 12 November 2016, 2pm

    Domain Theatre | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Banduk Marika Minyapa Ga Dhanggatiyanga – Bremer Island Story 1989 © Banduk Marika. 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

  • Printing under the sun

    Solar-plate printmaking with Andrew Totman

    Sunday 20 November 2016, 10.15am

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

    Image: courtesy Andrew Totman

  • Resonate 2016

    Concert series

    Various dates in 2016, 7pm

    Duration 3 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Celeste Lazarenko, 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