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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  • 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

  • Secrets of looking

    School holiday art tour for teenagers

    Friday 7 October 2016, 10.30am

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

    Image: Elioth Gruner Spring frost 1919 (detail)

  • Our stories, our voices

    Talk and performance

    Saturday 8 October 2016, 10.30am

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

    Image: Blak Douglas. Courtesy Karla Dickens

  • 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

  • Lines and meditations painting workshop

    With Celia Gullett

    Sunday 16 October 2016, 10am

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

    Image: Ian Fairweather Anak Bayan 1957 (detail) © Ian Fairweather/DACS. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

  • 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

  • Walking tour: New collectors

    Explore Paddington with Annette Larkin

    Saturday 22 October 2016, 1pm

    Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Annette Larkin Fine Art, Paddington. Photo: Paul Green

  • 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

  • Armchair travel: Art treasures from Madrid and Andalusia

    With Brian Ladd

    Saturday 29 October 2016, 10.30am

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Madrid

  • 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 Marclacaze.com

  • Armchair travel: Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan

    With Liz Gibson

    Saturday 5 November 2016, 2pm

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Khor Virap, Armenia

  • 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: Frederic, Lord Leighton The bath of Psyche exhibited 1890 (detail), oil paint on canvas, 189.2 × 62.2 cm, Tate: Presented by the Trustees of the Chantrey Bequest 1890. 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

  • Passionate love: Charlotte Brontë and Jane Eyre

    With Susannah Fullerton

    Friday 11 November 2016, 10.30am
    Saturday 19 November 2016, 11am

    Domain Theatre | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Portrait of Charlotte Bronte © David Lyons / Alamy Stock Photo

  • 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: Songmakers Australia, 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

  • Drawing for expression: Drawn to colour

    With Juliet Holmes a Court

    Sunday 27 November 2016, 10.00am

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

    Image: courtesy Juliet Holmes a Court

  • 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

  • Coffee tour: Nude

    For members and guests

    Tuesday 29 November, Tuesday 13 December 2016, Thursday 19 January 2017, 10.30am

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

    Image: Karl Schmidt-Rottluff Two women (Zwei frauen) 1912 (detail), oil paint on canvas, 76.5 × 84.5 cm. Tate: Presented by the executors of Dr Rosa Schapire 1954 © Karl Schmidt-Rotluff/Bild-Kunst. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney. Image © Tate London, 2016