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: The last Himalayan kingdom

    With Joyce Morgan

    Saturday 26 July 2014, 10am

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

    Image: Tigers nest, Bhutan

  • Coffee lectures: Portraits of Australian poets

    With Professor Barry Spurr

    Saturday 19 and 26 July 2014, 10.30am

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

    Image: Tom Roberts Holiday sketch at Coogee 1888 (detail). Art Gallery of New South Wales.

  • Salon des Refusés 2014

    Exhibition viewing at SH Ervin Gallery

    Monday 28 July 2014, 10am

    Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes | Charges apply

    Image: Angus McDonald Natalie Wilkin 2013, oil on linen, 205 × 270 cm

  • Symposium: Theatre of dreams, theatre of play

    The rich and sophisticated culture of nō theatre

    Saturday 2 August 2014, 9.30am

    Domain Theatre | Duration 7 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Nō mask Kasshiki (kokasshiki), Muromachi period, 16th century, Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan

  • Printmaking workshop

    With Andrew Totman

    Saturday 2 August 2014, 10.15am

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

    Image: Andrew Totman Untitled (detail)

  • Coffee tour of the collection

    Portraits

    Tuesday 5 August 2014, 10.30am

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

    Tom Roberts Smike Streeton age 24 (detail) 1891. Art Gallery of NSW permanent collection.

  • Coffee lectures: Literary cities

    With Susannah Fullerton - all lectures are booked out, except for Sydney lecture

    Thursdays 26 June - 7 August 2014, 10am

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

    Image: Vintage print of Princes Street Sir Walter Scott’s Monument and Princes Street Edinburgh, Scotland. Courtesy of iStock

  • Fresh faces symposium

    New thinking on portraiture

    Saturday 9 August 2014, 11am

    Domain Theatre | Duration 4 hours, 30 minutes | Charges apply

    Image: Shaun Gladwell Double Field/Viewfinder (Tarin Kowt) 2009-10 (detail) dual-channel synchronised high-definition video, 16:9, stereo, colour, 18:39 min © Shaun Gladwell

  • Art Club: Theatrical faces

    For members’ children aged 9–12

    Saturday 9, Sunday 10 August 2014
    10.30am, 1pm, 3pm

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

    Image: Nō mask Aka (red) hannya, Edo period, 18th–19th century, National Noh Theatre

  • Kids Club: Fascinating faces

    For members’ children aged 5–8

    Saturday 9, Sunday 10 August 2014
    10.30am, 1pm, 3pm

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

  • Armchair travel: Classic to contemporary

    Korea and Japan

    Saturday 16 August 2014, 10am

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Kinkaku-ji, Kyoto

  • Teenage drawing workshop: Look, see and sketch

    For 13-17 year olds

    Sunday 17 August 2014, 10.30am

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

  • Face off

    Portrait drawing with Mike Barnard

    Sunday 27 July 2014, 1pm
    Sunday 17 August 2014, 1pm

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

    Image: Mike Barnard Ian 2009 (detail)

  • Art, food, fun Thailand

    Experience Thailand through art and food

    Tuesday 19 August 2014, 6pm

    Duration 3 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Phaptawan Suwannakudt 1 Bhava 9 2013 (detail). Courtesy the artist and Arc One Gallery.

  • Archibald 2014 luncheon

    Be part of the conversation

    Wednesday 20 August 2014, 12.30pm

    Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes | Charges apply

  • Collection stories: Liz Nowell and Jason Wing

    A sneak peek into a private collection

    Thursday 21 August 2014, 6.30pm

    Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: courtesy Liz Nowell and Jason Wing

  • Drawing in the landscape

    Head outdoors to sketch

    Saturday 23 August 2014, 1pm

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

    Image: iStockphoto

  • Scavenging the old and new

    Try a new approach to painting and drawing

    Sunday 24 August 2014, 1pm

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

    Image courtesy the artist

  • In situ: Janet Laurence

    Go behind the scenes in an artist’s studio

    Saturday 30 August 2014, 1pm

    Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image courtesy the artist

  • Coffee afternoon: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes

    For members and guests

    Thursdays 7 & 14 August,
    Saturdays 23 & 30 August 2014, 3pm

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

    Image: Joanna Braithwaite Bright spark, Archibald Prize 2014 Finalist

  • Solar plate etching

    Workshop with Serephina Martin

    Wednesday 3 September 2014, 6pm
    Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 September 2014, 10.30am - 4pm

    Art Gallery Society (members lounge) | Charges apply

    Image: Seraphina Martin Enchantment of the magnolia flower (detail)

  • Unwrapping art

    With Jonathan Cooper

    Saturdays 2pm
    2-23 August, 6-13 September 2014

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

  • Art Club: Royal reflections

    For members’ children aged 9–12

    Saturday 13, Sunday 14 September 2014
    10.30am, 1pm, 3pm

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

    Image: Robert Peake the Elder Prince of Wales c1610, National Portrait Gallery, London

  • Kids Club: Birds, bees and flying trees

    For members’ children aged 5–8

    Saturday 13, Sunday 14 September 2014
    10.30am, 1pm, 3pm

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

  • Art Club: In the manner of the masters

    For members’ children aged 9–12

    Saturday 11, Sunday 12 October 2014
    10.30am, 1pm, 3pm

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

    Image: Samuel Palmer The lonely tower 1879 (detail)

  • Kids Club: Colour my world

    For members’ children aged 5–8

    Saturday 11, Sunday 12 October 2014
    10.30am, 1pm, 3pm

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

  • Discover drawing 2014

    With Jennifer Keeler-Milne

    Various weekends in 2014, 10am - 4pm
    See listing for dates

    Charges apply

    Function space | Duration 6 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Jennifer Keeler-Milne

  • Civilisation: creating new worlds

    A Learning Curve lecture series with Dr Christopher Hartney

    Various Fridays 10.30am, Saturdays 11am in 2014
    See listing for details

    Domain Theatre | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Palaeolithic bulls and other animals crowd calcite walls at Lascaux (detail). Photograph by Sisse Brimberg, National Geographic. Getty Images.

  • Creative drawing workshop

    Dynamic drawing

    Sunday 2 November 2014, 10.30am
    3 August cancelled

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

    Image courtesy Andrew Antoniou

  • Peter Griffen workshops 2014

    Weekend painting workshops at the artist's studio

    Various Fridays-Sundays in 2014
    See listing for details

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

    Image © Peter Griffen (detail)

  • Art appreciation lecture series 2014

    Realism to surrealism: European art and culture 1848-1936

    Various Wednesdays 6pm and Thursdays 1pm
    29 January - 13 November 2014
    See listing for dates

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Paul Gauguin Te aa no areois (The Seed of the Areoi) 1892 (detail), oil on burlap, 92.1 × 72.1 cm, The William S Paley Collection SPC14.1990. Photo: The Museum of Modern Art, New York/Scala, Florence

  • Absolute beginners 2014

    Monthly classes with Brenda Tye

    Various Fridays and Saturdays in 2014, 1pm
    See listing for dates

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

    Image: Absolute Beginners class in action

  • Resonate 2014

    Concert series

    Various dates in 2014, 7pm

    Entrance court | Duration 3 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Joanna Huszcza. Photo: Joanna Gniady

  • Gallery Express 2014

    A bus tour for members only of selected commercial galleries

    Various Wednesdays and Thursdays in 2014
    See listing for details

    Front of the Gallery | Duration 3 hours | Charges apply

  • Art essentials 2014

    With Brenda Tye

    Various Fridays in 2014, 10.30am–3.30pm
    See listing for details

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

    Image: workshop tutor Brenda Tye