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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  • 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

  • Coffee tour of the collection

    East meets west

    Tuesday 3 March 2015, 10.30am
    Sunday 8 March 2015, 2pm

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

    Meissen Parrots, model (detail) 1745. On loan from Kenneth Reed, AGNSW.

  • 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

  • Sound and vision artists talk

    Visit Galerie pompom

    Tuesday 10 March 2015, 6pm

    Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Introducing The Band. Courtesy The Band and Galerie Pompom

  • Young Members AGM

    Vote for the 2015 events committee

    Wednesday 11 March 2015, 6pm

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 2 hours | Free, bookings required

  • 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

  • Learn to chine-collé

    Printing and collage workshop

    Saturday 14 March 2015, 1pm

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

    Image: courtesy Libby Lloyd

  • Art Gallery Society AGM

    Membership, events and business

    Saturday 14 March 2015, 2pm

    Free, bookings required

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Free, bookings required

  • A conversation in paint

    Contemporary painting workshop

    Sunday 15 March 2015, 1pm

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

    Image: Krishna serenading Radha c1820 (detail), Bikaner, Rajasthan, India

  • Restoring the Parthenon

    Lecture by Takis Kozokos

    Thursday 19 March 2015, 10am

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

  • Armchair travel: Imperial cities of Eastern Europe

    With Liz Gibson

    Saturday 21 March 2015, 10am

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

  • Printmaking with Andrew Totman

    Dry point and mono-print

    Sunday 22 March 2015, 10.15am

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

    Image: Andrew Totman Untitled (detail)

  • 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

  • Armchair travel: Turkey

    With Andrew Yip

    Saturday 28 March 2015, 10am

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

  • In conversation: Cressida Campbell

    "A card at its best should be like a small visual poem"

    Saturday 28 March 2015, 2pm

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

    Cressida Campbell Nasturtiums (2002). Colour woodblock, 58.4 × 60 cm. Art Gallery of New South Wales. Gift of Margaret Olley 2006 © Cressida Campbell. Licensed by Viscopy, Australia.

  • Creative drawing workshop

    Compositions and visual dynamics

    Sunday 29 March 2015, 10.30am

    Art Gallery Society (members lounge) | Duration 5 hours, 30 minutes | Charges apply

    Image courtesy Andrew Antoniou

  • Lecture series: The photograph and Australia

    How photography made modern Australia

    Sundays 8-29 March 2015, 10.30am

    Domain Theatre | Duration 2 hours, 30 minutes | Charges apply

    Image: Anne Zahalka artist #2 (Rosemary Laing) 1998 from the series Artists, colour Duraflex photograph, collection of the artist © Anne Zahalka. Licensed by Viscopy

  • Studio visit: emerging artists

    Go behind the scenes with contemporary artists

    Saturday 11 April 2015, 1pm

    Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Siena White in her studio at the National Art School 2014 (detail). Photo by Simone Griffin.

  • Art Club: Sumptuous sculptures

    For children aged 9–12

    Saturday 11, Sunday 12 April 2015
    10.30am, 1pm, 3pm

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

    Image: Jade fish (detail). Ming dynasty 1368-1644. Gift from the J.H. Myrtle Collection 2003, AGNSW.

  • Kids Club: Funky feathers

    For members’ children aged 5–8

    Saturday 11, Sunday 12 April 2015
    10.30am, 1pm, 3pm

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

  • Collection Circle private tours

    Conversations with a new acquisition

    Tuesday 17 March 2015, 10.30am
    Wednesday 25 March 2015, 6.15pm
    Wednesday 8 April 2015, 6.15pm
    Tuesday 14 April 2015, 2pm

    Free, bookings required

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes | Free, bookings required

    Image: Ah Xian Evolutionaura13: Taihu rock-1 2011-13 © Ah Xian

  • Mason Kimber artist talk

    Visit Galerie pompom

    Tuesday 14 April 2015, 6pm

    Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Mason Kimber Green Court 2015 (detail). Courtesy the artist and Galerie pompom.

  • Day Tour: Hazelhurst

    The Triumph of Modernism in the Art of Australia

    Saturday 18 April 2015, 9.45am

    Duration 6 hours, 15 minutes | Charges apply

    Image: John Olsen, Salute to Cerberus (detail) 1965, oil on plywood, 185 × 244.5 cm. Gift of Eva Besen AO and Marc Besen AO 2001, TarraWarra Museum of Art collection.

  • Street art walking tour: Redfern

    We'll take the Blak way home

    Sunday 19 April 2015, 1pm

    Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

  • Coffee tour: The photograph and Australia

    Rediscover the sense of wonder a photo can induce

    Saturday 18, Thursday 23 April 2015, 10.30am

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

  • Collection stories: Nicole and Chico Monks

    A sneak peek into a private collection

    Thursday 23 April 2015, 6pm

    Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Nicole Monks at home with Tony Tuckson artwork in background. Photo by Prue Aja.

  • Dark to light drawing workshop

    Discover the drama of line and tone

    Sunday 26 April 2015, 1pm

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

    Image: Mike Barnard After Septimus Power (detail)

  • Studio tour: Sarah O’Sullivan

    Go behind the scenes with a ceramic artist

    Saturday 2 May 2015, 1pm

    Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: courtesy the artist

  • Art Club: Sweet and sour

    For children aged 9–12

    Saturday 2, Sunday 3 May 2015
    10.30am, 1pm, 3pm

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

    Henri Fantin-Latour Flowers and fruit 1866 (detail)

  • Kids Club: Awesome autumn

    For members’ children aged 5–8

    Saturday 2, Sunday 3 May 2015
    10.30am, 1pm, 3pm

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

  • Collectors talks

    Why collect art?

    First Wednesday of the month, 6pm
    March, April, May 2015

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Photo by Prue Aja

  • Make a scene workshop

    Construct a diorama

    Saturday 9 May 2015, 1pm

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

    Image: courtesy Linden Braye

  • Hand-building clay workshop

    Create shapes with your hands

    Sunday 10 May 2015, 1pm

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

    Image: courtesy Alex Standen

  • Art of India lecture series

    Delve into India’s rich and captivating art history

    Wednesdays, 12pm
    8-29 April, 6-13 May 2015

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Todi Ragini late 1700s (detail) from North India, opaque watercolour with gold on paper. Bequest of Mr J Kitto 1986.

  • Printing and collage workshop

    Be inspired by the vivid colour of Henri Matisse

    Saturday 16 May 2015, 1pm

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

    Image: Libby Lloyd Green and gold leaves 2014 (detail). Courtesy the artist.

  • Sculpture in a day

    Workshop in the Tom Bass Sculpture School

    Sunday 17 May 2015, 10am - 4pm
    Friday 15 May 2015, 11am - 12pm (optional)

    Charges apply

    Maitreya (Buddha of the future) (detail. 14th Century, Gilt bronze, AGNSW collection.

  • Drawing with thread workshop

    Experiment with stitching to draw

    Sunday 17 May 2015, 1pm

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

    Image: courtesy Alex Falkiner

  • Skin exhibition tour and talk

    Visit Studio W and hear from the artists

    Tuesday 19 May 2015, 6pm

    Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Siena White Skin 2014 (detail). Courtesy the artist

  • Conservation tour: Caring for the art

    Go behind the scenes at the Gallery

    Wednesday 20 May 2015, 6pm

    Ticketing and information desk | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Conservation treatment of WC Piguenit The flood in the Darling 1890 1895

  • Geometric design workshop

    Learn how to customise wooden tableware

    Sunday 24 May 2015, 1pm

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

    Image: courtesy Amanda Picman

  • Collection visit: Laura Jones, Alexandra Standen and Mirra Whale

    A sneak peek into a private collection

    Thursday 28 May 2015, 6pm

    Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: courtesy Alexandra Standen

  • Capturing 'the real'

    Creating images from photographs

    Saturday 30 May 2015, 1pm

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

    Image: Mike Barnard IKR! 2015 (detail)

  • 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
    Sunday 26 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

  • 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 × 63.5 cm. Photo: Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh

  • 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