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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  • Q and Art: Conflict

    In conversation with Simon Longstaff, Damien Freeman and Ex de Medici

    Saturday 27 May 2017, 2pm

    Domain Theatre | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: eX de Medici Luger 2016 (detail)

  • Painting workshop: Colour and abstraction

    With Celia Gullett

    Sunday 28 May 2017, 10am

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

    Grace Crowley Abstract painting 1950 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales © Reproduced with permission of Grace Crowley Estate

  • Street art in creative cities

    Revaluing graffiti practice

    Saturday 3 June 2017, 2pm

    Domain Theatre | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: courtesy Fintan Magee

  • Coffee tour: John Olsen

    For members and guests

    Thursday 25 May, Tuesday 6 June 2017, 10am

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

    Image: John Olsen Poet’s garden 2005 (detail), private collection © John Olsen

  • Young Members: Behind the scenes at Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery

    Explore new art by Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro

    Thursday 8 June 2017, 6pm

    Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes | Charges apply

    Image: Claire Healy and Sean Cordeiro The Ugly Stick Orchestra 2017 (detail). Photo: Silversalt

  • What is music?

    With Andy Bromberger

    Thursdays 10.30am
    1-15 June 2017

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Tom Roberts Adagio c1893 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales

  • The travel sketchbook

    With Sheila Posner

    Sunday 18 June 2017, 10.30am & 2pm

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

    Image: Detail from Sheila Posner sketchbook

  • Art and away

    Visit Casula Powerhouse

    Friday 23 June 2017, 9.15am

    Front of the Gallery | Duration 4 hours, 45 minutes | Charges apply

    Image: Michael Zavros Lobster 2013 © Michael Zavros

  • Travel afternoon: New York, New York

    With Claudia Chan Shaw and Peter McNeil

    Saturday 24 June 2017, 2pm

    Domain Theatre | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

  • Teenage drawing workshop

    For ages 13 and over

    Sunday 25 June 2017, 10.30am

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

    Image: courtesy Rocco Fazzari

  • Free viewing for members

    O’Keeffe, Preston, Cossington Smith: making modernism

    Sunday 2 July 2017 , 5.15pm
    Monday 3 July 2017, 10am

    Temporary exhibitions gallery | Free

  • Teenage workshop: Victorian watercolours

    For ages 12 to 16 years

    Wednesday 5 July 2017, 10.30am

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

    Image: Dante Gabriel Rossetti The wedding of St George 1884 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales

  • Crochet workshop: Flourishing flowers

    With Margaret Daszkiewicz

    Saturday 8 July 2017, 1pm

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

  • Japanese bookbinding workshop

    With Michelle Lackenby

    Saturday 15 July 2017, 10.30am

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

    Image: courtesy Michelle Lackenby

  • Printmaking workshop: Print it

    With Andrew Totman

    Sundays 10.15am
    19 March, 16 July 2017

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

    Image: courtesy Andrew Totman

  • Painting workshop: Lines and meditations

    With Celia Gullett

    Sunday 30 July 2017, 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

  • Free viewing for members

    Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2017

    Sunday 30 July 2017, 5.15pm
    Monday 31 July 2017, 10am

    Major exhibition gallery | Free

    Image: Nicholas Harding Peter Weiss AO (detail), Archibald Prize 2016 finalist

  • Dig the world

    Astounding tales from the heroic age of archaeology

    Various Fridays and Saturdays 10.30am
    7 April - 5 August 2017
    See listing for dates

    Domain Theatre | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Ottomar Anton Cheap Mediterranean Trips poster for the Hamburg Southern Line 1935 (detail). Cauer Collection, Germany / Bridgeman Images

  • Drawn to life 2017: Drawing from a life model

    With Siena White

    Wednesdays 6.30pm
    14 June, 16 August 2017

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

  • Funky felting workshop

    With Denise Lithgow

    Sunday 9 July, 20 August 2017, 10.30am

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

    Image: courtesy Denise Lithgow

  • Workshop: Working in watercolour

    With Andrew Antoniou

    Sunday 23 April, 10 September 2017, 10.30am

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

    Image: courtesy Andrew Antoniou

  • Drawn to life 2017: Drawing from sculpture

    With Siena White

    Wednesdays 6.30pm
    17 May, 19 July, 13 September 2017

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

  • Drawing the collection 2017

    With Jennifer Keeler-Milne

    Various weekends in 2017, 10am - 4pm
    See listing for dates

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

    Image: Jennifer Keeler-Milne

  • Coffee tour: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2017

    For members and guests

    Tuesdays 10am
    1, 15 August, 5 September, 10 October 2017

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

    Image: Sinead Davies Toni Zeltzer (detail), Archibald Prize 2016 finalist

  • Peter Griffen workshops 2017

    Weekend painting workshops at the artist's studio

    Various Fridays-Sundays in 2017
    See listing for details

    Charges apply

  • Art appreciation lecture series 2017

    Site specific: the power of place

    Various Wednesdays 6pm and Thursdays 1pm
    1 February - 16 November 2017
    See listing for dates

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: John Singer Sargent Claude Monet painting by the edge of a wood 1885 (detail), oil paint on canvas, 54 × 64.8 cm. Tate collection

  • Absolute beginners 2017

    Monthly classes with Brenda Tye

    Various Fridays and Saturdays in 2017, 1pm
    See listing for dates

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

  • Resonate 2017

    Concert series

    Various dates in 2017, 7pm

    Duration 3 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Nick Parnell, courtesy the artist

  • Art essentials 2017

    Monthly classes with Brenda Tye

    Various Saturdays in 2017, 10.30am
    See listing for details

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

  • Gallery Express 2017

    A bus tour of selected commercial galleries

    Various Wednesdays in 2017
    See listing for details

    Front of the Gallery | Duration 3 hours | Charges apply

  • Art Club 2017

    For children aged 9-13

    Various Saturdays and Sundays in 2017
    10.30am, 1pm and 3pm
    See listing for details

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

  • Kids Club 2017

    For children aged 5–8

    Various Saturdays and Sundays in 2017
    10.30am, 1pm, 3pm
    See listing for details

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