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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  • School holiday workshop: Our favourite things – holiday sketches

    For children aged 5-8

    Tuesday 15 & 22 January 2019, 10.30am

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

  • School holiday workshop: Origami New Year

    For children aged 7 years +

    Sunday 27 January 2019, 10.30am

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

    Image: courtesy Michael Clonaris

  • Focus: Creative drawing workshop

    With Catherine Hickson

    Wednesday 30 January 2019, 6pm

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

  • Workshop: Custom leather-bound artist’s journal

    An introduction to bookbinding

    Friday 1 February 2019, 10.30am

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

  • Free viewing for members

    Heaven and earth in Chinese art

    Sunday 3 February 2019, 9am

    Lower Asian gallery | Duration 8 hours | Free

    Image: Ming dynasty 1368 – 1644 Portrait of the Hung-chih Emperor hanging scroll (detail); silk 386.6 × 188 cm National Palace Museum

  • The travel sketchbook

    With Sheila Posner

    Sunday 3 February 2019, 10.30am & 2pm

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

    Image: courtesy Sheila Posner

  • Young Members: Meetup

    Lunar New Year celebration

    Wednesday 6 February 2019, 6.15pm

    Free, bookings required

    Lowy, Gonski Gallery | Duration 1 hour, 45 minutes | Free, bookings required

  • Matisse in Moscow: Icons and the avant-garde

    With Rosamund Bartlett

    Thursday 7 February 2019, 10.30am

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Henri Matisse The Luxembourg Gardens c1901 (detail) oil on canvas, 59.5 × 81.5 cm The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg Inv GE 9041 © Succession H Matisse/Copyright Agency, 2018 Photo: © The State Hermitage Museum 2018, Vladimir Terebenin. SID66524##M.

  • Armchair travel: The allure of Catalonia

    With Brian Ladd

    Saturday 9 February 2019, 10.30am

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Abbey of Saint-Martin-du-Canigou, Pyrenees on Canigou mountain, France.

  • Young Members: Art precinct walking tour

    Discover the art of Marrickville

    Saturday 9 February 2019, 1pm

    Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

  • Film screening: The Winter Palace and the Hermitage in 1917

    Members-only viewing

    Saturday 19 January & Sunday 10 February 2019, 11am

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Free, bookings required

  • Day tour: Love & Desire Pre-Raphaelite Masterpieces from the Tate

    Visit the National Gallery of Australia

    Tuesday 12 February 2019, 7.45am

    Duration 12 hours, 45 minutes | Charges apply

    Image: John William Waterhouse The Lady of Shalott 1888 (detail) oil on canvas 153 × 200 cm. Presented by Sir Henry Tate 1894 Tate, © Tate, London 2018

  • Drawing from sculpture 2019

    With Siena White

    Various Wednesdays 6.30pm
    See listing for details

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

  • Coffee tour: Masters of modern art from the Hermitage

    For members and guests

    Tuesday 13 November 2018 & 22 January 2019 10am
    Thursday 6 December 2018 & 14 February 2019, 10am

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

    Image: Paul Cézanne Fruit 1879—1880 (detail) The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

  • Matisse in Leningrad: The Hermitage and its masters of modern art

    With Rosamund Bartlett

    Thursday 14 February 2019, 10.30am

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Henri Matisse Dishes and fruit on a red and black carpet 1906 (detail) oil on canvas, 61 × 73 cm The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg Inv GE 8998 © Succession H Matisse/Copyright Agency, 2018. Photo: © The State Hermitage Museum 2018, Pavel Demidov and Konstantin Sinyavsky. SID66525##M.

  • Armchair travel: Japan’s Setouchi Triennale

    With John McBride

    Saturday 16 February 2019, 10.30am

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Yodogawa-Technique Chinu – the Black Sea Bream of Uno (detail) Photo: Osamu Nakamura

  • Workshop: Custom leather-bound artist’s journal

    For Intermediate level bookbinders

    Sunday 17 February 2019, 10.30am

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

  • Coffee tour: Brett Whiteley: drawing is everything

    For members and guests

    Thursday 31 January & Tuesday 19 February 2019, 10am

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

  • Puglia and the art of assimilation

    With Steven Miller

    Thursday 21 February 2019, 10.30am

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Roman Amphitheatre in Lecce Puglia

  • From Chopin to Sibelius: Art and the national soul in Poland and the Baltics

    With Rosamund Bartlett

    Saturday 2 March 2019, 10.30am

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Kraków, Poland

  • Peter Griffen weekend studio workshop

    At the artists studio

    Friday 8 March 2019, 11am - 1pm
    Saturday 9 - Sunday 10 March 2019, 10am - 4pm

    Charges apply

    Image: Peter Griffen studio

  • Magnificence and surprise

    An exploration of Russian Decorative Arts over 300 years

    Sundays 24 February, 3 & 10 March 2019, 10.30am

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

  • Workshop: Drawing the landscape

    With Juliet Holmes a Court

    Sunday 17 March 2019, 10.30am

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

    Image: courtesy Juliet Holmes a Court

  • Coffee tour: Heaven and earth in Chinese art

    Treasures from the National Palace Museum

    Thursday 28 February & Tuesday 19 March 2019, 10am

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

    Image: Ming dynasty 1368 – 1644 Portrait of the Hung-chih Emperor hanging scroll (detail); silk 386.6 × 188 cm National Palace Museum

  • Art Gallery Society Annual General Meeting

    Membership, events and business

    Wednesday 20 March 2019, 7.15pm

    Free, bookings required

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Free, bookings required

  • Whiteley Art Bus

    Free shuttle bus

    Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays
    1 February to 31 March 2019, 2pm

    Front of the Gallery | Duration 3 hours | Free with exhibition entry

  • Resonate 2019

    Concert series

    Various dates in 2019, 6.30pm
    See listing for details

    Duration 2 hours, 30 minutes | Charges apply

    Image: Emma Pask

  • Art appreciation lecture series 2019

    Being Human: The figure in art

    Various Wednesdays 6pm and Thursdays, 1pm
    30 January - 14 November 2019
    See listing for details

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Charles Meere Australian beach pattern 1940 (detail) © Charles Meere Estate/Copyright Agency 2018

  • Absolute beginners 2019

    Monthly workshops

    Various Fridays and Saturdays in 2019, 1pm
    See listing for details

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

  • Art essentials 2019

    Monthly classes workshops

    Various Saturdays in 2019, 10.30am
    See listing for details

    Art Gallery Society (members lounge) | Charges apply

  • Gallery Express 2019

    A bus tour of selected commercial galleries

    Various Wednesdays in 2019
    See listing for details

    Front of the Gallery | Duration 3 hours, 30 minutes | Charges apply

  • Art Club 2019

    For children aged 9–13

    Various Saturdays and Sundays in 2019
    10.30am, 1pm and 3pm
    See listing for details

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

  • Kids Club 2019

    For children aged 5–8

    Various Saturdays and Sundays in 2019
    10.30am, 1pm, 3pm
    See listing for details

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

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