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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  • Art and revolution: The life and death of the Russian avant-garde

    With Rosamund Bartlett

    Thursdays 10.30am
    2-23 February 2017

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Aleksandr Rodchenko Composition 1918 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales © Alexander Rodchenko/RAO. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

  • Special lecture: Versailles

    With Ashley Dawson Damer

    Thursday 2 March 2017, 10.30am

    Free

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Free

    Image: after Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun Queen Marie-Antoinette 1779-80 (detail), oil on canvas, on loan to the NGA from the Palace of Versailles. Photo © RMN-Grand Palais (Château de Versailles) / Gérard Blot

  • Armchair travel: Bhutan

    With Joyce Morgan

    Saturday 4 March 2017, 10.30am

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Punakha Dzong, Bhutan

  • Day tour: Drill Hall Gallery and NGA

    Visit 'Versailles: treasures from the palace' and 'Elisabeth Cummings: interior landscapes'

    Saturday 11 March 2017, 7.45am

    Duration 12 hours, 45 minutes | Charges apply

    Image: The Hall of Mirrors, Palace of Versailles © Jose Ignacio Soto / Shutterstock.com

  • Armchair travel: Cutting-edge contemporary

    With Gitte Weise

    Saturday 11 March 2017, 10.30am

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Exhibition at the Baumwollspinnerei in Leipzig, Germany. Photo: Juliane Thiere / Alamy Stock Photo

  • Teenage workshop: Abstract painting

    For 13-16 year olds with Karen O'Connor

    Sunday 12 March 2017, 10.30am

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

  • Free viewing for members

    'Adman: Warhol before pop' and 'John Olsen: the you beaut country'

    Sunday 12 March 2017, 5.15pm
    Monday 13 March 2017, 10am

    Free

    Free

  • Travel Draw winners announcement

    For Gallery members and their guests

    Wednesday 15 March 2017, 6pm

    Free, bookings required

    Art Gallery Society (members lounge) | Duration 1 hour | Free, bookings required

  • Young Members tour: Macquarie Group Collection

    A rare chance to see some of Australia's best contemporary art

    Thursday 16 March 2017, 6pm

    Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes | Charges apply

    Image: 50 Martin Place

  • Armchair travel: More than meets the eye

    With Kathryn Hunyor

    Saturday 18 March 2017, 10.30am

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa © SANAA

  • The Kimberley rock art dating project

    Take an exploration in time

    Saturday 18 March 2017, 2pm

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

    Image: courtesy of Kimberley Foundation Australia. Copyright owner reserves all rights.

  • Art and away

    Visit Penrith Regional Gallery and The Lewers Bequest

    Thursday 23 March 2017, 8.45am

    Front of the Gallery | Duration 5 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Amanda Penrose Hart Church, Hill End 2008 (detail), Collection of Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, purchase © Amanda Penrose Hart

  • Armchair travel: Splendours of Uzbekistan

    With Liz Gibson

    Saturday 25 March 2017, 10.30am

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Hast Imam Square in Tashkent, Ubekistan

  • Creative drawing workshop: Focus

    With Catherine Hickson

    Sunday 26 March 2017, 10.30am

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

    Charles Meere Australian beach pattern 1940 (detail) © Charles Meere Estate. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney.

  • Art Gallery Society Annual General Meeting

    Membership, events and business

    Wednesday 5 April 2017, 7.15pm

    Free, bookings recommended

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Free, bookings recommended

  • Rosalie Gascoigne centenary

    Celebrate 100 years since the artist's birth

    Thursday 6 April 2017, 10.30am

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Rosalie Gascoigne Metropolis (1999)(detail) © Rosalie Gascoigne. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

  • Bookbinding workshop: Leather-wrap journals

    With Michelle Lackenby

    Sunday 9 April 2017, 10.30am

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

    Image: courtesy Michelle Lackenby

  • Workshop: Working in watercolour

    With Andrew Antoniou

    Sunday 23 April 2017, 10.30am

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

    Image: courtesy Andrew Antoniou

  • Martin Sharp: a life in colour

    Hear from his biographer Joyce Morgan

    Thursday 27 April 2017, 10.30am

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Martin Sharp Mister Tambourine Man 1967 (detail) © Estate of Martin Sharp. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

  • Sketching the magic line

    With Mike Barnard

    Saturdays 1pm
    8 April, 13 May 2017

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

    Image: courtesy Mike Barnard

  • Coffee tour: Warhol before pop

    For members and guests

    Tuesday 2 May, Thursday 18 May 2017, 10am

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

    Image: Philip Pearlstein Andy Warhol in New York City c1949 (detail), Philip Pearlstein papers, Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution

  • 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, licensed by Viscopy, Australia

  • 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

  • Dig the world

    Astounding tales from the heroic age of archaeology

    Various Fridays and Saturdays 10.30am
    7 April - 22 July 2016
    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

  • 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

  • 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: Omega Ensemble, courtesy the artists

  • 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