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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  • Young Members: Studio visit

    Abdul Abdullah and Caroline Rothwell

    Saturday 27 April 2019, 2pm

    Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Jonathan Dalton Abdul 2018 (detail)

  • Free viewing for members

    The essential Duchamp

    Sunday 28 April 2019, 9am

    Contemporary galleries | Duration 8 hours | Free

    Image: Marcel Duchamp Bicycle wheel 1964 (replica of 1913 original) Philadelphia Museum of Art, gift of Galleria Schwarz d’Arte, Milan, 1964-175-1 © Association Marcel Duchamp/ADAGP. Copyright Agency, 2019

  • Workshop: Introduction to the art of calligraphy

    With Xueyi Bai

    Sunday 28 April 2019, 2.30pm

    Members lounge | Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes | Charges apply

    Image: courtesy Xueyi Bai

  • Young Professionals: Meetup

    Art and conversations

    Wednesday 1 May 2019, 6pm

    Function space | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

  • Where worlds collide

    Australia’s epic story and the human history of the Kimberley

    Friday 3 May 2019, 10.30am

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: photo by Grahame Walsh, courtesy of the Takarakka Archive

  • Journey to Algeria

    With Alex McKay and Julian Droogan

    Saturday 4 May 2019, 10.30am

    Domain Theatre | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: The Berber-Roman ruins of Djémila

  • The artist speaks: In conversation

    Inspirations from Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prize winners and finalists

    Sundays 17, 24 March, 7, 14 April, 5 May 2019, 11am

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Del Kathryn Barton

  • Archibald Preview Party 2019

    Be among the first in Sydney to see this much loved exhibition

    Sunday 5 May 2019, 6pm

    Entrance court | Duration 3 hours | Charges apply

    Image: photo by Felicity Jenkins

  • Day Tour: Newcastle and Maitland

    Sodeisha: Connected to Australia and Charles Blackman

    Tuesday 7 May 2019, 7.45am

    Duration 10 hours, 30 minutes | Charges apply

    Image: Satoru Hoshino Beginning Form – Spiral ’17 2017, courtesy the artist

  • Drawing from sculpture 2019

    With Siena White

    Various Wednesdays 6.30pm
    See listing for details

    Members lounge | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

  • The Masterclass workshop series: Wendy Sharpe

    Advance your practice with an acclaimed artist

    Sunday 12 May 2019, 10.30am

    Function space | Duration 5 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Wendy Sharpe Self portrait as Diana of Erskineville 1996 (detail)

  • Young Members: Conservation tour

    Behind the scenes

    Wednesday 15 May 2019, 6pm

    Members lounge | Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes | Charges apply

  • 500 years: The legacy of Leonardo da Vinci

    Celebrate the life of a creative genius

    Saturday 18 May 2019, 10.30am

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

    Image: Leonardo da Vinci Mona Lisa – Portrait of Lisa Gherardini, wife of Francesco del Giocondo c. 1503–19 (detail) Louvre Museum, Paris, France

  • Land, air and sea: inspiration from the elements

    With Andy Bromberger

    Saturdays 4 to 18 May 2019, 10.30am

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Tom Roberts Storm at sea circa 1907 (detail)

  • The Masterclass workshop series: Jonathan Dalton

    Advance your practice with an acclaimed artist

    Sunday 19 May 2019, 10.30am

    Function space | Duration 5 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Jonathan Dalton Four lemons

  • Workshop: Floral crochet

    With Margaret Daszkiewicz

    Sunday 19 May 2019, 10.30am

    Members lounge | Duration 5 hours | Charges apply

    Image: courtesy Margaret Daszkiewicz

  • Introduction to the art of Chinese calligraphy 2019

    With Xueyi Bai

    Wednesdays 1, 8, 15, 29 May 2019, 2pm

    Members lounge | Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes | Charges apply

    Image: courtesy Xueyi Bai

  • Film screening: Sister Wendy's Grand Tour

    Members-only viewing

    Saturday 13 April 2019, 1pm
    Friday 31 May 2019, 11am

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Free, bookings required

    Image: Sister Wendy Beckett during her visit to the Barber Institute of Fine Arts in Birmingham in 2004. Photo: John James/Mirrorpix

  • Workshop: Portrait drawing for beginners

    With Sue Vesely

    Saturday 8 June 2019, 10.30am

    Members lounge | Duration 5 hours | Charges apply

  • The Masterclass workshop series: Salvatore Zofrea

    Advance your practice with an acclaimed artist

    Sunday 9 June 2019, 10.30am

    Function space | Duration 5 hours | Charges apply

    Image: courtesy of Salvatore Zofrea

  • Drawing from painting

    With Siena White

    Various Wednesdays 6.30pm
    See listing for details

    Members lounge | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

  • Embroidery workshop: 3-D flowers

    With Margaret Daszkiewicz

    Saturday 15 June 2019, 10.30am

    Members lounge | Duration 5 hours | Charges apply

    Image: courtesy Margaret Daszkiewicz

  • The Masterclass workshop series: Paul Newton

    Advance your practice with an acclaimed artist

    Sunday 16 June 2019, 10.30am

    Function space | Duration 5 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Paul Newton Roy and HG

  • Armchair travel: Ethiopia – the heart of African Civilisation

    With Jane Hutcheon

    Saturday 22 June 2019, 10.30am

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Frescoes in the Debre Birhan Selassie church in Gondar, Ethiopia

  • The Masterclass workshop series: Robert Malherbe

    Advance your practice with an acclaimed artist

    Sunday 23 June 2019, 10.30am

    Function space | Duration 5 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Robert Malherbe Arcadia Road, Blackheath 2018 (detail)

  • Teenage Art Club 2019

    For ages 13+

    Various dates in 2019
    10.30am
    See listing for detail

    Members lounge | Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes | Charges apply

  • Coffee tour: The essential Duchamp

    For members and guests

    Tuesdays 7 May, 4 June, 2 July, 6 August 2019, 10am

    Members lounge | Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes | Charges apply

    Image: Marcel Duchamp Hat rack 1964 (replica of 1917 original) National Gallery of Australia, Canberra © Association Marcel Duchamp/ADAGP. Copyright Agency, 2018

  • Coffee tour: Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2019

    For members and guests

    Tuesdays 28 May, 25 June, 30 July, 27 August 2019, 10am

    Members lounge | Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes | Charges apply

  • Resonate 2019

    Concert series

    Various dates in 2019, 6.30pm
    See listing for details

    Duration 2 hours, 30 minutes | Charges apply

    Image: Monsieur Camembert

  • 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

    Members lounge | Duration 3 hours | Charges apply

  • Art essentials 2019

    Monthly classes workshops

    Various Saturdays in 2019, 10.30am
    See listing for details

    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

    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

    Members lounge | Duration 1 hour, 30 minutes | Charges apply

    Image: photo by Jenni Carter

Art Gallery Society of NSW