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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  • Family workshop: Flowers and feathers

    School holiday activity for children aged 5-8

    Tuesday 26 September 2017, 10.30am

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

    Image: Unknown Artist Civil rank badge, 8th rank (Mandarin duck insignia) 1850-75 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales

  • Scandals of Italian Renaissance dynasties

    With Lorraine Kypiotis

    Wednesday 27 September 2017, 6pm

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Andrea Mantegna The Court of Gonzaga 1465-74 (detail)

  • Young Members: Spring social

    Drinks on the rooftop of Darlinghurst's East Village Hotel

    Thursday 28 September 2017, 6pm

    Free, bookings required

    Duration 2 hours | Free, bookings required

  • Private eye: Wrobel collection

    For members and guests

    Saturday 30 September 2017, 1pm

    Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: John Passmore Museum of Art

  • Lister live II

    Life drawing with artist Anthony Lister at Nanda\Hobbs Contemporary

    Thursday 5 October 2017, 6pm

    Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: courtesy Anthony Lister

  • 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: Andrew Lloyd Greensmith The inner stillness of Eileen Kramer (detail), Archibald Prize 2017 finalist

  • Creative drawing workshop: Focus

    With Catherine Hickson

    Wednesday 11 October 2017, 6.30pm

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

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

  • Portrait drawing: Face off II

    With Mike Barnard

    Saturday 14 October 2017, 1pm

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

    Image: courtesy Mike Barnard

  • The travel sketchbook

    With Sheila Posner

    Sunday 15 October 2017, 10.30am, 2pm

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

    Image: Detail from Sheila Posner sketchbook

  • Study day: Victorian watercolours

    Ambition and splendour: watercolours from 1830s to 1900

    Saturday 21 October 2017, 10.15am

    Duration 3 hours, 15 minutes | Charges apply

    Image: Edward Angelo Goodall Interior of the Mosque of Sultan Hassan, Cairo 1880 (detail), Art Gallery of New South Wales

  • Workshop: Shape, line and colour

    With Celia Gullett

    Sunday 22 October 2017, 10am

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

    Image: Cressida Campbell Kitchen utensils (detail) 1993 © Cressida Campbell. Licensed by Viscopy, Sydney

  • Peter Griffen workshops 2017

    Weekend painting workshops at the artist's studio

    Various Fridays-Sundays in 2017
    See listing for details

    Charges apply

  • Drawing workshop: Face and hands

    With Juliet Holmes a Court

    Sunday 29 October 2017, 10am

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

    Image: courtesy Juliet Holmes a Court

  • Jazz at the Gallery

    James Morrison Quintet

    Sunday 29 October 2017, 7pm

    Entrance court | Duration 3 hours | Charges apply

    Image: James Morrison

  • Author talk and book signing: Whiteley on trial

    With Gabriella Coslovich

    Friday 10 November 2017, 2pm

    Domain Theatre | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Brett Whiteley Self portrait in the studio 1976 (detail) © Wendy Whiteley

  • Art and away

    Sculpture in the Vineyards

    Saturday 11 November 2017, 7.45am

    Duration 10 hours, 45 minutes | Charges apply

    Image: Tobias Bennett Rearing horse 2017 (detail)

  • Painting workshop: Looking at landscape

    With Belynda Henry

    Sunday 1 October, 10.30am
    Saturday 11 November, 10.30am
    Sunday 12 November 2017, 10.30am

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

    Image: courtesy Belynda Henry

  • Armchair travel: Greece, Cyprus and Turkey

    With Judy Roberts

    Thursday 16 November 2017, 10.30am

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Celsus Library in Ephesus, Turkey

  • 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

  • Armchair travel: Armenia, Georgia and Azerbaijan

    With Liz Gibson

    Saturday 18 November 2017, 10.30am

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Narikala Castle in Tbilisi, Georgia

  • 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

  • A golden age in the making

    Lectures exploring Dutch art, history and culture

    Sundays 10.30am
    5-19 November 2017

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

    Image: Hendrick Jacobsz Dubbels View of Batavia c1650–55, Rijksmuseum

  • Resonate 2017

    Concert series

    Various dates in 2017, 7pm

    Duration 3 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Leonard and Slava Grigoryan, 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

  • Tall tales

    Giants of 18th-21st century literature

    Various Fridays and Saturdays 10.30am
    18 August - 25 November 2017
    See listing for dates

    Domain Theatre | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Henry Wallis Dr Johnson (1709–84) at Cave’s the Publisher 1854 (detail), oil on canvas, private collection / Bridgeman Images

  • Members party

    The Dutch golden age

    Saturday 25 November 2017, 6.30pm

    Entrance court | Duration 3 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Judith Leyster The jolly drinker 1629 (detail), Rijksmuseum, purchased with the support of the Vereniging Rembrandt

  • Kids Drawing Prize 2017 awards ceremony

    For members and guests

    Sunday 26 November 2017, 10am

    Free

    Domain Theatre | Duration 2 hours | Free

    Image: Eleanor Gibson, age 11 Chloe (detail), Kids Drawing Prize 2016 finalist

  • Jazz at the Gallery

    The Divine One: a tribute to Sarah Vaughan

    Sunday 26 November 2017, 7pm

    Entrance court | Duration 3 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Dan Barnett

  • 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

  • Coffee tour: Robert Mapplethorpe

    For members and guests

    Tuesday 21 November, Thursday 7 December 2017, 10am

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

    Image: Robert Mapplethorpe Tulips 1978 © Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. Used by permission

  • 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

  • Coffee tour: Rembrandt and the Dutch golden age

    For members and guests

    Tuesday 28 November, Thursday 14 December 2017, 10am

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

    Image: Abraham Mignon Still life with fruit, oysters, and a porcelain bowl 1660–79 (detail), Rijksmuseum, purchased with the support of the Vereniging Rembrandt

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