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.

See also:

  • Drawing fundamentals

    With Christine Simpson

    Wednesdays 5 to 26 September 2018, 1pm

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

  • Workshop: Introduction to Calligraphy for beginners

    With Xueyi Bai

    Sunday 30 September 2018, 2pm

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

    Image: courtesy Xueyi Bai

  • Young Members: Annual Spring social

    Drinks on the rooftop of Darlinghurst's East Village Hotel

    Thursday 4 October 2018, 6pm

    Free, bookings recommended

    Duration 2 hours | Free, bookings recommended

    Image: East Village Hotel

  • Resonate 2018

    Concert series

    Various dates in 2018, 6.30pm
    See listing for details

    Charges apply

    Image: Emma Matthews

  • Family workshop: Origami

    School holiday activity for children aged 6+

    Monday 8 & Tuesday 9 October 2018, 10.30am

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

  • Teenage holiday workshop: Funky Faces

    Cartooning and concertinas

    Friday 5 & Wednesday 10 October 2018, 10.30am

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

  • Workshop: Creative origami

    With Michael Clonaris and Midori Furze

    Saturday 13 October 2018, 1pm

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

  • Workshop: Floral embroidery - 3D rose

    With Margaret Daszkiewicz

    Sunday 14 October 2018, 10.30am

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

    Image: courtesy Margaret Daszkiewicz

  • Free viewing for members

    Masters of modern art from the Hermitage

    Sunday 14 October 2018, 5.15pm & 6.15pm
    Monday 15 October 2018, 2pm & 3pm

    Major exhibition gallery | Free, bookings required

  • Young Members: Behind the scenes

    Conservation studio

    Wednesday 17 October 2018, 6pm

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

    Image: Conservation studio, retouching Roy de Maistre Colour music (circa 1934)

  • Drawing from the figure

    With Siena White

    Various Wednesdays 6.30pm
    14 March - 17 October 2018
    See listing for details

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

  • Armchair Travel: Treasures of the Emerald Isle

    With Kenneth Park

    Saturday 27 October 2018, 10.30am

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Blarney House, County Cork, Ireland, seen from Blarney Castle.

  • Teenage Art Club

    For ages 13+

    Various Sundays in 2018
    10.30am

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

  • Family workshop: Grandparents day

    Celebrate National Grandparents day

    Sunday 28 October 2018, 1.30pm

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

  • Jazz at the Gallery

    James Morrison Quintet

    Sunday 28 October 2018, 6.30pm

    Entrance court | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: James Morrison

  • Coffee tour: John Russell

    For members and guests

    Tuesday 21 August, 11 September, 30 October 2018, 10am
    Thursday 11 October 2018, 10am

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

    Image: John Russell Peonies and head of a woman c1887 (detail) National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

  • The art of Chinese calligraphy

    With Xueyi Bai

    Wednesday's 3, 10, 17, 31 October 2018, 2.30pm

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

    Image: courtesy Xueyi Bai

  • Talk and tour: 'What’s new in Contemporary Art'

    With Gitte Weise

    Saturday 3 November 2018, 10.30am

    Centenary Auditorium | Duration 1 hour, 45 minutes | Charges apply

    Image: Michael Parekowhai The English Channel 2015 (detail)

  • Australian classics

    With Susannah Fullerton

    Various Fridays and Saturdays 10.30am
    5 October - 10 November 2018
    See listing for dates

    Domain Theatre | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: Frank Mahony Rounding up a straggler 1889 (detail)

  • Peter Griffen weekend painting workshop

    At the artists studio

    Friday 9 November 2018, 11am - 1pm
    Saturday 10 - Sunday 11 November 2018, 9.30am - 4pm

    Charges apply

    Image: Peter Griffen’s studio

  • Drawing from sculpture

    With Siena White

    Various Wednesdays 6.30pm
    17 January - 14 November 2018
    See listing for details

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

  • Absolute beginners 2018

    Monthly classes with Brenda Tye

    Various Fridays and Saturdays in 2018, 1pm
    See listing for details

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

  • Art appreciation lecture series 2018

    The hidden language of art: symbol and allusion

    Various Wednesdays 6pm and Thursdays, 1pm
    31 January - 15 November 2018
    See listing for details

    Domain Theatre | Duration 1 hour | Charges apply

    Image: Francois Boucher The Rape of Europa c1732–34 (detail) oil on canvas, Wallace Collection, London, UK / Bridgeman Images

  • Art essentials 2018

    Monthly classes with Brenda Tye

    Various Saturdays in 2018, 10.30am
    See listing for details

    Art Gallery Society (members lounge) | Charges apply

  • Russia: collectors, art and music of the early 20th century

    The emergence of the Russian avant-garde

    Saturdays 20 October, 3 and 24 November 2018, 10.30am

    Domain Theatre | Duration 2 hours | Charges apply

    Image: The Winter Palace in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

  • Gallery Express 2018

    A bus tour of selected commercial galleries

    Various Wednesdays in 2018
    See listing for details

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

  • Art Club 2018

    For children aged 9–13

    Various Saturdays and Sundays in 2018
    10.30am, 1pm and 3pm
    See listing for details

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

  • Kids Club 2018

    For children aged 5–8

    Various Saturdays and Sundays in 2018
    10.30am, 1pm, 3pm
    See listing for details

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

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