The Art Gallery Society forms an integral part of the social life of the Gallery and Newcastle. It aims to stimulate wide community interest and involvement in the Gallery. Through fundraising and events, the Art Gallery Society is able to provide support for Gallery programs.
Every year the Society arranges lectures and films on the visual arts, special previews of exhibitions and visits to other galleries and collections for its members. Art Gallery Society membership is open to all members of the public, and is a great way to enhance your Gallery experience.
Since 1970, the Society has published the magazine Artemis, which provides an informative digest of exhibitions, acquisitions and people involved in the visual arts.
The Art Gallery Society offers a range of membership options from Individual annual membership for $40 through to Family Life Membership (see membership form for details). Membership enquiries on 02 4974 5123 or email@example.com
Coffee with Art
10.30am – 12.00pm
1st Wednesday of the Month
Morning tea followed by informative talks.
Wednesday 5 June
Diarne Wiercinski, Newcastle Art Gallery Assistant Curator looks at artist Fiona Hall’s holdings in the collection.
Wednesday 3 July
Craig Judd, independent curator, arts writer and lecturer, explores the exhibition Illumination The art of Philip Wolfhagen.
Wednesday 7 August
Artist Peter Atkins talks about the work of sculptor Clement Meadmore.
$10 Members, $15 Non Members payable at the door
Bookings essential for catering purposes: 02 4974 5123 or firstname.lastname@example.org
TURNER FROM THE TATE: THE MAKING OF A MASTER
Art Gallery of South Australia
Thursday 16 May - Sunday 19 May
Welcoming new members
Sunday 28 July
New members are invited to the Gallery for afternoon drinks. View the current exhibition and be taken on tour ‘behind the scenes’.
RSVP required. Call 4963 1518 by 24 July.
LIVING MUSIC Celebrating Guiseppe Verdi
Thursday 29 August & Thursday 5 September
Celebrating the bicentenary of the birth of Italian composer Guiseppe Verdi, Director of Christ Church Camerata, David Banney looks at Verdi’s musical legacy.
Single lecture: $25 members/concession, $35 non-members
Two lectures: $40 members/concession, $60 non-members
DINNER WITH FRIENDS Offsite event
Tuesday 17 September
6.45pm for 7.00pm start
Enjoy an informal three course dinner with Gallery Society friends at Clydesdale Restaurant Hamilton TAFE Parry Street Newcastle West.
$30 payable on booking. Drinks purchased at the dinner.
RSVP required. Call 4926 2867 by 10 September
Places for 50 members.
For more information
Society inquiry line:
02 4974 5123
PO Box 1727
Newcastle NSW 2300
Bookings are essential for all events. All cheques made payable to Newcastle Art Gallery Society.
President: Prue Viggers
Vice President: Helen De Bruyn
Secretary/Public Officer: Gael Davies
Treasurer: John Turnbull
Membership Secretary: Helen Dark
Committee: Carolanne Clement, Ros Earp, Peter Frost, Jan Hills, Anne Pell and Jeanette Stokes
Art Gallery Society Membership Form (1.0 MB pdf)