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 firstname.lastname@example.org
COFFEE WITH ART
10.30am – 12.00pm
1st Wednesday of the Month
Morning tea followed by informative talks.
Wednesday 5 February 10.30am
Director of Stuart & Sons Piano Factory, Wayne Stuart, talks about the art of piano making.
$10 Members, $15 Non Members payable at the door
Bookings essential for catering purposes: 02 4974 5123 or email@example.com
CHRISTMAS IN THE GALLERY
Share the spirit of Christmas
Sunday 1 December
Enjoy a three course dinner and drinks in the Gallery. With the back drop of Whiteley on Water the attire is casual ‘beach-side’ - caftans, sarongs, board shorts, sunscreen...
$90 members only. Includes dinner and drinks
Bookings required. Payment upon booking. Call 4974 5123 or 4926 2867
Friday 10 January 2014
6.00pm – 8.00pm
Now in its fourth year, Hunter vignerons talk about the art of wine making and match one of their wines to one of the works of art in the current summer exhibitions. Join in the fun, appreciating art and some of the Hunter’s excellent vintages.
Cost: $20/person payable at the door
RSVP: 4974 5123 for catering purposes
SIX SUMMER FLICKS
Each screening: 6.30pm
The sixth season of quality international films returns to Tower Cinemas Newcastle. Download the full flyer.
A Lady in Paris (M) Tuesday 14 January
Broken (MA) Wednesday 15 January
Oh Boy (M) Thursday 16 January
Child’s Pose (CTC) Tuesday 21 January
Looking for Hortense (M) Wednesday 22 January
Tenderness (CTC) Thursday 23 January
$12 members/concession, $15 non-members
$60 members/concession, $72 non-members
BOOKS WITH ART
Meet in the Art Gallery library at 10.30am. Over morning tea, discuss books with art related themes. Limited copies of the books will be available at the Art Gallery shop and participants will receive 10% discount when membership card is shown.
Friday 28 March: Notebooks by Betty Churcher, The Miegunyah Press Melbourne University Publishing Ltd 2011
Friday 30 May: Artists in Conversation by Janet Hawley, The Slattery Media Group 2012
Friday 25 July: ART THEFT and the Case of the Stolen Turners by Sandy Nairn, Reaktion Books 2011
Friday 26 September: Moroccan Idyll Art and Orientalism by Jeanette Hoorn,The Miegunyah Press Melbourne University Publishing Ltd 2012
Cost:$10.00 (includes morning tea)
RSVP:4974 5123 to book your place. Numbers limited to the first 20 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