What's On

The National Art School hosts a diverse schedule of events, including exhibitions, performances, short courses, screenings, discussions, talks and tours. Here you can find information on the upcoming NAS events throughout the year, as well as stay up to date with our latest news.

Vernon Ah Kee: Not an animal or a plant

7 January—11 March
Monday—Saturday 11am—5pm
NAS Gallery

Presented in association with Sydney Festival, this solo exhibition by internationally renowned Australian artist Vernon Ah Kee is a thought-provoking portrait of black and white political issues, attitudes and ideologies.

Vernon Ah Kee Lecture

28 February
6—7.30pm
NAS Gallery

After a sold-out lecture last week, we have the pleasure of welcoming artist Vernon Ah Kee back to discuss his exhibition not an animal or a plant at the National Art School Gallery and reflect on the 1967 referendum: what it meant for him and his family and what has changed 50 years on.


Rayner Hoff: Life and Art

9—22 March
Monday—Saturday 9am—5pm
Rayner Hoff Project Space, Building 11

The project, presented in the artist’s former studio, the Rayner Hoff Project Space, accompanies the launch of a major new biography, Rayner Hoff: the life of a sculptor, by NAS lecturer and historian, Deborah Beck.

Life Drawing Club

2017 classes begin 27 February

The NAS Life Drawing Club runs every Monday and Thursday evening from 5:30 - 8:30pm.

No experience is necessary and pay as you go and draw at your own pace.

Old Darlinghurst Gaol Historic Tour

Join us for a tour of the Old Darlinghurst Gaol, shedding light on the fascinating history of the site and exposing the dark, hidden corners which aren’t usually open for public access.

Art Forum

Wednesdays 1—2pm during semester

Art Forum is a free weekly lecture series which provides a platform for artists, curators, writers and professionals from diverse fields to speak about their work and interests, and issues concerning contemporary arts practice.

Alumni Exhibitions

A selection of alumni, staff and student exhibitions on this month around Australia and the world.

Updated monthly