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.

National Art School Board Directors: Expressions of Interest

The NSW Government is inviting expressions of interest from people who would like to be considered for appointment as a director of the National Art School Board. Directors will work alongside the NSW Government and other key stakeholders to help achieve the School’s ambitions and secure its long-term future through the development and implementation of commercial, academic and philanthropic strategies.

The Other Art Fair

Thursday 22 March - Opening Night: 6pm-10pm
Friday 23 March: 2pm-10pm 
Saturday 24 March: 11am-7pm 
Sunday 25 March: 10am-5pm

Exhibition Hall, Locomotive Workshop Bay 8, 2 Locomotive Street, Eveleigh

The National Art School is thrilled to collaborate with The Other Art Fair to present two stands; the first of NAS graduates and the second, Represent curated by NAS Director and CEO,  Steven Alderton. The exhibition brings together five women artists from Sydney and central Australia, where geographies mean both little and much. Their work is centred on reinterpreting possibilities – between the real and unreal, abstract and representational, traditional and contemporary culture, and human and superhuman.

Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize 2018

Exhibition: Thursday 15 March — Saturday 12 May 2018 
Opening & Prize Announcement: Wednesday  21 March, 6pm  

Guest curator Nike Savvas has selected some of the country’s brightest contemporary art stars who will in turn nominate one emerging contemporary artist to participate in the exhibition. This pairing of established and emerging artists seeks to encourage mentoring relationships between different generations of artists.

Old Darlinghurst Gaol Historic Tours

Paid tours $15 per person Offered twice a month  Meet at Forbes Street entrance

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.

Life Drawing Club

During Semester Monday & Thursday 5:30—8:30pm Building 16

Join a friendly community of people who love drawing from life models, in the new bi-weekly Drawing Club. No experience necessary or long-term commitments, pay as you go and draw at your own pace.

Art Forum

During Semester Wednesday 1—2pm NAS Campus (locations vary)

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