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.

Exhibition: Grounded

18 August — 14 October 2017
Monday—Saturday, 11am—5pm
NAS Gallery

Grounded is a major National Art School exhibition featuring work by artists Mitch Cairns, Karla Dickens, Newell Harry, Jumaadi, James Nguyen, Addison Marshall, Joan Ross and Justine Varga who have all studied at the School.

Underbelly Arts Lab and Festival 2017

Lab: 25 September — 6 October, NAS Campus
Festival: 7— 8 October, NAS Campus

Witness the madness and magic of experimental art at the Underbelly Arts Lab and Festival 2017. Discover 21 ambitious new projects by Australia’s boldest voices in contemporary art amongst every nook and cranny of the National Art School.

Old Darlinghurst Gaol Historic Tours

Paid tours $12 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.

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.

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.

Alumni Exhibitions

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

Updated monthly