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.

Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize

28 March — 20 May
Monday—Saturday 11am—5pm
NAS Gallery

Coming up at NAS Gallery is the highly regarded Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize. Guest curator Callum Morton 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.

Kevin Connor

Thursday 13 April, Saturday 15 April, Tuesday 18 April, Wednesday 19 April,
Thursday 20 April
Rayner Hoff Project Space, Building 11

Kevin Connor is regarded as one of Australia’s most distinguished artists. He is a Fellow of the National Art School and is famously the only artist to twice win the Archibald Prize, the Sulman Prize, and the Dobell Prize for Drawing. He has held over sixty solo exhibitions since his first exhibition in 1962, including a retrospective at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in 2006. This exhibition features major works selected by the artist of Sydney, other cities and figures and coincides with the a new publication from The Beagle Press.

Future Makers

18—21 April
Monday—Thursday 9.30am—4pm
NAS Campus

Delivered during school holidays, Future Makers is designed to engage and support young talent through a technical, studio-based teaching, allowing students to explore their interests and develop new skills while making friends.

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.

Old Darlinghurst Gaol Historic Tour

Paid tours
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.

Alumni Exhibitions

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

Updated monthly