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.


Thursday 6 April, 6—9pm

Artist take-over

Especially for NAS Nights the artist led collective Barbara Cleveland present a night of performance, including a lecture and unexpected activations of the site by Get to Work, Giselle Stanborough, Knitted Abyss and Eugene Choi this is not one to miss.

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