Check out the latest news from the NAS community, updated regularly with alumni, staff and student achievements and profiles, NAS Gallery exhibitions and information about events in the Cell Block and wider campus grounds.

National Art School announces new partnership with APY Art Centre Collective

The National Art School today announced a new partnership with APY Art Centre Collective, working together on the APY Photography Program, the APY Weapons for the Soldier program, and a collaborative APY and National Art School art skills development program. 

The Other Art Fair

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.

Ron Robertson-Swann OAM Retires

After an association with the National Art School and its previous incarnations which first began in 1957 as a student under Lyndon Dadswell, Ron Robertson-Swann OAM has retired on 15 March 2018 from his position as Head of the Sculpture Department.  He is of course one of Australia’s most distinguished sculptors and looks forward to devoting more time to his creative work in the years ahead.

Dobell Prize for Drawing comes to NAS Gallery in 2019

The National Art School will present the Dobell Drawing Prize in March 2019. The new biennial Prize will be presented at NAS Gallery, alongside a new drawing symposium that explores the importance of drawing in all its diversity.

Vale Michael Hobbs OAM

Vale Michael Hobbs. The staff and students of the National Art School were saddened to hear of the recent passing of Mr Michael Hobbs OAM. An inveterate collector and traveller with a particular interest in sculpture and contemporary works, Michael was a highly knowledgeable and enthusiastic supporter of the arts. He has been a huge supporter of the National Art School, in the 1960s he gave students funds to put on plays in the Cell Block and most recently he was the sponsor of the Michael Hobbs Sculpture Award for the last two years for which he was much appreciated. Our sincerest condolences to his family and friends.

Arts Minister sits down with ArtsHub

Check out this great article by ArtsHub with the Hon. Don Harwin, Minister for the Arts! We were pleased to welcome the Minister on campus earlier this week (where these great photos were taken!)

NAS student wins Fisher's Ghost sculpture prize

Congratulations to current MFA student Mechelle Bounpraseuth who has won the sculpture prize of the Fisher's Ghost Art Award at Campbelltown Arts Centre and Artbank has acquired the winning work for their collection!

Postgrad Show is open!

The Postgraduate Exhibition is open! Come on down to Darlinghurst, and check out the extraordinary exhibition from our 39 talented MFA students. Have a drink at the Young Henrys bar, enjoy tunes from FBi Radio djs and band The Goods and explore the campus and purchase artworks from Australia's next gen artists. The sales website is officially live with over 500 works to peruse.

NAS collaborates with The Other Art Fair

The National Art School is thrilled to be collaborating with The Other Art Fair Australia to celebrate emerging artists - come and visit us at stand #23. You will be able to check out the works of Melina Altman, Robert Cinque, Drew Connor, Ryan Hancock, Aly Indermuhle, Kirtika Kain, Thomas Kusturin, Peta Minnici, Charlotte Paull and Cameron Stead. We will be there all weekend! Friday 27 October: 12pm-9pm, Saturday 28 October: 11am-7pm, Sunday 29 October: 11am-6pm

NAS Alumnus wins Doug Moran Portrait Prize

Congratulations to NAS Fellow and Alumnus Tim Storrier AM who has won Australia's richest art prize - the Doug Moran National Portrait Prize! His portrait 'The Lunar Savant (Portrait of McLean Edwards)' is of friend and fellow artist McLean Edwards who is also a finalist in the prize. The finalists will be on display at Juniper Hall until 17 December.

Sculpture by the Sea

Opening this Thursday is the 21st edition of the always impressive, Sculpture by the Sea exhibition. The NAS community will be well represented on the spectacular coastal walk between Bondi Beach and Tamarama by alumni Linda Bowden, Tango Conway, Harrie Fasher, Stephen Harrison, Orest Keywan, Dale Miles, Amelia Skelton, Samantha Stephenson, Elyssa Sykes-Smith, Ken Unsworth, staff members Jane Gillings, Simon Hodgson and Ron Robertson-Swann OAM and short course student Anthony Battaglia.

NAS Alumnus wins the Mosman Prize

Congratulations to alumnus Jumaadi who has won the 70th Mosman Art Prize with his work 'Some kind of record'. The $50 000 acquisitive prize for painting has been runing since 1946. You can also see Jumaadi’s work in the current NAS Gallery exhibition, 'Grounded: Contemporary Australian Art' until 14 October.

Other finalists include alumni Shelly Anfield, Vilma Bader, Anthony Bartok, John Bokor, Ken Done, Matthew Fennelly, Annalisa Ferraris, Ashley Frost, Amanda Fuller, Peter Godwin, Alan Jones, Kevin McKay, Kate Neilsen, Ross Pullar, Megan Seres, Aemmon Sheehan, Zoe Young, staff member Deborah Marks and current MFA students Eliza Gosse and Marie Mansfield.

Underbelly Arts takes over NAS!

Experience the boldest new voices in contemporary art as the Underbelly Arts Festival takes over the National Art School this September and October. Come and explore 21 ambitious new projects spanning installation, performance, dance, sound, visual art, intervention, digital art, radical opera, architecture, activist and participatory practices and everything in between.

2018 International Residencies

NAS is excited to announce the 2018 international residency recipients; recent MFA Painting graduate Murat Urlali will be resident at the British School at Rome, and Gemma Avery (MFA Printmaking 2016), Dr Andrew Donaldson (Painting Lecturer), Holly Macdonald (BFA Ceramics 2014) and Joe Wilson (MFA Painting 2016) will take up residence at the Onslow Storrier Studio at Cité internationale des arts in Paris. Congratulations to our 2018 residents, we can’t wait to see what you do with your time in these European centres of artistic excellence!

This week in history with Lorraine Kypiotis

Check out this podcast where our resident history buff / Art History and Theory Lecturer Lorraine Kypiotis chats to ABC Radio about her all time favourite hunk of marble, Michaelangelo's David for their segment 'This week in History'.

Get ready for NAS Nights!

We are so excited that Jack Colwell is coming home to perform at NAS Nights next Thursday, 14 September! Jack is a graduate who has been taking the music world by storm - so grab your friends and come on down for drinks and a dance!

Open Day - Find Your Future

Open Day is getting closer! Check out this article by ArtsHub and Find Your Future at the National Art School. Saturday, 2 September from 10am–4pm.

The Drawing Exchange

Last week the National Art School hosted DJAMU Photography workshops in conjunction with the Art Gallery of New South Wales. To coincide with the opening of Mervyn Bishop's exhibition, high school students from local and regional NSW worked with our photomedia and education outreach department's to produce a body of work that is now on display at the Research Library at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. #NAIDOCWeek

NAS Third year student wins major prize

Congratulations to current third year student Cameron Stead who has won the Kilgour Prize! The $50,000 prize is one of Australia's major art prizes, created in 1987 from the bequest of NAS Alumnus Jack Kilgour (1934-36, and then teacher from 1940-1970). The Kilgour Prize is awarded for an outstanding figurative or portrait work and is displayed at the Newcastle Art Gallery. This is an incredible achievement for a young emerging artist, still at art school, congratulations Cameron!

NAS and Mirvac partnership unveiled

“(It’s a) symbolic vessel that carries the history of this particular place, floating down the once existing stream. Laying on its side, the tree becomes a boat, an ark floating down Underwood Street.” National Art School graduate Michael McIntyre talks with The Sydney Morning Herald about his work Underwood Ark.

Commissioned as part of a partnership between NAS and property developer Mirvac, this impressive installation can now be seen suspended above Underwood Street in the Sydney CBD.

NAS Alumni win Archibald and Sulman Prizes!

Congratulations to all the NAS community who have been announced as finalists in the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes. Archibald Prize: Alumni Andrew Bonneau, Mitch Cairns, Lucy Culliton, Ashley Frost, Jordan Richardson, what, Natasha Walsh and staff member Noel Thurgate. Wynne Prize: Alumni Lucy Culliton, James Drinkwater, Alan Jones, Juz Kitson, Guy Maestri, Ben Milne, Rowan Robertson, Alexandra Standen and Tim Storrier. Sulman Prize: Alumni Philjames (with Robert Malherbe), Joan Ross and Nicola Smith. Best of luck to everyone and stay tuned for the announcements on 28 July 2017.

Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prize Finalists

Congratulations to all the NAS community who have been announced as finalists in the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes. Archibald Prize: Alumni Andrew Bonneau, Mitch Cairns, Lucy Culliton, Ashley Frost, Jordan Richardson, what, Natasha Walsh and staff member Noel Thurgate. Wynne Prize: Alumni Lucy Culliton, James Drinkwater, Alan Jones, Juz Kitson, Guy Maestri, Ben Milne, Rowan Robertson, Alexandra Standen and Tim Storrier. Sulman Prize: Alumni Philjames (with Robert Malherbe), Joan Ross and Nicola Smith. Best of luck to everyone and stay tuned for the announcements on 28 July 2017.

Ken Done in the Collective Hub

Wise words from iconic NAS alumnus Ken Done "I don’t believe that art drops out of the sky and hits you on the head. I think that you actually have to work at it, and I think, for me... It’s hard and disciplined work. I think that artists do need to have some business sense" check out the full article by the Collective Hub.


Last week the National Art School hosted DJAMU Photography workshops in conjunction with the Art Gallery of New South Wales. To coincide with the opening of Mervyn Bishop's exhibition, high school students from local and regional NSW worked with our photomedia and education outreach department's to produce a body of work that is now on display at the Research Library at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. #NAIDOCWeek

Juz Kitson Artist Talk

Join us this Thursday, 6 July, 12.45—1.30pm in the Cell Block Theatre for a free special event – an artist talk with alumna and acclaimed ceramic artist Juz Kitson. Juz has recently returned from living and working in Jingdezhen.

NAS Alumna appointed Director of Bonhams

Congratulations to NAS alumna Merryn Schreiver who has been appointed the Director of Bonhams!

Update: Rayner Hoff Restoration

We are pleased to report that we have been able to begin the complex restoration of the Rayner Hoff artwork, 'Hercules, Achelous and Deianeira' that we raised funds for earlier this year with our SAVE ART I SAVE HISTORY campaign. The first step was to take an x-ray, performed by the conservation team at the Art Gallery of New South Wales earlier this week.

EuroVisions Review in Spectrum

Currently on view at NAS Gallery EuroVisions: Contemporary Art from the Goldberg Collection brings Danny Goldberg's vision to life - for Australian audiences to have access to the best of contemporary international art. Check out John McDonald's review for Spectrum.

NAS Alumna at Dominik Mersch Gallery

NAS alumna Shonah Trescott has her first solo exhibition, Modern Landscapes opening at Dominik Mersch Gallery 22 June. Her work explores our technocratic society’s cultural attachment and dependency on the world around us. Shoanah will be giving an artist talk on Saturday 24 June at 3pm.

NAS Alumna Residency in China

Alumna Polly Williams is the July, 2017 artist in residence at the LIDO art center, Guangzhou, China. This opportunity continues on from her 2016 residency in Beijing at the Red Gate A.I.R. Program and Little Poems Art Community as well as participation in the Independent Art Space festival Beijing, China.

NAS comes to Katherine

Our Outreach Team has been in the Northern Territory working with indigenous and non-indigenous students at Katherine High School.

Underbelly Arts 2017 at NAS

Underbelly Arts 2017 is coming to the National Art School! Join us for the Program Launch, 22 June 6-9pm and be the first to hear all the juicy details of the full #UA17 program! The event is free with RSVP!

Congratulations to NAS Photomedia lecturer Dr Marian Tubbs who is a recipient of the 2017 Marten Bequest Scholarship. The scholarships of $50,000 each are awarded to 12 Australian artists to go towards global travel and investment in upcoming projects. Congratulations Marian we can’t wait to see what you do and where you go!

Queen's Birthday Honours

Congratulations to former Director Michael Lynch, who was an Officer (AO) in the Queen’s birthday honours for distinguished service to arts administration, to leadership of international cultural institutions and nationally recognised art organisations, and through contributions to Australian public life.

NAS and Vivid

It's Vivid Sydney time again! Don’t miss current MFA student Aly Indermuhle’s pieces with Balthasar Indermuhle; Connections at The Rocks and ‘Light Waves’ at Campbell’s Cove. Also, Lucy Keeler another current MFA is part of Ample Projects who have their ‘Urban Tree 2.0’ at Martin Place.

Make sure you look out for works by two of our recent graduates, Aly Indermühle (with husband Balthasar Indermühle) and Jamie Bastoli, whose light works will be displayed as part of the festival in the Rocks and around Circular Quay.

NAS Lecturer awarded $50,000 scholarship

EuroVisons: Contemporary Art from the Goldberg Collection

“Art shouldn’t sit in storage,” Goldberg says. “Art should be seen.” Check out this article by Elizabeth Fortescue for the Daily Telegraph and make sure you see EuroVisions at NAS Gallery on view now.

NAS is in The Mix

The National Art School is the backdrop for this week's episode of The Mix, and our Director Steven Alderton joined James Valentine, art critic Andrew Frost and artist Laura Jones for the Pub Chat segment discussing the role of art schools' and what it means to be an artist today.

NAS at the MCA Zine Fair

The NAS printmaking department has been busy - and on Sunday 21 May were pleased to be a part of the MCA Zine Fair, a celebration of independent, DIY publishing and art-making.

NAS second year student commissioned for Mirvac installation

NAS second year student Johann Potgieter was recently commissioned by Mirvac to create an artwork that will start employees thinking about their everyday habits. Johann created a sculptural installation with all the coffee cups used in one week.

​NAS rated Australia’s top institution for educational experience in 2016

The National Art School has achieved the highest student satisfaction rating of any Higher Education provider in Australia with 96.9% of students satisfied with the overall quality of educational experience as measured by the Australian government’s Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) 2016 Student Experience Survey (SES).

NAS Alumnus wins major Sculpture Prize!

Congratulations to alumnus Mark Booth who has been named the Sculpture at Scenic World Blue Mountains 2017 Major Award winner, taking home a $20,000 cash prize for his artwork, Jellybean.Rising - described by the judges as 'a polished work that blended seamlessly into the natural surroundings”. The exhibition continues until 7 May.

Kevin Connor Book Launch

The National Art School was thrilled to launch the definitive book on Alumnus and Fellow, Kevin Connor. We were privileged to have the Hon. Don Harwin, Minister for the Arts launch the book - it was a wonderful celebration of such a special member of the NAS community.

2017 Fellowships Announced

This year’s recipients of National Art School Fellowships are Fiona Foley; Peter Powditch AM; and Tim Storrier AM. The Fellowships were presented at the annual Graduation ceremony on Thursday 18 May 2017 alongside completing Bachelor and Master of Fine Art students, the Fellowship is the School’s highest award. Director Steven Alderton says of the Fellows: “In recognising these three prominent alumni, we are recognising their immense contributions to Australian art. Their work and their careers are inspirations to our students.”

Alumna Julie Rrap reflects on Max Dupain

Art Guide Australia interviews NAS alumna Julie Rrap about her work in the exhibition Under the Sun: Re-imagining Max Dupain’s Sunbaker, now at the Monash Gallery of Art until 6 August.

Elisabeth Cummings major retrospective opens next week

NAS Alumna and Fellow Elisabeth Cummings has a major retrospective exhibition opening at S.H. Ervin Gallery next week. Elizabeth Fortescue from the Daily Telegraph chatted with Elisabeth about how her home in Wedderburn has influenced her practice.


The National Art School is very fortunate to have an extraordinary sculpture made by master sculptor Rayner Hoff in 1920, in the NAS Collection desperately in need of restoration. Thanks to your generous donations so far we have raised 25% of the funds needed.

Ryan Hoffmann at Liverpool Street Gallery

Alumnus Ryan Hoffmann has a new exhibition, ‘Air’ opening at Liverpool Street Gallery tomorrow, 18 March. Rebecca Gallo describes Hoffmann’s work in her catalogue essay, ‘Objects cut through air, thrusting into the void, a parabola carved out from a wall and into space. Air is held within, around an object. The object takes up space to create awareness of it.’ On view until 5 April.

Launch of Rayner Hoff: The life of a sculptor

Last night the National Art School was privileged to have the wonderful Barry Humphries open the exhibition Rayner Hoff: life and art and launch the highly anticipated biography ‘Rayner Hoff: The life of a sculptor’ by NAS archivist, historian and lecturer Deborah Beck. The crowd was filled with Hoff’s family, his students and friends in the very space where he created the magnificent artworks he is renowned for. Don't miss the exhibition on view until 22 March Monday-Saturday 9am-5pm.

Rayner Hoff Lecture at State Library of NSW

As part of the The State Library of New South Wales Bitesize Lunchtime Talk's, NAS Archivist and Historian Deborah Beck will be speaking about Rayner Hoff, revealing the man behind the memorial. Wednesday, 5 April, 12.30-1.30pm.

NAS alumnus star of Art Basel Hong Kong

NAS alumnus Coen Young has been described as the breakout star of Art Basel Hong Kong. Vogue Australia discusses Young's presence in Hong Kong, describing him as 'an Australian artist to continue to watch'

New Short Course Program

We have just launched our new short course program for July-December 2017. Check out this article by ArtsHub which explores the trepidation around taking a creative leap. Our courses are designed for all abilities and interests - so go on, be brave and try something new!

Vale Syd Ball

The National Art School is greatly saddened to hear of the death of former teacher and renowned artist Sydney Ball. Syd taught at the National Art School from 1970 -1973 and leaves a legacy that continues to impact artists now.

Maryanne Coutts at Australian Galleries

Head of Drawing, Dr Maryanne Coutts has a new exhibition, 'Jostle' explores how crowds that gather to admire, witness and celebrate are a particular type of social interaction. Focussing on collected faces, Coutts describes disparate identities drawn to events and occasions with expressions that respond to the ebb and flow of the mass, while possessing individual personality and reaction to a common emotion. Opening 7 March until 26 March.

NAS Student leads public art tour

As part of Art Month Sydney, City Art are running a guided tour through the City of Sydney’s public art collection where you can discover the best hidden public artworks! Lead by current NAS third year student, Cameron Stead, the tour covers Taylor Square, Oxford St, Hyde Park, Martin Place, Chifley Square, through to the CBD, and into Circular Quay.

Belle ArtStart Prize

NAS alumni Phoebe Halpin and Anna May Henry have won second and third prize in the Belle ArtStart prize. The Belle ArtStart prize recognises emerging artists aged between 16-25, and the winning works will be featured in the May issue of Belle Magazine. Congratulations Phoebe and Anna!

Art Month at NAS

8 March 6—10.30pm
Art at Night is back again at the National Art School. Come and visit the Cake Wines Art Bar when you have finished all your gallery hopping through East Sydney!

NAS Life Drawing Club is back

The NAS Life Drawing Club is back for 2017! Join our friendly community of people who love drawing from life models. No experience necessary or long-term commitments, pay as you go and draw at your own pace.

Appointment of new National Art School Director

We are pleased to announce Mr Steven Alderton as the new Director of the National Art School. Steven will take up the role in late February before the commencement of the 2017 academic year.

New exhibition at S.H Ervin

The many facets of NAS alumna and Fellow Margaret Olley are examined in the new S.H. Ervin Gallery's exhibition ‘Margaret Olley: Painter, Peer, Mentor, Muse.’

Stephen Bird in Edinburgh

Ceramics lecturer Stephen Bird has a new exhibition opening in Edinburgh. ‘Transported’ features work from Stephen Bird and Roger Law; spanning three continents and bringing together two very different visions of the world.

Opening Hearts

Current MFA Student Penny Ryan has been championing a heartwarming project which will culminate in the installation, Opening Hearts. Over the past six months Penny has been running workshops where over 400 people have made 1468 ceramic human hearts representing the number of people in detention on Manus Island and in Nauru.

NAS Second Year Student wins Bookplate Design Award

Congratulations to Current Second Year Student Justin Watson who has won the New Australian Bookplate Society's Bookplate Design Award.

Paddington Art Prize

Congratulations to Painting Lecturer Rodney Pople, winner of the 2016 Paddington Art Prize.

Megan Seres wins the Doug Moran Portrait Prize

Congratulations to NAS alumna Megan Seres, winner of the 2016 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize.

Dr Stephen Little - New Exhibition

Head of Painting’s Dr Stephen Little has a new exhibition Red Planet at Kronenberg Wright Artists Projects.

Sculpture by the Sea turns 20!

Don't miss the opening weekend of Sculpture by the Sea. This famous exhibition is celebrating its twentieth year with many of the NAS community.

Nana Ohnesorge at Galerie Pompom

In her new exhibition ‘Dark Light’ at Galerie Pompom NAS alumna and Painting lecturer Nana Ohnesorge continues her quest to highlight Aboriginal people and culture in a series of portraits and narrative paintings.

New exhibition at Defiance Gallery

Save NAS: A celebration of the National Art School is the latest exhibition at Defiance Gallery.

Anwen Keeling at Liverpool Street Gallery

Painting lecturer Anwen Keeling’s new exhibition at Liverpool Street Gallery Wonderland marks a dramatic departure from Keeling’s previous practice.

John Olsen at the NGV

The work of NAS Fellow and alumnus John Olsen AO OBE is the subject of a new retrospective at the National Gallery of Victoria.

Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award

The NAS Ceramics Department absolutely cleaned up at the Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award!

Alumna wins Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship

Congratulations to alumna Lucy O’Doherty who has been awarded the highly prestigious Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship.

Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial

The second Dobell Australian Drawing Biennial at the Art Gallery of New South Wales brings together the work of six contemporary Australian artists whose practice is connected by narrative, memory and experience.

Clay Intersections at Australian Design Centre

Alumna and current ceramics Lecturer Tania Rollond is part of a new exhibition of contemporary ceramicists at Australian Design Centre called Clay Intersections.

NAS Artist in Residence Ramesh Nithiyendran

A new installation by Sydney-based artist Ramesh Nithiyendran featuring five large-scale ceramic sculptures made at NAS commissioned specifically for the National Gallery of Australia opens in Canberra.

NAS Appoints Michael Lynch AM CBE

NAS is pleased to announce that Michael Lynch AM CBE will be taking up the position of Interim Director in September for a six month position.

Solid Ground Students at NAS

The National Art School is proud to partner with Carriageworks and Blacktown Arts Centre on the Solid Ground Initiative as the official Education Partner of this important program. Recently in the school holidays we welcomed these students on our campus.

MFA Student Shireen Taweel at Gaffa Gallery

Current MFA student Shireen Taweel has a solo exhibition at Gaffa, Rhythms of the Ritualistic is an exhibition of sculptural works made from sheet copper.

Archibald, Wynne & Sulman Prizes

Congratulations to the NAS community who are finalists in the 2016 Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes.

Alumna wins prestigious Photography Award

Alumna Justine Varga wins the 2016 Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award.

Fiona Hall commission for new war memorial

A new public artwork by Fiona Hall inspired by military service in NSW and its legacy will form part of the centrepiece of the new Anzac Memorial in Sydney’s Hyde Park.

Elisabeth Cummings in 'Ann Thomson & Contemporaries'

Once called 'the invisible woman of Australian art' by art critic John McDonald, at 81, Elisabeth Cummings has never been more prominent or more successful.

This annual exhibition in the offices of Saatchi & Saatchi Australia presents artwork by a selection of National Art School BFA graduates from 2015.

Telling Tales: Excursions in Narrative Form

Currently at the Museum of Contemporary Art is Telling Tales: Excursions in Narrative Form which includes NAS alumnus Jumaadi.

On Thursday 12 May, the National Art School honoured three eminent Australian artists for their outstanding careers and contribution to the visual arts community. Vivienne Binns OAM, Kevin Connor and Janet Mansfield OAM were announced as Fellows of the National Art School.

NAVA Interview with Harrie Fasher

National Association for the Visual Arts interviews NAS alumna Harrie Fasher about the impact of her receipt of the 2015 NAVA Windmill Trust Scholarship.

ABC Interview with Guy Warren

NAS Fellow and Alumnus Guy Warren is one of Australia’s most important and oldest working artists.

National Day of Action

Art changes lives. At the National Art School we have the privilege of seeing this every day - our students are the artists of tomorrow and we care about their future. In Australia, the arts employ more people than agriculture, construction or mining and the creative industries generate $50 billion for the Australian economy.

Cross-Cultural Exchange

The Guangxi Arts Institute (GAI) in Nanning, China recently invited NAS sculpture lecturer, Gary Deirmendjian to a deliver a series of talks and discussions on his practice and his long engagement with art in public and shared space.

Bulgari Art Award

NAS Drawing Lecturer Jude Rae has won the prestigious Bulgari Art Award, consisting of $50,000 for the acquisition of her winning painting ‘SL 359’ into the AGNSW collection and a residency in Italy valued at $30,000.

Alumni at Deloitte

Art Pharmacy Consulting recently worked with Deloitte to curate the Playing with Perspectives: New views from emerging artists exhibition. Including works by NAS Alumni Marta Ferracin and Elyssa Sykes-Smith.

Fiona Hall at NGA

NAS Alumna and Fellow Fiona Hall's remarkable Wrong Way Time exhibition from the 2015 Venice Biennale has recently opened at the NGA to critical acclaim.