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information about events in the Cell Block and wider campus grounds.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.