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Steven Alderton

Director and CEO

Steven Alderton is the Director and CEO of the National Art School with over 25 years’ experience in the...

Simon Cooper

Head of Studies

Simon Cooper has practiced and exhibited extensively throughout Australia and internationally. His work ...

Paul Ryan

Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary

Paul Ryan's career has been in chartered accounting, the private and public sectors including the arts. ...

Alison Dunn

Head of Marketing and Development

Alison Dunn's career has taken place in the context of the arts, education and business worlds, with a p...

Dr Ian Greig

Postgraduate Coordinator

Dr Ian Greig is a painter with a PhD in aesthetics. He is a graduate of the South Australian School of A...

John Bloomfield

BFA Coordinator / Painting Lecturer (Sessional)

John Bloomfield is a contemporary artist and academic working in Sydney. He is senior lecturer at the Na...

Lorraine Kypiotis

Education Outreach Coordinator

Lorraine Kypiotis holds a Master of Arts degree from the University of Sydney in Renaissance Studies an...

Dr Ella Dreyfus

Head of Public Programs

Dr. Ella Dreyfus is an Australian contemporary visual artist, senior lecturer and Head of Public Program...

Lynda Draper

Head of Ceramics

Lynda Draper is a visual artist who primarily works in the Ceramic medium. Lynda has received numerous n...

Dr Maryanne Coutts

Head of Drawing

Maryanne Coutts completed a PHD at the University of Ballarat in 1999 and has taught at Monash Universit...

Dr Stephen Little

Head of Painting

Dr Stephen Little is an artist and educator and he has taught progressive, creative higher education cou...

Geoff Kleem

Head of Photomedia

Geoff Kleem has exhibited nationally and internationally since 1982 with major works being held by the N...

Peter Burgess

Head of Printmaking

Peter Burgess studied Architecture at NSW Institute of Technology before studying Art and Education at A...

Ron Robertson-Swann OAM

Head of Sculpture

Ron Robertson-Swann OAM to retire. After an association with the Natio...

Dr Michael Hill

Head of Art History & Theory

Dr. Michael Hill lectures on modern, contemporary, and Australian art, as well as conducting specialist ...

Stephen Bird

Ceramics Lecturer

Stephen Bird studied Fine Art at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee, and Postgraduate studie...

Sandy Lockwood

Ceramics Lecturer

Sandy Lockwood is a ceramic artist who began her training at National Art School. She holds a ...

Joseph Purtle

Ceramics Studio Technician / Sessional Lecturer

Joseph Purtle’s practice focuses on wheelthrowing and expressive high-temperature glazes, exploring vari...

Glenn Barkley

Ceramics Lecturer (Sessional)

Glenn Barkley is an artist, writer, curator and gardener based in Sydney and Berry NSW, Australia. His w...

Dr Louise Boscacci

Ceramics Lecturer (Sessional)

Louise Boscacci is an artist, biologist and process thinker who has worked with the materiality of clay ...

Somchai Charoen

Ceramics Lecturer (Sessional)

Somchai Charoen is a Thai born ceramic artist based in Sydney who has exhibited both nationally and inte...

Merran Esson

Ceramics Lecturer (Sessional)

Merran Esson has lived in the vast interior of inland Australia as well as amid the intensely urban conf...

Simone Fraser

Ceramics Lecturer (Sessional)

Simone Fraser’s ceramic artworks are represented in the National Gallery of Australia, in regional galle...

Bronwyn Kemp

Ceramics Lecturer (Sessional)

Bronwyn Kemp was brought up in Broken Hill, NSW. She completed a Certificate course at East Sydney ...

Madeleine Preston

Ceramics Lecturer (Sessional)

Madeleine Preston is a Sydney based artist working in painting, sculpture, and installation. The current...

Tania Rollond

Ceramics Lecturer (Sessional)

Tania Rollond makes ceramics and drawings, often combining these disciplines. Working between representa...

Linda Seiffert

Ceramics Lecturer (Sessional)

Linda Seiffert creates distinctive sculptural forms which inquire into the mystery, diversity and dynami...

Lynne Eastaway

Drawing Lecturer

Lynne Eastaway studied at the National Art School before completing her Master of Fine Art (Research) at...

Charles Cooper

Drawing Lecturer

Charles Cooper's paintings are ambiguous in nature, graphic in impact and detonated in their surfaces. T...

Joe Frost

Drawing Lecturer

Joe Frost's paintings and drawings have their origins in urban life. They depict personages and places, ...

Dr Margaret Roberts

Drawing Lecturer

Margaret Roberts in an artist and educator with 15 years experience of teaching and research supervision...

John Stanfield

Drawing Studio Technician

John Stanfield is a Sydney based artist specialising in drawing. 

John Bokor

Drawing Lecturer (Sessional)

John Bokor has held 14 solo exhibitions and numerous group shows. His paintings were selected for the ex...

Dr Liz Bradshaw

Drawing Lecturer (Sessional)

Liz Bradshaw is an artist and cultural researcher. Her work is engaged with the historical and epistemol...

Anthony Cahill

Drawing Lecturer (Sessional)

Anthony Cahill’s art practice is concerned with the relationship between the human and the natural world...

Dr Sally Clarke

Drawing Lecturer (Sessional)

Informed by a background in both social sciences and visual arts, Sally Clarke's practice critiques the ...

Roger Crawford

Drawing Lecturer (Sessional) / Painting Lecturer (Sessional)

Roger Crawford translates the objective world into powerful reductive paintings and drawings. An experie...

Dr Ben Denham

Drawing Lecturer (Sessional)

Ben Denham is a visual artist who works with performance video and makes machines that engage different ...

Michele Elliot

Drawing Lecturer (Sessional)

Michele Elliot is a visual artist, educator and writer whose practice spans sculpture, installation, dra...

Ivor Fabok

Drawing Lecturer (Sessional)

In 1978 Ivor Fabok graduated in Fine Art from the City Art Institute, Sydney. He began exhibiting sculpt...

Rachel Fairfax

Drawing Lecturer (Sessional)

Rachel Fairfax is a painter working in the mediums of drawing, painting and ceramics. She holds a Bachel...

Cameron Ferguson

Drawing Lecturer (Sessional)

Cameron Ferguson specialises in drawing and watercolour, with over 15 years’ experience working and exhi...

Patrick Hartigan

Drawing Lecturer (Sessional)

Patrick Hartigan is a painter with a mind also for drawing and the moving image. His paintings, brushy r...

Janet Haslett

Drawing Lecturer (Sessional)

Janet Haslett’s practice concerns time and its affect on perceptions. Her observational and research bas...

Paul Higgs

Drawing Lecturer (Sessional) / Painting Lecturer (Sessional)

Paul Higgs is an eminent artist, working primarily in collage, who has exhibited extensively in Australi...

Harley Ives

Digital Media Lecturer (Sessional)

Harley Ives is an inventive and thoughtful video artist. If the contemporary is at least in one sense de...

Annelies Jahn

Drawing Lecturer (Sessional)

Annelies Jahn is an artist who works in the mediums of drawing, installation and painting. She holds a B...

Pollyxenia Joannou

Drawing Lecturer (Sessional)

Pollyxenia Joannou’s paintings and sculptures have been exhibited in Australia, the UK and continental E...

Lisa Jones

Drawing Lecturer (Sessional)

Lisa Jones is a Sydney based artist originally from London whose contemporary art practice explores draw...

Therese Keogh

Drawing Lecturer (Sessional)

Therese Keogh is a Melbourne-based artist. She graduated from a Bachelor of Fine Art with First Class Ho...

Deborah Marks

Drawing Lecturer (Sessional)

Deborah Marks was awarded the National Art School Onslow Storrier Residency at the Cité Internationale d...

James Nguyen

Drawing Lecturer (Sessional)

James Nguyen is a Sydney-based artist working with the politics of art. His output ranges from d...

Catherine O'Donnell

Drawing Lecturer (Sessional)

Catherine O'Donnell's practice is about the beauty of the uncelebrated and ordinary. Her dr...

Daniel Pata

Drawing Lecturer (Sessional)

Daniel Pata has over 30 years’ experience in teaching life drawing, with much of his own practice incorp...

Jude Rae

Drawing Lecturer (Sessional)

Jude Rae is a Sydney based artist primarily known for her still life paintings, portraits and architectu...

Jeff Rigby

Drawing Lecturer (Sessional)

Jeff Rigby was born in Sydney in 1948 and graduated from the National Art School, in 1974. In 1975 he ga...

Evan Salmon

Drawing Lecturer (Sessional)

Evan Salmon completed a Diploma of Fine Arts at the East Sydney Technical College (1989-1991). He then m...

Margaret Seymour

Drawing Lecturer (Sessional)

Margaret Seymour studied Sculpture at Sydney College of the Arts before going on to work in theatre and ...

Kim Spooner

Drawing Lecturer (Sessional) / Painting Lecturer (Sessional)

Kim Spooner’s incisive and expressive portrait and figure paintings are held in public and private colle...

Noel Thurgate

Drawing Lecturer (Sessional)

Noel Thurgate is an artist with over 25 years’ experience in teaching drawing, including nine years as H...

Dr David Serisier

Painting Lecturer

David Serisier is an artist and educator with broad experience of teaching and research supervision at the ...

Susan Andrews

Painting Lecturer

Susan Andrews is a painter whose geometric artworks explore perceptions of spatial uncertainty through line...

Dr Andrew Donaldson

Painting Lecturer

Dr Andrew Donaldson’s career spans over two decades with a profound interest in abstraction. From 1990 u...

Paolo Iarossi

Painting Studio Technician

Biography coming

Nick Collerson

Painting Lecturer (Sessional)

Nick Collerson combines figuration and abstraction in his experimental, improvisational and poetic paint...

Dr Christine Dean

Art History and Theory / Painting Lecturer (Sessional)

Christine Dean is an artist, teacher and writer who started exhibiting in 1988. Christine curren...

Joanne Handley

Painting Lecturer (Sessional)

Joanne Handley is interested in the power of image to interrupt the hyperreal and reveal truth about the...

Steven Harvey

Painting Lecturer (Sessional)

Steven Harvey was born in 1965 in Sydney, Australia. Harvey completed a Bachelor of Art (Education) at t...

Anwen Keeling

Painting Lecturer (Sessional)

A lecturer in the Painting Department at the National Art School, Anwen Keeling is renowned for her deta...

Chelsea Lehmann

Painting Lecturer (Sessional)

Chelsea Lehmann holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from UNSW Art & Design and is currently undertaking a...

Nana Ohnesorge

Painting Lecturer (Sessional)

Nana Ohnesorge is a contemporary artist creating colourful dreamlike narrative artworks based in Au...

Rodney Pople

Painting Lecturer (Sessional)

Expressionistic painter Rodney Pople completed a diploma in Fine Arts at the University of Tasmania in 1...

Les Rice

Painting Lecturer (Sessional)

Rumour has it that Marco Polo introduced velvet painting to the West. Artist Leslie Rice was introduced ...

Dr Marian Tubbs

Photomedia Lecturer

Manifesting across internet, photo, video and assemblage-based installations, Marian Tubbs’ art conflate...

Damian Dillon

Photomedia Studio Technician

Damian Dillon is a Sydney based artist whose solo and collaborative practices incorporate video, photogr...

Steven Cavanagh

Photomedia Lecturer (Sessional)

Steven Cavanagh has been a photographer for ten years. With a background in Fine Arts, he studied at the...

Skye Wagner

Photomedia Lecturer (Sessional)

Skye Wagner’s art practice covers a range of media, including performance, photography and video. She ha...

Amanda Williams

Photomedia Lecturer (Sessional)

Amanda Williams is a Sydney based artist whose practice explores the history of photography and architec...

Maureen Burns

Printmaking Lecturer

Maureen Burns has a long established career, exhibiting widely in both solo and group shows, including a...

Carolyn McKenzie-Craig

Printmaking Lecturer

Carolyn Craig is an artist whose work examines the coded construction of subjectivity. She investigates ...

Nina Juniper

Printmaking Studio Technician

Nina Juniper graduated in 2012 from Curtin University in Western Australia with a Bachelor of Humanities...

Gemma Avery

Printmaking Lecturer (Sessional)

Gemma Avery is a Sydney based artist who works in the medium of painting, collage, printm...

Tania Browitt

Printmaking Lecturer (Sessional)

In her most recent work, Browitt uses the camera, print and installation to raise suggestive questions a...

Jacqui Driver

Printmaking Lecturer (Sessional)

Jacqui Driver’s art practice includes screenprinting, lithography and relief printing, and her work has ...

Angus Fisher

Printmaking Lecturer (Sessional)

Angus Fisher is a practising printmaker who is skilled in using intricate, traditional techniques to rep...

Caren Florence

Printmaking Lecturer (Sessional)

Caren Florance is a graduate of the Australian National University Printmedia & Drawing Workshop. She wo...

Kath Fries

Printmaking Lecturer (Sessional)

Kath Fries is an artist based in Sydney. She graduated from College of Fine Arts, UNSW with a Bachelor o...

Dr Kendal Heyes

Printmaking Lecturer (Sessional)

Biography Coming Soon 

Claude Jones

Printmaking Lecturer (Sessional)

Claude Jones, who divides her time between Sydney and Munich, creates mixed-media sculptures and 2D imag...

Kate Mitchell

Printmaking Lecturer (Sessional)

Kate Mitchell completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours) in 2006 and a Masters of Fine Arts in 2008, bo...

Helen Mueller

Printmaking Lecturer (Sessional)

Helen Mueller is a printmaker who has exhibited widely in Australia and overseas, and her work is held i...

Wendy Murray

Printmaking Lecturer (Sessional)

Wendy Murray is an artist whose socially engaged works blur the line between studio, community and polit...

Esther Neate

Printmaking Lecturer (Sessional)

Esther Neate pushes traditional boundaries in print to produce objects that bear the impressions of time...

Janet Parker-Smith

Printmaking Lecturer (Sessional)

Janet Parker-Smith is a Sydney-based artist who works with printmedia, sculpture and altered books. She ...

Brenda Tye

Printmaking Lecturer (Sessional)

Brenda Tye was born in Malaysia in 1969. She is a printmaker specialising in the areas of custom and col...

Jim Croke

Sculpture Lecturer

Jim Croke has taught sculpture and drawing at various colleges in Sydney, lecturing at NAS since 1996. H...

David Horton

Sculpture Lecturer

David Horton is an award winning sculptor who uses welded steel to explore space and light through melli...

Simon Hodgson

Sculpture Studio Technician

Simon Hodgson is a contemporary artist whose steel sculptures use line to explore ideas about the way we...

Harrie Fasher

Sculpture Lecturer (Sessional)

It was only after quarter of a lifetime of three day eventing that country girl at heart Harrie Fasher m...

Clara Hali

Sculpture Lecturer (Sessional)

Clara Hali is one of Australia’s leading figurative sculptors. She has exhibited extensively in solo and...

Caroline Haswell

Sculpture Lecturer (Sessional)

Caz Haswell is an artist deeply connected with the material and psychological charge of objects. In the ...

Anita Larkin

Sculpture Lecturer (Sessional)

Sculptor Anita Larkin has been working in the mediums of hand-made felt, bronze and collected objects si...

Sam Valenz

Sculpture Lecturer (Sessional)

Sam Valenz is a sculptor working across a range of mediums, including bronze casting, steel construction...

Dr Georgina Cole

Art History & Theory Lecturer

Georgina studied art history at the University of Sydney, receiving the University Medal in her Honours ...

Dr Jaime Tsai

Art History & Theory Lecturer

Jaime is an art historian and independent curator based in Sydney, and a lecturer in modern and contempo...

Dr Shane Haseman

Art History & Theory Lecturer

Shane Haseman is an artist, writer, academic and occasional curator. He has exhibited extensively over a fi...

Dr Molly Duggins

Art History and Theory Lecturer (Sessional)

Dr Molly Duggins research interests are anchored in nineteenth-century visual culture, particularly...

Dr Jessica Priebe

Art History and Theory Lecturer (Sessional)

Jessica Priebe is an historian of eighteenth-century European visual and material culture, speciali...

Dr Denise Thwaites

Art History and Theory Lecturer (Sessional)

Denise Thwaites is a curator, researcher and writer. Her practice interlaces theory-driven, community-en...

Alex Trompf

Art History and Theory Lecturer (Sessional)

biography coming

Priya Vaughan

Art History & Theory Lecturer

Priya Vaughan is a PhD candidate with the Research School of the Humanities and the Arts, at the Austral...

Ben Griffin

Registrar

Ben has over 13 years of experience of management and quality improvement in the tertiary sector in the Uni...

Michelle Glass

Student Counsellor

Michelle has had over 18 years’ experience working as a psychologist with students assisting them with pers...

Sam Thompson

Academic Literacy Officer

Samantha brings extensive experience as a tertiary teacher and professional writer to her the role at the N...

Elizabeth Little

Library & Learning Centre Manager

Elizabeth has over 25 years experience in the GLAM sector - working as a reference librarian, library manag...

Joan Cameron Smith

Public Programs Administration Officer

Previously the Events and Professional Development Coordinator at the National Association for the Visua...

Zoe Wilesmith

Academic Administrator

Previously a member of the Flying Fruit Fly Circus, Zoe has built a thorough knowledge of Sydney’s visua...

Alana Ambados

Education Outreach Officer

Alana has over six years’ experience developing education programs and publications for a range of inter...