The National Art School exists today in its present form and in
its present location because people were passionate about it. They believed in
the need for it, they believed in its philosophy, and they believed in the
people who composed it.
People with a passion for the visual arts are still at the heart
of NAS. Academics, students, staff, alumni and supporters all ensure NAS
remains an important part of the Australian and international arts community.
Many of our academics were once students here, learning within our
studio-based model of teaching that they now lead. Through NAS they became
practicing visual artists and now guide the next wave of artists.
Our staff, from administration to board members, all share a
dedication to the institution of NAS and work to ensure it stays true and
capable of ongoing contribution to the visual arts.
Through our alumni, short course attendees, and art lovers, we are
connected to a huge body of supporters throughout the local, national and
These are the people that today make the National Art School a
respected and valued institution.