Past Exhibitions

Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize 2018 


Exhibition Dates:
Thursday 15 March — Saturday 12 May 2018  
Opening & Prize Announcement: Wednesday  21 March, 6pm  
Opening Hours: Monday–Saturday, 11am–5pm
Contact: +61 2 9339 8686 or nasgallery@nas.edu.au 

Guest curator Nike Savvas selects some of the country’s brightest contemporary art stars who 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. 

All participating artists submit a recent work to contend for one of two prizes: the Established Artist Main Prize ($25,000) sponsored by Konica Minolta for the sixth consecutive year and the Emerging Artist Prize ($10,000) sponsored by Croll Real Estate. The Viewer’s Choice Prize valued at $1,000 is announced at the end on the exhibition. The two winning artworks in the established and emerging categories will become part of Redlands School’s permanent art collection, providing a valuable resource for visual arts students and teachers.  The 2018 Prize winners, to be announced on 21 March 2018, will be determined on by guest judges: Natasha Bullock (MCA Senior Curator), Judith Blackall (NAS Gallery Manager and Curator), Mark Harpley (Visual Arts Coordinator, Redlands School) and Fabian Byrne (Visual Arts Teacher, Redlands School).

Guest curator Nike Savvas commented on her selection of established artists: “I have selected artists whose practices evidence discriminating, uncompromising and highly individualist approaches to art making. In a cultural climate beset by hype, hits, corporatisation and swinging social agency, the next iteration of this exhibition titled Extreme Prejudice seeks to highlight the personal and critical imperatives that belie and drive such single-minded work.”

Artist Pairs: 

Richard Bell & Megan Cope
Vivienne Binns OAM & Jacob Potter
Vicente Butron & Gemma Avery
Richard Dunn & Adrian McDonald
Sarah Goffman & Connie Anthes
Agatha Gothe-Snape & Aodhan Madden
Gail Hastings & Dan McCabe
Tim Johnson & Hayley Megan French
Lindy Lee & Kath Fries
Stephen Little & Joe Wilson and Chanelle Collier
Jonny Niesche & Mason Kimber
John Nixon & Lucina Lane
Rose Nolan & Renee Cosgrave
Kerrie Poliness & Melissa Deerson
Elizabeth Pulie & Zoe Marni-Robertson
Huseyin Sami & Consuelo Cavaniglia
David Serisier & Oliver Wagner
Jenny Watson & Annie O’Rourke 
Hilarie Mais & Conor O’Shea

Image: Vivienne Binns, Urban Graph (2017) (detail), acrylic on canvas, 130 x 165 cm, courtesy the artist and Sutton Gallery, Melbourne. Photo: Brenton McGeachie 


2018 ARCHIVE

Museum of Love Protest

16 February — 4 March 2018  

The signature event for the 40th anniversary celebrations, the Museum of Love & Protest looks back across four amazing decades and presents an immersive exhibition of original costumes, photographs and rarely-seen film and video footage, iconic posters, storytelling, music and artefacts.


2017 Archive 

​Vernon Ah Kee: not an animal or a plant

7 January — 11 March 2017

Presented in association with the Sydney Festival, this exhibition by internationally renowned Australian artist Vernon Ah Kee is a thought-provoking portrait of black/white political issues, attitudes and ideologies. Through masterful drawings of his forebears to text-based installations and paintings, Ah Kee delivers provocative investigation of contemporary Australian culture.

Rayner Hoff: Life and Art

9—22 March 2017 Rayner Hoff Project Space, Building 11

Rayner Hoff was a talented and charismatic sculptor who established the School of Sculpture at the National Art School in 1922. He is best known for his major sculptures adorning the Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park, but he also designed the original Holden lion logo, won the Wynne Prize in 1927, and was considered the most gifted – and controversial – public sculptor in Australia at the time.

Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize 2017​

28 March — 20 May 2017

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.

EuroVisions: Contemporary Art from the Goldberg Collection

3 June — 5 August 2017

Presenting work by 38 international artists, EuroVisions encompasses a vibrant cross-section of leading tendencies in contemporary art. Conceptual approaches, innovative thinking and a sense of history inform these artists’ practices. The majority of works have been produced only in the last five years and are on view publicly for the first time in Australia.

Grounded: Contemporary Australian Art

18 August — 14 October 2017 

Grounded is a major National Art School exhibition featuring work by artists Mitch Cairns, Karla Dickens, Newell Harry, Jumaadi, James Nguyen, Addison Marshall, Joan Ross and Justine Varga who have all studied at the School. 


2016 ARCHIVE

William Wright: Visions Through Disbelief

29 March — 16 April 2016

This exhibition brings focus to the life and work of William (Bill) Wright AM, the Australian curator, director, artist, writer and teacher, who throughout his life made significant contributions to the Australian and international art world.


​The Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize

14 March — 14 May 2016

The Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize is an annual exhibition and acquisitive award presenting recent work by Australian and New Zealand artists


Ann Thomson

27 May — 23 July 2016

Ann Thomson is a Sydney-based artist with a distinguished career spanning more than six decades. This exhibition focuses on her creative investigation that incorporates abstraction and figuration. Her work is both compelling and enigmatic, ranging from gestural compositions and collages to large-scale paintings, sculptural assemblages and works on paper.

Sixth Sense

19 August — 15 October 2016

In art, sight is the sense most utilised. When other senses are evoked, the experience is invariably heightened. Guest-curated by Djon Mundine OAM, this exhibition presents work by contemporary artists who explore the perceptive experience, or realms of the spirit, through alternative forms and combinations of senses.


National Art School Postgraduate Exhibition

3—13 November 2016

The National Art School Postgraduate Exhibition celebrates and showcases the achievements of students completing the Master of Fine Art. Featuring a diverse and stimulating collection of artwork for sale by some of Australia’s most promising contemporary artists, working across ceramics, drawing, painting, photomedia, printmaking and sculpture.


​National Art School Graduate Exhibition

1—12 December 2016

Discover the very best emerging talent from students completing the Bachelor of Fine Art. The exhibition showcases cutting edge contemporary artworks from students working across ceramics, drawing, painting, photomedia, printmaking and sculpture, as well as a comprehensive studio show with hundreds of works located throughout the School’s historic sandstone campus.