Surrounding Area

The National Art School lies within the heart of Sydney’s arts precinct in the vibrant inner city suburb of Darlinghurst, surrounded by a thriving and diverse creative community.

The School is within walking distance to some of Sydney’s best galleries, museums, theatres, live music venues and cinemas, including Gallery 9, Alaska Projects, Liverpool Street Gallery, Michael Reid Gallery, Griffin Theatre, Darlinghurst Theatre Company and the Sydney Jewish Museum and the Oxford Art Factory.

Once a slum and red-light district, Darlinghurst has undergone significant urban renewal since the 1980s to become a cosmopolitan and culturally rich area composed of many unique precincts. Places such as Victoria Street, Stanley Street (Little Italy) and Crown Street are known for their abundance of small bars, cafes, restaurants and independent retailers.

Demographically, Darlinghurst is home to the highest percentage of generation X and Y residents in Australia, making it an exciting place in which to study, live and work.