Residencies and Internships

NAS Aboriginal Art Centre Internship Program 2017

Applications now open - closing date Friday 28 October 2016

The National Art School (NAS) is now accepting applications for the 2017 Aboriginal Art Centre Internship program. Now in its seventh year this internship program is made possible through the generous support of Sharon Toffler and Mark Tedeschi QC.

These internships provide graduating students with an opportunity to acquire practical arts management experience and training in an active Aboriginal community art centre environment.

Working closely with the Art Centre Manager, interns will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience working with artists and day-to-day arts centre operations. Interns will also have some opportunity to pursue their own artwork. Successful applicants are expected to take up the internship in 2017.

In 2017 Internships will be offered with Ikuntji Artists at located near Haasts Bluff, Northern Territory and Tapatjatjaka Arts located at Titjikala, Northern Territory. Recipients will be provided with transport to and from the art centre, accommodation and stipend for the ten-week period of the internship.

Application and Information forms are available here:

NAS International Residencies

The National Art School offers residencies with two distinguished European institutions, the British School at Rome and La Cité International des Arts, Paris. Annually, the National Art School offers graduates the opportunity to undertake one three month residency at the British School at Rome and four three month residencies at La Cite International des Arts. Both residency programs are an extraordinary opportunity for an artist to develop their practice and studies in a great centre of artistic excellence.

British School at Rome

Alumnus, Sculptor and NAS Sessional Lecturer Gary Deirmendjian (MFA 2006, Sculpture) has been awarded the 2017 British School at Rome residency from the National Art School, which has been made possible through the generosity of our donors, particularly Jennifer Dowling.

La Cite International des Arts, Paris

The following artists have been awarded the Onslow-Storrier National Art School studio residencies at La Cite International des Arts in Paris for 2017: Tania Alexander (MFA 2016, Painting), Robin Hearfield (MFA 2016, Drawing), Pollyxenia Joannou (Sessional lecturer, Drawing and Public Programs) and Danielle Tooley (MFA 2016, Painting). These residencies have been made possible through the generosity of our donors, Annette Onslow and Tim Storrier.

Congratulations to Gary, Tania, Robin, Pollyxenia and Danielle!