The work demonstrates various disciplines taught at NAS; ceramics, painting, photomedia, printmaking, sculpture, as well as inter-disciplinary practices utilising digital media, assemblage, performance and artist books.


National Art (part one) presents a dynamic selection of artworks by 50 of Australia’s most significant artists who studied at Australia’s leading art school – Sydney’s National Art School.

As the National Art School approaches 100 years on its Darlinghurst site (1922– 2022) and over 175 years in operation, this exhibition celebrates some of the extraordinary artists who trained at the institution over the past seven decades. The exhibition features recent artworks and early formative works by key alumni, and applauds the creative drive, skill and imagination of those who have emerged from the School’s historic sandstone walls to become artists of national significance.

National Art (part one) presents diverse approaches to artmaking bound by a common grounding in studio-based practice and a passionate commitment to experimentation. The artists’ approaches vary considerably, from abstract and expressive genres to experimentation with form, to cultural landscapes and political perspectives, dada and the surreal, interior viewpoints and the everyday.

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National Art School Touring Exhibition Program.

Image credit: Julie Rrap, Outerspace No. 9.  


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