2022 NAS Awards Recipients

2022 NAS Awards Recipients

On Thursday 8 December, the National Art School celebrated the achievements and success of our students through awarding of prizes and scholarships. We would like to congratulate the award recipients for their hard work, and thank our lecturers and technicians for their outstanding dedication and commitment to each and every student.

All of the prizes and scholarships awarded have been generously provided by our benefactors and sponsors, and we also thank you for your support.

Major Awards

Bird Holcomb Foundation Scholarship Isabella Kennedy
Clitheroe Foundation Scholarship Bibi Soleimani
East Sydney Doctors Scholarship Minghua Xiang
Mark Henry Cain Memorial Travel Scholarship Freyja Fristad
Look Print Scholarship James Little
Lift Off Award Daniel McClelland
National Art School Aboriginal Art Centre Internship Anne Blair-Hickman
Madison Baird
Tweed Regional Gallery & Margaret Olley Art Centre Nancy Fairfax (AIR) Award Emily Ebbs

International Residencies

Onslow Storrier residency at La Cite International des Arts, Paris Sadhbha Cockburn
Nic Fern
Geoff Kleem
British School at Rome Sophia Lee Georgas

Art History and Theory 

Brandon Trakman Memorial Prize Johanna Ng and Imogen Elmers


Australian Ceramics Association Prize Adelle Groviev
Australian Ceramics Association Prize Scott Elk
Matilda Kubany-Deane Memorial Prize Laura Ramirez-Segura
The Merran Esson Student Award Jessica Smith
N.E. Pethebridge Award  MFA: Alma Studholme
N.E. Pethebridge Award  BFA: Aiya Dreaming Edmeades  and James Crosilla
Kil.n.It Award Michele Edinger
Kil.n.It Award Patricia Aldrett
Parkers Sydney Fine Art Ceramic Award  Imojjen Elmer
Sabbia Gallery Exhibition Prize  Aiya Dreaming Edmeades
Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios Ceramics Award Harry Stieven -Dalton


Anne Pata Memorial Drawing Award Carolyn Ong
Bonner & Tonkin Drawing Prize Stephanie Eather
John Olsen Prize for Drawing   Christien Britton and Mitchell Hargraves
John Olsen Prize for Drawing (Highly Commended) Liying Gui (AKA Luna)
Kaye Shumack Sunflower Drawing Prize Judith Ajani
Parkers Sydney Fine Art Drawing Award  Isabella Kennedy
James Ballaam Elsley Memorial Prize Joanna Ng


Derivan Acrylics Award of Excellence  India Swinton
Derivan Acrylics Award for Mixed Media Bronte Phillips
Troy Quinliven Exhibition Award Madison Baird
Trenna Austin Gallery Prize for Abstract Painting Belinda Skyring
Parkers Sydney Fine Art Framing Award    Nicole Francia
Parkers Sydney Fine Art Painting Award Adele Warner
COSO Architecture Landscape Prize Kathy Liu
Prix Yves Hernot Painting Award Emily Ebbs
James Ballaam Elsley Memorial Prize Gisele Malherbe


Kayell Australia Photography Award  Johanna Ng
Joel Corrigan Memorial Photography Award  Hayden Broderick
Prix Yves Hernot Photography Award Ali Tahayori


Artscene Printmaking Prize Ella Cass
Artscene Printmaking Prize Tori Kamaris
Megalo Studio and Gallery Residency Award – Printmaking Freyja Fristad
Parkers Sydney Fine Art Printmaking Award  Bansi Joshi
Ellen Lee O’Shaughnessy Printmaking Award Guinevere Randall and Haylie Atkins
Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios Printmaking Award Caitlin Graham
Centenary Printmaking Prize Erica Covolan
Max Foley Memorial Prize Anthony Bartok


KNULP Exhibition Prize George Squires and Eugenia Argiopoulos
Parkers Sydney Fine Art Sculpture Award  Francheska Coenraads
Dr John Vallance Prize for Sculpture Grace Lee
Sculpture Department Prize Mason Curran
Sculpture by the Sea Prize Brandon McGee
Open Awards
Dominik Mersch Gallery Award Armando Chant
Harvey Galleries Award Waldemar Kirpichnikov
Olivia Elaine Tahan
TC Overson
John Mangila
Vicki Potter
Mungo Howard
Mei Zhao
Hugo Fraser
Justine Roche
Sylvie Veness
Anthony Bartok
Katie Clarke
Martin John Oldfield
Shirley Randell Student Award Grace Buckley
Mea-mei Stanbury
NAVA Ignition Prize for Professional Practice  Imogen Welch
Studio W Exhibition Prize Larisa Tao Liu
The Squatters Residency  Sadhbha Cockburn and Mei Zhao
Australian Galleries Courtney McClelland
Beatrice Weidner
Scott Elk
Make Your Mark Shani Gosh
Sabine Jamieson
Isabella Kennedy
Imogen Welch
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