Each year hundreds of exhibitions around the world feature NAS alumni, staff and students, who are also frequently finalists and winners of major art prizes in Australia and overseas. Below is a list of current and upcoming exhibitions. If you would like to add your exhibition please fill in the submission form.
NAS staff Osvaldo Budet is in an exhibition Arrivals and Departures: Migration Experiences in Contemporary Puerto Rican Art at Hunter East Harlem Gallery in New York. Exhibition: 2 August – 30 September 2023
NAS staff Elizabeth Pulie is in a group show Umwelt at Starkwhite in Auckland, New Zealand. Exhibition: 26 August – 30 September 2023
Congratulations to NAS alumna Emily Harris who has been selected for The Parkin Drawing Prize at NZ Academy of Fine Arts. Exhibition: 2 August – 3 September 2023
Congratulations to NAS staff Dr Ella Dreyfus whose film Dreyfus Drei is screening at the Westside Mountains Documentary Festival in Arta, Greece on 6-12 August; a UNESCO event for high school students at the Deutschordengymnasium in Bad Mergentheim, Germany on 10 July; and the Kindertransport Association of New York on 3 August 2023
NAS Fellow Mike Parr has a retrospective The Intimate Resistance: Mike Parr’s Performance Work 1971 – 2023, showing at the Bogota Museum of Modern Art in Colombia from June 29 2023, and at Fondazione Morra in Naples, Italy from 29 September 2023
NAS Painting lecturer Rolande Souliere is working on a year-long social art project in Canada with refugees and homeless people in Toronto, as well as mentoring a North American emerging Indigenous artist from Toronto. Her 2016 artwork Mediating the Treaties in Winnipeg will be included as a digital resource for K-12 students in Canada and is part of Indigenous Month on APTN Broadcasting. She is also providing mentorship for the Emerging Indigenous Artist residency program by Griffin Art Projects in Vancouver, Canada. Applications close 13 October 2023
Congratulations to NAS alumnus Anthony White who has been shortlisted at the American Academy in Rome for his performance proposal CARBONI.
2023 NAS INTERNATIONAL RESIDENCIES
The National Art School’s 2023 international residency recipients are: MFA Painting 2021 alumnus Sophia Lee Georgas at the British School in Rome; and Nic Fern (MFA Drawing graduate), Sadhbha Cockburn (MFA Drawing graduate) and Geoff Kleem (Head of Photomedia) at the Onslow Storrier Studio at La Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris, which will undergo renovation from July – September, 2023.
Congratulations to NAS staff Gerwyn Davies who has won the 2023 Olive Cotton Award for Photographic Portraiture at Tweed Regional Gallery. Congratulations also to NAS alum Emily Portmann and NAS student James Gardiner who are finalists. Exhibition: Until 23 September 2023
Congratulations to NAS alumni Amelia Lynch, Chloe Smith, Kiata Mason, Mirra Whale, Mitch Cairns, Stafford Gafney and NAS Fellow Wendy Sharpe who are finalists in the STILL: National Still Life Art Award 2023 at Yarrila Arts and Museum, Coffs Harbour. Exhibition: 7 October – 3 December 2023
Congratulations to NAS alum Anne Kwasner and staff Rosemary Lee and Tanya Baily who are finalists in the 2023 Hawkesbury Art Prize. Profits from paintings sales will go towards establishing a NAS scholarship.
Congratulations to NAS alum Nina Walton who is launching her artist’s book, THREE SIX FIVE DAYS ON PAPER at BTWNLNS (Between Lines) Newtown on 12 October 2023. Open studio: 10-21 October 2023
Congratulations to NAS alumni Shelley Bowles, Kate Coyne, Alexandra James, Alyssa Jarjoura, Phoebe Lockwood, Lynsey McGee, Alexandra Michael, Judy-Ann Moule, Justine Roche, and Ali Tahayori on their exhibition EMANATE: Recent graduates from the National Art School at New England Regional Art Museum. Exhibition: 2 June – 3 September 2023
Congratulations to NAS alumni Susan Andrews, Peter Berner, John Bokor, Dean Brown, Gina Bruce, Tristan Chant, Ken Done, Emily Ebbs, Eliza Gosse, David Griggs, Philip James, Kathy Liu, India Mark, Elliott Nimmo, Rodney Pople, Wendy Sharpe and Zoe Young, who are finalists in the 2023 Mosman Art Prize. Exhibition: 23 September – 29 October 2023
Congratulations to NAS staff Carolyn Craig and Damian Dillon, NAS alum Sophie Lampert and student Mel Jhey who are finalists in the Gosford Art Prize showing at Gosford Regional Gallery. Exhibition: 9 September – 5 November 2023
Congratulations to NAS alumni and staff Alan Rose, Amelia Skelton, Anita Johnson, Catherine O’Donnell, Jacqueline Bradley, Juz Kitson and Liz Bradshaw who are finalists in the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize at Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf. Exhibition: 27 September – 5 November 2023
Congratulations to NAS alum and staff Evan Salmon who is a finalist in the Kedumba Drawing Award showing at Kedumba Gallery. Exhibition: 2 September – 1 October 2023
Congratulations to NAS staff Michelle Hiscock who is a finalist in Flow Contemporary Watercolour Prize, exhibiting at Wollongong Art Gallery. Exhibition: 2 September 2023 – 17 March 2024.
Congratulations to NAS staff Clara Hali who has been commissioned to develop a new public artwork in Mount Victoria in the Blue Mountains.
Congratulations to NAS alumna and staff Kirtika Kain who is a featured artist in the 24th Biennale of Sydney: Ten Thousand Suns. Exhibition: 9 March – 10 June 2024
Congratulations to NAS alumna and staff Nadia Odlum who is a finalist in the 2023 NSW Visual Arts Fellowship (Emerging) at Carriageworks. Exhibition: 27 July – 27 August 2023
Congratulations to NAS student Adelash Parsons who won the Wearable Design award in the 2023 Northern Beaches Environmental Art and Design Prize. Exhibition: 4 – 27 August 2023
Congratulations to NAS alumna Belinda Yee who won the Works on Paper and Photography award in the 2023 Northern Beaches Environmental Art and Design Prize. Exhibition: 4 – 27 August 2023
Congratulations to NAS student Joyce Lubotzky whose work was Highly Commended in the 2023 Northern Beaches Environmental Art and Design Prize. Exhibition: 4 – 27 August 2023
Congratulations to NAS alumni and staff Michelle Belgiorno, Osvaldo Budet, Sadhbha Cockburn, Joanna Gambotto, Geoff Harvey, Amelia Lynch, Jodi Stewart, Sarah Tracton and Shonah Trescott who are finalists in the 2023 Northern Beaches Environmental Art and Design Prize. Exhibition: 4 – 27 August 2023
Congratulations to NAS alumni, staff and students Margaret Ackland, Suzanne Archer, M Bozzec, Armando Chant, Cindy Chen, Jacqui Driver, Freya Fristad, Todd Fuller, Phil James, Nicole Kelly, Nicci Haynes, Hyun Hee Lee, Kevin McKay, Stephanie Monteith, Ali Tahayori, Sylvie Verness, Belinda Yee and Mei Zhao who are finalists in the Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award 2023. Exhibition: 16 September – 12 November 2023
Congratulations to NAS alumni and staff Gerwyn Davies, Jane Burton, Justine Varga, Jon Setter and Anne Zahalka who are finalists in the Bowness Photography Prize at the Museum of Australian Photography. Exhibition: 21 September – 12 November 2023
Congratulations to NAS staff Deborah Marks who is a finalist in the Naked & Nude Art Prize 2023 at Manning Regional Art Gallery. Exhibition: 2 September – 15 October 2023
Congratulations to NAS alumni Phoebe Lockwood and Laura Castelli who are finalists in the Burnie Print Prize 2023, exhibiting in the Burnie Regional Art Gallery. Exhibition: 21 July – 8 September 2023
NAS print department staff and students have a group show curated by NAS staff Carolyn Craig Disruption: Discourse and Exchange at 16albermarle Project Space. Exhibition: 12 August – 23 September 2023
NAS staff Lynda Draper has a solo show Drifting Moon at Sullivan+Strumpf. Exhibition: 24 August – 16 September 2023
NAS alum Stephanie Eather is in a group exhibition Landscape and Memory at Nanda\Hobbs Gallery. Exhibition: 2 – 23 September 2023
NAS alum Alexandra Mills’ sculpture Trees is on display in the Inside Outside Sculpture Plinth in Ted Mack Civic Park, North Sydney. Display: 14 July – 21 August 2023
NAS alum Eliza Gosse has a solo show Entertainer’s Delight with Ocean Views at OLSEN ANNEXE. Exhibition: 6 – 16 September 2023
NAS alum Lucy Culliton has an exhibition Backdrop at Beaver Galleries. Exhibition: Until 23 September 2023
NAS staff Rolande Souliere, NAS alumni Kansas Smeaton, Tanya Linney, Zara June Williams, Gabriella Lo Presti, and NAS Student Bridget Stehli are in a group exhibition Candy Apple Grey at China Heights Gallery. Exhibition: 18 August – 17 September 2023
NAS alum Mei Zhao has a solo show Liminal Places at Hurstville Museum & Gallery. Exhibition: 29 July – 27 August 2023
NAS alum Genevieve Carroll’s work will be on view at King Street Gallery on William during September 2023 in a group show.
NAS staff Mirra Whale has solo show The Table at Michael Reid Southern Highlands. Exhibition: 24 August – 8 October 2023
NAS alum Jeff Rigby has a solo exhibition Light, Landscape and Architecture at Robin Gibson Gallery. Exhibition: 2 – 23 September 2023
NAS students Sam Chen, Adelash Parsons and Kika Baker are developing a collaborative installation Osmosis for Qtopia Sydney at the Bandstand in Green Park. Exhibition: Open Wed-Sat 12-4 from 13 September 2023
NAS alumni Madison Baird, Gigi Malherbe, Annabelle McEwen, Francis Meow, Maddy O’Connor, Nina Radonja, Chrystal Rimmer and Justine Roche will be at Sydney Contemporary Art Fair at Carriageworks with the NAS stand. Exhibition: 6-10 September 2023
NAS alum and staff Luke Thurgate will be at Sydney Contemporary Art Fair at Carriageworks with .M Contemporary Gallery. Exhibition: 6-10 September 2023
NAS alum Anthony Hodgkinson has a solo show You Hit Me With A Flower at Gallery 9. Exhibition: 16 August – 9 September 2023
NAS alum and staff Ebony Russell is in an exhibition 1001 Remarkable Objects at the Powerhouse Museum. Exhibition: 26 August – 31 December 2023
NAS alumni and staff Lynda Draper, Juz Kitson, Deborah Kelley Lucy O’Doherty and Julie Rrap are in a group show In the Arms of Unconsciousness: Women, Feminism & the Surreal at Hazelhurst Arts Centre. Exhibition: 1 July – 3 September 2023
NAS alum and staff Catherine O’Donnell has a solo show Fibro Majestic at Campbelltown Arts Centre. Exhibition: 8 July – 13 August 2023
NAS staff Lynda Draper has a solo show Drifting Moon at Sullivan+Strumpf. Exhibition: 24 August – 16 September 2023
NAS staff and alumni Anthony Cahill and Luke Thurgate are in a group show Vibrations in Australian Drawing at Macquarie University Art Gallery. Anthony is hosting Life Drawing Classes on 9 and 23 August, 6-8pm. Exhibition: 19 August – 13 September 2023
NAS alumni, staff and students Rae Boggs, Monika Viktoria Diak, Charlotte Featherston, Cecilia Jackson, Ro Murray, Kate Riley, Emilee Robinson, Tamsin Salehian, Katika Schultz and Tom Sinclair are in the Printmaker Show at Tiliqua Tiliqua Gallery. Exhibition: 10 – 27 August 2023
NAS alum and staff Luke Thurgate has a solo show Dress Code at M Contemporary. Exhibition: 20 July – 5 August 2023
NAS alum and staff Luke Thurgate is in a group exhibition Holey Smokes at Backwoods Gallery. Exhibition: 20 August – 11 September 2023
NAS student Fiona Verity is in an exhibition Conversations with Julie Nichols0n at Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf. Exhibition: 26 July 2023 – 20 August 2023
NAS alum Rae Boggs has a solo show Queering Space at Airspace Projects. Exhibition: 4 – 20 August 2023
NAS alum Fiona Currey-Billyard has a solo show Dark Crossings at Annandale Galleries. Exhibition: 26 July – 26 August 2023
NAS alum Ali Tahayori is in a group show Tracing the Rupture at Blue Mountains City Art Gallery. Exhibition: 22 July – 10 September 2023
NAS alum and Fellow Euphemia Bostock has an exhibition With Our Elders at the Australian Design Centre. Exhibition: 3 August – 16 September 2023
NAS alum and Fellow the late Margaret Olley’s show Far from a Still Life is showing at Tweed Regional Gallery. Exhibition: 22 March – 8 October 2023
NAS alumni Sadhbha Cockburn, Mei Zhao, Chrystal Rimmer, Brigitta Summers and Joyce Lubotzky have an inaugural group show MATERIALITY at DRAW Space Gallery. Exhibition: 3 August – 3 September 2023
NAS alum Karla Dickens is in a group show CrownLand at Maitland Regional Art Gallery. Exhibition: 26 August – 5 November 2023
NAS alum Ann Thomson has a solo show at Defiance Gallery. Exhibition: 22 July – 12 August 2023
NAS alum Alan Jones has a solo show Paintings from Coopers Shoot at Olsen Gallery. Exhibition 2-26 August 2023
NAS alum Ildiko Kovacs has a solo show New Light at Martin Browne Contemporary. Exhibition: 17 August – 9 September 2023
NAS staff Rolande Souliere is giving an artist talk and Nail Salon on site activation for 52 Artists 52 Actions at Artspace Sydney on 5 August 2023, 11am – 2pm. Rolande Souliere is also included in the group exhibition. 22 June – 22 October 2023
NAS staff Rolande Souliere is in a group exhibition Candy Apple Grey, curated by Sebastian Goldspink, at China Heights Gallery. Exhibition opens 18 August 2023
NAS staff Osvaldo Budet and Holly McDonald and alumna Shonah Trescott are in a group exhibition UPRIVER DOWNRIVER at Maitland Regional Gallery. Exhibition: 10 June – 13 August 2023
NAS alum James Drinkwater has a solo show American Salt – Montauk to the Bowery at Nanda Hobbs Gallery. Exhibition: 27 July – 12 August 2023
NAS alumni Wolfgang Saker and Oliver Ellis are part of the dither_ launch in Sydney. Exhibition: 20 August 2023
NAS alum Kerrie Satava has a solo online exhibition Sometimes at Artereal Gallery. Exhibition: 23 July – 23 August 2023
NAS alum Daniel McClellan has a solo show Discreet Music at Nasha Gallery. Exhibition: 4-20 August 2023
NAS alum Alex Xerri has a solo show DRAGON SLAYER at Flinders Street Gallery. Exhibition: 29 September – 21 October 2023
NAS staff Daniel Mudie Cunningham has a solo show Are You There? at Wollongong Art Gallery. Exhibition: 30 June – 10 September 2023
NAS staff Dr Rolande Souliere is in a group exhibition 52 Artists, 52 Actions with Artspace, showing at Jervis Bay Maritime Museum. Exhibition: 22 June – 2 October 2023
NAS staff Jason Phu has a VR work the eternal parade developed with Tactical Space Lab and hosted by the Museum of Chinese in Australia (MOCA).
NAS alumni Ken Done and Annalisa Ferraris have a group exhibition at Clayton Utz as part of the Clayton Utz Art Partnership Sydney. Exhibition: 24 November 2022 – November 2023.
NAS staff Carolyn Craig has a feature in the current Imprint Magazine.
NAS staff Molly Duggins has co-edited a new book published by Bloomsbury Academic Press in May 2023, Sea Currents in Nineteenth Art, Science, and Culture, with Dr. Kathleen Davidson from the University of Sydney, featuring essays by NAS staff Georgina Cole, Jessica Priebe, and Priya Vaughan.
NAS staff Jaime Tsai has written a chapter including NAS alumna Joan Ross for a new book Dada Data: Contemporary Art Practice in the Era of Post-Truth Politics, published by Bloomsbury Academic Press, 2023
NAS staff Chelsea Lehman edited and is an author of Dark Eden: Transdisciplinary Imaging at the Intersections of Art, Science and Culture published by Art + Australia and the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne.
Congratulations to NAS alum Sophie Lampert who is a finalist in the National Capital Art Prize at Aarwun Gallery. Exhibition: 16 September – 8 December 2023
NAS alum Ruth Ju-shih Li has a solo show Florilegium: Distant Memories at ANU in Canberra, China in the World Building. Exhibition: 24 July – 15 December 2023
NAS staff Susan Andrews has a solo show Mid-Line at Five Walls Gallery in Footscray. Exhibition: 30 August – 16 September 2023
NAS staff Clare Humphries is in an exhibition Sea sings, Lumen and wings realm at the Print Council gallery in Melbourne. Exhibition: 1 – 22 September 2023
Congratulations to NAS alum Penny Burnett who has been selected for the Wyndham Art Prize 2023. Exhibition: 17 August – 22 November 2023
NAS staff Joanne Handley is in a group show Photo PLEXISM at Void_Melbourne. Exhibition: 3–26 August 2023
NAS staff and alum Evan Salmon has a solo show Still Life at Alexandra Sasse Gallery. Exhibition: 13 July – 12 August 2023
Congratulations to NAS alum Belinda Yee, who is a finalist in the Footscray Art Prize. Exhibition: 15 July – 17 September 2023
Congratulations to NAS staff Gerwyn Davies who has won the Clayton Utz Prize, Lethbridge Gallery Brisbane, and to NAS staff Carolyn Craig who received a Highly Commended award. Exhibition: 26 August 2023 – 26 August 2024
NAS staff and alum Sassy Park is in an exhibition Clay: Collected Ceramics at the Museum of Brisbane. Exhibition: 13 May – October 2023