Alumni Exhibitions

At any one time there are hundreds of exhibitions around the world featuring NAS Alumni. Here is a selection of alumni, staff and student exhibitions on this month. If you would like to submit details of your exhibition – please contact our Marketing Team.


NAS alumna Shona Trescott is part of a group exhibition, Fragile Creation, on view at the Dom Museum, Vienna, Austria. Exhibition: 1 October 2020 – 28 August 2021

NAS alumna Elyssa Sykes-Smith is part of the Next Big Thing, UK. This six-part television series will air on London Live in Spring 2021.

New South Wales

NAS alumna Amelia Lynch has a solo exhibition, Kaleidoscope, on view at Sabbia Gallery. Exhibition: 30 June – 24 July 2021

NAS alumnus Oliver Wagner has a solo exhibition, Three Colours, on view at Sarah Cottier Gallery. Exhibition: 26 June – 24 July 2021

NAS alumna Jacqueline Hennessy has a solo exhibition Still Life at Tweed Regional Gallery. Exhibition: 19 March – 25 July 2021

NAS alumna Leyla Stevens is part of a group exhibition, I am a heart beating in the world: Diaspora Pavilion 2, on view at Campbelltown Arts Centre. Exhibition: 22 May – 25 July 2021

NAS alumnus Dave Hickson has a solo exhibition on view at Robin Gibson Gallery. Exhibition: 3–28 July 2021

Head of Ceramics Lynda Draper has a solo exhibition, Flowers of the Night, on view at Sullivan + Strumpf. Exhibition: From 15 July 2021

NAS alumni Louise Allerton, Laura Badertscher, Sarah Edmondson, Kirtika Kain, Heidi Melamed, Stuart Smith and Tom Yousif, and Postgraduate Coordinator Dr Ian Greig are part of a group exhibition, (re)arrangements, on view at Grace Cossington Smith Gallery. Exhibition: 26 June – 31 July 2021

NAS alumni Eliza Gosse, Joshua Charadia and Camille Gillybœuf are part of a group exhibition, ALIGN, on view online at Ninety Three Bourke. Exhibition: 15–31 July 2021

NAS alumnae Karla Dickens, Fiona Foley and Joan Ross are part of a group exhibition, Just Not Australian, on view at Maitland Regional Art Gallery. Exhibition: 8 May – 1 August 2021

NAS alumna Peta Minnici has a solo exhibition, Marking Time, on view at Chalk Horse Gallery. Exhibition: 15 July – 7 August 2021

NAS alumna Alex Xerri and student Casey Chen have a group exhibition, Rock & Roll Nightclub, on view online at Saint Cloche Gallery. Exhibition: 28 July – 8 August 2021

NAS alumna Juz Kitson has a solo exhibition, The Sanctuary; All That Is, on view at Dominik Mersch Gallery. Exhibition: 23 July – 14 August 2021

NAS alumni Vande Grey and Greg Stanford are part of a group exhibition, Circling the Sun, on view at Firstdraft. Exhibition: 7 July – 15 August 2021

NAS alumna Sofiyah Ruqayah has a solo exhibition, Lesser palace, on view at Firstdraft. Exhibition: 7 July – 15 August 2021

NAS current student Amelia Skelton has a solo exhibition, This one goes out to the one(s) I love, on view at Firstdraft. Exhibition: 7 July – 15 August 2021

NAS alumni Dean Brown, Chris O’Doherty (aka Reg Mombassa), Daniel Pata, Sally Robinson and Evan Salmon, NAS Fellow Wendy Sharpe and NAS staff Rodney Pople are part of the Salon Archibald Selection, and NAS alumnus Evan Salmon and NAS Fellow and alumna Ann Thomson are part of the Wynne Prize Selection for the Salon des Refusés 2021, on view at S.H Ervin Gallery. Exhibition: 5 June – 15 August 2021

NAS alumna Sally Stokes has a solo exhibition, Collection Twenty Four, on view at Rochfort Gallery. Exhibition: 23 June – 15 August 2021

NAS staff Dean Cross has a solo exhibition, Icarus, my Son, on view at Goulburn Regional Art Gallery. Exhibition: 2 July – 28 August 2021

NAS alumnus Janis Clarke has a solo exhibition, The Back Lane, on view at Olsen Annexe. Exhibition: 18 August – 4 September 2021

NAS alumnus Alan Tracey has a solo exhibition on view at Factory 49. Exhibition: 18 August – 11 September 2021

NAS student Cailyn Forrest has a solo exhibition, From the Corners, on view at Gaffa Gallery. Exhibition: 2–13 September 2021

NAS alumni and staff Mitch Cairns, Fiona Hall, Gabriella Hirst, Deborah Kelly and Leyla Stevens, are part of The National 2021 exhibition at the Art Gallery of NSW, Carriageworks and MCA. Exhibition: March 26 – 21 September 2021.

NAS alumna Samantha Stephenson has a solo exhibition on view at Robin Gibson Gallery. Exhibition: 23 October – 11 November 2021

NAS alumna Shireen Taweel has a solo exhibition, Bathe in Light, on view at Firstdraft. Exhibition: 3 November – 12 December 2021

NAS alumnus Andrew Hopkins has a solo exhibition on view at Robin Gibson Gallery. Exhibition: 20 November – 15 December 2021

NAS alumna Justine Youssef and staff Dean Cross are part of a group exhibition, Eucalyptusdom, on view at the Powerhouse Museum. Exhibition: 1 July 2021 – 1 May 2022

NAS alumni Fiona Foley and Mason Kimber are part of a group exhibition, MCA Collection: Perspectives on Place, on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia. Exhibition: 26 February 2021 – 4 September 2022

Congratulations to artist Peter Wegner for winning the 100th Archibald Prize with his portrait of Guy Warren, NAS alumnus and NAS Fellow. Congratulations to NAS staff Jude Rae, who was highly commended for her Archibald Prize entry Inside out, and former staff member Noel McKenna who won the Trustees’ Watercolour Prize 2021 for his Wynne Prize entry, South Coast headland (2), Ottoman rose.  Congratulations also to Archibald, Wynne and Sulman finalists Peter Berner, Ann Cape, Lucy Culliton, Fiona Lowry, Joan Ross, Kirsty Neilson, Michael Snape, Mirra Whale, Karen Black, Euan Mcleod, Nicola Bartos, Ashley Frost, Bronte Leighton-Dore, Guy Maestri, Chris O’Doherty (aka Reg Mombassa), Luke Sciberras, Philjames, Daniel Pata, Tim Storrier, John Bokor, Ildiko Kovacs, Paul Selwood, Marisa Purcell, Paul Higgs and Suzanne Archer. The exhibition is on view at the Art Gallery of New South Wales from 5 June – 26 September 2021.

Congratulations to NAS alumni Adrienne Overall, Aimee Gardyne, Annalisa Ferraris, Annette Bukovinsky, Brett Anthony Moore, Danielle McKenzie, Dean Brown, Dylan Jones, Giles Alexander, Luke Kennedy, Tristan Chant and Zoe Young who are all finalists in the 2021 Waverley Art Prize. The exhibition is on view online.

Congratulations to NAS alumna Georgia Saxelby, who has been awarded the $50,000 Marten Bequest Scholarship.

Congratulations to NAS alumni Luke Kennedy, winner of the Acrylic Prize and Mayor’s Prize, and Annette Bukovinsky, winner of the Mixed Media Prize, in the 2021 Waverley Art Prize. We also extend our congratulations to NAS alumni Adrienne Overall, Aimee Gardyne, Annalisa Ferraris, Brett Anthony Moore, Dani McKenzie, Dean Brown, Giles Alexander, Tristan Chant and Zoe Young, and staff Jacqui Driver, who are all finalists. The exhibition is available to view online.


NAS alumnus Evan Salmon is part of a group exhibition on view at Queenscliff Gallery. Exhibition: 15 July – 2 August 2021

NAS alumna Ruth Ju-shih Li and staff Dean Cross are part of a group exhibition, Drawn by stones, on view at Counihan Gallery. Exhibition: 17 July – 12 September 2021

Congratulations to NAS alumnus Jayanto Tan who is a finalist in the churchie emerging art prize 2021, on view at the Institute of Modern Art. Exhibition: 9 October – 18 December 2021

South Australia

Congratulations to NAS staff Dean Cross who is a finalist in the Ramsay Art Prize 2021, on view at the Art Gallery of South Australia. Exhibition: 22 May – 22 August 2021

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