Alumni Exhibitions

Dobell Drawing Prize #23 finalist Nic Fern, Whose Masculinity, 2022, merino wool and embroidery thread on recycled hand-dyed fabric

alumni, staff and student exhibitions

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 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.

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 alumni, staff and students who are finalists in the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes at the Art Gallery of NSW.

Archibald: alumni Mitch Cairns, Eliza Gosse, Marie Mansfield, Randall Sinnamon, Clare Thackway, Natasha Walsh Zoe Young; staff Michelle Hiscock, Jason Phu 

Wynne: alumni Giles Alexander, Lucy Culliton, Simone Griffin, Guido (Guy) Maestri , John Olsen, Joan Ross, Michael Snape; staff (current and former) Jason Phu, Clara Hali, Noel McKenna

Sulman: alumni Catherine Clayton-Smith, Karla Dickens, Nic Fern, Kiata Mason, Philjames, Oscar Sulich; staff Jason Phu; student Brodie Cullen 

Congratulations to NAS alumna Nadia Odlum who is a finalist in Artspace’s $30,000 Visual Arts Emerging Fellowship (VAEF) which will be on show at Carriageworks. Exhibition: 27 July – 27 August 2023

Congratulations to NAS alumni Elizabeth Creixell and Angela Hayson who are both currently Artists in Residence at Gallery Lane Cove + Creative Studios.

Congratulations to MFA 2 Photomedia student Samantha Jade who is a finalist in the 2023 Burwood Art Prize. Exhibition: 22 May 2023 – 16 June 2023

Congratulations to NAS staff and alumni Lynda Draper, Jason Phu, Jumaadi and Natasha Walsh who are in The National 4: Australian Art Now. Exhibition: 30 March – 25 June 2023

Congratulations to NAS alumni, staff and student finalists Maryanne Coutts, Carolyn Craig, Freya Fristad, Fiona Lowry, Deborah Marks, Elizabeth Pulie, Justine Roche, Leyla Stevens, Sylvie Veness, Natasha Walsh and Mirra Whale in the 2023 Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize. Exhibition: 13 – 28 May 2023

Congratulations to NAS alumni and staff John Bokor, Liz Bradshaw, Armando Chant, Fiona Currey-Billyard, Clare Delaney, Nic Fern, Angus Fisher, Joanna Gambotto, Sylvia Griffin, Martin Oldfield, Jayanto Tan, Luke Thurgate, Alan Tracey, Nina Walton and Gary Warner who are finalists in the Dobell Drawing Prize #23 in the NAS Gallery. Exhibition: 31 March – 10 June, 2023

Congratulations to NAS alumnus Mitchell Hargreaves who is in the national art school graduate survey exhibition Hatched: National Graduate Show 2023 at Perth Institute of Contemporary (PICA). Exhibition: 13 May – 23 July 2023

Congratulations to NAS alumnus Casey Chen who won the Muswellbrook Art Prize Ceramics Prize. Finalists include NAS alumni and staff Alma Shudholme, Peter Berner, Ebony Russell, Margaret Taylor and Susie Choi. Exhibition: 14 March – 7 May 2023

NAS alumna Clementine Belle McIntosh has a solo show Inland at Goulburn Regional Art Gallery. Exhibition: 31 March – 29 April 2023

NAS student Vicki Potter has a solo show A Shared Table at Ambush Gallery. Exhibition: 27-30 April 2023

NAS students and alumni Lottie Braun, Brodie Cullen, Oscar Davis, Aiya Dreaming, Yulin Hao, Til Kathriner, Sailor Kennard, Charlie Longmire and Anoushka Mondraty are in a group pop-up show Song of Vowels at Mallett St. Exhibition: April 28 2023

BFA3 Photomedia students Harry Baker, Lee-Francis Evatt, Cecilia Kurtz, Elvis Zhang, Lindsay Hickling, Aldi Dufinubun and Chloe Shanahan are in a group show at Goodspace. Exhibition: 12 April 2023

NAS alumni Owen Small and Tom Sinclair have a show FLORA AND FEATHER at Little Yellow Studio Collective. Exhibition: 14-28 April 2023

NAS alumni Maria Constantinescu, Elizabeth Cowell and Anna Tierney and student  Bree Cribbin are in a group show, EARTH, at Articulate Project Space. Exhibition: 15 – 30 April 2023

NAS alumna Justine Muller has curated an exhibition Barka, The Forgotten River at The Australian Museum. Exhibition: Until 23 July

NAS alumna Eliza Gosse has a solo show All My Friends Have White Walls And Beige Carpet at Edwina Corlette Gallery. Exhibition: 12 April – 2 May 2023

NAS alumnus Myles Young has a solo show Nature is a Theatre at Edwina Corlette Gallery. Exhibition: 12 April – 2 May 2023

NAS alumnus James Drinkwater has a solo show You Could Just Make a Painting and Write It All In There — New Paintings From The Slip Room at Edwina Corlette Gallery. Exhibition: 3 – 23 May

NAS staff and alumni Hany Armanious, Corey Black, Jacqueline Bradley, Damian Dillon, ADS Donaldson, Philippa Hagon, Patrick Hartigan, Emryn Ingram-Shute, Bridie Lunney, Onrie Radovic, Charlotte Simpson, jane smith (Alias), Adele Warner are in a group show Farr St at Minerva gallery. Exhibition: 15 April – 6 May 2023

NAS alumni Mark Maurangi Carrol, Catherine Clayton-Smith, Drew Connor Holland, Lewis Ihnatko, Ben King, Rosemary Lee and Bridget Stehli, and staff Chelsea Lehmann are in a group show Horny Jail at Nasha Gallery. Exhibition: 14 April – 6 May 2023

NAS staff Clare Humphries, Carolyn Craig, David Manley, Damian Dillon and alumna Justine Roche are in a group show The Spectral Scape at Grace Cossington Gallery. Exhibition: 5 May – 3 June 2023

NAS alumna Susie Dureau has a solo show FATHOMS at Curatorial+Co. Exhibition: 3-20 May 2023

NAS alumnus Sean Crowley has a solo show Rozy Zone Robin Gibson Gallery. Exhibition:

15 April – 6 May 2023

NAS alumna Karen Choy has a solo show Animal Rhapsody at Robin Gibson Gallery. Exhibition: 13 May – 3 June 2023

NAS alumna Elizabeth Rankin has a solo  show  Lovers & Lunatics at Robin Gibson Gallery. Exhibition: 13 May – 3 June 2023

NAS alumni Anthony Bartok, Sarah Edmondson, Sassy Park and Sean Wadey are in a group show 26.4.2023 at [email protected] Art Gallery. Exhibition: From 26 April 2023

NAS alumna Clare Mueller has a solo show Who are you Haunting at Little Yellow Studio Collective. Exhibition: 2-26 May 2023

NAS alumna Margaret Dix is in a group show A Day to be Remembered at The Moree Gallery. Exhibition: 11 May – 2 June 2023

NAS alumnus Alex Latham has a solo show Pork Destroyer at Schmick Contemporary. Exhibition: From May 4 2023

NAS student Lucy Bird has a solo show Baby, Doll, Pet at Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne. Exhibition: 12-28 May 2023

NAS alumni and students Lucy Bird, Bella la Spina and Scott Woodbridge are in a group show Soot: The grey zone at Chrissie Cotter Gallery. Exhibition: 27 April – 14 May 2023

NAS student Vicki Potter and alumni Ollie Henstridge, Robyn McDermott, Shelley Bowles, Mat Hooker, Yani Silvana, Carolyn Ong, Kim Baldwin, Martin Williams and Julie Edgar are in a group show Nexus at Sheffer Gallery. Exhibition: 25 May – 3 June 2023

NAS alumna Bronte Leighton-Dore has a solo show When a Space Holds You at Martin Browne Contemporary. Exhibition: 27 April – 20 May 2023

NAS alumna Holly Macdonald is in a group show Upriver Downriver at Maitland Regional Art Gallery. Exhibition:10 June – 13 August 2023

NAS alumna Margaret Taylor is in a show Far and Near at The Shop Gallery. Exhibition: 8-14 June 2023

NAS staff and alumna Annelies Jahn and alumni Armando Chant and Vande Grey are in a group show SALON at Lundberg Gallery. Exhibition: 26 April – 26 July 2023

NAS alumna Sophie Lampert has a solo exhibition Anon at Orange Regional Gallery through The Seed, a partnership between ORG and NAS offering recent graduates their first solo exhibition. Exhibition: 25 March – 7 May 2023

NAS alumnus Ali Tahayori has a solo show The Sky is the Same at Gosford Regional Gallery. Exhibition: 1 April – 4 June 2023

NAS alumna Susie Dureau has a solo show The River In the Sky at Tweed Regional Gallery. Exhibition: 3 March – 30 July 2023

NAS alumna Terhi Hakola has an installation In Profile at Mosman Art Gallery. Exhibition: 20 February – 14 May 2023

NAS alumnus Todd Fuller is in a group show Pride (R)evolution at the State Library of NSW. Exhibition: 18 February – 9 July 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 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

Congratulations to NAS staff Leyla Stevens who is part of the TarraWarra Biennial 2023: ua usiusi faʻavaʻasavili. Exhibition: 1 April – 16 July 2023

Congratulations to NAS staff Chelsea Lehman who 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.

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