NAS NEO - Drawing Time

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NAS NEO – Drawing Time

Thursday 30 March, 6–10pm

Immerse yourself in multi art form performances, discover the artists of tomorrow and view, interact and make art at NAS NEO, free program every month.

Our first NAS NEO kicks off as a celebration of contemporary drawing, exploring, and stretching the confines of the discipline. View exhibitions, the Dobell Drawing Prize, Australia’s leading prize for drawing, and Hannah Quinlivan’s exhibition, Conjunctures that includes the expanded fields of drawing across installation, light, weaving, drawing and sculpture with time-based works.

Discover the artists and the machines in Drawing with Machines a work that uses machines and robots to extend and challenge our ideas of what drawing can be and machines can do.

Experience an auditory drawing performance art piece directed by Hannah Quinlivan in collaboration with renowned opera singers Louise Keast and Shikara Ringdahl.

Additional line-up to be announced.

Dobell Drawing Prize #23 Winner Announcement

NAS Gallery

The biennial Dobell Drawing Prize is Australia’s leading prize for drawing and an unparalleled celebration of drawing technique, innovation and expanded drawing practices. It is presented by the National Art School in partnership with the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation and explores the enduring importance of drawing within contemporary art. The 2023 exhibition presents new works by 64 finalists:

Tamsin Ainslie, Margaret Ambridge, Maree Azzopardi, John Bokor, Godwin Bradbeer, Liz Bradshaw, Nicki Brancatisano, Catherine (Cath) Brophy, Armando Chant, Sally Clarke, Erin Coates, Fiona Currey-Billyard, Clare Delaney, Christophe Domergue, Linda Fardoe, Nic Fern, Sue Field, Angus Fisher, Ashley Frost, Joanna Gambotto, Chris Gentle, Jane Grealy, S.C. Grennan, Sylvia Griffin, Simon Harris, John Hart, Iluwanti Ken, Sandra Kiris, Kenneth Lambert, Alison Mackay, Danie Mellor, Liam Nunan, Daniel O’Toole, Toshiko Oiyama, Martin John Oldfield, Anastasia Parmson, Lori Pensini, Nic Plowman, Ross Potter, Lucy Ray, Anna Louise Richardson, Jeff Rigby, Jason Roberts, Julie Rrap, Lindy Sale, Robert Shepherd, Sally Simpson, Ben Soedradjit, Amber Subaki, Jayanto Tan, Remnim Alexander Tayco, Michael Terkildsen, Luke Thurgate, Jennifer Tighe, Floria Tosca, Claire Tozer, Alan Tracey, Teo Treloar, Yvette Tziallas, Bronwyn Van de Graaff, Nina Walton, Gary Warner, Anna Warren, Paul White

Hannah Quinlivan: Conjunctures

The Drawing Gallery

The National Art School proudly presents Conjunctures, a major new exhibition by artist Hannah Quinlivan commissioned for The Drawing Gallery. The Canberra based artist works in expanded fields of drawing across installation, light, weaving, drawing, sculpture with time-based works. Quinlivan’s new spatial drawings provide an invitation to explore the intricate connections between place and the social structure of feeling. Working within the expanded field of drawing, this body of work seeks to draw out and amplify the affective atmospheres of our time.

Drawing with Machines

Chapel, ground floor

NAS Drawing lecturers and artists, Gary Warner and Dr. Ben Denham have teamed up with the Director of Monash University’s Sensilab, Professor Jon McCormack to present drawing machines and robots that will extend and challenge our ideas of what drawing can be and machines can do. Meet the artists who will talk about their art practices.

Gary Warner will show his custom-built harmonograph that translates the action of three pendulums into unique drawings of energy expenditure. Ben Denham will work with a custom-built, large-format robotic drawing machine controlled by cycling voltages that also shape sounds from synthesizer modules. Ben’s work on this project has been supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Jon McCormack will present three DB1 open-source drawbots running new code created for the event. These sophisticated, programmable drawing robots have been developed at Sensilab over the past five years. They are intended for use by artists and in STEAM education contexts.

Free, drop-in art workshops

Building 25

*The Art Workshops are open to everyone of all levels of experience. No bookings required.


On Gadigal Land


National Art School

Entry via Forbes Street, Darlinghurst

This initiative is proudly supported by the NSW Government through the Culture Up Late Program.

#NASNEO #CultureUpLate #CUL2023.



30 (Thursday) 5:07 am - 16 (Thursday) 5:07 am


National Art School

Forbes Street

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