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Building 14, National Art School
Forbes Street
Darlinghurst NSW 2010

Opening Hours During Semester:

Monday-Thursday 9:00am-6.00pm
Friday 9:00am-3:00pm

*opening times may vary outside of semester dates, please contact the Library for more information

The National Art School Library is a specialist research library dedicated to the visual arts. It is at the heart of study and research in the National Art School, for practice as well as art history and art theory.

The Library offers books, DVDs, and journals for loan and reference, as well as computers and printers for student use. The Library also features the Library Stairwell Gallery — a dedicated student exhibition space that holds multiple exhibitions each year.

The Library is open to degree and short course students, staff of NAS and members of the general public.

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Indexes and Databases:
ProQuest Art, Design & Architecture Collection


Printing Cards:
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library stairwell gallery

The Library Stairwell Gallery is a dedicated student exhibition space within the National Art School Library. The Gallery provides a platform for undergraduate and postgraduate students to develop their exhibition and curatorial skills, collaborate with fellow students across disciplines, and explore creative ideas outside the bounds of their formal studies. The Gallery presents approximately thirteen exhibitions per year, representing each discipline and based on the philosophical and artistic curriculum of National Art School.

Proposal Information

Proposals for exhibitions are accepted from students currently enrolled in the Master of Fine Art or second or third year of the Bachelor of Fine Art. Exhibitions run for three weeks during the first semester of each year, during second semester the LSG is devoted to studio departments for larger group shows. Exhibitions are selected by a committee of NAS staff. The exhibition program is finalised one year in advance. To ensure the maximum benefit to the most students, priority may be given to group based exhibitions.

Download the application form

current exhibition

Stolen Property 

Exhibition: 16 March – 3 April 2020

Opening Hours: Monday–Thursday 9am–6pm and Fridays 9am–3pm

The exhibition features the work of Noah Bennett, Sadhbha Cockburn, Clancy Davis Etheridge, Liss Finney

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