Located at the heart of the National Art School’s historic campus, NAS Gallery presents up to four major exhibitions per year as well as annual graduate and postgraduate student exhibitions.
The Gallery aims to enhance the National Art School’s role as a leading centre for visual arts education in the Asia-Pacific, with ambitious group and solo exhibitions by Australian and international artists that foster critical appreciation of art and innovative art practice.
NAS Gallery exhibitions are accompanied by scholarly publications and a dynamic range of public programs that provide a rich context for the interpretation and understanding of art.
Situated in what was the ‘A’ wing of the old Darlinghurst gaol, the original 1841 building was completely refurbished to serve its new role as the Gallery in 2006.
Beyond the exhibition space, NAS Gallery also manages the National Art School’s permanent collection – a repository of staff, student, and alumni artworks including those of Rayner Hoff, William Dobell, Margaret Olley, Martin Sharp, James Gleeson, Fiona Hall, Merilyn Fairskye, Joan Ross, and Mitch Cairns.