CLASS OF 2018
Released is Australia’s biggest and most dynamic Fine Art Graduate Exhibition, celebrating the achievements of our Bachelor of Fine Art students, with new art from new artists on show across the National Art School.
Australia’s leading independent fine art school showcases the work of our BFA graduates from 6 December onwards, with the much anticipated Graduate Exhibition. A hugely popular event, the Graduate Exhibition presents the work of our BFA Graduates throughout the studios, galleries and multiple exhibition spaces of the National Art School. Here you will find the very best in ceramics, painting, photomedia, printmaking and sculpture with over 1000 works by 118 emerging artists to experience. The opening night (6 December) is not to be missed, with music, Young Henrys, dance floors, and of course the best emerging art on offer in Sydney. The unique studio based teaching model which at the heart of the National Art School degree program underpins this exhibition, showcasing as it does the culmination of three years of intensive individual work.
Building on the strong reputation and outstanding achievements of the alumni artists of the National Art School, (who this year have swept all before them in prestigious art prizes) the Class of 2018 is about to be released onto the world.
About the BFA Degree program
Our Bachelor of Fine Art degree is designed to impart the skills, knowledge and creative independence required to sustain a career as an artist.
This individual development requires a holistic approach to art education – one that we have always believed is best accommodated by students learning the skills and knowledge of the studio through studio practice under the guidance of established artists. NAS has long been recognised for our use of this studio model of learning. Our focus on small class sizes ensures that every student receives individual guidance and that their independent exploration of art making is informed by a comprehensive knowledge of the historical underpinnings of that practice as well as the dynamic range of contemporary possibilities for art practice today.
About the Exhibition venues
The National Art School is located within the walls of the former Darlinghurst Gaol. In the heart of the city, the School is a thriving hub of creativity and endeavour, with its iconic buildings re=purposed to house studios, Galleries and exhibition spaces. The Graduate Exhibition is located throughout the entire site – with hundreds of individual artists’ studios open to the public throughout the exhibition, as well as the Rayner Hoff Project Space and the NAS Gallery.
Featured Artwork: Elsiena ten Kate, You don’t respect my work at all, do you?, oil on canvas, 86 × 86 cm.