Night At NAS Pledge Form


Susan Rothwell AM, Chair, National Art School Board Of Directors, Andrew Muston, Chair, National Art School Foundation, and Steven Alderton, Director and CEO, look forward to seeing you at the 2023 NAS Foundation Gala Dinner.

Join fellow art lovers and NAS alumni for a sparkling evening celebrating and supporting our art stars of the future. Night at NAS includes a sit down dinner like no other, with live entertainment, artwork on every table and an afterparty not to be missed.

Funds raised will support 21st Century Art School programs at the National Art School. Buy artwork from our emerging alumni, bid at our live auction and make a philanthropic donation in support of the next generation of artists.

Live Pledge and Art Auction

We are thrilled to welcome back auctioneer extraordinaire Justin Miller AM to lead an exciting pledge of philanthropic donations and a live artwork auction. You will have the chance to take home a work by important Australian artists including NAS First Peoples Advisory Board member, Tony Albert; NAS Foundation member and alumni, Eliza Gosse; NAS alumni, Dan Kyle; and NAS Board member and Fellow, Wendy Sharpe.

Eliza Gosse
‘Coffee And Gingernuts’

Acrylic on canvas
112 x 96.5 cm

Courtesy of Olsen Gallery

Dan Kyle
‘Peering Through’

Oil and mixed media on canvas
180 x 150 cm

Courtesy of Martin Browne Contemporary

Wendy Sharpe
‘Paris Windows and Church Steeple’

Gouache on Stonehenge paper
69 x 49 cm

Courtesy of King Street Gallery on William

Tony Albert
‘You Wreck Me #56’

Printed photographs and vintage Captain Cook ephemera on archival paper sheet
29 x 38.5 cm

Courtesy of Sullivan+Strumpf

Support Now

Increase Indigenous Lecturers at NAS

Support the employment of more Indigenous lecturers at NAS and collaborations with Indigenous artists, ensuring the inclusion and appreciation of Indigenous knowledge, perspectives, and practices throughout the curriculum.

New Indigenous Pathways Coordinator

This new position will work with schools and partners to provide Indigenous high school students with access to creativity and the visual arts. The role will support prospective students throughout the application process; develop the NAS scholarships program; and provide pastoral care and mentorship to existing students.

Studio Upgrade: Cité Internationale des Arts

Support crucial building work to ensure the continuation of our four NAS alumni Paris residencies each year. The Cité residencies provide an incredible stepping-stone for alumni to expand their practice on the world stage.

Access to NAS Studios for Youth

Break down barriers to participation for 16–19-year-olds and support subsidised rates for NAS Open Short Courses. Creating pathways for young creatives from high school to studio practice under the guidance of expert artist educators.

NAS Futures

Contribute to the new NAS endowment and invest in the financial sustainability of NAS and support the next generation of Australian artists. Donations from $100,000.

Artwork Sale

As you sit down to enjoy your dinner, you will not miss the incredible centrepieces provided by recent NAS alumni. All works are for sale with proceeds directly supporting these early career artists and NAS Gala fundraising programs.

We thank the NAS alumni and rising stars contributing to this unique exhibition and sale: Artists include Dani Becknell, Susie Choi, Aiya Dreaming, Isabella Edwards, Felix Feneley, Catherine Flora Murray, Amelia Lynch, Mac Mansfield, Sassy Park, Isabella Parker, Ebony Russell, Amelia Skelton, Nina Waring, and Alex Xerri.

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