Past Exhibitions

Boyd Exh_NAS Gallery Level 1 (Nebuchadnezzar Series) #1
ARTHUR BOYD: LANDSCAPE OF THE SOUL 10 JANUARY – 9 MARCH 2019
Boyd Exh_NAS Gallery Level 1 (Nebuchadnezzar Series) #1

ARTHUR BOYD: LANDSCAPE OF THE SOUL
A BUNDANON TRUST TOURING EXHIBITION AT THE NATIONAL ART SCHOOL GALLERY
CURATED BY BARRY PEARCE

Exhibition Dates: 10 January – 9 March 2019
Opening Hours: Monday–Saturday, 11am–5pm

Landscape of the Soul is a new exhibition exploring the Australian landscape and a sense of place through the complex genius of Arthur Boyd.  From light-filled early landscapes to tormented figures in the bush, the paintings, prints, drawings, photographs and archival material in this exhibition expose an inner landscape and an artist’s creative odyssey. Curated by Barry Pearce, this new Bundanon Trust Touring Exhibition is presented at the National Art School from 10 January to 9 March 2019.

From early, youthful en plein air subjects celebrating light, to the final phase of his career depicting the Shoalhaven on the south coast of New South Wales, encompassing the artist’s journeys from Australia to England and Europe, artworks in the exhibition present the landscape as a theatre for his deeper explorations – not merely topographic, but a psychic sense of place.

RELEASED MFA EXHIBITION: 8 November — 18 November 2018
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RELEASED
CLASS OF 2018
MFA EXHIBITION

EXHIBITION DATES: Thursday 8 November — Sunday 18 November 2018
OPENING HOURS: Monday–Sunday, 11am–5pm

The MFA Exhibition celebrated the achievements of our postgraduate students, with new art from new artists, on show throughout the National Art School. The NAS Gallery, Rayner Hoff Project Space, Annex and Open Studios presented fresh, progressive and bold works from our outstanding class of 2018 – the next generation of  Australian artists.

Opening night on 8 November was huge – thanks to the great crowd who came along to celebrate our artists and enjoy the bands, DJ’s, dance floors, food, pop up bars, explore the studios, discover more about the iconic NAS campus, catch up with friends and purchase artwork from Australia’s very best graduating artists.

MEET OUR MASTERS

Ceramics:
Amanda Bromfield, Tim Ferguson, Jane McKenzie, Maricelle Olivier, Sassy Park

Drawing:
Olivia Arnold, Troy Donaghy, Fiona Henderson, Caitlin Hespe, Marlon Roche, Emilie Syme-Lamont

Painting:
Elham Ahmadi, Laura Badertscher, Drew Connor Holland, Lucy Keeler, Nicolette Lewis, Joanne Makas, Aaron Matheson, Heidi Melamed, Lisa Patroni, Flin Sharp, Stuart Smith, Hugh Van Schaick, Sean Wadey, Zara June Williams, Richard York, Tom Yousif

Photomedia:
Louise Allerton, Jonathan Setter

Printmaking:
Jessica Armstrong, Emily Clay, Sarah Edmondson, Kirtika Kain, Emily Redman

Sculpture:
Charlotte Bakker, Claire Brown, Jane Burton Taylor

National Art: Part One: 14 August — 27 October 2018
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National Art – Part One

EXHIBITION DATES: Tuesday 14 August — Saturday 27 October 2018
OPENING HOURS: Monday–Saturday, 11am–5pm

National Art – Part One is an exhibition and celebration of artworks by fifty practising Australian artists who have studied at the National Art School and have generously donated work from their personal collections to the School. This is one of the most significant moments in the history of the National Art School’s Collection, affirming our optimism for the bright future of the School.

National Art – Part One presents an expansive approach to art today, encompassing the broad stylistic diversity that the National Art School promotes. The earliest work is from 1947 and the most recent is from 2018, spanning seven decades, across many generations, art movements and media.

50 National Art School Alumni
1947–2018, spanning 7 decades
165 works donated to NAS Collection

CHARLES BLACKMAN OBE, LES BLAKEBROUGH AM, EUPHEMIA BOSTOCK, BILL BROWN, MITCH CAIRNS, SOPHIE CAPE, KEVIN CONNOR, LUCY CULLITON, ELISABETH CUMMINGS OAM, KARLA DICKENS, KEN DONE AM, MERILYN FAIRSKYE, FIONA FOLEY, TODD FULLER, ADRIENNE GAHA, PETER GODWIN, SARAH GOFFMAN, FIONA HALL AO, MICHAEL JOHNSON, ALAN JONES, JAN KING, JUZ KITSON, ILDIKO KOVACS, FIONA LOWRY, DANI MCKENZIE, MARIE MCMAHON, GUY MAESTRI, TIM MAGUIRE, REG MOMBASSA (CHRIS O’DOHERTY), IDRIS MURPHY, CATHERINE O’DONNELL, ROBERT OWEN, PETER POWDITCH AM, LESLIE RICE, JOAN ROSS, JULIE RRAP, BILL SAMUELS, JEFFREY SAMUELS, LUKE SCIBERRAS, GARRY SHEAD, GRIA SHEAD, NICOLA SMITH, MICHAEL SNAPE, TIM STORRIER AM, ANN THOMSON, KEN UNSWORTH AM, JUSTINE VARGA, GUY WARREN AM, COEN YOUNG, ANNE ZAHALKA 

 

Check out the media about National Art – Part One:

Newspaper

The Australian – National Art: Part One, NAS Gallery, studio practice trumps trends

Sydney Morning Herald – National Art School showcases ‘Fabulous 50’

The Australian – A reunion of the old school

Online

ART GUIDE: NATIONAL ART SCHOOL GALLERY

Artshub – Review: National Art – Part One, at NAS Gallery

RUSSH – Come together at the National Art School

Arts Review – National Art: Part One

Radio

ABC RN – National Art School invites alumni to donate formative work for new exhibition

TV

The Mix – ABC – episode 34: here

Measured Response: 31 May — 28 July 2018
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MEASURED RESPONSE

EXHIBITION DATES: Thursday 31 May — Saturday 28 July 2018

Curated by Emily McDaniel

Measured Response brings together contemporary Aboriginal perspectives that engage with bodily and spiritual practices of art-making and often use themselves as a point of reference for measurement and creation; a weaver uses an arm’s reach to measure lengths of string, a ceramicist choreographs their hands to create form, and hand-blown glass needs the artist’s breath to take shape. Measured Response demonstrates how our relationship to the world is calibrated through our bodily dimensions.

Download the roomsheet here

ARTISTS:

  • Tamara Baillie
  • Lorraine Connelly-Northey
  • Penny Evans
  • Euraba Artists and Papermakers
  • Julie Freeman
  • Hands On Wagga Weavers
  • Yhonnie Scarce
  • Lucy Simpson
  • Dr Thancoupie Gloria Fletcher (Thanakupi), AO
  • Delissa Walker
Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize 2018: 15 March — 12 May 2018
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Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize 2018

EXHIBITION DATES: Thursday 15 March — Saturday 12 May 2018

Guest curator Nike Savvas selects some of the country’s brightest contemporary art stars who in turn nominate one emerging contemporary artist to participate in the exhibition. This pairing of established and emerging artists seeks to encourage mentoring relationships between different generations of artists.

All participating artists submit a recent work to contend for one of two prizes: the Established Artist Main Prize ($25,000) sponsored by Konica Minolta for the sixth consecutive year and the Emerging Artist Prize ($10,000) sponsored by Croll Real Estate. The Viewer’s Choice Prize valued at $1,000 is announced at the end on the exhibition. The two winning artworks in the established and emerging categories will become part of Redlands School’s permanent art collection, providing a valuable resource for visual arts students and teachers.  The 2018 Prize winners, to be announced on 21 March 2018, will be determined on by guest judges: Natasha Bullock (MCA Senior Curator), Judith Blackall (NAS Gallery Manager and Curator), Mark Harpley (Visual Arts Coordinator, Redlands School) and Fabian Byrne (Visual Arts Teacher, Redlands School).

Guest curator Nike Savvas commented on her selection of established artists: “I have selected artists whose practices evidence discriminating, uncompromising and highly individualist approaches to art making. In a cultural climate beset by hype, hits, corporatisation and swinging social agency, the next iteration of this exhibition titled Extreme Prejudice seeks to highlight the personal and critical imperatives that belie and drive such single-minded work.”

Artist Pairs: 

Richard Bell & Megan Cope
Vivienne Binns OAM & Jacob Potter
Vicente Butron & Gemma Avery
Richard Dunn & Adrian McDonald
Sarah Goffman & Connie Anthes
Agatha Gothe-Snape & Aodhan Madden
Gail Hastings & Dan McCabe
Tim Johnson & Hayley Megan French
Lindy Lee & Kath Fries
Stephen Little & Joe Wilson and Chanelle Collier
Jonny Niesche & Mason Kimber
John Nixon & Lucina Lane
Rose Nolan & Renee Cosgrave
Kerrie Poliness & Melissa Deerson
Elizabeth Pulie & Zoe Marni-Robertson
Huseyin Sami & Consuelo Cavaniglia
David Serisier & Oliver Wagner
Jenny Watson & Annie O’Rourke
Hilarie Mais & Conor O’Shea

Museum of Love and Protest: 16 February — Sunday 4 March 2018
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Museum of Love & Protest

EXHIBITION DATES: Friday 16 February — Sunday 4 March 2018

The National Art School is proud to be an exhibition partner of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras in 2018.

The signature event for the 40th anniversary celebrations, the Museum of Love & Protest looks back across four amazing decades and presents an immersive exhibition of original costumes, photographs and rarely-seen film and video footage, iconic posters, storytelling, music and artefacts.

Presented in association with the National Art School, the Museum celebrates 40 years of love, protest, diversity, acceptance, humour, pride, family, passion and creativity. The Museum’s theatrical design combines visual spectacle and moments of intimacy for visitors to discover the extraordinary stories, artists, communities and images of the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras. Featuring interactive elements, the Museum invites visitors to contribute their own memories and stories of Mardi Gras for others to share. As a special treat, on Friday and Saturday evenings at 6pm, the Museum of Love & Protest really comes alive as fabulous Mardi Gras identities entertain you with their unique spin on Mardi Gras history.

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