SMH: Parents get free admissions, art class vouchers in family-friendly arts package

SMH: Parents get free admissions, art class vouchers in family-friendly arts package

Article: Linda Morris
Photo: Artist impression of the National Art School makeover. 

A total of $9.4 million has been allocated over three years to advance the National Art School’s master plan to redevelop its campus within the sandstone walls of the historic Darlinghurst Gaol.

“It allows the National Art School to begin progressing the master plan and does send a signal to the art school, the market and philanthropists we want them to pony up.”

NAS has called the former Darlinghurst Gaol home since 1922, celebrating 100 years of teaching at this location this year.

Through the expansion, NAS director and CEO Steven Alderton said the art school would “become the front door for art and creativity in NSW”.

“The funding will enable design and planning work to create a 21st-century art school where art and creativity are central to the community.”

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