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What you experience in the gallery is born in the studio – where nothing goes to plan, but everything finds its course. The generations that have and will continue to use these spaces know that it’s never about the final picture, but all the hours it takes to get there.”
Kirtika Kain, Master of Fine Art Student

As Australia’s leading independent fine art school we are at the forefront of studio-based practice and visual arts education.

The National Art School’s unique teaching model emphasises intensive studio-based learning under the guidance of leading practitioners who are experienced artists and educators.

On graduating, we continue to support our artists through our industry connections and representation at art fairs and exhibitions.

For over 150 years, the School has been the centre of fine arts education and we continue to be a vital contributor to the arts and cultural sector in New South Wales. The National Art School’s alumni are some of the most notable and successful professional artists in Australia. They continue to blaze a trail in the world of the visual arts and contemporary culture. Our alumni have represented one in five of all Archibald winners since 1921, and Wynne Prize winners since 1897; as well as one in three Sulman Prize winners.

Now, we need your help so we can continue to develop future generations of leading Australian artists through this rare and dynamic teaching model. With the end of the financial year approaching, we invite you to donate to the National Art School.

Your contribution will support our artists by way of enhancing the studio spaces, contributing to the library and research centreand the participation of students and alumni in professional development opportunities.

Donations of $500 and more will be recognised on the National Art School Honour Roll, and will receive an invitation to our VIP Previews of the Postgraduate and Graduate exhibitions later this year.

All contributions are gratefully received, and any amount you are able to give makes a real difference. All donations of $2 or more are fully tax-deductible.

You can donate online today via the form opposite, or if you would like to find out more, please contact our Development Team on (02) 9339 8765 or

The National Art School is registered as a charity with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission ABN 89 140 179 111.

To find out how you can support the School, get in touch with our philanthropy team.

Philanthropy Office
+61 2 9339 8663

Donation Form

All donations over $2 are fully tax deductible

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