The Grad Show 2020

Don’t miss The Grad Show 2020 at the National Art School

After years of artistic exploration, inspiration and dedicated hard work behind the sandstone walls of the historic former Darlinghurst Gaol, the National Art School’s graduates of 2020 are breaking out.

Each year, the school’s end-of-year Grad Shows buzz with anticipation and excitement as the next wave of Australia’s best talent goes on show. This year has been an incredible challenge for students dealing with the effects of Coronavirus, but their spirit and imagination have remained undaunted.

It was inspiring to see students improvise to create studio spaces at home and continue working during lockdown, sharing their experiences and supporting each other, then returning to campus with renewed artistic energy and enthusiasm.


The Grad Show 2020 Opening Night

Friday 11 December
Entrance from Forbes Street

From 6pm you can experience the exhibition in the NAS Gallery, Rayner Hoff Project Space, Building 25 Project Space and Open Studios throughout the iconic National Art school campus. This is a wonderful night to celebrate the contemporary, the new and the emerging as our BFA cohort is released into the world. The next new art by the best new BFA artists is on offer throughout the evening and every day until 20 December. Meet our artists and enjoy a night of music, food and pop up bars, and you can purchase works from Australia’s #nextgennas.

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