National Art School

Educational institution

Art college that grew out of the drawing and art classes of the Technical and Working Men's College and has nurtured some of Sydney's most famous artists.


National Art School

by Deborah Beck, 2010
supported by Sydney Mechanics' School of Arts Creative Commons License

The National Art School has been at the centre of Sydney's art scene for almost a century, and has nurtured the talents of generations of artists who have studied and worked in studios within the walls of the old Darlinghurst Gaol.
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NAS drawing students 2008
National Art School Campus 1960s
NAS students drawing in the restored chapel 2004
Demonstration march, gates of the NAS 2006
Wendy Sharpe at the demonstration march 2006
NAS Drawing Studio 2008
East Sydney Technical College 1936
Life Drawing Class, Sydney Technical College, Ultimo 1890
Conversion of E wing, East Sydney Technical College c1921
Cell Block Theatre, 1960s
Experimental Drawing students 2009
East Sydney Technical College Officials outside Building 1, 1922
Rayner Hoff in his studio at the National Art School with work created for the Anzac War Memorial c1934
Plan of HM Gaol Darlinghurst March 1885