National Art School gets long-term lease on its Darlinghurst location

The National Art School has been given a 45 year lease of the historic Darlinghurst Gaol location. Recognising the institution as an organisation of state significance which should give the school access to a multi-year funding arrangement with the state government that is typically for other similarly designated organisations such as Carriageworks and the Museum of Contemporary Arts, the lease closes a disruptive period of uncertainty for NAS which included a number of university merger proposals.