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.
Leading artist Hany Armanious has been appointed as Head of Sculpture at the National Art School. Armanious, who represented Australia at the Venice Biennale in 2011, has held positions at Sydney College of the Arts, UNSW, and most recently at the Queensland College of Art where he was responsible for introducing a new sculpture curriculum.
Sixty five days since students occupied the administration building at the Sydney College of the Arts in protest against the University of Sydney's proposed changes for students and staff, police and security guards have moved in to remove protesters. . .Read More