The National Art School Gallery encourages appreciation and critical perspectives of art and its role in society through direct engagement with artists and innovative art practices.
The NAS Gallery’s program reflects the vitality and complexity of the visual arts within a local and international context. The program consists of contemporary and art historical exhibitions; survey and solo exhibitions of significant recent work; and commissioned art projects. Exhibitions are also drawn from the National Art School Collection, which the Gallery documents and preserves.
Along with its main exhibition space, several project spaces on campus, the artists-in-residence program, and a range of special off-site projects, the National Art School Gallery aims to be a vital cultural resource through its exhibitions, programs and direct association with the activities of the National Art School.
The NAS Gallery is housed in the former A-Wing of the old Darlinghurst Gaol. Originally built between 1836-41, the building was refurbished and opened to the public in 2006.