National Art (part one) is an exhibition of artworks by fifty Australian artists who studied at Sydney’s National Art School. As the National Art School approaches 100 years on its Darlinghurst site (1922–2022) and over 175 years in operation, this exhibition features both recent artworks and early formative work donated to NAS by key alumni. National Art (part one) demonstrates diverse approaches to art-making bound by a common grounding in studio-based practice, and a passionate commitment to experimentation, contemporary scholarship and critical thinking.
Artists featured in this exhibition include: Charles Blackman OBE, Les Blakebrough AM, Euphemia Bostock, Bill Brown, Mitch Cairns, Sophie Cape, Kevin Connor, Lucy Culliton, Elisabeth Cummings OAM, Karla Dickens, Ken Done AM, Merilyn Fairskye, Fiona Foley, Todd Fuller, Adrienne Gaha, Peter Godwin, Sarah Goffman, Fiona Hall AO, Michael Johnson, Alan Jones, Jan King, Juz Kitson, Ildiko Kovacs, Fiona Lowry, Guy Maestri, Tim Maguire, Dani McKenzie, Marie McMahon, Reg Mombassa (Chris O’Doherty), Idris Murphy, Catherine O’Donnell, Robert Owen, Peter Powditch AM, Les Rice, Joan Ross, Julie Rrap, Bill Samuels, Jeffrey Samuels, Luke Sciberras, Garry Shead, Gria Shead , Nicola Smith, Michael Snape, Tim Storrier AM, Ann Thomson, Ken Unsworth AM, Justine Varga, Guy Warren AM, Coen Young, Anne Zahalka.
The gallery is open and practicing COVID-19 social distancing measures.