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The National Art School is thrilled to present a dynamic program of drawing related events and exhibitions around the Dobell Drawing Prize. Stay tuned for updates and make sure that you are subscribed to our emails to keep up to date! 

25 – 28 February 2019: The 20th anniversary of NAS Drawing Week 

Every February the National Art School kick-starts the academic year with the Margaret Olley National Art School Drawing Week.

This dynamic program of intensive drawing is fertile ground for the development of ideas, projects, skills and processes that often forms the basis for students’ studio practices throughout the year. Our students participate in a diverse program of intensive studio and site-specific drawing projects at locations including the historic township of Hill End to Sydney Harbour’s Goat Island, The University of Sydney’s Vet Science Laboratory and the National Art School campus. Each workshop provides scope for students to start the year with a full immersion in the process of looking at, thinking about and making drawings. The Margaret Olley National Art School Drawing Week is made possible by the generous support of the Margaret Olley Trust.


7 – 28 March 2019: Exhibition of Drawing Week, FREE - all welcome
Discover the 
works created during Drawing Week in the Rayner Hoff Project Space. 

27 March  25 May 2019​: The Dobell Drawing Prize runs in NAS Gallery 

11 – 13 April 2019: NAS Drawing Symposium

Friday 12 April 2019 Symposium — full day of talks and workshops in CellBlock / or Seminar room. 


Saturday 13 April: Celebration of drawing (title TBC) continues with workshops, gallery discussion also for general public

11 – 24 April 2019: Hardenvale Hardenvale is a project created by NAS alumnus Todd Fuller, alumni Catherine O’Donnell and Kellie O’Dempsey. Presented in the Rayner Hoff Project Space.