NiTRO Creative Matters

Perspectives on creative arts in higher education


By Steven Alderton — In 2022, the National Art School in Sydney will celebrate 100 years on the site of the former Darlinghurst Gaol, where the tall, convict-built stone walls date from 1822 and the first prisoners arrived in 1841.

The National Art School is advertising for a new Head of Advancement to work as part of NAS leadership team to develop key initiatives for strong and resilient growth through increased sustainable income sources, philanthropic relationships and increased community engagement. Find further information on this position here.

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

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

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. . .