NiTRO Creative Matters

Perspectives on creative arts in higher education

National Art School

When the National Art School campus closed due to COVID-19 in March 2020, students, teachers and staff were not the only ones affected. We also had to shut the doors on the public to the NAS component of NIRIN, the 22nd Biennale of Sydney.

A recent article in the Sydney Morning Herald reports that the National Art School has fought off a ‘secret bid’ by Western Sydney University ‘… to take over the National Art School’s heritage site and management in order to broaden its course offerings in the fine arts and develop a