Wednesday, July 18, 2007

NAS students win Dymocks Art Prize

Congratulations to Elizabeth Eastland and Fiona Edmeades, who both won prizes in the recent Dymocks Art Prize.

Elizabeth Eastland came first in the painting section with Little Farmers Cay (below). Fiona Edmeades came second in the drawing section with her work Old Friend. Both had their works displayed in the windows of the Dymocks stationery store, George St, Sydney.

Image: Little Farmers Cay by Elizabeth Eastland

NAS and Darlinghurst Gaol on ABC Radio

ABC Radio National's social history program ‘Hindsight’ is doing a one hour documentary on Darlinghurst Gaol and the National Art School called ‘Penned in Sandstone’(Henry Lawson’s words).

This program will air on ABC Radio National AM576 on Sunday 29th July at 2pm. It will be repeated on Thursday 2nd August at 1pm. It will also be available on CD from NAS Library.

The program includes interviews with Margaret Olley, Norman Hetherington ( Mr Squiggle), Deborah Beck, Christopher Allen, Colin Lanceley and others.

To subscribe to the podcast or download the audio, go to

Thankyou to Deborah Beck for passing on this information.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Congratulations to Emily Portmann and Joan Cameron-Smith

NAS Honours graduate Emily Portmann has won the John & Margaret Baker Memorial Fellowship. This is an award for an emerging artist of less than five years experience and part of the 2007 NATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY PRIZE, CONSTRUCTED REALMS: Photography as Theatre

Emily 's work will become part of the Albury City Collection and the work of recent Honours Photography graduate Joan Cameron-Smith was also collected.

If you're in Albury, the exhibition continues until July 8.

Kabul Revisited, photos by Eleanor Dearin

NAS Photo Graduate Eleanor Dearin has been living for three months in Kabul, Afganistan and is exhibiting the resulting photographs at Customs House, Circular Quay, Sydney

The images focus on the daily lives of people rather than images of warefare favoured by the western media.

Here is a link to some of the images,22056,5024052-5010140-1,00.html

Exhibition runs from 12 July 2007 to 29 July 2007 (Free entry)