New National Drawing Centre brings Australia in line with global trend

Where better than to punch out the parameters of drawing in our times than an art school? The National Art School takes the lead in establishing a centre for experimentation and engagement.

This week, the National Art School (NAS) – Australia’s longest-running independent fine art school – announced it was joining an international trend with the formation of the National Centre for Drawing (NCD).

A gallery spokesperson told ArtsHub: ‘It’s more of a concept bringing together lots of elements centred at NAS than an actual place, but we do have a new gallery dedicated to drawing.’

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina