Winter School Courses 2019 -Special 50% discount for NAS Staff and full-time students 

Winter School Courses 2019 
Special 50% discount for NAS Staff and full-time students 

Have you had your eye on one of the upcoming Winter School Courses? Book now to receive a 50% discount for any course where places are still available.

To take up this special offer:

  • Visit the NAS website to see the great Winter School Courses on offer.

Use the code: winteriscoming when booking the course to receive the discount.


Handmade Paper, Collage and Sculptural Forms with Janet Parker-Smith

Expand your perception of collage and learn how to make your own paper, explore image-release techniques onto papers and fabrics, and make small functional and non-functional artworks.


Image courtesy Janet Parker-Smith


intern in provence 2019

We are seeking a wonderful, creative and forward thinking individual to intern with us at the NG Art Creative Residency in Eygalieres, Provence for a period of 3 – 4 months between September – December 2019.

Interns will be expected to work a total of 5 days per week in return for inbound flights to France, full board, lodging and an opportunity to engage with the program, be surrounded by like minded creatives, discuss, collaborate, expand your networks and immerse yourself in the European culture.

Serious applicants only. Please email and supply relevant experience, biographical details and CV, why this position would benefit you and what you could offer to support the residency.

the role – creative assistant

This is particular role requires someone with an easy going and happy disposition. Interns are expected to support the day to day operation of the residency, be able to drive, grocery shopping, meal preparation, cooking if able, and ensure the cleanliness of the homestead is kept to a high standard at all times.

You will be involved in the preparation towards a seasonal exhibition, assist in the development of creative networking events and participate in social soiree’s showcasing the works of all our artists in residence.

You would also support the daily function and administration of the residency, work with the creatives to ensure the smooth operation of the program, day to day administration, marketing, social media & PR, networking, liaising with international creatives, media, galleries & institutions along with International project development and research.

The NG Art Creative Residency is a multidisciplinary program, reaching a global network of creatives working across all media and disciplines. Interns are required to engage with these audiences.supportingit’s residents, and working as a team alongside Nicky Ginsberg within a highly charged and intimate environment.

apply now


Ursula Hoff Fellowship

Now Open for Applications – Closing on Monday 3 June 2019

About Ursula Hoff
Dr Ursula Hoff AO OBE LLD PhD (Hamburg) D Lit (Monash) was born in 1909 in London and died in 2005 in Melbourne. Dr Hoff’s distinguished career encompassed art history, curatorship and museum management at the University of Melbourne and the National Gallery of Victoria.

Educated in Hamburg, she was among the pivotal first generation of European-trained art historians who introduced the subject to Australian universities. Dr Hoff was a lecturer in the then Department of Fine Arts at the University of Melbourne and worked at the National Gallery of Victoria, becoming its assistant director from 1968–73. She became the London Adviser to the Felton Bequest from 1975–83. Dr Hoff was a foundation fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities in 1970 and member of the Council of the National Library of Australia. Her numerous scholarly publications include studies of Arthur Boyd, Charles Conder, John Brack and William Blake.

Aims of the Fellowship
Dr Ursula Hoff bequeathed funds to the University of Melbourne to establish a fellowship for the study and promotion of prints held in the print collections of the University of Melbourne and the National Gallery of Victoria. In recognition of Dr Hoff’s scholarly and professional achievements, the Fellowship is awarded annually to a candidate displaying a commitment to research into prints, the history of print collecting and the scholarly activities of museums and universities.

The Fellowship aims to:

-encourage research into prints held by the University of Melbourne and the National Gallery of Victoria, and by extension research into the history of prints and print collecting in Australia;

-encourage scholarly activity within the print collections of the University of Melbourne and the National Gallery of Victoria;

-support the professional and intellectual development of an early career researcher; and

-promote interest in prints and print collecting.

The Ursula Hoff Fellowship is offered annually. The value of the award is $30,000. The duration of the Fellowship is four months. The Fellow is offered research access to collections relevant to their research at the University of Melbourne and the National Gallery of Victoria, subject to the collection access protocols relevant to specific collections.

Eligibility to apply
The Ursula Hoff Fellowship is open to early career researchers who have completed a Master of Arts (MA), Master of Fine Arts (MFA) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Art, Art History, Arts Management or Art Curatorship at a recognised Australian university. Applicants should have completed an MA, MFA or PhD degree no more than three years prior to the closing date of applications.

Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to the study and promotion of prints and print collecting in Australia. Applicants must nominate a research project dedicated to research into prints and the history of print collecting in Australia that will be undertaken within the print collections of the University of Melbourne and the National Gallery of Victoria. The research project must be achievable within the collection access protocols relevant to the nominated collections.


NAVA article today:

Clear Expectations: Guidelines for institutions, galleries and curators working with trans, non-binary and gender diverse artists in Australia

A new resource of best practice for the contemporary arts when working with trans, non-binary and gender diverse creatives has been published today, supported by Countess and NAVA.



Co-Authors of the new guidelines, artists Spence Messih and Archie Barry (pictured), said: “Experiencing harm from the bureaucracy of institutional decision-making is a common experience for trans, non-binary and gender diverse people, even in the Australian arts sector. Institutions, galleries and curators often fail to respect and affirm the gender identities of trans, non-binary and gender diverse people — this is particularly alarming as institutions often engage with this community of people to represent their gender identities.”

“For trans, non-binary and gender diverse artists, representation can lead to various issues including the commodification of personal identity, the tokenisation of work, having the complexity of one’s practice be reduced to a gender-centric reading, and witnessing the erasure of gender diversity in broader gendered contexts. Other challenges include being excluded from dialogue, being misgendered in a public domain and having artwork censored,” they continued.

This new resource, supported by Countess and NAVA, aims to provide institutions, galleries and curators with tools and strategies for working with and supporting trans, non-binary and gender diverse people.

Representatives from Countess say: “The Clear Expectations resource is a timely and much needed piece of research that we are proud to be the original commissioning partner of. The resource has already impacted on our data collection philosophy and we believe it will have a significant impact across the art and cultural sector.”

“Clear Expectations is so needed and so welcome. NAVA is proud to support this important resource written by Archie Barry and Spence Messih, and so deeply impressed with the ongoing work of the Countess in championing gender equity for transformative change,” said Esther Anatolitis, Executive Director of NAVA.

Gender equity is a social, cultural and political issue that affects everybody. The participation, representation and action of people of all genders is essential for a world that’s ethical, confident and creative.

Nationally consistent, nationally observed industry standards are essential to unleashing ambition and achieving fairness. NAVA urges the sector to spend time reading this new resource of best practice for art spaces ranging from artist run initiatives to larger institutes, when working with trans, non-binary and gender diverse creatives.

“Take the time to read through this resource with your collaborators, colleagues, board and staff,” said Esther Anatolitis, “and let’s make sure the contemporary arts sector is respectful, safe and welcoming for all trans, non-binary and gender diverse people.”

Clear Expectations is now available as a free download below and via the new Countess website It has also been added to NAVA’s Gender Equity resources and will be available as part of NAVA’s revised Code of Practice for the Professional Australian Visual Arts, Media, Craft and Design Sector.

Megalo Studio Canberra

Do you have what it takes to be part of this small dedicated and busy team for a year?
Megalo is seeking to appoint an experienced Press Studio Manager to oversee activities in the Press Studio for a period of 12 months (with a potential of extension) starting in early April 2019.
For a copy of the Selection Criteria and Duty Statement please contact Ingeborg –




Please join us tonight at 6pm Thursday 21 February
for the opening of the Megalo International Print Prize

Exhibition Dates 16 FEBRUARY – 6 APRIL 2019
1st Prize $10,000 2nd Prize $5,000
People’s Choice $1,000 + Lerida Estate Acquisitive Prize $2,500

Official Award announcements will be made on Friday 15 March.
Kay Abude (Aus), Antonia Aitken (Aus), Surya Bajracharya (Aus), Marcin Bialis (Poland), Darren Bryant (Aus), Marilou Chagnaud (France), Kyle Chaput (USA), Erica Chung (Singapore), Mehdi Darvishi (Iran), Agata Derda (Canada), Olesya Dzhurayeva (Ukraine), Dianne Fogwell (Aus), David Frazer (Aus), Silvi Glattauer (Aus), Robert Hague (Aus), Rew Hanks (Aus), Nicola Hooper (Aus), Kyoko Imazu (Japan), Marketa Kemp (Aus), Theo Kontaxis (Greece), Damon Kowarsky (Aus), Natalia Kwiatkowska (Poland), David Nixon (Aus), Arata Nojima (Japan),  Glenda Orr (Aus), Jim Pavlidis (Aus), Sumi Perera (UK), Karol Pomykala (Poland), Belinda Reid (Aus), Luisa Romeo (Aus), Annika Romeyn (Aus), Qiaoyi Shi (China), Elmari Steyn (Aus), Anna Trojanowska (Poland), Jared Wickware (USA), Cleo Wilkinson (Aus), Katy Woodroffe (Aus).