Welcome to the Program for 2019
Tuesday February 26th – Friday March 1st, 2019
2019 marks the twentieth edition of the National Art School’s Drawing Week, and this year the Margaret Olley Trust has again supported the program.
This site contains information about the selection of Drawing Week workshops that have been prepared for students enrolled in 2nd and 3rd year of the National Art School BFA program.
All enrolled students need to choose one workshop from the range of workshops listed on this blog. Each workshop offers a distinct focus for drawing over the four days from Tuesday 26th February to Friday 1st March at locations ranging from the historic township of Hill End to Sydney Harbour’s Cockatoo Island and the National Art School campus. Each workshop provides scope for students to start the year with a full immersion in the process of making, looking at and thinking about drawing.
Each page also includes visual references to get you started.
A NEW WORKSHOP HAS BEEN ADDED TO MARGARET OLLEY DRAWING WEEK 2019.
From Street to Studio, with Anthony Cahill and Lisa Jones. Follow the link below to read about the workshop and sign up.
You will make your selection by following the EVENTBRITE link on each page.
Booking will open on Thursday, January 31st at 9:30am and closes on Sunday, February 17th at midnight. You will not be able to book before the 31st January. You will need your student number to book in.
Once workshops are full, booking for that workshop will close.
The Drawing Week 2019 workshops are listed below. Press on the workshop title to view full details.
A summary of the workshops, lecturers and locations:
- From Street to Studio with Anthony Cahill and Lisa Jones, in Building 25 at NAS and surrounding streets, 9.30 – 4.30 each day.
- Animation with Sarah Eddowes in the Digilab at NAS, 9.30 – 4.30 each day.
- Drawing in the Library with Chelsea Lehmann and Kim Spooner at the State Library of NSW, 9.30 – 4.30 each day.
- Watercolour with Maryanne Coutts in the Chapel at NAS, 9.30 – 4.30 each day.
- Drawing on Cockatoo Island with Joe Frost and Noel Thurgate on Cockatoo Island (an island in Sydney Harbour) 9.00 – 4.30 each day.
- The Opera of Drawing with David Horton and Jim Croke at the Sydney Opera House and NAS Sculpture studios, 9.30 – 4.30 each day.
- Drawing on Clay – Drawing with Clay with Sandy Lockwood and Stephen Bird in the NAS 2nd year ceramic studio, 9.30 – 4.30 each day.
- The Human Form and Figure Based Images with Jocelyn Maughan (OAM) and Jeff Rigby at NAS Building 25, 9.30 – 4.30 each day.
- Developing a Line of Thought: Thinking Through Drawing with Lynne Eastaway, Susan Andrews, Roger Crawford and Nick Collerson in the Building 5 Painting Studios at NAS, 9.30 – 4.30 each day.
- Hill End: Excavations with Charles Cooper in Hill End. This is residential so there are extra travel and accommodation costs.
- Drawing with Light with Ella Dreyfus and Amanda Williams in the NAS darkrooms and 1st Year Photomedia studios, 9.30 – 4.30 each day.
- Proximity with Margaret Roberts will be at Articulate Project Space which is an artist run space in Parramatta Rd Leichhardt. 9.30 – 4.30 each day.
- Drawing Machines with Gary Warner and Ben Denham in Building 16 at NAS, 9.30 – 4.30 each day.
- Drawing on our Past with Deborah Beck in the NAS archive and the Hoff loft, Building 11, 9.30 – 4.30 each day.
- Text as drawing: place and situated text with Carolyn Mckenzie-Craig and Therese Keogh at Studio 26-3 at NAS and off-campus locations, 9.30 – 4.30 each day.
- The Drawing Book with Polly Joannou in Building 26 at NAS and various sites around Sydney, 9.30 – 4.30 each day.
After Drawing Week…
On the evening of Friday 1st March the NAS campus will be hosting a party for Orientation Week. Everyone is welcome to come along and celebrate, and you can also drop off your work for the Drawing Week exhibition.
The Drawing Week Exhibition will open on Thursday March 7th in the Rayner Hoff Poject Space, The Glassroom and the Library Stairwell Gallery.
THE MARGARET OLLEY NATIONAL ART SCHOOL DRAWING WEEK IS MADE POSSIBLE BY THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF THE MARGARET OLLEY TRUST
and the STATE LIBRARY OF NEW SOUTH WALES