Biennale of Sydney

Exhibition Details:

This exhibition is now closed.

23rd Biennale of Sydney: rīvus

12 March to 13 June 2022

National Art School in partnership with Artspace

NAS Gallery, The Drawing Gallery, Chapel

156 Forbes St, Darlinghurst, NSW,  2010, Australia

Free entry 


The Myall Creek Gathering Cloak

This program is now closed.

Saturday, 30 April 2022
10–11 am
National Art School Gallery, National Art School, 156 Forbes St, Darlinghurst

Adele Chapman Burgess, Jolea Isaacs, Carol McGregor and Ivan Roberts OAM in conversation with Hannah Donnelly and Keith Munro

Undertaken as part of the 180th Anniversary of the Myall Creek Massacre, and facilitated by Wathaurung artist Carol McGregor, the Myall Creek Gathering Cloak embeds the stories of the local community and the National Committee of the Friends of Myall Creek including its Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal members.

Hear from participants who worked on the Myall Creek Gathering Cloak, which was on view at the National Art School as part of the Biennale of Sydney, presented in partnership with Artspace.

This event was followed by a truth-telling session at the Arts and Cultural Exchange in Parramatta.

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Transport Options

Conveniently located next to Taylor Square, NAS is located in the heart of Darlinghurst and is easily accessible by public transport.

NAS is very close to the Bourke Street cycleway and we have ample bike racks.

NAS is a two minute walk from Oxford Street. Buses are frequent and easy to catch on Oxford Street, get off at Taylor Square and walk down Forbes Street to NAS.

NAS is a 10 minute walk from Kings Cross station or Museum Station, exit the station at Hyde Park (the corner of Liverpool and Elizabeth Street) and head up Oxford Street to NAS.

As bus, rail and ferry timetables and routes can change, we suggest you visit the Transport for NSW trip planner before you set out.

There is no parking available on campus, however paid parking is available on the surrounding streets and the St Vincent’s Hospital car park.


About National Art School & Artspace

National Art School 

The National Art School is on Gadigal land in Darlinghurst, Sydney, with its inner-city campus on the heritage-listed site of the former Darlinghurst Gaol.

In 2022 NAS celebrates 100 years teaching art at this location, but its history dates back to 1843, when regular art classes were held by John Skinner Prout at the Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts in Pitt Street, Sydney.

The National Art School is a visual arts college, with origins that can be traced back to 1843.
Housed in the historic walls of the old Darlinghurst Gaol the school is an independent higher education provider, characterised by the intensive studio-based teaching in small group sizes, in the subject specialist areas of Ceramics, Drawing, Painting, Photography, Printmaking and Sculpture, with each subject underpinned by the concentrated study of drawing and art history and theory. 

The grounds include the NAS Gallery which is housed over two floors in the former A-Wing of the old Darlinghurst Gaol. Originally built between 1836-41, the building was refurbished and opened to the public in 2006. 


Located on Gadigal land of the Eora Nation, Artspace is Australia’s leading interdisciplinary space for the production and presentation of contemporary art. Through exhibitions, performances, artist residencies, and public programs, Artspace is where artists of all generations test new ideas and shape public conversation. Committed to experimentation, collaboration and advocacy, Artspace’s mission is to enhance our culture through a deeper engagement with contemporary art.