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Welcome to 2023, Semester 1

Hello NAS Communities! We will soon be retiring this hardworking blog site, and shifitng our updates and info to our new Library Catalogue landing page- whose launch is imminent! You will always find everything NAS Library at  Follow us in Instagram for Library events, old treasures and new books @nas_library

Preview of our new Library Catalogue interface!

 NAS Library is about to launch a brand new Library Catalogue. Have a sneak peak  here - and look out for announcements for when we go live!

February Holiday Hours

 Happy 2023! We are open Monday - Friday 10-3 until classes resume on 27th Feb. Reach out on if you need anything outside these hours. Can't wait to show off our new books/ new library config/ new programs. See you in the NAS Library!

Closed for Collections Work

 NAS Library is undergoing a makeover! We will be spending the next few weeks getting the collection in shape for 2023. If you need research assistance, want to pay your overdue fees, or are interested in joining as an Associate member, contact us at or on 9339 8620 . Put your returns in the book-returns-bin, and see you all at the Grad Show!


New titles on display from 18 October 2022.  Log into your NAS Library account to place a hold.  -- Michaela Gleave : the influence of an idea on the physical properties of the world / Edited by Mark Gowing. --Works on paper 2010-2019 / Jonathan Jones. --Un/Learning Australia / Seoul Museum of Art; Artspace, Sydney; contributors: Alexie Glass-Kantor and 10 others. --Gemma Smith : found ground / editors: Mark Gowing, Elliott Bryce Foulkes ; essays: Julie Ewington, Maika Pollack. --Temporal terrains / Sam Doctor. --Theaster Gates : a clay sermon / Iwona Blazwick. --Hurvin Anderson / Michael J. Prokopow. --Lygia Clark : the abandonment of art, 1948-1988 / Cornelia H. Butler, Luis Pérez-Oramas. --Chinese art since 1970 : the M+ Sigg collection / edited by Pi Li. --Chinoiserie : commerce and critical ornament in eighteenth-century Britain / Stacey Sloboda. --Between past and future : new photography and video from China / Wu Hung and Christopher Phillips. --Disaster drawn : visual witness,

Library Event: Curated Collections with Joe Frost and Charles Cooper

  Curated Collections #2 Join “On Location” author Joe Frost and artist/subject Charles Cooper in the NAS Library next Tuesday 18/10 at 12:45 to discuss the Artist Monograph. The Artist Monograph is a formal term for a publication dedicated to the work of a single artist. Oeuvre, biography, critique and high quality reproductions provide a thorough examination of an artists’ practice. In an increasingly digital publishing landscape, the Artist Monograph remains a primarily material format- from catalogue to catalogue raisonnĂ©. In Tuesday's session, contemporary and historic examples of this unique format will be presented for attendees to explore and discuss, and Joe and Charles will position their new publication within the extensive Artist Monograph collection of the National Art School. Come join us! Level One NAS Library 12:45 Tuesday 18 October 2022


New titles on display from 10 OCTOBER 2022.  Log into your  NAS Library account  to place a hold. - The Living Exhibition / edited by Thomas Oberender, Paul Rabe - The Rise and Rise of the Private Art Museum / Georgina Adam - Ross Laurie: After Storms and Rain / Anna Johnson - Art and Posthistory: Conversations on the End of Aesthetics / Arthur C. Danto and Demetrio Paproni - Drawing Difference: Connections Between Gender and Drawing / Marsha Meskimmon and Phil Sawdon - The printing press as an agent of change Vol I and II / Elizabeth L. Eisenstein - Parables for the Virtual: Movement, Affect, Sensation / Brian Massumi - Sand Talk: How Indigenous Thinking Can Save the World / Tyson Yunkaporta - Dark Side of the Boom: Excesses of the Art Market in the 21st Cenutry / Georgina Adam - Choreography, Visual Art and Experimental Composition 1950s – 1970s / Erin Brannigan - The Sacred Conspiracy / Georges Bataille - The Australian Art Field: Practices, Policies, Institutions / edited by Tony B