We are Opening!

After much work refurbishing the school during COVID, the school will be opening on the 26th of April to a refocused and revitalised school. If you haven’t registered to enrol do it now, as classes are extremely limited.

COVID Update – Deferment of Face to Face Classes

Dear Prospective Students, Since the School commenced seeking registrations of interest from prospective students, the situation regarding Covid 19 Pandemic has changed dramatically. It was hoped, at that time, that the virus could be contained  here in Australia, and everyone was looking forward to society re-opening. Then came Omicron in late November. Today we have the Omicron strain rampaging through the population, with tens of thousands of cases per day, with no doubt that these numbers seem  set to continue their rapid acceleration. As such it is simply not possible to predict what the situation might be at the end…

Reopening Update – Vaccination Requirements

At this stage we will be reopening on the 1st of February 2022. In the interests of the health and safety of our staff and students, all people entering the Art School must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (subject to applicable medical exemptions). Proof of vaccination will be required in the form of a Covid-19 Digital Certificate in paper or digital form for entry into the school. All attendees must also follow any public health orders in force at the time of attendance. Limited positions will be available, register your interest in enrolling now.

Reopening Update – A Revitalised School

A Revitalised and Refocused School The Principal, Paul Ashton Delprat said, “The School has survived The Plague, World Wars, The Spanish Flu, and The Depression and we will adapt and thrive again.” Preparations for compliance with COVID regulations has driven a larger and exciting refocus of the school, with significantly smaller classes allowing a much better teacher to student ratio. The studio layouts have been revised with the installations of specialised and dedicated lighting, shadow boxes and fixed positions of cast and still life setups, allowing for highly focused and extended studies in selected areas. Although it has been a…

Collection of Works

We are now planning to reopen the School. We are in the process of making significant changes for a revitalised and re-focused School that can deliver excellence while complying with COVID restrictions. One of the elements is a general cleanup to maximise space and reduce contamination areas to comply with COVID restrictions. As part of our re-opening plans, student works and materials at The Rocks Campus can now be collected from The Rocks Campus by booking a time between 10AM and 2PM on the 26th and 25th of March and the 1st and 2nd of April. Uncollected works or materials…

Re-opening plans are now underway

Now that the Covid  danger appears to be diminishing and the vaccine is on the way, we are taking steps to re-open the School. As part of our Covid safety plan, all  future enrolments will be online only. We thank all those who have been extremely patient in these extraordinary times. More announcements  to come soon

Owen Thompson Exhibition

Exhibition of recent works by Instructor Owen Thompson; Saturday 7 – Sunday 29 November 2020 DAY GALLERY 27 – 29 Govetts Leap Rd. Blackheath , NSW, 2785 Please note that due to Covid 19 there will be no official opening Gallery Hours : Friday 11 – 4 p.m Saturday and Sunday 10 – 5 pm Or by Appointment : contact Vince Day 0404 930 120 Email: info @ day Website : You can also preview all of the works online by visiting Owen’s website:

Congratulations JAAS Alumnae Prize Finalists

Congratulations to all finalists, but we are biased and love that so many of the JAAS Alumni are represented in major art prizes! JAAS Alumnae Finalists in the Portia Geach; Michelle Belgiorno Nicolette Eisdell Kathrin Longhurst Marie Mansfield Sally Ryan JAAS Alumnae Finalists in the Dean Cogle Portrait Prize; Kalinda Witchey Manuela Pilz Sally Ryan’s Finalist Entry in the Portia Geach Award