Margaret Olley Drawing Week 2021


The Drawing Week workshops are 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 below. Each workshop offers a distinct focus for drawing over the four days from Tuesday 23 to Friday 26 February at locations ranging from the historic township of Hill End to the State Library of NSW 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.

Special Drawing Week Lunchtime Forum: Wednesday 24th. Wendy Sharpe will discuss her current exhibition ‘Ghosts’.


There will be an exhibition of Drawings from Drawing Week in the Rayner Hoff Project Space opening on Thursday 4 March

Selection Process

You will make your selection by following the EVENTBRITE link on each page. There are no second or third preferences. You can only book in for one workshop.

Booking will open on Friday 5 February at 9.30 AM and closes on Friday 12 February at 4.30 PM. You will not be able to book before 5 February. You will need your student number to book in.

Once workshops are full, booking for that workshop will close.

The Drawing Week 2021 workshops are listed below. Press on the workshop title to view full details.


Workshops, lecturers and locations:



The Margaret Olley Drawing Week is made possible by the generous support of the Margaret Olley Trust and the State Library of NSW.