The Clifton School of Arts is a thriving, community-based, cultural institution housed in an iconic heritage building superbly positioned just south of the famous Sea Cliff Bridge. The CSA has been owned and operated by the community for over 110 years as a creative, educational, and cultural hub for the Northern Illawarra and beyond

The CSA stands on Dharawal country. We acknowledge the Wodi Wodi people  as the traditional custodians of this land. We recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community and pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging. 


The Clifton School of Arts is available to hire for art exhibitions, workshops and all kinds of educational and community events.

The original Clifton School of Arts was established in 1880 when Andrew Stuart, a local coal mine and later premier of NSW…

Clifton School of Arts has recently published a photo-journal of the construction of the Sea Cliff Bridge on the NSW Illawarra coast…

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In community hands since 1880