The Clifton School of Arts has served the Northern Illawarra as a centre for cultural, educational and community events for over 140 years. The iconic building, overlooking the Pacific Ocean, provides a spectacular venue for exhibitions, workshops, art and yoga classes, small concerts, film screenings and wide range of education and community events.

Clifton School of Arts 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 and present. 


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