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Calling phone and Instagram snappers for art exhibition

“THE Long Hot Summer” exhibition is Tuggeranong Arts Centre’s gift to the public. “Anyone and everyone”, TAC is saying, can get creative and have their photographic work professionally exhibited in February. “We’re inviting anyone to take part. There are no costs involved and exhibitors even have the chance to make some money by selling their […]

NGA announces review of Asian art provenance

GALVANISED into action by the “Dancing Shiva” crisis and related questions, the National Gallery of Australia today has announced plans to address provenance issues in relation to its Asian art collection. “The NGA acknowledges that there are works in the collection whose provenance and legal status needs a renewed level of scrutiny,” new NGA director, […]

‘A great get-together’ – Enlighten 2015

BATHED in a gentle violet wash of light,  ACT Chief Minister Andrew Barr this morning  launched the program for ‘Enlighten 2015’. But while lighting up Canberra may be the focal theme of this event, to run from late February to early March next year, but noodles and exotic food seemed to be on the organisers’ […]

Arts in the city / Summer workshops with the stars

THE Canberra Dance Development Centre director, Jackie Hallahan, now also runs the Balmain Dance Academy in Sydney. Both there and at the Mt Rogers headquarters in Spence, she’s offering a summer workshop program beginning on January 20 with professional dancers, CDDC graduate Paul Knobloch and Cootamundra-raised Thomas Bradley. Bookings essential to 6259 1558 and […]

All eyes on CATS nominees

THE nominations for the 2014 Canberra Area Theatre Awards, the “CATS” were announced this evening at a snazzy dinner held in the Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre. According to the founder of the awards, Coralie Wood, this was a particularly strong year for non-professional theatre throughout the wider Canberra region. The nominations, nearly 250 of them […]

Australian Dance Theatre honours Dalman

IT was gratifying to see that the Australian Dance Theatre, in announcing its 2015/50th anniversary program has chosen to honour the role of the company’s founder, Elizabeth Cameron Dalman, who was present in Adelaide for the occasion. At a launch this evening artistic director Garry Stewart commented, “It’s certainly an honour to be the Artistic […]