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‘Forest feature’ for the Arboretum: ‘The Big Cochlear Implant’?

SIMON Corbell says a design that features a transparent flowing sculpture of stainless steel inspired by the cochlear implant is the winner of the Freefall Experience design ideas competition. Mr Corbell joined Engineers Australia’s National President, Professor Alex Baitch, in the National Arboretum’s Pin Oak Forest to award the $30,000 prize to Queensland firm, Bligh […]

American glass and print expert in Canberra for workshops

CANBERRA Glassworks and Megalo Print Studio + Gallery have hit upon an extraordinarily serendipitous combination of media with their current exhibition, “Glint”. Now the Glassworks and Megalo have artist Charlie Cohan, Professor of Printmaking at the University of Hawaii and curator of the print collection at the Pilchuck Glass School in Washington State, to conduct […]

Canberra Symphony Orchestra – RODIN statue – Thursday, 27 March 2014

Canberra Symphony raffling a Rodin sculpture, not your usual raffle

THE Canberra Symphony Orchestra have announced they are raffling a sculpture by none other than Auguste Rodin. The CSO was somewhat surprised to be the beneficiaries of the work by one of the great masters, valued by the Tax Office at $165,000. “I’d like to make a donation” is a sentence that Isobel Griffin, Philanthropy […]

Art in schools encourages discovery

FOUR well-known Canberra artists will work in ACT public schools helping pupils to expand their creative opportunities, it was announced today by Minister for the Arts and Education and Training Joy Burch. A part of the 2014 ACT Artists-in-Schools program, it will see Canberra schoolchildren for an extended period with a local artist, exploring new ways […]

Birds on parade in photo show

CANBERRA’S bird life will be celebrated today, Monday June 30, when the opposition’s Environment spokesperson Nicole Lawder, launches the Canberra Ornithologists Group’s 50th anniversary photographic exhibition. The show at the ACT Legislative Assembly features photographs by club members that focus on birds native to the Canberra region and members of the public are being asked […]

With a ‘Glint’, Scott eyes the future

“GLASS is a collaborative activity,” says artist Scott Chaseling, “that’s a big part of why we like it so much and it’s just like that in Canberra.” Chaseling is currently caretaker for Megalo’s 1927 heritage cottage on Dairy Flat, restored during the Stanhope era’s “repair, renovate, restore” phase and now home to visiting artists. But […]

Rampaging puppies become art

IT’S got to be the most self-explanatory exhibition title of the week “Puppies: Love and Carnage.” Beata Tworek and Marcin Lazarowicz are unabashed dog-lovers and they’re behind a show of photos, sculptures and kids’ drawings open at the Front from today, June 24, that pays tribute to Man’s Best Friend, whether terrier, pugalier or heeler. […]


Calling Canberra artists. Do you have what it takes to design the Australian of the Year trophies?

The National Australia Day Council (NADC) is inviting Expressions of Interest to design and produce the trophies presented for the Australian of the Year Awards. Each year, a total of 36 trophies are presented to Award recipients across all States and Territories, including the four national recipients – Australian of the Year, Senior Australian of […]