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National Institutions get new board members

COMMONWEALTH Arts Minister George Brandis has announced the appointment of three new members to the governing bodies of the National Gallery of Australia, National Museum of Australia and National Portrait Gallery of Australia. “Mr Ezekiel Solomon AM has accepted an appointment to the Council of the National Gallery of Australia. Mr Solomon has extensive experience […]

Song for Country at Multicultural Fringe

‘A Song for Country’ is one of the more unusual exhibitions on the program of the Canberra Multicultural Fringe Festiva, and there’s still time to catch it. Together with the SharingStories Foundation, they’re presenting a show featuring the work of photographer and award-winning documentary filmmaker Liz Thompson, working in collaboration with senior Liya-dhälinymirr Djambarrpuyŋu cultural […]

Platypus to be honoured in mosaics

THE unique platypus is possibly Queanbeyan City Council’s greatest pride and joy. Now Council has been successful in securing funding for the “Platypus Dreaming” project, a community public art project to be developed at this year’s Queanbeyan River Festival. Council’s Community and Cultural Development section received funding through the Country Arts Support Program through Regional […]

‘Pop’ Mickey and Pluto win People’s Choice

TWO famous imaginary animals form the subject of the witty, tactile pop artworks that have carried off the People’s Choice Award for the College Express exhibition held at Belconnen Arts Centre over the Christmas & New Year period. The $100 award was presented to year 12 Gungahlin College student Brandon Mackintosh yesterday by Sam Faulks, […]

Deadline approaches for “Head On” entries

THE deadline is fast approaching for entries to the Australia-based international photo festival, “Head On”, where photographers to compete for over $50,000 in prizes. Professional and emerging photographers, photo journalists and artists are encouraged to submit to the Head On Photo Awards by March 1 in four categories: Portrait, Landscape, Mobile and Moving Image. Festival […]

Glass honours traditional cultures

THE Glass Workshop at the ANU School of Art is happy to be hosting many international glass artists in anticipation of the 2015 Ausglass conference in Adelaide, “States of Illumination, coming up from February 12-13.” In conjunction with a program called “Honouring Cultures” being hosted by Canberra Glassworks, they’ll be presenting an evening symposium tomorrow, […]

Classy art classes at Belconnen Arts Centre

BELCONNEN Arts Centre has announced that this week they’re commencing a wide range of classes across many art-forms, for all ages and abilities. There are of visual arts classes for all levels of experience, from cartooning to puppetry, as well as our latest offering – Mindful Marks, a daytime class dedicated to ‘seeing things differently’, […]

You Are Here

You Are Here picks up $25,000 from EventsACT

TWO months out from the 2015 You Are Here (YAH) festival kicking off they’ve received an EventsACT grant, to the tune of $25,000, to assist with marketing and evaluation of the festival. The grant will enable YAH to undertake targeted communication activities to ensure outreach to diverse audiences for the festival, as well as completing […]

Arts / Bald Archies back with a bite

THIS year’s star subject of the annual Bald Archies is undoubtedly Tasmanian parliamentarian Jacqui Lambie. “CityNews” has been given a sneak preview of Canberra artist Valda Johnson’s entry in the exhibition that pokes fun at the pretensions of the art world and Australia’s best-known arts competition, the Archibald Prize. “The Adventures of Jacqui Lambie” shows […]