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Talk on WWI show at Parliament House

PARLIAMENT House is hosting a special talk this Sunday on its “First Landing to Last Post” exhibition — a contribution to Parliament’s commemoration of the Centenary of ANZAC. The exhibition features a selection of contemporary artworks depicting the work of Australian Defence Force personnel in conflict and peacekeeping operations over the past 100 years. Panellists, […]

Native grasslands in art

A PRIZE POOL of close to $3,000 is up for grabs among artists who are currently raising  community awareness of the importance of native grasslands to preserving Australia’s natural heritage. The ACT Region Catchment Group’s art competition is part of the Heritage Festival and is the result of an ongoing collaboration between the Artists Society […]

New Sunshine Coast award: environment through art

SUNSHINE Coast Council has announced a new $10,000 acquisitive art award as art of the Sunshine Coast Art Prize, intended to excite artists across the nation and you’re invited to apply. The Sunshine Coast Inaugural Environment Art Award is supported through Council’s Living Smart program. Environment Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said the aim of the […]

Craft shop off to trendy Braddon

CRAFT ACT’s shop is relocating to the new Ori Building in trendy Lonsdale Street, Braddon. Halie Rubenis, formerly of Designcraft, has been appointed as business development and retail manager. With a Bachelor of Visual Arts in Gold and Silversmithing and extensive experience in business, sales, marketing and relationship management, Craft ACT says the appointment “will, […]

Longstaff loan to Assembly ‘a poignant reminder’

THE loan to The ACT Legislative Assembly by the Australian War Memorial of a celebrated World War I painting has been greeted with excitement by Speaker of the Assembly’s Speaker, Vicki Dunne. Mrs Dunne described the painting by Australian war artist, Will Longstaff, “Villers-Bretonneux, ruins of the church” as “a poignant reminder of the aftermath […]

A friend for Captain Cook – ‘Portrait of William Bligh’

CAPTAIN James Cook has a friend at the National Portrait Gallery from today with the unveiling of a new acquisition, “Portrait of William Bligh, in master’s uniform” c. 1776 by John Webber. Described by the gallery as “an exciting new acquisition of irrefutable importance to all Australians, the work will give Australians the chance to […]

For 18s and over: Sex exhibition at the CMAG

IT’S a bold suggestion, but, setting politics aside, the Canberra Museum & Gallery says that since the 1980s Canberra has been synonymous with sex in the minds of many Australians—and they’re out to prove it. Twenty years have passed since it became legal to sell X-rated videos in the Australian Capital Territory and the adult […]

New venture for CAPO

CAPO, the Capital Arts Patrons’ Organisation may be one of this city’s most venerable arts organisations, but it’s come up with a new idea. This year it’s inaugurating the CAPO Emerging Artists’ Prize, an exhibition to be staged in addition to CAPO’s chic annual auction party. The show will open at M16 Artspace in Griffith […]