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Benjamin Shine in front of male face, part of 'The Dance'

Champagne and canapés to mark artistic collaboration

THE Canberra public is invited to a Champagne and canapé event this Friday to mark the closing of the of the Canberra Centre art collaboration with artist Benjamin Shine. Before leaving for a new project in New York, Shine will provide a final overview of his artwork titled ‘The Dance’, inspired in part by Canberra […]

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The Sutton Country Fair and Ute Muster is coming!

THE Sutton Country Fair and Ute Muster is on Saturday March 21 at Sutton Primary School, just ten minutes from Canberra. It is a community day of fun with entertainment, music, games, rides, raffles and prizes, plus the popular Ute Muster. The Utes will be in various categories including “Best Street Ute”, “Best Chick’s Ute”, […]

Westside Acton Park to be open in a month?

Above is the “Westside Acton Park” as it appears on their website. The developers behind it, known as the “Stomping Ground Collective” have been out wowing the Canberra Times and the local ABC with Nick Kyrgios and Caroline Buchanan and tales of the wondrous retail cum dining cum entertainment cum sporting precinct they’ve “popped up” […]

Fashfest 2014: Night 4 reviewed

It was a sold-out, red-carpet affair. Fashfest 2014 released standing room only tickets to cope with demand and guests lapped up the experience, the fashion, the lighting, the music and ‘being seen’. Fashfest designed each night around a theme and closing night was ‘the visionary’ who sees what others cannot see. Each of the four […]

Alicia Coutts takes to the catwalk at Fashfest

PHOTOGRAPHER Andrew Campbell has filed stunning pictures from last night’s Fashfest featuring Anneliese Seubert and former Olympic swimmer Alicia Coutts. Pre-show the teams of organisers, designers and models also got together to rev each other up for the big night. Alicia will stride the catwalk again tonight and Saturday night.

Fashfest 2014: Night 1

THIS year’s Fashfest brought with it high expectations: the local fashion festival’s 2013 premiere drew huge crowds, made national headlines and put previously unheard of designers on the map. For months, beneath the extensive media coverage it felt as though there was a collectively held breath – could the sequel outdo its predecessor? Luckily, its […]

Belinda Riding revealed as ‘Face of Fashfest’

FORMER international model, Canberra’s Belinda Riding is this year’s “Face of Fashfest”.  The second Fashfest, the city’s own festival of local fashion and design, returns to Majura Park for four glamorous nights at the end of April. “It’s an honour to participate in Fashfest,” says Belinda. “Designers and models need a serious and professional platform […]

2013 Myer Face of Racing winner Kate Goodwin

The race to be the Face

THE search for Canberra’s finest fashion filly is off and running as the Myer Face of Canberra Racing competition returns. Now in its fifth year, the competition offers more than $10,000 in cash and prizes. Last year’s “face” Kate Goodwin says she has gained plenty of experience over the last 12 months, with her title […]

Plunge into graphics, tribal and tropical

WE may not have a beach, but swimwear is a “big deal” in Canberra each summer, says Haus fashion director and stylist Steven Wright. “So many Canberrans agonise over the decision when purchasing swimwear, it’s such a fraught experience for them,” says Steven, previously the producer for Fashfest. This year, look to graphic, tribal and […]

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Unemployment rises in ACT

THE number of people looking for work continues to rise in the ACT, according to new figures by the Australian Bureau of Statistics. Figures show the ACT’s unemployment rate rose by 0.2 of a percentage point in trend terms during October, at 4.4 per cent. It remains the lowest rate in the country, behind Western Australia […]