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Duels, death and dark forces

    AS Sydney turns steamy, Opera Australia’s collective thoughts turn to fun. Well, fun opera-style, with a few duels, the death of a consumptive heroine and some weird magic from the dark forces – in short, a season of popular favourites. OA sums up the repertoire as “spectacular adventures and seaside comedies, heartbreaking tragedies, […]

Lake gets cod boost

MORE than 37,000 Murray Cod fingerlings were today released into Lake Burley Griffin. The fish, from the Uarah Fish Hatchery in Wagga Wagga, cost $20,000 and were paid for equally by the National Capital Authority and Canberra Fisherman’s Club, from funds raised at the Canberra Carp-Out. The NCA stocks Lake Burley Griffin to improve the […]

Fieldhouse wins top gong for indigenous ceramic arts

JANET Fieldhouse has won the $20,000 main prize at the 2011 Indigenous Ceramic Art Awards. Fieldhouse, a Canberra-based Torres Strait artist and a CIT cultural arts teacher and coordinator in the Yurauna Centre, won the award for he work called “Tattoo”. The installation uses a light box and transparent porcelain to look at ritual scarification practices […]