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Gallery to bid for ‘iconic’ works

It’s tough bidding out there in the international art market, but the National Gallery of Australia today confirmed that it plans to purchase two...

Review / CIMF Concert 13, “French Invention”!

Concert 13, Canberra International  Music Festival, “French Invention/Invention Française,” Fitters Workshop May 3, Reviewed by Judith Crispin.

Review: ‘A Gun In Each Hand’ (M) ***

THIS is neither a western nor a thriller. Its title is a Spanish saying implying you are aware of a situation and trying to...

Arts / Farewell to Bell, the man of many parts

John Bell is exiting the company he founded performing the most famous speech ever written about the theatre. He talks with arts editor HELEN MUSA

Arts / Sitsky to share memories of ‘Ernie’ Llewellyn

A FEAST of musical recollections will be served up this Saturday (November 25) as Canberra’s premier composer recollects the life of the late Ernest...

Art with a conscience

IN its only appearance outside Adelaide, the Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize exhibition opened today at the National Archives. The exhibition, named after the SA...

Gallery restaurant with the topical taste of Peru

GOLD and the Incas at the National Gallery is a “great excuse to play with the energetic colour combinations, divine golden trims and the...

‘Mish mash’ of variety in new venture

THE INAUGURAL Mindscapes Mish Mash Variety Night 2013 kicks off tomorrow as part of Mental Health Week’s Mindscapes Festival. Billed as “an evening of arts...

Dining / A little bit of Nepal in Manuka

“Although I’ve never been to Nepal, my bet is that the steamed momos (dumplings), which we shared at the start, are authentic tasting and would make Nepalese people proud," writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON

Arts / The other side of Macq’s massacre

KNOWN to schoolchildren as the "Father of Australia", the lustre on the name of Governor Lachlan Macquarie has been tarnished of late. He was...

Arts / Gungahlin steps into the spotlight

THEATRE director and writer Julian Hobba doesn't live in Gungahlin, but it's obviously made a great impact on him. Best-known in Canberra for his adaptation...

Set Sail floats into Canberra

  SYDNEY-based folk/indie-pop trio Set Sail will be at the Transit Bar on Thursday as part of an 18-date tour of the country, showing off...

Review / ‘Entourage’ (MA) ***

THIS is the second film by writer/director Doug Ellin to deliver a snapshot of a quartet of young New Yorkers enjoying being corrupted by...

Arts / CYO farewells Grant on a high note

WHEN trumpeter and music legend James Morrison steps up onto the stage of Llewellyn Hall tomorrow night to perform with Canberra Youth Orchestra, there’ll...

Review / Artists making fools of machines

Art / “A Magic Stranger than Death”. At Tuggeranong Arts Centre until December 21. Reviewed by CAREN FLORANCE.

Calling filmlovers – vote for Canberra movie now!

FILM-lovers have until midday tomorrow, Friday, to get in votes for one of our own. Benjamin Murphy, a year 12 student from Narrabundah College, has...

Review / ‘Wish I Was Here’ (M) ***

IN his second film after “Garden State” (2004), director Zach Braff plays aspiring actor Aidan, upon whom life’s burdens, while individually relatively minor, are...

Arts / Sophie’s out front for the glamour and the glitz

SOPHIE Highmore may be a 17-year-old, Gowrie, year 12 student at the arts-minded MacKillop College, but just like Peggy, the aspiring young hoofer she...

Submarine (M) ★ ★ ★ ½

RICHARD Avoade’s adaptation of Joe Dunthorne’s novel of transition from childhood’s innocence to the confusion and turmoils of adolescence may resonate with film-goers. Only child...

Flying leap at fame

SNAPPER Silas Brown turned up to a press call to meet untrained dancers Allan Marc Raeyers and Richard Merzian, who have been selected to...

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