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$20,000 NSW funding again for CATS

CORALIE Wood and the team at the Canberra Area Theatre (CAT) Awards are over the moon at news of another $20,000 from the New...

Sydney Eisteddfod makes a move on Canberra

CANBERRANS can look forward to a free pop-up concert from local performing artists with the inaugural “Spotlight on Stars” celebration to be held at...

Ground-breaking training at Canberra Theatre

IN a ground-breaking hook-up with Canberra’s St Francis Xavier College, has announced that it will host its first behind-the-scenes VET training program. Three year 12...

Theatre turns murder into a game

Everyman Theatre’s production of “Assassins” turns murder into a theatre game in the famous musical revue, “Assassins”.

Major production dances through space

Opening tonight at The Playhouse, Quantum Leap will present their major production for 2019, "Filling the Space", writes SAMARA PURNELL.

Mitchell Johnson portrait scores Bald Archy

A caricaturist, illustrator and painter from Newcastle has taken out the 2014 $10,000 Bald Archy Prize for her portrait of cricketer Mitchell Johnson in...

Arts / Surprises in Canberra Theatre’s celebratory season

TO dark-voiced cabaret star and MC Mikelangelo, it was a once-in-50-year opportunity to celebrate. To theatregoers keen to hear the Canberra Theatre’s selection of theatrical...

CEO Coghlan leaves Craft ACT

CEO and artistic director of Craft ACT, Rachael Coghlan, announced late yesterday (June 2) that she would leave her position for a job at Parliament House.

Petrolsexuals to spin their best

MARK Seymour (of Hunters and Collectors fame) is fronting The Petrolsexuals, a band created specifically for a  car-themed rock show on Saturday, October 19. It  promises...

Composer tipped for top NGA job

WHILE the daily press in Australia is busy speculating on who will replace Ron Radford as director of the National Gallery of Australia, London...

Arts in the City / A big year from a big year

BUNGENDORE satirists Shortis and Simpson are cooking up “The 1948 Show” in a tribute to the year of their births. And what a year...

Little guys back on the stairs

Restoration of Danish sculptor Keld Moseholm’s piece, “On the Staircase”, is underway in Petrie Plaza. The two little guys who had been stolen from their...

Review / Artist Sue keeps on keeping on

Visual art / "A Lifetime of Drawing", Sue Taylor. At Form Studio and Gallery, Queanbeyan, until July 1. Reviewed by ROB KENNEDY

Review / ‘Extraordinary physicality’ in staged Milton

Review / ”Paradise Lost,” by John Milton. Adapted by Christopher Samuel Carroll. At Belconnen Arts Centre until January 28. Reviewed by JOE WOODWARD

New work a ‘Fanfare for Canberra’

A NEW musical work by Canberra composer Sally Greenaway is to be premiered as part of the Canberra International Music Festival. The work, “Auróra Musis...

Arts / Around the galleries

Arts editor HELEN MUSA shares Canberra’s newest gallery openings

Review: ‘Enough Said’ (M) ***

WRITER/director Nicole Holofcener’s film shrouded me in an increasing uncertainty about its genre. Is it a chick-flick? Its collection of women in major roles is...

‘The Sessions’ (M) ****

 THE 1997 Documentary Oscar went to “Breathing Lessons: The Life and work of Mark O’Brien”, a polio victim depending on an iron lung since...

Steampunk film tops the local film festival section

The Canberra Short Film Festival continues apace until the weekend and the 2019 results are out, with awards made in local, national and international categories from 380 entries.

Music scene mourns the passing of a blues legend

CELEBRATED Canberra music promoter and bass player David "Bucky" Buckmaster has died.

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