Matthew’s ‘Field of Light’ graces Campbell

A sculpture by Queanbeyan glass artist Matthew Curtis was unveiled this morning (December 12) by Chief Minister Andrew Barr in the forecourt of the new Iskia Apartments in Campbell.

Poignancy from the painter who died young

Art reviewer JOHN LANDT reflects on the poignancy of the National Gallery's Hugh Ramsay exhibition.

Matisse & Picasso face-off at the NGA

The paintings of two great 20th century artistic rivals were unveiled this morning (December 11) at the National Gallery in a sneak preview of its summer exhibition, “Matisse & Picasso”.

Around the galleries

Arts editor HELEN MUSA shares Canberra’s newest gallery openings

Gallery shares the love – and lots of it – this winter

THE inaugural international winter blockbuster exhibition for the National Portrait Gallery will come from London’s National Portrait Gallery, it was announced today (December 10). It’s...

Kudelka named Cartoonist of the Year

Modest cartoonist Jon Kudelka has been named Cartoonist of the Year, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA. 

Around the galleries

Arts editor HELEN MUSA shares Canberra’s newest gallery openings

Art’s turbulent friends and fruitful competitors

Arts editor HELEN MUSA previews the national Gallery's summer blockbuster “Matisse & Picasso”.

Poignant photograph wins student a trip to Timor Leste

A poignant reworking of Max Dupain’s 1937 photograph, “Sunbaker”, by Canberra Institute of Technology student Eunie Kim, has won her the United Nations Internship to Timor Leste. 

Canberra artist draws herself a top prize

The PHILIP Leeson Architects’ Prize of $5000 in the 2019 M16 Drawing Prize has gone to ACT artist Nicci Haynes.

Exhibition looks back at an Australian child prodigy

A retrospective of the work of early 20th Century Australian artist Hugh Ramsay has been unveiled today (November 29) at the National Gallery of Australia, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Ancient Greeks inspire museum’s next summer blockbuster

Philhellenes of Canberra are in a lather of excitement at news that the National Museum of Australia, flushed with the success of “Rome: City and Empire”, is bringing in another classic from the British Museum, “Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors and Heroes”.

Depth drives through dark, industrial landscapes

This joint exhibition with Alexander Boynes and Tristen Parr portrays the current "nightmarish" situation, writes JOHN LANDT.

Around the galleries

Arts editor HELEN MUSA shares Canberra’s newest gallery openings

Climate change show takes the town by storm

A unique family artistic collaboration that confronts the moral and environmental implications of climate change has been taking the town by storm. At the...

Final year students win annual ‘Assembly’ award

THIS year’s winners of the Legislative Assembly’s annual award for emerging artists are two final year students from the ANU School of Art and Design’s graduating exhibition of 2019.

Local glass artists chosen for a ‘powerhouse’ program

Two Canberra Region arts luminaries are among six Australian glass and ceramic artists chosen by Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum for a group of commissions totalling $180,000 in value.

Greek island inspires local exhibition

Overlooked by a castle fortress, with bays, beaches and inlets, blue and white churches, fishing and ferry ports, cafes, bars and farmlets, the island made a perfect subject for artists, writes HELEN MUSA.

NGA reveals its ‘ambitious’ 2020 season

Skywhale will meet a new family member next year in “Skywhalepapa” at the National Gallery of Australia, where director Nick Mitzevich unveiled the 2020 season this morning (November 20), writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Around the galleries

Arts editor HELEN MUSA shares Canberra’s newest gallery openings.





My Summer / Robert Macklin

Author and “CityNews” columnist Robert Macklin loves retreating to Tuross Head in the summer.

My Summer / Tim Overall


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