Robert calls out for art, but this time it’s personal 

Gallery owner Robert Stephens is rallying the art community to gather works to give to victims of the recent fires, but he knows first hand what it’s like to be affected.

When surrealist Baines’ art intersects with society

Artist Andrew Baines says his art deals with "escapism from reality" and tells HELEN MUSA that Canberra "suits" will relate.

Images mix the sacred and the secular.

TUCKED away on the first floor of the ACT Legislative Assembly in its exhibition room is a striking exhibition by recent ANU painting and textiles graduates, Toni Hassan and Kerry Martin.

NGA founding director James Mollison dies

James Mollison, the founding director of the National Gallery of Australia, has died aged 88.

Big poster show from the titans of printmaking

Arts editor HELEN MUSA takes a closer look at a small exhibition showing large-format, post-war American prints. 

Heide turns her creative eye to the south coast

ARTS editor Helen Musa headed for the coast recently, assiduously avoiding the fiery King’s Highway, to view a joint exhibition by photographer Heide Smith and painter Wendy Macklin and returned with a swag of Smith’s ravishing pictures of the south coast.

Sea and summer unite the works of Matisse and Picasso

Arts reviewer JOHN LANDT savours the summer, the sea and the south of France that unite the works of Matisse and Picasso.

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.

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