Art exhibition promises ‘new tricks’

“NEW Tricks” is the title of the graduating exhibition for the Canberra Institute of Technology’s Diploma of Visual Arts, opening tomorrow (June 26). 

Putting theories into practice

Francis Kenna is an artist obsessed with space and now he has a chance to put his theories into practice by curating the fifth annual CAPO Emerging Artists’ Prize Exhibition, writes HELEN MUSA.

All teeth and smiles as Plaque Gallery opens

Plaque Gallery, billed as the smallest and most unique, functional gallery in the world, was today (June 21) launched in style by its founder and curator, Paddy Long, adjacent to the National Gallery, writes HELEN MUSA.

Fibre treasures in big basket display

Nearly 40 baskets are being exhibited by 12 members of the Fibre Basket Makers of the ACT in a new exhibition, which includes functional baskets and sculptural works, writes reviewer MEREDITH HINCHLIFFE.

Important look at the forgotten river

“Barka the Forgotten River” is full of art and artefacts that tell an important story of the Darling River, known as the Baraka by the Barkindji people from around Wilcannia in NSW, says reviewer ROB KENNEDY.

Radical Monet goes on show at NGA

Claude Monet’s once-neglected masterpiece, “Impression, sunrise” forms the centrepiece to a new exhibition full of ideas, reports arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Darling Portrait Prize open for entries  

The National Portrait Gallery is calling for entries to the inaugural Darling Portrait Prize.

‘Sunrise’ to be seen for the first time in the south

Nothing could be better calculated to draw the crowds into the National Gallery than a major exhibition of Claude Monet’s art, says arts editor HELEN MUSA. And here one comes.

New gallery plans to work within the urban art genre

The ANU has a new art gallery opening in its new $260 million Kambri precinct, but it’s gone out of town in a bid to beef up community engagement, says arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Space and spaces of catchment area captured in painting

The Artists Society of Canberra/ACT Catchment Groups art exhibition, “Space and Spaces”, has a dazzling new home in the atrium of the Canberra Centre, reports arts editor HELEN MUSA.

‘Unframed’ exhibition celebrates arts centre

To mark the achievement of Belconnen Arts Centre’s Stage 2, artists are being invited from throughout Australia to respond to themes of change, metamorphosis, growth, journey and evolution in open exhibition called “Metamorphosis Unframed”.

Chinese art balances historical calligraphy and painting

A significant exhibition of calligraphy and art from the National Museum of China is on show to the public at the National Museum from today (Friday, April 5). But it’s by no means just art for art’s sake.

Around the galleries

Arts editor HELEN MUSA shares Canberra’s newest gallery openings

Celebrating 25 years of CIMF with Bach

CANBERRA International Music Festival's artistic director Roland Peelman is making the music of J.S. Bach central to the festival's 25th anniversary edition. He will discuss...

Temporary change of guard at CMAG

CMAG gets a new and temporary director

Artists look to the Brindabellas for inspiration

“BRINDABELLAS and Beyond” is an exhibition opening Saturday (March 30) at Strathnairn Arts. It looks at the works of veteran artists Alex Kosmas and...

Kate’s winning portrait explores ageing

“THE textiles scientist” by Kate Atkinson has won the people’s choice award in this year’s National Photographic Portrait Prize. The black and white portrait of...

Māori elders lead procession into gallery

IN a poignant reminder that Māori is still a living language, elders from the Māori community – Australian and New Zealand – led a...

‘On-country’ painting captured in photographs

Five senior artists from Tjungu Palya art centre in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands of SA have been painting not just "in" country but directly "on to" country, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Fogwell wins $10,000 ‘Megala’ prize

One of Canberra’s most eminent printmakers, Dianne Fogwell, has been announced as winner of “Megala”, the $10,000 inaugural Megalo International Print Prize.




Community Chorale sings with promise

This was an interestingly programmed concert from the Canberra Community Chorale, writes reviewer GRAHAM McDONALD. 

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