‘Dream job’ at Megalo goes to Payne

A former director of Wagga Wagga Art Gallery has been announced as the new CEO and artistic director for Megalo Print Studio, replacing outgoing director Ingeborg Hansen.

Happy birthday Leonardo – Queanbeyan style

The new Rusten House Arts Centre in Collett Street was previewed today (April 15, World Art Day) before a select group of arts insiders, gardeners, builders and local identities. 

Yorick image takes shape on the wall

Those working near The Street Theatre on the corner of Childers Street and University Avenue in Civic may have been astonished at what’s happening on one of its walls.

Music and the arts fill the air

After a year’s hiatus because of covid, the Four Winds Festival was back stronger than before, writes reviewer ROB KENNEDY.

Entries open for new ‘history-making’ art prize

Entries have just opened for the inaugural National Capital Art Prize which offers a prize pool of $45,000.

Sculptures to return in September

Entries have re-opened for “Sculpture@Shaw” in September, after the 2020 award’s postponement due to COVID-19, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA in her weekly column.

Lovegrove’s mesmerising miniature world

ROB KENNEDY reviews an exhibition with miniature paintings that make you feel like you're standing in a wetland or on the edge of a glorious landscape.

Budding artists invited to reimagine ‘Sunflowers’

Young artists from primary and secondary schools are being invited to create their own version of Vincent van Gogh’s "Sunflowers" for the “Kids x Van Gogh challenge” at the National Gallery of Australia, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Joyous and heartbreaking portraits of Australia’s great lovers

“Tumultuous”, “messy”, “joyous” and “heartbreaking” were some of the adjectives used by National Portrait Gallery director Karen Quinlan yesterday (March 18) in unveiling the long-awaited “Australian Love Stories”.

Artsday / Festival celebrates life in Gungahlin

Celebrating life in Gungahlin, looking into Greek Independence, and performing works from some of Europe's greatest composers. It's all featured – and more – in arts editor HELEN MUSA'S latest "artsday" column.

Maruki’s ‘Lost Year’ is ambitious, with moments of glory

After a year’s hiatus, the Maruki Community Orchestra burst back onto the scene with an ambitious start to its 2021 season of four concerts, writes reviewer CLINTON WHITE.

Local gallery owner launches national art prize

Canberra has a new art prize, it has been announced today (March 10), reports arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Up-close view of famous artworks

Standing in front of one masterpiece after another is daunting… seeing the brushstrokes, the lines, colours and shapes of these master works come alive, writes reviewer ROB KENNEDY.

James’ winning design will be installed in Manuka

“Yellow Tailed Cockatoo” by James Small is the winning design for the Endeavour House Mural in Manuka, it has been announced by Ethical Property CEO Adam Trevaskus today (March 3). 

Gallery comes alive with ‘outstanding’ masterpieces

“Staff can’t get the smiles off their faces,” said co-ordinating curator Sally Foster to a crowd at this morning's (March 3) preview of “Botticelli to van Gogh: Masterpieces from the National Gallery, London” at the National Gallery of Australia. 

The ‘Boys’ are back for Philo

Canberra Philharmonic is about to stage the Broadway show “Jersey Boys” in a new production by Jim McMullen, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA in her weekly arts column.

Portrait Gallery turns the spotlight on love

The National Portrait Gallery's exhibition “Australian Love Stories” is coming up on March 20, celebrating “love, affection and connection in all its myriad forms and permutations”.

Bank deal boosts region art awards

A partnership between Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council and Bendigo Bank’s Braidwood and Bungendore branches means good news for local artists.

Nicole’s art shows ‘beauty in decay’

Nicole Ellis’ art-making displays a strong sense of the damaged and what remains, writes reviewer ROB KENNEDY.

Original ‘Atlas’ art on show at the NLA

Original drawings and paintings by the artists of “The Picturesque Atlas of Australasia” will be on show at the National Library of Australia, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.





CIMF / Concert’s unusual concept is clever as a whole

This was a concert unusual in its concept, but cleverly put together as a whole, building in interest and intensity as it went along, writes reviewer GRAHAM McDONALD of the concert “All of them, and one of us”.


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