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.

Exhibition showcases contemporary indigenous fashion

A unique exhibition of contemporary indigenous fashion has landed at the National Museum of Australia as part of a national tour from the Bendigo Art Gallery, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Review / ‘Bold’ photographs reflect a year like no other

The exhibition is quietly confident yet bold, a testimony to each artist's tenacity and determination to continue to make, writes reviewer Thea McGrath.

Cubillo heads indigenous arts at Australia Council

Former senior curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art at the National Gallery of Australia (NGA), Franchesca Cubillo, has today (February 17) been named the new executive director of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts at the Australia Council.

Mighty exhibition by a true local eccentric

Tuggeranong Arts Centre has come up with a mighty exhibition of more than 70 paintings by one of the true eccentrics of our region – 91-year-old Jack Featherstone.

Effects of injustice linger on for Beowulf

A part of M16 Artspace in Griffith is about to be transformed in a way it’s never been before – into a prison cell, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Harriet’s glass hearts beat at the Portrait Gallery

LOVE is in the air at the National Portrait Gallery with the installation over two prominent walls of glass artist Harriet Schwarzrock’s blown glass hearts.

Exhibition offers a ‘profound’ view of the dark

Harrison’s works offer a profound view of things that come and go in this world. Human things and what humans do to things such as wildlife. These works ask, why are humans so dark? writes art reviewer ROB KENNEDY.

Canberra REP’s late summer sizzler

Canberra REP launches for the year with Tennessee Williams’ famous play, “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof”, directed by Anne Somes, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA in her weekly Arts and the City column.

Hardy battles on to a very personal exhibition

On a black day in January, 2003, looking from his Weston house, veteran Canberra artist Bernard Hardy saw flames from Holder and Duffy coming over, “like a cat tongue of incandescent orange”. 

College mural a reminder of ‘the happiest of times’

As "N-Week" (the week before O-Week) looms on the ANU campus, one college at least is making plans to help students make the move from home to university.

Fleur feels the love at the Hive

The Queanbeyan Hive and Fleur-de-lys Vocal Talent are joining to present “Heart Music” at the Hive for Valentine's Day, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA in her weekly Arts and the City column.

Art reflects on the space between us

A light installation created for the National Portrait Gallery acts as a prompt to maintain social distancing, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA in her weekly Arts in the City column.

Here I Am, for all the world to see

'Here I Am: Art by Great Women' is billed as 'a new festival celebrating women creatives' intended to bolster creative women and hold their work up to acclaim.

Studio door shut on Lanyon landscape project

Through a clever hook-up between ACT Historic Places and the Artists Society of Canberra, works by six artists from ASOC are on show in an online exhibition, 'Creating Lanyon'.

Heide’s pelicans lift off at Tuross Head

Photographer Heide Smith has outdone most other snappers with her 'seasonal best wishes' image of pelicans on their watery runway, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA in her weekly 'Arts in the City' column.

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