Yonezawa explores the mental mess of hikikomori

“Mess” seems like an improbable title for a piece of theatre, until you know how the young director is thinking, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

New development program for acting students

Drama school Perform Australia is launching a new development program for students in years 11 and 12, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA in her weekly Arts in the City column.

New spaces for Belco Arts Centre

Belconnen Arts Centre, now known as Belco Arts, recently doubled its footprint when it opened several new spaces, writes Meredith Hinchliffe.

Self-portrait wins Archibald Packing Room Prize

The 2020 Archibald Packing Room Prize has gone to first-time Archibald Prize entrant, Wongutha-Yamatji artist and actor, Meyne Wyatt, for his self-portrait, “Meyne”, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Anni shares the stories that make the art scene tick 

Anni Doyle Wawrzyńczak’a journey to the publication of her book has been full of love, heartbreak and a mighty amount of research, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Game Nancy’s opening a new gallery

With news that art gallery owner Nancy Sever is about to open a new space called the City Walk Gallery, you’d have to call her game, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

CMAG shows the gift of Nolan’s many paths

CMAG's newest exhibition “Sidney Nolan and St Kilda: Memory and Modernism”, is a mixture of nostalgia and scholarship, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

National Gallery gets 20 new works

The National Gallery of Australia’s private giving program has resulted in the acquisition of 20 new works of art valued at $8 million, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Two casts for Budding’s Gatsby

Budding Theatre will stage 'The Great Gatsby' with an adult and teen cast, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA in her weekly Arts in the City column.

Review / Ireland inspires ‘luscious’ exhibition

Julie Bradley's 'marvellous, must-see' show at the Belconnen Arts Centre is 'wholly inspired by place', writes reviewer ANNI DOYLE WAWRZYNCZAK.

Art plan tackles ‘offensive’, fake indigenous art

The Morrison Government will also table its response to the House of Representatives Standing Committee on Indigenous Affairs’ “Report on the Impact of inauthentic art and craft in the style of First Nations peoples", or fake art, which Minister Fletcher characterised as “abhorrent and offensive”, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Archibald artist takes Einstein to the canvas

Over many years of covering Canberra entries into the Archibald art prize never before this year have I covered one dealing with a scientist, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Perkins to curate fourth National Indigenous Art Triennial

HETTI Perkins has been appointed curator of the National Gallery of Australia’s fourth National Indigenous Art Triennial, which will open in late 2021, it...

Enrico opens his eyes to the glories of Aboriginal art

Arts editor HELEN MUSA talks to retired public servant and art collector, Enrico Saccardo about his passion for Australian Aboriginal art.

Big reveal for Belco Arts 

Belconnen Arts Centre's Stage 2 development opens on Friday, August 21, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Zilinsky’s unique style wins her a top portraiture award

News is out that Sydney artist Caroline Zilinsky has won the $30,000 Portia Geach Memorial Award for her portrait of contemporary dancer Anthea Pilko, “Anthea may or may not”.

Visual tales told in avenue of art

The photographic exhibition “Where I Stand” is on display along Exhibition Avenue at ANU, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Youth pitch for climate action

Live virtual TED talks from climate-focused young people kick off arts editor HELEN MUSA’s weekly Arts in the City column.

Brand’s resolved, powerful lockdown thoughts

The full force of lockdown is explored in Zoe Brand's carefully thought-out show, writes craft reviewer MEREDITH HINCHLIFFE.

Boyd’s 100th birthday to be celebrated in concert

Bundanon Trust will celebrate the centenary birthday of artist Arthur Boyd with a piano concert performed by his grandson, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

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