Photos unveil the hidden side of life at the coast

Artists Amadis Lacheta and Lee Grant ask what makes life in the Eurobodalla area special, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Sculpting a new future in tourism for public art 

"This city should have a well-resourced and well-run sculpture program to build on a selection of works that are scattered throughout the suburbs and along major roads," writes "Canberra Matters" columnist PAUL COSTIGAN. 

Huddleston’s art on show at lakeside gallery

First Nations artist Michael (Garmarroongoo) Huddleston has battled ill health to produce his latest body of work, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Spring art show opens to quiet acclaim

THE Annual Spring Exhibition of the venerable Artists Society of Canberra has opened without the usual razzmatazz with nearly 300 paintings by members on show at the Fitters Workshop.

Strong women to the fore at the NGA

The NGA's exhibition “Know My Name: Australian Women Artists 1900 to Now” opens tomorrow, Saturday, November 14.

Local dance artists up for Ausdance awards

Canberra dance artists are well represented in nominations for Ausdance National’s Australian Online Dance Awards, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA in her weekly arts column.

Know the names of the women in Australian art

The NGA's summer exhibition, “Know My Name: Australian Women Artists 1900 to Now”, is likely to be a serious perception-changer, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Farewell to a Canberra arts and music champion 

CANBERRA arts and music champion Betty Beaver has died. She was 96.

BMWs become canvases for designers

Four local designers have been selected to have their art wrapped around brand-new BMW models, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Lily’s garden chair wins her a shared art scholarship

The Brett Whiteley Travelling Art Scholarship has been split five ways this year, says arts editor HELEN MUSA.

British Film Fest sees a strong female focus

Noël Coward’s 'Blithe Spirit', starring Dame Judi Dench, opens the British Film Festival, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA in her Arts in the City column.

Review / Experimental venture leads to ‘intriguing performance’

Katy Mutton's reactive, wearable artwork 'Panopticon' is still quite experimental, writes reviewer MEREDITH HINCHLIFFE.

Museum’s ‘Songlines’ show bound for Europe

In a coup for the NMA, its exhibition 'Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters' will travel to Europe next year, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

No one does sweet suburbia better

This year’s Design Canberra festival focuses on mid-century modernism, Canberra artists and suburbia, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Talented crop of Young Archies

Completing the Art Gallery of NSW prize season, the Young Archies has produced a talented crop of young artists, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Shakespeare over dinner and down the pub

Lakespeare & Co will present a musical theatre restaurant event at Manuka's Typica cafe in December, writes HELEN MUSA in her weekly Arts in the City column.

Exhibition explores mixed heritage identity

The colourful mixed-media works of Emma Rani Hodges explores her mixed-heritage identity, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Celebrating the art of restless contrarian Connee

An art-meets-history show celebrates one of Queanbeyan's larger-than-life characters, Connee-Colleen Cameron, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Boorowa artist wins $3000 poster award at ANU

Student Stella Evans has won The Hero’s Journey art prize, run by aMBUSH Gallery at the ANU, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Canberra sculptors bring colour to Mudgee event

Canberra sculptors are to the fore in this year’s Sculptures in the Garden in the central west of NSW.

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