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.

NGA ignites new ‘innovative’ sculpture

“I have had safety training", said National Gallery of Australia director Nick Mitzevich, as he held a blow torch this morning (March 15) during the unveiling of a new sculpture. 

Arts / Renowned calligrapher comes to the Arboretum

CELEBRATED Japanese calligrapher Tairiku Teshima is in town to exhibit his works at the National Arboretum. Organised by the International Art Foundation and sponsored by...

Review / Big sculpture artists think small

craft / “Glass Miniatures”, Bilk, until March 23. Reviewed by MEREDITH HINCHLIFFE.

Arts / Around the galleries

Arts editor HELEN MUSA shares Canberra’s newest gallery openings

Arts / Naomi’s eucalyptus leaves adorn Denman

AN ANU student’s sculpture of bright red, steel pieces shaped like eucalyptus leaves are now adorning the front of the Denman Village Shops in...

Arts / Koalas take over the Botanic Gardens

FORGET about Edna Everage’s "Hello Possum” it was all koalas this morning on the lawns of the Australian National Botanic Gardens as a pop-up...

Arts / Greta’s ‘peaceful reflection’ wins top portrait prize

THE winning portrait in this year’s National Photographic Portrait Prize marks a return to the National Portrait Gallery’s early practice of contesting the very...

Arts / ‘Remarkable’ kids get a show of their own

THE young people who access Belconnen Youth Centre are a remarkable  bunch, so talented that the Belconnen Community Services Youth Engagement Team have devoted...

Inaugural art prize draws hundreds of entries

IT’S all go at Megalo Print Studio + Gallery in Kingston as the excited staff gear up for the for the opening of the...

Arts / Around the galleries

Arts editor HELEN MUSA shares Canberra’s newest gallery openings

Arts / ‘Powerful’ photo wins portrait prize

PERTH photographer Elizabeth Looker has won the Art Handlers’ Award for this year’s National Photographic Portrait Prize. Awarded for her portrait “A calm so...




Movie review / ‘John Wick 3: Parabellum’ (M)

“Wick 3” is a violent fantasy actioner in which most of the cast are the stunt guys and gals cavorting acrobatically around before dying. Two stars from reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD.


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