Review: ‘Lawless’ (MA) *** and a half

IF you’re thinking of taking grandma to see Australian John Hillcoat’s filming of Australian Nick Cave’s violent screenplay adapting Matt Bondurant’s book “The Wettest...

Chaplinitis and other arts this weekend

THE National Film and Sound Archive of Australia’s Arc cinema program will stage a special tribute to the greatest of all movie stars, Charlie...

Comedy gets a more balanced line-up

Comedy at Sideway will be inclusive, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA in her weekly Arts in the City column.

Bad girls just gotta do art

IT seems you can’t keep our "CityNews" writers down. Our theatre writer, Joe Woodward, is  busy directing his original play “Our Lady By The...

The golden wonders of Peru

Arts editor HELEN MUSA previews the National Gallery’s summer blockbuster

Canberra vistas in art

THOUGH artist Debbie Paton was born in Sydney and grew up on the North Shore, when she moved to Canberra with her husband and...

Review: Golden oldies at the Gallery

visual art “Gold and the Incas: The Lost Worlds of Peru”, National Gallery until April 21 Reviewed by John Milner

Déjà vu at School of Art announcement

THERE was a curious sense of déjà vu about the ANU’s formal announcement yesterday that senior lecturer in Photography, Dr Denise Ferris, had been...

No enemies in Gallipoli descendants’ portraits

THE centenary of the Great War will be marked by UNSW Canberra (ADFA) with an unusual portrait exhibition by Archibald Prize finalist Mertim Gokalp. “The...

Review: Deep, meaningful but unfinished

theatre “The Major Minor Party” Co-devised by Version 1.0 At The Playhouse, until June 1. Reviewed by Joe Woodward

Arts / Canberra innovation on parade

THE second event in the “5 x 5 ACT Speaker Series”, being staged this year by the Design Institute of Australia, features five designers...

Review: ‘Liberal Arts’ (PG) *** and a half

“LIBERAL Arts”, Josh Radnor’s second feature as writer/director/lead actor, establishes him as an intelligent player in the cinema game in a way that better-known...

Arts / A close look at the art of giving

NOT only has the National Gallery of Australia just purchased James A Whistler’s tiny seascape “Harmony in blue and pearl: The Sands, Dieppe 1885”...

Review: ‘Searching for Sugar Man’ (M) *** and a half

COMPARED with heavily-promoted over-paid, self-indulged “celebrity” singers of contemporary popular music, Sixto Rodriguez is a failure. In the 1970s, he released two albums that...

Top Aboriginal performers in the limelight

WHEN it comes to celebration, our Aboriginal community is well to the fore. That was obvious the other day when  the Centenary of Canberra...

Review / Surreal playground of art in ‘Nervous’

art Heather B. Swann's “Nervous,”  live performance and art installation, NGA,  September 3 and The related sculptures are on display until November 20 At the National Gallery of Australia, free entry. Reviewed by Melissa Nickols

Review: ‘Song for Marion’ (PG) ***

MARION (Vanessa Redgrave), terminally ill and mostly immobilised, belongs to a group of aged folk who gather to enjoy singing. The people skills of...

Ancient Greeks inspire museum’s next summer blockbuster

Philhellenes of Canberra are in a lather of excitement at news that the National Museum of Australia, flushed with the success of “Rome: City and Empire”, is bringing in another classic from the British Museum, “Ancient Greeks: Athletes, Warriors and Heroes”.

Review / Investigating what drawing is, the M16 Artspace 2015 Drawing Prize

M16 Artspace 2015 Drawing Prize, at M126 Artspace, Griffith, until 5pm, December 20. Reviewed by Anja Loughhead

Reporter gets top arts job

"THE Canberra Times" has a new arts editor. As outgoing editor Diana Streak reveals in a wide-ranging, farewell email, it is to be Julieanne...





District lives up to its ‘picturesque’ description 

In this sponsored post, “CityNews” speaks with experts who have established businesses in the picturesque district of Weston Creek. 


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