Smartphone technology for NGA

 AUSTRALIAN Communication Exchange has partnered with the National Gallery of Australia to present sign-interpreted tours for Winter 2013 at the Gallery. Revolutionary smartphone technology OpenMi...

Review: ‘Side Effects’ (MA) *** and a half

STEPHEN Soderbergh says this non-violent (apart from one domestic murder) thriller is his last big-screen film before moving to TV. Its complex plot develops after...

Arts / What’s on and where in Canberra this weekend?

“REEL Inspiración” is the theme of anniversary Spanish Film Festival, playing at Palace Electric Cinema for almost three weeks until May 7, with 39 films....

Review: ‘The Hangover Part III’ (MA) *

EXITING the cinema with my intelligence abused and my sense of humour insulted by this second attempt to revive what in 2009 was a...

NGA Asian art report – a warning and a ‘worthy example’

YOU could almost hear the collective sigh of relief emanating from the National Gallery of Australia today as the long-awaited independent review into the...

A walk on the wild side with Mike Parr at the Gallery

THE National Gallery of Australia takes a walk on the wild side tonight with a provocative new performance titled “Jackson Pollock the Female” by...

Shaun Tan visits Manning Clark House

JUST about all our readers will know that Shaun Tan is a freelance artist and author in Melbourne. He’ll be at Manning Clark House...

Alternative visions for Kingston Arts Precinct

THE ACT Greens have today proposed a funding boost of $2m to a total of $5.75m to ensure the Kingston Arts Precinct provides both...

Review: ‘The East’ (MA) *** and a half

THIS film, about urban terrorists preparing to deliver uncompromising retribution to large-scale polluters, is the creation of Brit Marling who, with director Zal Batmanglij,...

Dining: David’s up, up and a Wei!

WELCOME to Mr Wei’s. That’s the lovely greeting at the top of the menus handed out at the new restaurant now occupying the Civic...

Solstice celebrations at the Library

THIS year’s winter solstice is officially tomorrow, Saturday, June 21, wthe time that the sun is furthest north. From Sunday the days start becoming...

Review: ‘Ruby Sparks’ (M) ***

OLDER filmgoers will recognise Zoe Kazan’s family name – her grandfather Elia collected an impressive assembly of cinema peer group awards. Zoe wrote the screenplay...

Stencil in the key of Chris Cheney

IT wasn’t won by a Canberran this year, but let’s not be parochial — congratulations to Melbourne artist Jessica Kease, known as “23rd Key”,...

Lichtenstein, art from the days of ‘daring’

  DESCRIBING the NGA as “almost my second home,” the 81-year-old Kenneth E Tyler  told those present that although the artist Roy Lichtenstein (with whom...

Photography students plucked from crowd

YOU have until this weekend to catch up with  “Plucked,” a  selection of works from the ANU School of Art 2013 Graduation Exhibition as...

Arts / Movie portraits on parade

  HAPPINESS abounded at the National Portrait Gallery yesterday morning (November 9) when gallery director Angus Trumble joined his counterpart, the new CEO of the...

Ned leaves the building for Ireland

IT was one of those occasions, as director of the National Gallery of Australia Ron Radford pointed out, when every Australian would want to...

Review: Praise for the printmaker of pop

visual arts “Roy Lichtenstein: Pop Remix” At the National Gallery of Australia until January 27. Reviewed by Anni Doyle Wawrzynczak

Seekers hand over painting to gallery

LEGENDARY music group The Seekers were at the The National Portrait Gallery today to officially hand over a portrait to the gallery, titled “The Seekers Reunite...

Arts this weekend around Canberra

THE Embassy of Spain will be using the Multicultural Festival on February 14 to present its new “OzSpain” logo and image for Spanish Culture...




Lots for volunteers to do on Community Day

In conjunction with Calwell High School, the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME) worked with about 35 Lendlease volunteers to paint a mural, refresh artwork, build seating and garden. 


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