Pereira plays at Aarwun’s 15th birthday

A PERFORMANCE by noted Murrumbateman cellist and former "CityNews" Artist of the Year David Pereira was the centrepiece of a packed 15th birthday celebration...

Arts / Robert Bell leaves the NGA

IT is a sad time for the decorative arts in Australia with news that the senior curator of Decorative Arts and Design at the...

Review: ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’ (M) *

THIS is the 13th big-screen foray into something that more than four decades ago began on TV and built a massive fan base that’s...

Video / Arts Leadership Forum 2014 – Attracting arts staff : for love or...

CANBERRA Museum and Gallery has shared on YouTube the video from their recent arts leadership forum which will be of interest to many in...

Review: ‘Dredd’ (MA)* and a half

THIS execrable futurist fantasy lacks plot, acting merit, message or filmic quality. Later this century, from Boston to Washington DC, a continuous conurbation once home...

Arts in the City: Backing ‘Nelly’ for a win

CANBERRA artist Katey Baddeley has made it into the Inglis Equine Art Prize for the second year in a row, the youngest artist to...

Music with a secret thread

COMPOSER Vincent Plush hits the nail on the head when he quotes the great German writer, Goethe, to the effect that: “Music is liquid...

Review: ‘Hitchcock’ (M) *** and a half

THE late Mervyn Jones, manager of Greater Union’s Canberra cinemas, once demanded that the editor of “The Canberra Times” stop publishing my reviews after...

Vale Kim Nelson

RESIDENTS and art lovers in Yass are preparing to say farewell to one of their favourite sons, following the unexpected death of artist Kim...

Review: Discovering fun around the pipe

children’s theatre “Michael Francis Willoughby in Elohgulp” Written and directed by Chris Thompson Jigsaw Theatre Company at Canberra Theatre Courtyard until October 12 Reviewed by Len Power

Jon calls for arts champ

EVEN the sudden downpour couldn’t dampen the spirits at Strathnairn Homestead’s refurbished woolshed on Friday when the president of Strathnairn Arts Association, Anita McIntyre,...

New life for Benedict House

HISTORIC  Benedict House in Queanbeyan has today announced the launch of the much-awaited Benedict Arts Precinct, a new centre for arts, design and music...

Arts / ‘Dogday’ frolicking at the galleries

THE Canberra public should prepare for more canine madness this weekend as the National Gallery of Australia and the National Portrait Gallery join to...

The insanity of exhibiting – twice

IN a late email to “Citynews”, artist Geoffrey Dunn has cast doubts on his own sanity. Dunn, you see, after a couple of years of...

A walk in the sculptures

YESTERDAY “Citynews” reported on the winner of the $10,000 Harris Hobbs Small Sculpture Prize at Canberra Grammar school, but there’s much more, as our...

Review / Awe and discovery when art meets science

Visual art / “Connections – Part One, Works by UK Frederick, Ingeborg Hansen, Nicci Haynes, Anna Madeleine and Erica Seccombe”. At Megalo Print Studio and Gallery, Kingston, until August 25. Reviewed by JOHN LANDT

Arts scholars get behind the scenes at the NGA

IT'S time for the National Gallery of Australia’s Summer Art Scholarship program, where 16 Year 11 students from every State and Territory come to...

Arts / Portrait of Ahn Do wins 2018 Bald Archy

AFTER some flapping and squawking over a lost laptop, Maude, the judge of the infamous Bald Archy award, has decided on James Brennan's portrait...

Seccombe wins inaugural Paramor Prize

CANBERRA  artist Erica Seccombe has been named the winner of the inaugural $20,000 “Paramor Prize: Art + Innovation,” for her work “Virtual Life”. The annual...

Review: ‘Killing Them Softly’ (MA) ***

WHILE you’d not want to take granny to “Killing Them Softly” unless you knew she could cope with blood and brutality, it’s an entertaining...




Movie review / ‘Sometimes Always Never’ (PG)

This British comedy/drama comes wearing a likeable outfit of drama, humour, bathos and pathos, writes reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD


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