Albert’s heirs come together in Trust

THE heirs of Australia’s most famous Aboriginal artist, Albert Namatjira, are approaching the future with a good sense of humour. During a visit to Canberra...

Grants to conserve community’s past

TWO ACT groups will receive grants worth $5200 to help preserve Australia’s heritage under the latest Community Heritage Grants, announced at the National Library. The...

Review / ‘Large footprint’ in collaborative tables

craft “Ten Tables – Malcolm Stewart, Ian Higgs and Dean Bell,” At Bungendore Wood Works Gallery, Kings Highway, Bungendore, NSW until September 1, daily 9am to 5pm. Reviewed by Meredith Hinchliffe

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...

Tactile exhibition leads to insight

HAVE you ever wondered what it’s like to spend your entire life in darkness, as blind and sight-impaired people do? Tuggeranong Arts Centre and the...

‘In bed with the animals’ at the Portrait Gallery

DOGS rule in the National Portrait Gallery's massive new summer exhibition, “The Popular Pet Show,” likely to have canine lovers jumping for joy all...

Rae wins $80,000 Bulgari Art Award

A FORMER lecturer at the ANU School of Art has been named as the recipient of the $80,000 Bulgari Art Award. Art Gallery of New...

Beauty makeover for Canberra dogs as “Eau de Wet Dogge” is launched

IT’S A dog eat dog world out there, but performance artist David Capra and his faithful dachshund Teena are about to make it just...

Arts / The eerie glow of protest art

    SOMETHING quite extraordinary has surfaced at the NGA Contemporary space on the lakeside. “The Last Temptation: the art of Ken + Julia Yonetani” is...

Review: ‘Reality’ (M) ***

MATTEO Garrone’s film begins with a long aerial shot of two white horses drawing a richly ornate carriage through traffic to a commercial wedding...

Memorial launches Napier Waller Art Prize

THE first ever national art prize offered exclusively to all current and former defence personnel was launched today at the Australian War Memorial.   The...

New sculpture attracts PM

“A HUMANE and humble tribute to two great men,” is how Prime Minister Julia Gillard described a new sculpture of former Prime Ministers John...

Solo show at Cork Street

CARLEY Cornelissen has been painting since she was a little girl. Raised in country Victoria, she studied art in Melbourne, winning finalist places in...

Teapots star in southside show

IT'S a wonder that the humble teapot has survived in these days when the teabag is so ubiquitous. Southside Community Services in Narrabundah has seized...

Ben’s ‘Piece of Mind’

UNTIL December 9, curator Ben Drysdale at Belconnen Gallery will be busy hosting a kaleidoscope of colourful exhibitions by and for people who use...

Rare subjects, rare photos

THE CSIRO Discovery Centre, independent curator Suzie Edwards and Tuggeranong Arts Centre have joined forces to brign to town one of Australia’s most admired...

The Face is alive and well at PhotoAccess

PHOTOACCESS is abuzz today with plans for National Portrait Gallery Director Angus Trumble to open their newest exhibition in the Huw Davies Gallery “One Great...

Arts / Building grant for Queanbeyan Art Society

MEMBER for Monaro and NSW Deputy Premier John Barilaro yesterday (Thursday, January 31) visited Queanbeyan Art Society to announce funding of $71,250 for a...

Pie in the Sky for future Queanbeyan

NO, it’s not real. The picture below is rather Queanbeyan Art Society’s fantasy about how the present coffee shop in a container on the...

Arts / Academics and artists collaborate in unique show

A UNIQUE show, on display until the end of the week, is proof that academics can dust off the cobwebs and mingle with artists. Those...

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