Quilty supports ‘Solder On’ with art donation

ARTIST Ben Quilty and the Australian War Memorial are donating to the charity 'Soldier On' the proceeds of limited edition prints of some of...

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...

Calling exhibiting artists

BELCONNEN Arts Centre is calling for applications to use the  Centre’s Gallery, Outdoor Gallery, Foyer and Arts Lounge for exhibitions in 2015. You might think...

Lake art confronts the turbines

PORTRAITIST Gregory Fergusson and distinguished bird painter Humphrey Price-Jones have discovered that their works complement one another in their perceptions of Weereewaa (the indigenous...

Review: Bending the rules of farce

theatre “Improbable Fiction” By Alan Ayckbourn, directed by Corille Fraser Canberra Rep, at Theatre 3 until December 8. Reviewed by Len Power.

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...

Cranleigh Art Show tonight

TONIGHT'S  the night for the opening of the annual Cranleigh-Capital Chemist Art Show, which has been held every October for the past seven years. Robyn Archer,...

The golden wonders of Peru

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

“On the Staircase” is on the move

JOY Burch says the Civic artwork "On the Staircase" by Keld Moseholm is being removed for repair today. “Since being installed in 2009, the much...

Arts / Anangu paint its connection with Country

THE Australian War Memorial today (November 16) unveiled a large painting by artists from the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara lands in South Australia. The painting,...

Is that a Whiteley? Why collectors buy lousy fakes as masterpieces

Sasha Grishin, Australian National University IT was once famously reported that French painter Jean-Baptist-Camille Corot in his lifetime completed about 2,500 paintings of which 7,800...

Go-it-alone Judith’s musical feast

JUDITH Clingan has been in Canberra for 50 years, so she’s throwing a party – a three-day feast of music and culture. Inspired by composer...

Coffee thrown over Library tapestry

A serious act of vandalism has taken place at the National Library of Australia. A man has been charged today after throwing a cup...

Queanbeyan icon up for sale

ONE of the region’s most loved cultural buildings is going on the market. Benedict House in Queanbeyan was, in the 1990s,  bought by former Prime...

Arts / Twitter Art Exhibit closes this weekend

THIS is the last weekend to help and support Pegasus ACT through the 2018 Twitter Art Exhibit. “#TAE18AUS” is the international postcard charity art...

‘Brilliant’ works confirm ST Gill’s art status

CURATOR, writer and art historian Sasha Grishin has always been mad about the colonial artist ST Gill and now in the National Library of...

A picture of their own: the Seekers

  WHAT a coup for the National Portrait Gallery! Next week  gallery chairman Helen Nugent and director, Louise Doyle, will be unveiling their latest portrait acquisition,...

Arts / Picasso maxim inspires judges in new art award

PICASSO’S maxim, “art is the lie that enables us to realise the truth”, was the inspiration for judges of the inaugural Empire Global Art...

New owners for Benedict House

IN what she billed as  the “Changing of the Guard at Benedict House,” retiring owner of the historic Queanbeyan former convent, Kate Shelton, yesterday...





New crossing can’t come soon enough for Ian

UNABLE to get to the pedestrian crossing at the top of the hill, residents of Narrabundah's Jindalee Aged Care Residences are risking their lives every day to get across the road to the bus stop, says resident Ian Trewhella. 


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