Review: A critic-proof Shakespearian show

THEATRE “Frequently Asked Questions” By Michael Hurst, Natalie Medlock, and Dan Musgrove At The Street 2, Street Theatre, until July 21.  Reviewed by Helen Musa   IF you love...

Job at PhotoAccess

PHOTOACCESS’S director Jan Falsone has contacted us to say they’re on the lookout for a new program manager. Claire Capel-Stanley, the present incumbent, is off to...

Review: ‘Beautiful Creatures’ (M) ***

IN writer/director Richard La Gravenese’s adaptation of Kami Garcia’s fantasy romance novel set in an isolated South Carolina town, Ethan (Alden Ehrenreich) reads real...

Fitters Workshop goes to Megalo

THE long-running dispute over use of the Fitters’ Workshop in Kingston has been resolved by the ACT Government in favour of Megalo print workshop. Announced...

Review: ‘The Place Beyond The Pines’ (MA) *** and a half

DEREK Cianfrance’s thriller/actioner is a drama in three acts. Act 1 introduces globe-of-death motorbike rider Luke (Ryan Gosling) who on learning that his lover...

Review: ‘The Expendables 2’ (MA) ** and a half

POSSESSION of a brain is almost over-qualification for seeing this joyously ramshackle, violent, good-guys-versus-villains fantasy written by Sylvester Stallone (pictured) and directed by Simon...

Review: ‘Barbara’ (M) ****

GERMAN writer/director Christian Petzold’s film, exploring the dilemma of personal satisfactions competing with moral obligations, has few of the elements that automatically proclaim box...

Sculptural figures from ‘found’ objects

ARTIST Sally Simpson lives on a small farm at Wamboin.   A graduate of the College of Fine Arts Sydney and the ANU School of Art,...

Artworks of ‘personal significance’

A PERSONAL collection of artworks owned by celebrated Canberra artist Rosalie Gascoigne and her astronomer husband, Professor Ben Gascoigne, has been gifted to the...

Review: ‘The Way Way Back’ (M) *** and a half

IN this agreeable coming-of-age film, 14-year-old Duncan (Liam James) finds diversion from an anguished family situation during a summer holiday. I confess that even were...

Review / When visual art kicks goals

visual arts / “Footy Fever”, curated by Alexander Boynes. At the Canberra Contemporary Artspace, Gorman Arts Centre, until October 10. Reviewed by Johnny Milner

Turner triumphs over winter blues

THE NATIONAL Gallery of Australia today announced that “Turner from the Tate: The Making of a Master” attracted 153,627 visitors from all over Australia...

Emerging printmaker wins CAPO award

Printmaker Sheida Sabetraftar won the emerging artists' prize from the Capital Arts Patrons’ Organisation last night (July 31) at the ANU School of Art & Design.

Artists throw support behind Art Monthly auction

THERE'S been a huge show of strength from the visual arts community for Art Monthly Australia’s 25th anniversary fundraising auction on Saturday,  of which...

Review: ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ (M) *** and a half

THIS comedy of marriage manners, filmed possibly most of all of Shakespeare’s plays, needs a light directorial touch, a criterion that this latest version...

Arts / An ‘uneasy mix’ wins drawing prize

THE 2018 Barton Estate Drawing Prize was unveiled on the weekend at Strathnairn’s Woolshed Gallery, with Marie Hagerty and Iona Walsh announced as winners...

Rare treasures to end the year at The Q

   THE Q, Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre, has two rare exhibitions to finish off its 2012 program. “Hidden Treasures: Impressions from within, “running from November 28...

Romance with a Hollywood theme

• THERE’S romance in the air for Art Song Canberra’s next recital, “Hollywood’s Romantics”. Husband and wife duo, soprano Sonia Anfiloff and baritone Ben Connor...

Arts / O’Dempsey performs at NGA ‘family night’

ARTIST Kellie O’Dempsey has been inviting National Gallery of Australia visitors into her living sketchbook since June, and next week in the gallery’s "NGA...

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...

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