Gillard on Kirner in NPG mag

IN what they’re billing as an ‘exclusive,’ the National Portrait Gallery’s magazine ‘Portrait’ features a story by former PM Julia Gillard on the late...

Weekend arts: live improvised drawing

TONIGHT (Friday, December 6) at 6pm, M16 Artspace has the opening of its Drawing Prize Exhibition of Finalists. The exhibition will feature a performance from...

‘PM Please…’ Listen to our quilt

WHEN Malcolm Turnbull was sworn in as the 29th Prime Minister of Australia after the 2015 Liberal leadership ballot on September 14, the general...

Top Aboriginal performers in the limelight

WHEN it comes to celebration, our Aboriginal community is well to the fore. That was obvious the other day when  the Centenary of Canberra...

The Rocket Man blows them away

music Elton John Canberra Stadium, November 14 Reviewed by Ian Meikle

‘Important and insightful’—100 Views of Canberra

IF the name “100 Views of Canberra” sounds familiar to you, it is. The title is a take on the famous series called “100...

‘Windows into nature’ – a new art school for Canberra

THERE’S a new art school for Canberra, and it’s based in the world of nature. NatureArt Lab opens its doors from early October at M16...

Arts / ‘Curiosity and intrigue’ in winning portrait photograph

AN announcement at the National Portrait Gallery this evening revealed that Sydney portrait photographer Gary Grealy has taken out the National Photographic Portrait Prize...

Painting liberation at Manuka

Canberra Contemporary Art Space in Furneaux Street Manuka kicked off  on January 19 with “Psychedelia & Sexuality,” paintings by James Rowell and psychedelic flashback...

Arts / Magpie painting to adorn milk bottles

ARTIST Margaret Carr has won the Canberra Milk "A Splash of Milk" Art Award, which was announced by Art Society Queanbeyan president Barry Cranston. Carr's...

Arts / Domenic paints a big symphony of colour

WHEN Canberra schoolboy Domenic Mico told his careers adviser he wanted to be a painter he found himself in a job painting cars at...

Rare Billich exhibition in Canberra

AUSTRALIAN artist Charles Billich is of a rare breed, a “celeb” artist who always causes controversy in the art world. He was named the...

Heartbreaking image of pet wins Photographic Prize

TWENTY-TWO year old Melbourne photographer Janelle Low has won the $25,000 National Photographic Portrait Prize for 2013, it was announced by Prime Minister  Julia...

Phone-camera artist finds ‘mystery’ in surroundings

AS part of its annual “Piece of Mind” exhibition series featuring “amazing people with amazing stories” who use their art as a tool to...

Tai Chi an ‘ancient art’

THE ACT Branch of the Taoist Tai Chi Society of Australia has found a novel outlet for their skills with Tai Chi demonstrations tomorrow...

Arts / Turrell’s light work of time and space

“WHEN you’re working with light, you end up shaping everything around it” says American artist James Turrell, whose work is the subject of the...

Drill Hall exhibition captures the spirit of our land

  “SPIRIT in the Land” is an exhibition which has  just opened at the ANU's Drill Hall Gallery exploring the connection between Australian artists, historical known for...

Matthew’s ‘Field of Light’ graces Campbell

A sculpture by Queanbeyan glass artist Matthew Curtis was unveiled this morning (December 12) by Chief Minister Andrew Barr in the forecourt of the new Iskia Apartments in Campbell.

Arts / Wendy brings her quirky summer to winter

WHEN Wendy Macklin likens herself to untutored American folk artist Grandma Moses, (“sort of”, she says) she is surely being a little disingenuous. For...

Arts / Glass-loving Minister announces Asialink residencies

CONFIRMING the ACT government’s long love affair with all things glass, Minister for the Arts and Community Events Gordon Ramsay announced today that Japanese...





Enough excuses, Yvette, time to try harder 

"The overall evidence coming from NAPLAN results should be an embarrassment to this government. Toughing it out and making excuses will not help ACT school students," says political columnist MICHAEL MOORE. 


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