Art draws on the experience of service people

The 2019 Napier Waller Art Prize online exhibition of 26 shortlisted artworks is now live on the Australian War Memorial’s website, writes HELEN MUSA.

AC/DC coins struck by lightning

IN the spirit of AC/DC’s hit single “Thunderstruck”, the Royal Australian Mint has partnered with Questacon to strike its newest coins. The experiment was...

Art ‘summit’ honours late printmaker

  UNIVERSITY House yesterday became the scene of a summit of Australian visual arts practitioners as admirers, students and colleagues (including many former heads of...

Fibre treasures in big basket display

Nearly 40 baskets are being exhibited by 12 members of the Fibre Basket Makers of the ACT in a new exhibition, which includes functional baskets and sculptural works, writes reviewer MEREDITH HINCHLIFFE.

Arts / Talks help collectors get ‘ahead of the curve’

M16 Artspace’s popular annual series “Confident Collecting” is about to start with the theme “Ahead of the Curve”. It’s a four-part series of illustrated talks...

Arts / Renowned calligrapher comes to the Arboretum

CELEBRATED Japanese calligrapher Tairiku Teshima is in town to exhibit his works at the National Arboretum. Organised by the International Art Foundation and sponsored by...

Review: Bringing ‘Home’ a hit

children’s theatre “Rolling Home” Writer, director and producer, Greg Lissaman Composer John Shortis Performed by Catherine Hagarty and Chrissie Shaw The Courtyard Studio Canberra Theatre Centre Until September 22 Reviewed by Joe Woodward

Betty Churcher has died

ART-lovers around Australia have been saddened to learn of the death of artist, gallery director and writer Betty Churcher at the age of 84...

Review / Endless fascination in Moran portraits

Arts / "Doug Moran National Portrait Prize," at the Belconnen Arts Centre, July 1-23. Reviewed by ROB KENNEDY

Arts / What’s on and where in Canberra this weekend?

Events: THIS year’s bands and orchestras sections of the Australian National Eisteddfod is now running until June 1. This weekend has: Jazz Bands, at Lyneham...

Theatre season celebrates classics and fun!

  WITH hardly a backward glance, the Canberra Theatre has put a year of earnest experimentation behind it and gone for a 2014 “Collected Works”...

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...

Review / ‘Moving’ art captures Australian tragedy

visual art / “Black Mist Burnt Country”. At the National Museum of Australia - until 18 November. Reviewed by JOHN LANDT

Coins from worlds old and new

THE Royal Australian Mint is hosting a free public talk to compare the similarities and differences between early European coins and the Australia’s first...

Temporary change of guard at CMAG

CMAG gets a new and temporary director

All teeth and smiles as Plaque Gallery opens

Plaque Gallery, billed as the smallest and most unique, functional gallery in the world, was today (June 21) launched in style by its founder and curator, Paddy Long, adjacent to the National Gallery, writes HELEN MUSA.

Review / Three exhibitions, one centre

Visual Arts / Paul Dumetz, Solomon Grainger and Joshua Sleeman-Taylor. At Belconnen Arts Centre, until July 5. Reviewed by ROB KENNEDY

NGA ignites new ‘innovative’ sculpture

“I have had safety training", said National Gallery of Australia director Nick Mitzevich, as he held a blow torch this morning (March 15) during the unveiling of a new sculpture. 

‘CityNews’ Artist of the Year: Latham tops the arts charts

THE 2013 “CityNews” Artist of the Year is Christopher Latham, director of the Canberra International Music Festival. At the ACT Arts Awards ceremony, at the...

Review: Bangarra still surprises

dance “Blak” Bangarra Dance Company, Canberra Theatre until July 13. Reviewed by Bill Stephens




Hepatitis A cases cause alert in Canberra

The ACT Health Directorate is working with NSW Health to investigate a cluster of cases of hepatitis A in the South Korean community following outbreaks in Canberra and Sydney since June. 


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