Behind the Snow Queen

THE evil Snow Queen – the very thought of her sends shivers up the spine – and the story of the little boy, Kai,...

Handing over artefacts

It’s  been a busy time  for Sally Basser, first assistant secretary in the  Federal Office for the Arts.  Two weeks ago she was at...

Topfers’ steel and paint

HOW do you make sculptures vandal-proof? With a plethora of imposing public sculptures installed in Canberra recently, inlcuding Michael Le Grand’s new "Tango" work...

Centre celebrates – with art!

BELCONNEN Arts Centre has decided to celebrate its second anniversary of operations with, well, art – and it’s open to the public from tonight. A...

Art with a conscience

IN its only appearance outside Adelaide, the Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize exhibition opened today at the National Archives. The exhibition, named after the SA...

Chinese art goes blockbuster

YOU might wonder why the National Museum of Australia is staging a blockbuster exhibition of modern Chinese art. Wouldn’t that be happening in an...

Big draws crowd to NGA

ALL Canberrans can take part in the Big Draw on Sunday at the National Gallery of Australia. The annual event is free and gives people...

Artefacts go home

In an act of goodwill from the Australian to the Egyptian Government, 122 priceless Egyptian artefacts seized by Australian authorities  from a Melbourne dealer...

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...

Chinese art in the air

THERE is  something peculiarly Chinese in the air this season and indeed it is the Year of Chinese Culture in Australia – the Shaolin...

Birthdays worth singing about

Arts in the city • HAPPY birthdays to Canberra Philharmonic Society, “Philo”, which celebrated its 60th at the Courtyard Studio on September 11 and to...

CAPO awards open

AT a  glittering cocktail party  in Kingston’s Artespresso last night, the patron of the 28-year-old Capital Arts Patrons’ Organisation, (CAPO) Michael Bryce,  announced that applications for the many...

Pru portrait makes finals

NEWS is to hand that Canberra artist Judi Power Thomson’s portrait of  Pru Goward, MP, has been selected as a finalist in the $18,000 Portia...

ACT arts leads the way

TWO leading Canberra arts organisations are among the front runners at the Australia Business Arts Foundation’s NSW and ACT AbaF (Australian Business Arts Foundation)...

Fashioned in Canberra

An exhibition of retail fashion dating back to the 1920s is opening tonight at Canberra Museum and Gallery. “Fashioned Here” shows the work of fashion...

Faking it, all for art’s sake

Arts in the city • “IS that a Degas?” you may ask. Well, no, it’s Tim Hardy’s fake version of “Seated Bather Drying Herself”, his...

Russian festival picks up pace

Arts editor HELEN MUSA previews this month’s Russian Film Festival “RUSSIAN Resurrection” is the signature tag used by Nikolai Maksymow, director of the 8th Russian...

Threads, dreams and theatre

Arts in the city • CANBERRA theatre artists Camilla Blunden, Liliana Bogatko, Raoul Craemer and Noonee Doronila, styling themselves “the Threads Collective”, are all what...

Benjamin shines in US

CANBERRA artist and designer, Benjamin Shine has been chosen to showcase his work “15 Metres of Fame” in the US among 30 of...

Gallery acquires a Heysen

THE National Gallery of Australia has acquired Hans Heysen's Morning light (1913), through the bequest of Ruth Graham Robertson. Ms Robertson’s bequest was made to...

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