Arts & Entertainment

Canberra’s best coverage of local arts news plus reviews, including dining, film, theatre, music, visual arts and dance

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,...

British piano works at Wesley

TOMORROW’S Wednesday Lunchtime Live Concert at Wesley sees pianist Stuart Long performing five British piano works. Long commenced his tertiary musical studies in Wellington, New...

Dallas Green and the Colour of success

THE last time Canberra heard the sounds of City and Colour – the codename for Canadian singer-songwriter Dallas Green – was when the Groovin’...

Review / Lowrencev steps in as Don Quixote

opera / “Don Quichotte” (Don Quixote), Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House until March 28. Reviewed by HELEN MUSA.

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...

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...

What’s on and where in the arts this weekend!

MINI Capital Jazz Project, at The Street Theatre, June 8-13 has  “FinnLand”, The timeless music of the Finn Brothers reimagined, Friday 10 June @...

Bookaholic role for Muggleton

YOU’LL PROBABLY have to twist someone's arm at The Q, Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre to get a ticket to this, but “The Book Club”...

Arts / Dance Week jumps into life

By Samara Purnell

A promise of magic

IT’S not every day you walk into an establishment and see wallpaper inspired by an alchemist’s book from the 16th century. But that’s what...

Come into the garden, do

THEY say the French started offering canapés to their guests in the 18th century and the tradition continues today, including some wonderful creations by chef Clement Chauvin at Canberra’s new Mint Garden Bar.

Review / ‘Peppermint’ (MA) ***

With holidays almost here, movie reviewer DOUGAL MACDONALD enjoys “Peppermint”, effective summer holiday escapist cinema that makes few demands of its audience.

Art exhibition shows a tonne of hope

TUGGERANONG Arts Centre’s hugely successful "Messengers" program is turning 18 and it'll be celebrating with a collection of student work today (November 15). Messengers...

Gritty staging of ‘Arturo Ui’

YOU HAVE only until tomorrow to catch Joe Woodward’s gritty staging of Bertolt Brecht’s play “The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui” with a tight...

West End hit visits Queanbeyan

CANBERRA actors Sarah Golding and Peter Ricardo have a lot to say about the Olivier award-winning show “Blood Brothers,” to be staged...

Review: Capturing the the emotion of landscape

visual art “Marking Place” Works by G W Bot, Anita McIntyre and Wendy Teakel CMAG, until March 21 Reviewed by Johnny Milner

Review / ‘Jasper Jones’ (M) ** and a half

CRAIG Silvey’s first novel to become a feature film had box office potential and Rachel Perkins’ direction of it is competent enough. But Shaun...

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...

‘Enlighten’ pulls rabbits out of the hat

VISITORS to the launch of “Enlighten” 2016 at the National Gallery of Australia this morning could have been forgiven for thinking from the little...

Dining / Taking the high road with coffee

"We made the mistake of ordering a cappuccino and were told (politely but firmly) that one cannot 'taste the coffee' in a cappuccino," writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON





Classical Italian tenors go pop

What’s happening where… it’s all in HELEN MUSA’s weekly "Arts in the City" column.

Cartoon / Dose of Dorin


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