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

Riverina and Tasmania drive imagination

IN “Infusion,” artist Angela Coombs Matthews has responded to Cataract Gorge and the Riverina with what she calls an  “ infusion” of the figure. Matthews...

Arts in the City / Dancers share a lot of energy

Arts editor HELEN MUSA looks at all-thing-arts in Canberra this week.

Arts / Songwriter Claire relishes the power of the pen

WE know about a "smoking gun", but probably not a smoking pen, but that's an image happily adopted by Tasmanian singer-songwriter Claire Anne Taylor...

Warm oboe sounds shine in recital about love

Doherty took her oboe to its limits, but with consummate skill and ease, never faltering, always assured but with great sensitivity, writes reviewer CLINTON WHITE.

Tenant artists ‘capture’ the city

THE WINNERS of the 2013 International Tenants Day Art Competition were announced this evening by ACT Minister for Housing Shane Rattenbury at a celebration in the...

John Butler unplugged in Canberra

JOHN Butler returns to Canberra in April as part of his solo acoustic tour titled "Tin Shed Tales". "Tin Shed Tales" stemmed from a surprise...

Dining / Sit, enjoy and banquet

"The restaurant is hugely accommodating with its set menus. One of our party doesn’t eat pork and LiloTang happily provided another option," writes dining reviewer WENDY JOHNSON

Inner-south bungalow wins top architecture award

A contemporary extension to an inner-south bungalow has won the territory’s top architecture award at the 2019 ACT Architecture Awards tonight, Saturday, June 15.

Arts in the city: Judi bowls the Bald Archy over with her ‘Wrecking Balls’

A CARICATURIST, illustrator and painter from Newcastle has won this year’s $10,000 Bald Archy Prize for her portrait of cricketer Mitchell Johnson in a...

Review / Free and flowing night of brilliant jazz

Music / Emil Viklicky, piano; Miroslav Bukovsky, trumpet and John Mackey, saxophone. At Drill Hall Gallery, November 2. Reviewed by ROB KENNEDY.

Review / Baez: brilliant, beautiful and passionate

music / Joan Baez. At Royal Theatre, Thursday, September 17. Reviewed by Judith Crispin

Solstice celebrations at the Library

THIS year’s winter solstice is officially tomorrow, Saturday, June 21, wthe time that the sun is furthest north. From Sunday the days start becoming...

Jungle school author in town

A MODERN day city girl, Butet Manurung, who spent nine years living in the Sumatran jungle with the rainforest people and founded a NGO,...

Review: ‘Bernie’ (M) *** and a half

DIRECTOR Richard Linklater co-wrote this film with magazine journalist Skip Hollingworth, who wrote an article about a local assistant funeral director who’s now in...

Review / ‘Mary and the Witch’s Flower’ (PG) *** and a half

WHILE her family is away, Mary is living in great-aunt Charlotte’s country house, where the gardener has shown her the Fly-By-Night currently bearing its blue,...

Review / Exhibition touches ‘hearts and minds’

craft / “Hearts and Minds”, Canberra Glassworks, 11 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston until March 25. Reviewed by MEREDITH HINCHLIFFE.

Jac’s shoes are made for winning

THERE were more than a few raised eyebrows at Canberra Grammar School tonight when sponsors Karina Harris and Neil Hobbs announced the winner of...

A ‘Restless’ return to screen

DUE to popular demand, the Canberra International Film Festival will run another session of the film "Restless" starring Canberra's own Mia Wasikowska. The film about...

Concert brings together the future of music

This weekend 40 regional music students will be taking part in orchestral tutorials with musicians from the Australian World Orchestra and the ANU School of Music in a four-day orchestra camp held in Goulburn and Canberra.

The time is now for CAPO applications

NOW in its 31st year, the Capital Arts Patrons’ Organisation is inviting Canberra region artists to apply for 13 arts awards + residencies with...




Letters / Bitten by dogs five times!

Letter writer DAVID HOBSON, of Spence, runs or walks most days in his local nature reserves and parks and reckons he's been bitten at least five times by unleashed dogs.


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