Artwork takes a seat in Canberra after difficult start

The exhibition, "Differing Perspectives", by Adelaide artists Calum Hurley and Jordan Leeflang had a difficult beginning due to COVID-19, but they managed to make it work, writes craft reviewer MEREDITH HINCHLIFFE

Artsday / Revealing narrative rediscovers Olive

Arts editor HELEN MUSA reports on what's happening in Canberra's arts scene this week.

New arts festival’s got vigour but could get confusing

While the program announced today seems full of bounce and vigour, in contrast to the clear and self-explanatory “Enlighten” and “Floriade”, the enigmatic title is reminiscent of some other Canberra festivals, “You Are Here”, “I am Me” and “Art Not Apart”, with the potential to confuse rather than enlighten the public, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Judy snaps up a top prize 

Veteran Canberra photographer Judy Parker is the winner of the $10,000 Mullins Australian Conceptual Photography Prize, reports arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Artsday / ‘Blue Poles’ goes under for conservation

Pollock’s “Blue Poles” has gone under the microscope for its most comprehensive conservation project to date, reports arts editor HELEN MUSA in her regular round up of what's on in Canberra's arts scene.

Arstday / ANU academics win top book prize

ANU academics Tim Bonyhady and Greg Lehman have won Tasmania's biggest literary prize, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA in her Artsday column.

Virtual variety in Endrey’s world

Arts editor HELEN MUSA meets Chris Endrey, host of the virtual variety show, “The World From Here”, streaming live from the stage of the Canberra Theatre.

‘Safety Net’ up for best short film in NZ

'Safety Net', the short film featuring young Canberran Will Best, is up for Best Short Film at the “Whānau Mārama: New Zealand International Film Festival”, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA in her weekly Arts in the City column.

Could the CAT Awards have a future?

Following recent news that the registered company the “CAT Awards” would wind up on June 30, a note of confusion has set in, reports arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Artsday / Music at Midday’s big and precise return

The Canberra Theatre Centre's "Music at Midday" makes a big and precise return, reports arts editor HELEN MUSA in her column about what's on in Canberra's arts scene.

Artsday / Repertory re-opens with ‘beach memoirs’

Arts editor HELEN MUSA reports on what's happening around the Canberra arts scene.

Melanie’s 3D weaving wins international award

Local weaver Melanie Olde has been awarded first prize in the biennial international exhibition 'Complexity 2020', writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Artsday / Live performance makes a theatrical comeback

Here's arts editor HELEN MUSA's newest column about what's on in the Canberra arts scene, and guess what? This one has some live performances in it!

Social distancing at the drive-in

There's a three-week, drive-in movie season playing in the parliamentary triangle, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

French film festival resurrected on Bastille Day

Director of The Alliance Française Film Festival, Philippe Platel gets a second chance to oversee the 2020 festival, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Wise uncovers surprises in ‘Blue Poles’

What's happening where… it's all in arts editor HELEN MUSA's weekly arts column 'Arts in the City'.

Artsday / Paintings from France and outback Australia

Arts editor HELEN MUSA's daily round-up of the arts in Canberra.

Artsday / ANCA has one last online fling

“Bodies of Matter” will be ANCA Gallery's last online exhibition before reopening on June 29, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA in her daily round-up of the arts in Canberra.

Festival to contest narrow view of disability

PLATFORM Live, a free online festival featuring artists with disability, has been planned from Canberra, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Latham’s revival of a forgotten composer

Arts editor HELEN MUSA chats to Chris Latham, director of “The Flowers of War”, about his fascination with composer and WW1 hero, Frederick Septimus Kelly.

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