DreamWorks exhibition draws on great storytelling

The National Museum of Australia’s summer blockbuster “DreamWorks Animation: The Exhibition” got off to a fine start this morning (September 11) when children from St Joseph’s Primary School in Wee Waa mobbed "Po" the Kung Fu Panda and their classmates called out “How’s Fiona?” to Shrek. 

Canberra man turns ‘solace’ into a winning poem

Once again a Canberra poet has won the $10,000 Australian Catholic University Prize for Poetry.

$80 million upgrade puts ANU’s art school on the map

The Australian National University has announced $80 million upgrade for School of Art and Design to make it into "an exciting new space for 21st century art and design".

Concert celebrates Mexican music

The Australian National Centre for Latin American Studies and the Embassy of Mexico are hosting a unique cultural event at the ANU School of Music this Wednesday (September 11). 

Record number of short films in this year’s festival

The Canberra Short Film Festival received 387 submissions – a 20 per cent jump on last year — of which 155 will be screened across 13 screening events.

Ceramicist takes its viewers to the top of Canberra

Highly respected ceramicist Cathy Franzi takes viewers to the summits of the Canberra region in her latest collection, writes reviewer CAREN FLORANCE.

NGA opens a collection of printmaking masters

Tomorrow (September 7) the National Gallery of Australia will open one of the glories of its collection—its post-War American art—in “Lichtenstein to Warhol: The Kenneth Tyler Collection”.

Theatre turns murder into a game

Everyman Theatre’s production of “Assassins” turns murder into a theatre game in the famous musical revue, “Assassins”.

Fiona’s new film company goes ‘dark’

Canberra actor and top costume designer Fiona Victoria Hopkins is branching out into film production, writes HELEN MUSA.

Arts / What’s on this weekend?

HELEN MUSA’s weekly arts column features opening concerts, events and shows in Canberra

Concert of great musicians gather to celebrate Sitsky

A crowd of former students, eminent musicians and well-wishers packed into the Larry Sitsky Recital Room at the ANU School of Music last night to celebrate the 85th birthday of the man after him the room was named.

Arts / Around the Galleries

Arts editor HELEN MUSA shares Canberra’s newest gallery openings

Arts / What’s on this weekend?

HELEN MUSA’s weekly arts column features opening concerts, events and shows in Canberra

Arts / Around the Galleries

Arts editor HELEN MUSA shares Canberra’s newest gallery openings

Doing the time warp again at the NFSA

The National Film and Sound Archive is kicking off its new "Arc Out Loud" season tonight with a screening of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Four musos shine through a concert of blemishes

In a city of almost half a million people and one of the most affluent societies in Australia, Canberra currently has an orchestra which is not full-time and not up to scratch, writes TONY MAGEE.

No holds barred with Butterfield’s comedy

"Raw" comedian Isaac Butterfield returns to Canberra this weekend with an hour of sharp social observations of the society people live in today— the good, the bad and the ugly.

What’s on this weekend?

HELEN MUSA’s weekly arts column features opening concerts, events and shows in Canberra

Canberra Writers Festival opens today

Armed with its idiosyncratic triple-barrelled theme “Power.Politics.Passion”, the fourth Canberra Writers Festival opens today (August 21) with a host of literary celebs and political writers descending on the nation’s capital.

Unstoppable voices unite for a unique show

Canberra has a lively new vocal group, the Australian Voice Collective, and they’re launching a crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for their first concert, writes HELEN MUSA.

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