Artsday / Open studio shows fashion and jewellery

Designer Alice Sutton and jeweller Phoebe Porter will take part in an open studio event as part of DESIGN Canberra this Saturday (November 28), writes arts editor HELEN MUSA in her arts round-up.

Aya flies swiftly to the top

Canberra singer/songwriter Aya Yves has been selected as one of two emerging artists to perform at the first “Express Yourself – Queer Discovery" music showcase this weekend. 

Swifty’s personality leaps onto the page

Publicist Marilyn Chalkley's new children's book about her cheeky rescue greyhound, Swifty, will help raise funds for the charity Greyhound Connections.

Artsday / Lucy ventures into the adult world

Leading arts editor HELEN MUSA'S latest "artsday" column is Lucy Sugerman, who will be launching her new debut single “i wanna kiss boys cos i'm bored”.

Winning paintings pay homage to Ramsay

When the Hive owner and curator, Helen Ferguson, agreed to provide an exhibition award for the Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council Regional Arts Awards, she had no idea of how challenging it would be, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Photos unveil the hidden side of life at the coast

Artists Amadis Lacheta and Lee Grant ask what makes life in the Eurobodalla area special, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Artsday / CSO back at Llewellyn Hall

“Live at Llewellyn” will see a reduced-size Canberra Symphony Orchestra return to Llewellyn Hall, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA in today's arts round-up.

Sinuous sounds to emotional wrath in recital

In “By Royal Favour” soprano Sarahlouise Owens and pianist Natalia Tkachenko presented much-loved music by 19th century royals. Reviewed by ROB KENNEDY.

Huddleston’s art on show at lakeside gallery

First Nations artist Michael (Garmarroongoo) Huddleston has battled ill health to produce his latest body of work, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

The sounds that define Australian culture and history

The NFSA has announced its 'Sounds of Australia' for 2020, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Six characters in search of Christmas

Canberra REP’s latest silly Christmas offering, “Absurd Person Singular” opens in preview tonight (November 19), writes arts editor HELEN MUSA. 

Care and focus from top craft artists

An exhibition that requires time, but will reward audiences with its excellence, writes reviewer MEREDITH HINCHLIFFE.

Dara shines at Wakakirri

Daramalan College has taken out the Secondary Story of the Year Award for its story-dance video in the 2020 Wakakirri Challenge.

Consort takes pleasure in playing to live audience

The Limestone Consort's opening notes were strong and confident and it went on solidly from there, writes reviewer GRAHAM MCDONALD.

Artsday / ‘Four hands’ piano from virtuosos

Piano duo Elena Nikulina and Natalia Tkachenko will perform a four-hand piano duet, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA in her daily arts round-up.

Strong women to the fore at the NGA

The NGA's exhibition “Know My Name: Australian Women Artists 1900 to Now” opens tomorrow, Saturday, November 14.

Queanbeyan’s civic and cultural precinct to go ahead

Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council yesterday (November 12) called tenders for the construction of the Queanbeyan civic and cultural precinct, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Artsday / LGBTIQ+ Elders kick up their heels

The second monthly LGBTIQ+ Elders Dance Club is coming up at Ainslie Arts Centre, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA in her daily arts column.

Fyshwick performance venue’s in jeopardy

One of the most successful performance venues in Canberra is in jeopardy.

Support of $355,000 goes to local films

Screen Canberra has announced support for seven projects across two CBR Funds, sharing a total of $355,000.





Stories of terrible murders took 40 years to tell

Streaming columnist NICK OVERALL talks to an Australian true-crime author, whose astonishing story is about to debut on Stan. 


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