‘Bad boy’ Salleh thumbs his nose at Australia and Malaysia

Malaysian poet and 'enfant terrible' Salleh Ben Joned is the subject of a new documentary hosted by Kirsti Melville on Radio National, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Page wins $10,000 ACU poetry prize – again

Canberra's Geoff Page is the 2020 winner of the Australian Catholic University Prize for Poetry for his poem “Jericho”, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

New development program for acting students

Drama school Perform Australia is launching a new development program for students in years 11 and 12, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA in her weekly Arts in the City column.

‘Clarity and delicacy’ in Polifemy performance

Polifemy's music for quiet reflection also makes the heart soar, writes reviewer LEN POWER.

Artsday / ‘Stripped’ winds up at The Q

Jim Adamik plays Shakespeare's Benedick in the last 'Stripped' at The Q, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA in her daily arts column.

Artsday / Music inspired by sculptures

Jazz meets sculpture at the ANU Drill Hall Gallery, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA in her daily arts column.

Kennedy collection to ‘speak to every Australian’

The Trevor Kennedy collection, the biggest ever to be acquired by the National Museum of Australia, has been officially handed over by the Sydney businessman and collector, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

New spaces for Belco Arts Centre

Belconnen Arts Centre, now known as Belco Arts, recently doubled its footprint when it opened several new spaces, writes Meredith Hinchliffe.

Self-portrait wins Archibald Packing Room Prize

The 2020 Archibald Packing Room Prize has gone to first-time Archibald Prize entrant, Wongutha-Yamatji artist and actor, Meyne Wyatt, for his self-portrait, “Meyne”, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Wind Symphony plays a part in Salem exhibition

Canberra's Australian Wind Symphony has received a commission from Salem, Massachusetts, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Kids’ history book opens up Southeast Asia

An illustrated 46-page history of Southeast Asia aimed at young people has been published by HarperCollins, and it’s done the rounds as far afield as Dili, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Artsday / Eight-month photography journey continues in Griffith

Arts editor HELEN MUSA has the latest "artsday" roundup.

Anni shares the stories that make the art scene tick 

Anni Doyle Wawrzyńczak’a journey to the publication of her book has been full of love, heartbreak and a mighty amount of research, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Game Nancy’s opening a new gallery

With news that art gallery owner Nancy Sever is about to open a new space called the City Walk Gallery, you’d have to call her game, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Artsday / Glassworks reopening to public

Canberra Glassworks is reopening on September 16, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA in her daily arts roundup.

Tribute to Rigg from ‘our’ James Bond

Music writer TONY MAGEE spotted George Lazenby’s tribute to Dame Diana Rigg, who has died aged 82, and shares his memories of Lazenby’s 1999 visit to Canberra.

Review / Exuberant playing in strings concert

Canberra Strings played Schubert's String Quintet in C with great feeling, emotion and unity, writes reviewer TONY MAGEE. 

Déjà vu in arts-politics forum

There was a distinct air of déjà vu about the recent Zoom art and politics forum, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

 Maxo judged one of the musical ‘cream’

Canberra singer-songwriter Maxo is among the 21 Australian winners in the US-based music competition Unsigned Only, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Artsday / Liz creates new dance work

The Ngunnawal Youth Dance Company will present its first performance 'Recognise', writes arts editor HELEN MUSA in her daily arts round-up.





Tennis clubs give ‘derelict’ government a serve

THE ACT government has been accused of being a "derelict landlord" for not supporting community-run tennis clubs trying to manage major maintenance bills.


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