Artsday / Street art mural celebrates Mardi Gras

Artist Megan Hales has created Canberra's Mardi Gras mural on the theme, “I Rise to Inspire Others to Live as their True Selves”, featuring Olympian Michelle Heyman, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA in her daily arts round-up.

Up-close view of famous artworks

Standing in front of one masterpiece after another is daunting… seeing the brushstrokes, the lines, colours and shapes of these master works come alive, writes reviewer ROB KENNEDY.

Artsday / Exhibitions highlight international photo artists

Arts editor HELEN MUSA reports on the latest happenings in the arts scene.

Katie’s tuned in to the sound of stories

“Folk – it’s a big, beautiful word and for me, it’s the sound of the stories of the room,” Katie Noonan, new artistic director of the National Folk Festival, tells arts editor HELEN MUSA. 

Songs and sonnets reimagined for the park

For Lakespeare & Co, it’s the fourth year of staging works by the Bard of Avon outdoors and free for all to enjoy, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

The ‘Boys’ are back for Philo

Canberra Philharmonic is about to stage the Broadway show “Jersey Boys” in a new production by Jim McMullen, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA in her weekly arts column.

Portrait Gallery turns the spotlight on love

The National Portrait Gallery's exhibition “Australian Love Stories” is coming up on March 20, celebrating “love, affection and connection in all its myriad forms and permutations”.

Dancing in the gardens after dark

As part of the Enlighten Festival, the Australian Dance Party is holding an after-dark tour through the Australian National Botanic Gardens, with illuminated live dance, music and spoken word.

Artsday / Tale of the land at The Q

“Lamb” is a play about family, the land and being the one who stays, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA in her daily arts round-up.

Bank deal boosts region art awards

A partnership between Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council and Bendigo Bank’s Braidwood and Bungendore branches means good news for local artists.

Bluebeard story gets a new twist

Dreadful things happen to women in opera, but nowhere is their fate sealed more grimly than in Béla Bartók’s “Bluebeard’s Castle”, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Canberra switches on for Enlighten

Canberra lit up last night (February 25), a day ahead of the official launch of Enlighten 2021 this evening.

‘Deeply intellectual’ works carry diverse meanings

"Angela Valamanesh: About Being Here" is a serious exhibition showing the work of an artist who is comfortable working in diverse media, says reviewer MEREDITH HINCHLIFFE.

A brutal ‘Tosca’ not to be missed

This revival of John Bell‘s Fascist-era “Tosca” confirms its likely place at the top of Opera Australia’s repertoire for a long time, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA in her review.

Artsday / CSO brings music to the river

Canberra Symphony Orchestra returns to Queanbeyan for its annual community concert “Music by the River”, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA in her daily arts round-up.

Artsday / Festival lights up ‘the triangle’ with colour

It's about to get a lot brighter and more colourful at the Parliamentary Triangle when the Enlighten Festival kicks off this weekend, reports arts editor HELEN MUSA in her latest artsday – what's on – column.

Cast gives a taste of ‘Be More Chill’

The enthusiastic young cast of “Be More Chill” gave Canberrans a taste of the show in Garema Place today, writes LEN POWER.

Emotion and love make for an ‘unusual’ festival

It's 'l'amour, toujours l'amour' at the 32nd Alliance Française Film Festival, and much of that love can be attributed to its new curator, Karine Mauris.

Kaleidoscope of colours celebrated in song

LEN POWER reviews "Kaleidoscope", Art Song Canberra's first concert this year, featuring soprano Jade McFaul and pianist Lucus Allerton.

Artsday / Charles continues his Bach journey

Young Canberra pianist Charles Huang will perform as part of Wesley Music Centre’s Lunchtime Concert series, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA in her daily arts round-up.





Most ACT youth offenders breach community orders

Canberra has the lowest proportion of young people successfully completing community-based orders (CBO) in Australia, according to the report on Government Services 2021.


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