Aarne Neeme- no stranger to Brecht

THEATRE director Aarne Neeme is no stranger to the plays of Bertolt Brecht. Academically trained by an eminent Berlin theatre historian, he he worked in...

Arts / ‘Pregnant with invisible meaning’

MELBOURNE contemporary dance company KAGE steps onto the stage of Tuggeranong Arts Centre this week with a solo show by Gerard Van Dyke. Van Dyke,...

Review / Kosky creates cosmic disorder with ‘The Nose’

“The Nose”, at Sydney Opera House, February 23, 26, 28 and March 3. Reviewed by HELEN MUSA

Hindson leads the charge for Australian music

“LET’S have leadership,” composer Matthew Hindson told the Canberra Symphony Orchestra. “Let’s have a chamber series in which all the music is Australian”.  Happily, the...

Arts / Cavs join Kulture Break in music venture

CANBERRA Cavalry and Kulture Break have formed a partnership which will see singers and musicians from the Canberra-based youth charity services provider perform on...

We missed one!

IN skiting last week about newly gonged "CityNews" writers Michael Moore AM and Bill Stephens OAM joining columnist Jon Stanhope AO, editor Ian Meikle...

Arts / Circus festival full of surprises and laughs

IT’LL be a case of “Wham Glam Circus Man!” when Canberra’s Warehouse Circus launches its 2018 "Circus for Life" Festival tonight (November 8) with...

Author searches for the Arnhem Land ‘back’ story

NOBEL Laureate Patrick White was fond of likening his writing process to “welding”, but for author and journalist Paul Daley, it’s more a matter...

Arts / Swimming in the sounds of jazz

TO mark Canberra Museum and Gallery's current exhibition, “EuroVisions”, jazz musicians Ben Marston and Hugh Barrett will perform a recital tonight (December 14) that...

Arts / Move over Archibald…

MOVE over Archibald—a new national portrait painting prize, the National Portrait Gallery’s Darling Portrait Prize, has been announced. Chairman of the gallery, Helen Nugent, says:...

‘Echo’ gives girls a pathway to professional theatre

FERVENT declarations of devotion to theatre were to the fore today as The Q, Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre, as it announced the formation of...

Review / ‘Expressive and amusing work’

music / "Companion Pieces", Arcadia Winds. At the National Portrait Gallery, March 2 only. Reviewed by HELEN MUSA

Review / Paintings, and other things, explore today’s world

art / “Painting Amongst Other Things”, at ANCA Gallery, until August 26, at ANU School of Art and Design Gallery, until September 1, and ANU Drill Hall Gallery until October 7. Reviewed by JOHN LANDT

Arts / What’s on and where in Canberra this weekend

THE 90+ piece St. Olaf Band from the US, conducted by Timothy Mahr, will join Geoff Grey and the Canberra Wind Symphony in a...

Arts / What’s on before Christmas

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

Arts / Canberra’s status as ‘arts capital’ slips

THE announcement today of the 2017 Australia Council Awards raise a few disturbing questions about the profile of ACT artists. Aimed at recognising the life-long...

Arts / Aspiring to the ‘big paddock’ – young sculptors on show

THE schools’ program for “Sculpture in the Paddock” kicked off in fine style on...

Arts / Final hours mark the end of ‘paradise’

THIS Sunday morning, April 29, it will be exactly three years since artist and convicted drug smuggler Myuran Sukumaran was executed by a firing...

Art exhibition shows a tonne of hope

TUGGERANONG Arts Centre’s hugely successful "Messengers" program is turning 18 and it'll be celebrating with a collection of student work today (November 15). Messengers...

Arts / Movie portraits on parade

  HAPPINESS abounded at the National Portrait Gallery yesterday morning (November 9) when gallery director Angus Trumble joined his counterpart, the new CEO of the...

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