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...

Arts / Anangu paint its connection with Country

THE Australian War Memorial today (November 16) unveiled a large painting by artists from the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara lands in South Australia. The painting,...

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 / 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 / Twitter Art Exhibit closes this weekend

THIS is the last weekend to help and support Pegasus ACT through the 2018 Twitter Art Exhibit. “#TAE18AUS” is the international postcard charity art...

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

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,...

Arts / What’s on in Canberra this weekend?

SLACKY Flat Showgrounds at Bulli will become a Mecca for musicians, dancers, singers, songwriters, poets, yarn spinners and choirs in the 32nd Illawarra Folk...

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 / Artists paint prickly topics

TUGGERANONG Arts Centre’s animal theme for 2017 is central in the “Animal Hearts” exhibition now running. Curated by Narelle Phillips, it’s a group exhibition...

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...

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...

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 / 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:...

Arts / Kevin shows us how to make comedy ‘deadly’

ONE of Australia’s “deadliest” comic artists is in town this week to share his sense of fun with Canberra’s Aboriginal community. Kevin Kropinyeri, best-known for...

Review / Lowrencev steps in as Don Quixote

opera / “Don Quichotte” (Don Quixote), Joan Sutherland Theatre, Sydney Opera House until March 28. Reviewed by HELEN MUSA.

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...

Review / Fun and play in big WA craft show

Craft / “Ap-ro-pos”. At Bilk Gallery, Palmerston Lane, Manuka, until March 24. Reviewed by MEREDITH HINCHLIFFE.

Arts / Sukumaran exhibition inspires programs

IN an effort to stimulate discussion about a provocative art exhibition, Tuggeranong Arts Centre is staging a series of public programs called “The Human...

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