Sculptor helps save Gundagai’s ‘tuckerbox dog’

The Dog on the Tuckerbox statue is having some R&R in Canberra, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Arts / Theatre platform helps makers be ‘seen’

APPLICATIONS are now due from local playwrights for “First Seen”. That’s The Street Theatre’s season of new works on the journey from conception to full...

Arts / ‘Nutcracker’ to dazzle young children

THE Australian Ballet’s “Storytime Ballet” will be back in town again with its brand new production of "The Nutcracker". “Citynews” readers need not be...

ANU unveils its new ‘meeting place’

“YOU ain’t see nothin’ yet,” ANU Chancellor Gareth Evans proclaimed this morning (February 11) at the official unveiling of the new $260 million "Kambri"...

Cheetham to curate the CSO’s Australian Series

Yorta-Yorta composer, playwright and soprano, Deborah Cheetham, will replace Matthew Hindson as curator of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra’s 'Australian Series', writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

‘Ingenuity, experimentation and confidence’ in architecture awards

Cassandra Keller has been awarded the President’s Medal by the ACT Chapter of the Australian Institute of Architects, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Pixar stories to ‘enchant and enthral’

THE National Film and Sound Archive of Australia is marking school holidays with “Pixar-Palooza”. It’s a selection of classics from Pixar Animation Studios so...

Arts / People scrambling for ‘Les Mis’ tickets

YOU’ll have to rush if you want to get tickets for Cate Clelland’s new production of “Les Miserables”, opening at The Q tonight. It’s the...

Arts / Musos play in protest to save music course

CANBERRA’s fondness for turning on a music demo was once again on show today (September 5) outside the ACT Legislative Assembly as concerned staff...

Arts / ‘Eccentric’ Queenie comes home to entertain

ONE of the most extraordinary talents to have emerged from Canberra in recent years will be on stage at the Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre...

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 / Ceramic artist breaks out of boundaries

Prue Venables' exhibition in porcelain shows sharp clarity of form in each finely thrown and turned piece, writes reviewer MEREDITH HINCHLIFFE.

French film festival resurrected on Bastille Day

Director of The Alliance Française Film Festival, Philippe Platel gets a second chance to oversee the 2020 festival, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Skilled, dedicated hard work in Craft ACT show

“Discover, Define, Develop, Deliver,” Craft ACT Accredited Professional Members. At Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre, Level 1, North Building, 180 London Circuit, Canberra City, until December 12, 2015.  Open Tuesday to Friday 10am to 5pm, Saturday  noon to 4pm. Reviewed by Meredith Hinchliffe.

Arts / Becoming a confident art collector

M16 Artspace in Griffith is taking a second look at the art of "Confident Collecting" in a venture that has surprised even their resourceful...

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

THE National Museum is the annual exhibition celebrating the achievements and contribution of nominees for the Australian of the Year Awards. At Main Hall,...

Arts / Gazy’s film is on the ‘Highway’ to success

THE 26th “Flickerfest” International Short Film Festival is about to hit town as part of its national tour. Scheduled to screen at Palace Electric Cinemas...

Arts / Namarari takes author on a trip through ‘country’

A NEW biography of an important Western Desert Aboriginal artist had its Canberra launch this week at the ANU Drill Hall Gallery. “The Master from...

Arts / ‘Snap. snap, snap’ and the Portrait Gallery’s got the shot

COMING face to face with one’s own portrait can be a bit breathtaking, as artistic director of The Australian Ballet, David McAllister, found this...

Arts / Famous protest singer comes to Canberra

FAMOUS protest singer and son of 20th century musical legend Woody Guthrie, Arlo Guthrie (pictured) will be coming to Canberra next year with his...





Fighting to raise lost park huts from the ashes

A CENTURY of pioneer history will be lost, if two historic huts severely burnt in January’s bushfires are not rebuilt, a volunteer group has warned.

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