Arts / What’s on before Christmas

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

Arts / Deconstructing stereotypes through writing and dance

IN a really unconventional approach to the season where Australians usually celebrate the strength of women, Tuggeranong Arts Centre is inviting the Canberra community...

Review / ‘Expressive and amusing work’

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

Review / Petrusic’s artful production of ‘The Doll’

AN out-of-the ordinary theatrical event in recent days at Tuggeranong Arts Centre has drawn attention to the depth of cultural expression in Canberra's multicultural...

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...

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...

Memorial launches Napier Waller Art Prize

THE first ever national art prize offered exclusively to all current and former defence personnel was launched today at the Australian War Memorial.   The...

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

Events: “YOU Are Here festival” will see an explosion of experimental and lively art around Canberra CBD and its periphery until April 9. Popping up...

Arts / Culturally sensitive version of ‘Peter Pan’ opens tonight

AUDIENCES can confidently expect the evil Captain Hook to take centre stage in Ickle Pickle Productions’ holiday production of “Peter Pan”, opening at Belconnen...

Arts / ‘Thriving’ winter fair with a Canberra twist

“WHEN the hurly-burly’s done, when the battle’s lost and won”, says the second witch in “Macbeth” when deciding on a good time to meet. Theatre...

Arts / What’s on in Canberra this weekend?

CABARET performer Michael Griffiths is coming to Teatro Vivaldi this Friday in “Cole”. Inspired by legendary songwriter Cole Porter, it’s billed as “a sharp and...

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

WITH “Bennelong”, Bangarra Dance theatre’s director Stephen Page wanted to “shake it up a bit and make it operatic”. At Canberra Theatre, August 3–5, bookings...

Arts / Musa faces spears in virtual reality film

“DANCE is actually the first language of our people,” explains dancer David Gulpilil when talking about the new virtual reality film “Carriberrie”. It's accessible to...

Arts / Around the galleries

Arts editor HELEN MUSA shares Canberra’s newest gallery openings

What’s on this weekend?

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




Jenni faces the cold, hard facts of being homeless

No thermals, no heater, no showers; personality hairdresser Jenni Tarrant is spending a week sleeping in her little car and living on $20 a day. She tells DANIELLE NOHRA why...

Cartoon / Dose of Dorin


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