Anu and Firebrace headline Multicultural Festival

HIGH-profile Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander performers Christine Anu and Isaiah Firebrace will headline the National Multicultural Festival, announced Multicultural Affairs Minister Chris Steel...

‘On-country’ painting captured in photographs

Five senior artists from Tjungu Palya art centre in the Anangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Lands of SA have been painting not just "in" country but directly "on to" country, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Around the Galleries

Arts editor HELEN MUSA shares Canberra’s newest gallery openings

Artists join the strike for climate change

In an unusual move, the team at Beaver Galleries in Deakin, Susie and Martin Beaver, Emma Lonsdale and Kira Godoroja-Prieckaerts have invited the arts community of Canberra to come together tomorrow (Friday, September 9) to show support for the global strike for climate.

Painter Julie Bradley tops the CAPO awards

PAINTER, mixed media artist, mentor and tireless advocate for the arts,  Julie Bradley is the 2019 CAPO Fellow. The award was announced tonight (October 26)...

Artsday / ACO brings music into homes

Arts editor HELEN MUSA reports on the day in Canberra’s arts scene. 

Artsday / Woodcuts online or in person

Arts editor HELEN MUSA's daily roundup of the arts in Canberra.

Is the ‘new’ cultural festival really new?

Two and a half months after the announcement of a new winter festival to be called “Elsewhere”, ACT Arts Minister Gordon Ramsay has announced yet another festival to be called “Where You Are” – but it’s probably the same one, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Gale Edwards to take over ‘La Rondine’

The National Opera has confirmed new dates and a new director for its production of Puccini’s popular opera, writes arts editor HELEN MUSA.

Casting director Kirsty’s in the Academy

What's happening where… it's all in arts editor HELEN MUSA's weekly Arts in the City column.

Arts / Dorothy and Goldilocks promise fun for kids

WE'RE IN the middle of school holidays and Canberra is alive with children's plays.First up is Pied Piper Productions' presentation of the musical "Dorothy...

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

 Festival: THE south coast is thought of as “Canberra by the Sea”, and opening this weekend is the River of Art festival, which runs...

Review / Storytelling illuminates Aboriginal culture

Art / Songlines: Tracking the Seven Sisters. National Museum of Australia, to February 25, 2018. Reviewed by ROB KENNEDY

Arts / Musos group together to chant on the Cavs

“GO Cavs Go. Go Cavs Go. Hey Canberra what do you say? The Cavs are going to win today”, are the new easy-to-learn lyrics...

Review / Moon’s ‘robust’ pots draw on foreign traditions

craft / “Milton Moon: A Potter’s Pilgrimage”, Watson Arts Centre. Until April 15. Reviewed by MEREDITH HINCHLIFFE.

Arts / ‘Inspirational’ donation of Aboriginal art

CANBERRA lawyer and ANU alumnus Craig Edwards announced a major gift of Aboriginal art to the Australian National University this morning (July 23).  The gift...

Arts / Singers ‘take action’ to support farmers

OPERA Australia’s national tour of Puccini’s tragic opera “Madame Butterfly” opens at Canberra Theatre Centre tonight, (September 6) but the singers have taken action...

Arts / Kuma’s ‘sea cucumber’ launches DESIGN festival

AS the unmistakable strains of “Some Enchanted Evening” played on the National Carillon, the DESIGN Canberra Festival, now in its fifth year, was launched...

Arts / Grants boost local screen projects

ACT Minister for the Arts and Cultural Events, Gordon Ramsay, today (February 14) announced the 2019 Screen Arts Funding recipients in the Legislative Assembly. Congratulating...

What’s on this weekend?

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





Second virus crisis: Should we start talking elimination?

Nationally, the suppression versus elimination debate is one that we’ve never properly had. Maybe it’s time we did, writes political columnist MICHELLE GRATTAN.


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