Unhappy artists rise up against funding cuts

ACT Arts Minister Gordon Ramsay has agreed to meet arts representatives in late January to discuss the dramatic 66 per cent drop in arts...

Funding cuts ‘not OK’, say Canberra artists

“THIS is not OK” is the message loud, and clear, that a group of more than 25 of Canberra's independent artists will be sending...

Arts / Reduction in project funding confirmed

"CITYNEWS" has received confirmation that there has been a drop in arts project funding following the release of a shorter "ACT Arts Fund" project...

Review / Devlin show promises more than it delivers

Art and Design/“Stuart Devlin: The Designer with the Midas Touch” at the Royal Australian Mint, until April 2017. Reviewed by Helen Musa.

‘Blue World Order’ wins festival audience prize

LOCAL sci-fi feature film “Blue World Order” has taken out the 2016 Canberra International Film Festival Audience Award. The exclusive preview of the film screened...

Arts / ANU to offer joint arts program with US uni

THE ANU and Indiana University, in the US, will offer a new dual-degree Masters program in Arts Administration and Museum and Heritage Studies from...

Dogs of sculpture unleashed on Queanbeyan

QUEANBEYAN’S 2016 Clearwater Sculpture Prize is finished for the year, leaving both artists and organisers mightily satisfied. Thousands of visitors, they report, attended Saturday’s River...

Review / Rarefied music with a Dutch accent

music / “Eendracht – Dirk Hartog's Playlist”. Coro Canberra, conducted by Koen van Stade. At St Paul's Anglican Church, Manuka, October 30 only. Reviewed by Helen Musa.

Arts / NGA salutes the Great War

IN “Artists of the Great War”, the NGA presents the first of two exhibitions exploring the works of official war artists and their civilian...

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...

Composers write wickedly infectious music

ARTISTIC director and chief conductor of the Canberra Wind Symphony, Geoff Grey, is never given to understatement, describing the lively ensemble as "outstanding", "captivating",...

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...

Fun-loving art society weathers the elements

THE VENERABLE Queanbeyan Art Society has no complaints about the turbulent weather of recent days – it’s increased sales for the annual Charity Art...

WAKAKIRRI to raise the roof in ACT finals

PRIMARY AND SECONDARY students across Australia have expressed the issues important to them, in performances for the 2016 Wakakirri performing arts showcases. Each year...

Review / Canberra Opera gives new life to Puccini personal favourite

Opera “Suor Angelica” – Canberra Opera, At Wesley Uniting Church, Forrest, Friday July 15, Reviewed by Clinton White

Review / Earth meets water in dance/music collaboration

Dance “Chi Udaka”, Lingalayam and Taikoz, at the Playhouse, July 15 only. Reviewed by Helen Musa

When art serves dogs with a masterstroke

IN the remote communities of NT, where some of our greatest art is made, creators and their canine friends mingle in an age-old partnership...

‘World-class projects’ honoured at ACT Architecture Awards

CANBERRA’S new Airport Hotel by Bates Smart Architects was one of the big winners announced at Saturday night’s Australian Institute of Architects’ 2016 ACT...

Asaka wins inaugural glass prize

CANBERRA glass artist Masahiro Asaka is the winner of the inaugural Hindmarsh Prize, it was announced at a packed function in the Fitters’ Workshop...

Review / Sonnets novelty turns to problem

theatre / "Shakespeare: The Sonnets Out Loud". Directed by Dianna Nixon, at The Street Theatre. April 30 only. Reviewed by John Lombard.

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