Australians of the Year tell stories through objects

2018 Australian of the Year exhibition, main hall, National Museum of Australia, Lawson Crescent, Acton Peninsula, free exhibition, until February 18, 2018, 9am–5pm daily, closed Christmas Day. Reviewed by HELEN MUSA.

Arts / Plastic ‘resources’ used in art statement

SCULPTURE-lovers may be forgiven for thinking the most enduring art is to be found in stone, bronze and steel, but a new art installation...

Arts / Children’s sanctuary gives kids a place to play

CANBERRA kids can feel safe while enjoying themselves this weekend at the National Multicultural Festival’s "Children’s Sanctuary". The sanctuary will be located close to the...

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

Festival:   THE Snowy Mountains’ coolest music event, The Peak Festival, is coming up again this June long weekend with over 30 artists and around 120...

Around the galleries

Arts editor HELEN MUSA shares Canberra’s newest gallery openings

Plenty of laughs in new over-the-top hit

There's been over-the-top hit shows such as “Noises Off” and “The Play that Goes Wrong”, but now Canberra REP is going a step further down the path of amateur mayhem with “The Art of Coarse Acting”, in which everything that can conceivably go wrong does.

Arts / Around the galleries

Arts editor HELEN MUSA shares Canberra’s newest gallery openings

Arts / Exchange program celebrates different cultures

A NEW pilot exchange program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists was today (May 30) unveiled by Minister for the Arts and Community...

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.

Review / Music brings famous paintings to life

music / “Love & Desire”, National Gallery of Australia, February 15. Reviewed by HELEN MUSA

Arts / ‘Explosive’ art event brings people together

“DO you wanna dance and hold my hand?" members of the Australian Dance Party were asking a large crowd outside the Nishi Hotel today...

Arts / ‘Snazzy’ performance responds to Starstruck

ALISON Plevey's Australian Dance Party is back with a snazzy performance opening tonight, February 9, which has been commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery...

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

Events: CANBERRANS will have a chance to experience "Dia De Muertos", the Day of the Dead Fiesta, a yearly community celebration of Latin American and...

Review / Endless fascination in Moran portraits

Arts / "Doug Moran National Portrait Prize," at the Belconnen Arts Centre, July 1-23. Reviewed by ROB KENNEDY

Review / ‘Moving’ art captures Australian tragedy

visual art / “Black Mist Burnt Country”. At the National Museum of Australia - until 18 November. Reviewed by JOHN LANDT

Concert of great musicians gather to celebrate Sitsky

A crowd of former students, eminent musicians and well-wishers packed into the Larry Sitsky Recital Room at the ANU School of Music last night to celebrate the 85th birthday of the man after him the room was named.

Arts / What’s on in Canberra this weekend?

Events: CANBERRA Symphony Orchestra will present “Symphony in the Park” on Stage 88 at 7.30pm this Sunday, March 12. It’ll be an evening of music...

Arts / What’s on this weekend?

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

Malins teaches poetry worth speaking about

Prizewinning poet and guru of multi-lingual spoken word poetry in Canberra, Jacqui Malins is holding weekly workshops in both in Woden and Tuggeranong through June.




Zero proof in the pudding for future leader Alan

IN an attempt to find a way around the boozy world of consulting, a Canberra couple built a business that empowers people at events through fun, non-alcoholic drinks, reports DANIELLE NOHRA.


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