Gallery puts ACT flag under the spotlight

“THERE’S a lot more going on behind-the-scenes that you would imagine,” social history curator at the Canberra Museum and Gallery, Sharon Bulkeley, told “CityNews”...

Arts / New coins feature extinct Aussie animals

THE Royal Australian Mint has launched new black nickel and selective gold plated coins featuring native Australian animals, which will preview at this year's...

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...

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...

Summit set to save Australia’s memories

A NATIONAL summit meeting at Canberra Museum and Gallery today (December 4) has been convened by the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Program. The...

Howard Library opens in Canberra

FORMER Prime Minister John Howard and members of his family are in town today (December 4) for the opening of the new "Howard Library"...

Arts / MoAD goes mad with cartoon show

THERE were exceedingly strange things going on at the Museum of Australian Democracy at old Parliament House this morning (November 16) with the launch...

Art exhibition shows a tonne of hope

TUGGERANONG Arts Centre’s hugely successful "Messengers" program is turning 18 and it'll be celebrating with a collection of student work today (November 15). Messengers...

Canberra architects build their way to national awards

THE revamped Monaro Mall at the Canberra Centre was one of only three Canberra buildings awarded at the Australian Institute of Architects’ National Architecture Awards...

Arts / ‘Streetwise’ program gets older artists painting

THE humble bus has become the subject of a new community art work at Woden Bus Interchange. On hand today when “CityNews” arrived was Canberra...

Arts / Sculpture festival livens up the lake

ALL eyes were on Lake Burley Griffin today (August 29) as long-time Canberra art collector, patron and landscape architect Neil Hobbs stepped up to...

Arts / Hundreds of students tell stories through dance

THE annual Wakakirri performance season began last week with 235 schools and hundreds of primary and secondary students taking to the stage at professional...

Arts / Indonesian adventure celebrates its independence

THE Australia Indonesia Association’s annual winter dinner is coming up to celebrate Hari Kemerdekaan, Indonesia’s Independence Day, which falls late this week. There’ll be live...

Arts / Brown’s paintings support good cause

“CITYNEWS” has been reporting on visual artist Sarah Brown since at least 2013 and now she’s in town again with a new suite of...

Arts / MoAD helps children discover their inner hero

THE Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House normally celebrates its nation’s heroes but for these school holidays it’ll be turning its attention...

Forensics building wins ACT’s top architecture award

THE Australian Federal Police’s leading-edge Forensics and Data Centre designed by Hassell was awarded the ACT’s top architecture award at the Australian Institute of...

Cosy ‘spaces’ launched in Civic

is the latest urban installation by Canberra’s Wellspring Environmental Arts & Design, and is one of three temporary seating areas made possible by...

Obituary / Farewell Renald Navilly, actor, director and mentor

MEMBERS of Canberra’s theatre and mental health communities have been saddened to learn of the death early this week of one of their brightest...

War Memorial beats the bridge but not the opera house

THE Australian War Memorial has outstripped the Sydney Harbour Bridge to clinch the second spot behind the Sydney Opera House  in the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice...

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...

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