Sally Pryor

Sally Pryor

William Cooper's life as colourful as his celebrated birds

Sally Pryor When Sir David Attenborough first saw the paintings of birds of paradise he immediately asked to meet their creator.

From a lost generation, music brought back to life

Australian composer

Sally Pryor It is a shadow that still looms 100 years later, as Australia gears up to mark the Anzac centenary next year.

Gorman House arts centre: how to turn a house into a village

Sally Pryor Imagine you're new to Canberra, and you visit Gorman House for the first time.

Arts Centre chief paints picture of growth

Belconnen Arts Centre's Daniel Ballantyne  in the gallery.

Sally Pryor Daniel Ballantyne may have taken the scenic route when it comes to his latest job, but in many ways his new role was written in the stars.

Kayakcameraman Paul Jurak to have morning paddles stored at National Library

Cameraman Paul Jurak in front of the National library.

Sally Pryor If you sleep in, you can still see the sunrise.

Russell Crowe in Canberra to launch National Library of Australia's summer blockbuster

Russel Crowe

Natasha Rudra and Sally Pryor Russell Crowe stood before Canberrans and declared himself a ‘‘map geek’’ on Wednesday night.

Exhibition comes from contemplation

Times2: M16 Artspace exhibition opening, Sacred. 10 artists explore what is sacred to them, the result is a stunning exhibition of contemporary Australian artists working in a range of 3D and 2D media. Sacred opens November 15th - December 1st.  (From left) Artists Marcus Tutton, Mary Kayser,  Bruce Tunks and Fatima Killeen. 14th of November 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Sally Pryor There are many ways to express what is sacred when you're an artist.

Tuggeranong Arts Centre hopes to lure young with relaunch

Sculptures that will line the banks of Tuggeranong Lake.

Sally Pryor A lot can change when you've been out of action for a year.


New book 100 Canberra Houses celebrates capital's eclectic homes

Lovie House, on p204.

Sally Pryor There's a lot of architecture to be crammed into 100 years.

Play conjures cold light of old Canberra

Author Frank Moorhouse and playwright Alana Valentine.

Sally Pryor After 14 works of fiction, writer Frank Moorhouse is used to people identifying with his characters.

Capital Life

Sally Pryor Capital Life with Sally Pryor

New baton set to make waves

Roland Peelman.

Sally Pryor The Canberra International Music Festival, which turns 20 next year, will have a new director from 2015.

Fifty years on, Seekers are still a bit rock n' roll

The Seekers - Bruce Woodley, Keith Potger, Athol Guy and Judith Durham in front - pose in front of a painting of themselves by artist, Helen Edwards, at the National Portrait Gallery.

Sally Pryor At first glance, it could be a classic family portrait, three brothers gathered behind their little sister seated at the front.

Princess upstaged by humble legume

Sally Pryor Since when has a princess not taken pride of place in a fairytale?

Secularised research may miss nuances of design

Griffin geometric patterns.

Sally Pryor Is there any end to the enigma of the Griffins? Not in this centenary year there isn't.

A statue beyond limitations

Walter Burley Griffin.

Sally Pryor Arts Editor Amid all the debate surrounding the Skywhale, perhaps it's time to reflect on an alternative reality.

New chief to mine spectrum of folk

National Folk Festival  at Exhibition Park, Canberra.

Sally Pryor Like many songwriters in the folk tradition, the National Folk Festival has seen some troubles. But things are looking up this year, with a successful 2013 festival and the appointment of a new...

Treasures, living and otherwise

Former Director of the National Gallery of Australia, Betty Churcher, at her home in Wamboin.

Sally Pryor A former National Gallery director has teamed up with an artist to highlight some of Canberra's most prized collections.

Short list speaks volumes on reading habits

Dickson Library's Adrian Constance with the most borrowed book of 2012, Speechless by James Button.
23 Jan 2013
Photo: Rohan Thomson. The Canberra Times


Sally Pryor A political memoir, a cookbook and an edgy crime thriller – it’s a short list that speaks volumes about the reading habits of Australia’s most educated city.

A majestic folly soars

Last Bonsai round-up at Arboretum site in the Green Hill Forest off Tuggeranong Parkway   ...... Chief minister Jon Stanhope is assisted by Barry Nash, organiser of the Bonsai dig, in the collection of an Irish strawberry plant at the site.

Sally Pryor It's only 8am, but Jon Stanhope has been up for hours. Something about the light, he says, and force of habit.