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Sally Pryor is the Arts Editor at The Canberra Times.

Last days of Gruner with questions unanswered

Elioth Gruner oil: The Golden Poplars, Canberra, 1937 oil on canvas. from the Kerry Stokes Collection.

Sally Pryor Was Elioth Gruner a fun-loving bon vivant, or a grumpy neighbourhood eccentric? Perhaps he was both, as the curator of the major survey of his work at Canberra Museum and Gallery is slowly...

Print-maker Alison Alder comes full circle, living through diversity

Sally Pryor When you’re onto a good thing, it’s best to walk out on a high point, preferably with a big neon sign lighting up the Kingston foreshore.

Once upon a time, said gran, when I was in Peru ...

Children's book 'I Went With My Granny To A Place Called Peru' co-author Suzie Campbell, 2nd right, reads the book to from left, Henry Puleston 4, Maisie Puleston 2 1/2 and Tom Glasson 4, right, at the Gold and the Incas Exhibition kids room at the National Gallery of Australia.

Sally Pryor What do you do when faced with an empty room and hundreds of entertainment-hungry children in the middle of a highbrow art exhibition?

Canberra to fire up festivities at Diner en Blanc

Michael Beacher, Elias Hallaj, Sandra Marie and Eleanor Flowers enjoy this year's Diner En Blanc in Canberra.

Sally Pryor Diner en Blanc, the global gastronomic phenomenon, will return to Canberra next year.


Skywhale: Canberrans still puzzling whether centenary's star turn a work of art or an embarrassment

The Skywhale.

Sally Pryor As they come down from their centenary party, Canberrans are still assessing its show-stopper, writes Sally Pryor.


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.

Canberra Fringe to ruffle more feathers with burlesque night

Gearing up for the Fringe Festival.

Sally Pryor He may be known as the enfant terrible of the Canberra arts scene, but Jorian Gardner is hoping some locals have grown up a bit in the past four years.

National Gallery talking up Canberra's winters by capitalising on the cold

Sally Pryor National Gallery director Ron Radford says Canberra's much maligned winter should be it's big selling point.

Artists' work inspired by the cosmos is on display at CSIRO

Capturing the Cosmos opens at the CSIRO Discovery Centre February 1st. Cris Kennedy of CSIRO Discovery helps artists Jacquie Roger (left) and Arlene Williams hang their work.

Sally Pryor If the idea of the cosmos is all a bit of an abstraction to you, you're not alone.

National Museum appoints Mathew Trinca as new director

Newly appointed National Museum of Australia director Mathew Trinca.

Sally Pryor The National Museum finally has a new director.

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.

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.

A water jug was pivotal to business success

Creative duo, Robert Foster, the founder of Fink & Co designs and Bengt Cannon with some of their latest designs are being installed POD at the Lonsdale Street Traders.

Sally Pryor When Robert Foster first started his own design company, he had a vague dream of creating something distinctive.

Re-Turner: the master is back to warm a capital winter

J.M.W. Turner, Venice, the Bridge of Sighs, exhibited 1840. 
Photo: (c) Tate, 2013

Sally Pryor He has captured Canberra's heart before, and now the master of Romantic landscapes, J. M. W. Turner, will be back to rekindle the love for the capital's 100th winter.

War of the workshop is over as printers make a statement

Sally Pryor A long-running dispute about one of Canberra's oldest buildings is over - and just in time for Christmas.

Megalo surrenders in war for Fitters Workshop

News.  Megalo Print Studio and Gallery artistic director Alison Alder in the lithographic studio at Watson. 18 December 2012   Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan

Sally Pryor A long-running dispute about one of Canberra oldest buildings is over – and just in time for Christmas.

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Close to Perfection maybe, but happily we're just Canberra (without the Climax)

The sunsets over Parliament House, Canberra.

Sally Pryor Imagine if our city had been called Federalia. Or Acacia, Harmony, Labourville, Cooksturta or even Frontierland.

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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.

Original culture a key part of history

Robyn Archer.

Sally Pryor Centenary Reporter When Canberra was named as Australia's capital 100 years ago, the area's Aborigines, who had been here for thousands of years, were notably absent.

From birth of a city to death of innocence

Still from naming of Canberra ceremony in 1913.

Sally Pryor Centenary Reporter It was a day filled with optimism and excitement, fancy dress, dignitaries, and soldiers on horseback.