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Sally Pryor

Sally Pryor is the Arts Editor at The Canberra Times.

NGA to open contemporary Australian art gallery by the lake

Sally Pryor It's never been known for its hip, funky vibe, but the National Gallery of Australia is about to get a whole lot hipper, with the opening of a new space devoted to contemporary Australian art.

How the planting of parks and gardens turned Canberra into a city

Charles Weston rides past the nursery site.

Sally Pryor As Canberra settles into another spectacular autumn, it's hard to imagine that the city was once a dusty and inhospitable plain.

Brindabellas captured in infra-red

Infra-red film-makers James van der Moezel and Glen Ryan have made a new film of the Brindabellas .

Sally Pryor Filmmaker Glen Ryan used to be baffled when people raved about the beauty of the Brindabellas.

Nancy Sever opens new art gallery

Nancy Sever opens her new art gallery in Kingston on Wednesday.

Sally Pryor When Nancy Sever decided to retire last year, she planned to take a well-earned break, travel and spend time with her new grandchild.

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.

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.

CENTENARY

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.

Architecture

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.

After seven years, the glass is full for polished director Ann Jakle

Sally Pryor Seven years is a long time in a young city such as Canberra, and Ann Jakle thinks it is long enough at the helm of one arts organisation.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

All things great and small at the War Memorial

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Sally Pryor Will seeing tanks and guns and planes up close – even really old ones – ever grow tiresome?

Pat Power: A man of the people

FORUM/NEWS: Bishop Pat Power is giving a talk on the Catholic contribution to Canberra over the century. 10th April 2013. Photo by MELISSA ADAMS of The Canberra Times..

Sally Pryor Long after all the fuss has died down since a new Pope was elected last month, one Canberran has remained quietly elated at the Vatican's choice.

A Salvo face that's launched $3 million

The face of the Salvation Army to many Canberrans, Alan Jessop, has been immortalised in Barbara Van Der Linden?s Faces of Canberra Centenary project.

Sally Pryor Arts Editor In a city where change seems as swift and inevitable as the seasons, there seem to be few things from the past that Canberrans can cling to for comfort.