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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

40 years since the day art came to town

Owner of Solander gallery Yarralumla, Joy Warren will be celebrating its 40year anniversary this Sunday.

Sally Pryor When Joy Warren opened a commercial art gallery in Canberra four decades ago, the capital had long been described as a cultural wasteland.

Light touch makes artists feel right at home

News: The new Megalo Print Studio and Gallery at 21 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston. Director Alison Alder. 30th of July 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Sally Pryor Huge, light-filled rooms, high ceilings and hardwood floors - the space may be temporary, but who's complaining?

Private Capital

Relive the '80s with Dendy classics

Sally Pryor Dendy is now wrapping up its second season of Cult Classics, with two of the heaviest hitters around when it comes to the glory of the 1980s.

Capital Life

Sally Pryor Capital Life with Sally Pryor

The eX student, Joan of art and the shrouds of St Clare's

Principle Sister Joan Smith  (1984-1988).

Sally Pryor They were images so provocative the Catholic girls' school had to call in an archbishop to soothe irate parents.

Canberra actor feeling the love over another tragic ending

Matthew Le Nevez?in Offspring. Photo: John Tsiavis

Sally Pryor He may have brought tears to the eyes of thousands of Australians when his much-loved character was killed off last week but actor Matt Le Nevez, who played dreamboat doctor Patrick on Offspring,...

A portrait of the artist as a public man

Artist Roger Beale.

Sally Pryor It can be a lonely life when you spend much of the year travelling the world and meeting with world leaders.

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.

A flick of fresh paint and gallery comes back to life

News.  Abstract painter and sculpture Margaret Dimoff with some of her works in her gallery in Deakin.  Margaret will be using a soon to be demolished gallery to display her lifetime worth of works before the building is demolished in January.  7 June 2013 Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Sally Pryor It's a familiar sight in Canberra these days - an empty, boarded-up building, fenced and slated for redevelopment.

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.