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Sally Pryor

Sally Pryor is the Arts Editor at The Canberra Times.

Nancy Sever opens new art gallery

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.

Artist John White makes the break into Canberra Glassworks

Sally Pryor Arts Editor It's a classic Canberra tale - at least in the art world.

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.

ANU professor Helen Ennis appointed to Sir William Dobell Chair of Art History

Sally Pryor ANU School of Art professor Helen Ennis has been appointed to the Sir William Dobell Chair of Art History in recognition of her work as an art scholar, writer and curator.

Musician Judith Clingan celebrates 50 years in Canberra

Sally Pryor When Judith Clingan arrived in Canberra with her family in 1963, she was a budding musician with no sense of where her future lay.

The Railway Man: The true story of a tortured prisoner of war

Patti Lomax, left, and Nicole Kidman. Kidman is set to play Lomax in the upcoming film The Railway Man.

Sally Pryor It's not unusual to see people moved to tears when they visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Australian War Memorial.

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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.

#Australiaday gifted to the National Museum

Sally Pryor If you tweeted your way through Australia Day this weekend, your exploits could well have ended up in the National Museum of Australia, to be gazed at in wonder by future generations.

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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.

Julia, Tony, the Queen ... and Christmas Island crabs?

The lodge on the lake designs

Sally Pryor Julia Gillard is curtseying to the Queen, while, metres away Tony Abbott emerges from the water, resplendent in his budgie smugglers.

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The myth of Icarus descends on Canberra

Artist Daniel Savage from Harrison in front of his video installation The Fall of Icarus that is on show at the Drill Hall Gallery.  22 August 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Sally Pryor Even before Daniel Savage fell from a third storey hotel balcony, he had always been fascinated by the myth of Icarus.

Artist puts himself in picture after harsh time in Afghanistan

Artist Ben Quilty installing his new show 'Trigger Happy' at the ANU Drill Hall Gallery.

Sally Pryor Ben Quilty has always tried to inject humour into his work, but when he returned in 2011 from his assignment in Afghanistan as an official war artist he couldn't see anything funny anywhere.

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.

Film producer Harvey Weinstein set to sparkle at Canberra's Virgin Ball

Harvey Weinstein

Sally Pryor When it comes to glamorous black-tie events, Canberra is known only for one - the Press Gallery Midwinter Ball.

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.

Love at first sight for royal jewellery enthusiast

News Royal enthusiast and royal jewels connoisseur Scott Coleman will be giving a lecture on the weekend about the diamonds the Queen is wearing in one of the Portrait Gallery's portraits. The Canberra Times 07 February 2013 The Photo Jay Cronan

Sally Pryor Scott Coleman was only five years old when he first laid eyes on the Crown Jewels.

Youngsters unite in the fun of the circus

Sally Pryor There may be something timeless about the circus, but many of the old cliches don't hold true.

Personal gallery of the Gascoignes goes on show

A personal collection of artworks owned by celebrated Canberra artist Rosalie Gascoigne AM and her astronomer husband, Professor Ben Gascoigne AO, has been donated to The Australian National University Drill Hall Gallery by the late couple?s family member Martin Gascoigne.

Sally Pryor At first glance, the latest acquisition at the ANU's Drill Hall Gallery is an eclectic group of seemingly unrelated works.