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Sally Pryor

Sally Pryor is the Arts Editor at The Canberra Times.

Digital portrait of love and loss in Beijing

Sally Pryor A meditative portrait of love and loss in a teeming metropolis has won a major prize at the National Portrait Gallery.

World's smallest books vie for big title

Reference librarian Andrew Sergeant, holding the world's smallest book at the National Library.

Sally Pryor You think that book's tiny? Check this one out...using this handy microscope.

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.

Residents move on but memories linger

Saturday, January 18th. 2003, in Lincoln Close, Chapman.

Sally Pryor The residents of Lincoln Close may have rebuilt and moved since the 2003 bushfires, but they are always on alert in summer.

Behind the smoke

2003 bushfire pics for Grant

Sally Pryor There are many defining images of the 2003 firestorm - the flames, the silent, smoking forests of naked black trees, the sight of hundreds of Canberrans camped out on the floors of emergency centres.

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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Crowley family forced to seek community help

Jonathan Crowley

Sally Pryor The family of a man rendered quadriplegic by a police shooting 11 years ago has reached breaking point, and is appealing to the public for financial help as his legal battle continues.

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.

Support for quadriplegic appeal

News. front from left, Jonathan Crowley speaks to the media with support of mother Paloma Crowley following the decision in the ACT Supreme Court, brother Paul Crowley is in the background  17 December 2012   Canberra Times Photo by Jeffrey Chan

Sally Pryor The family of Jonathan Crowley, who was rendered quadriplegic after being shot by police 11 years ago, have been overwhelmed by support from the public since launching an appeal for help two weeks...

Snapshots of a bygone era

Louise Carbasse
Louise Carbasse by Rudolph Buchner

Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales - P1 / 304

Sally Pryor The year 1913 is having a moment, and just in the nick of time, too.

Centenary dinner recreates the original fare

Ben Willis,  head chef and owner of Aubergine restaurant in Griffith has created a 1913 inspired dinner menu for Canberra's Centenary evening featuring chilled asparagus.

Sally Pryor Canberra chef Ben Willis is just a local boy at heart.

Sun up, sun down … a perfect day around the clock

The Canberra Centenary celebration fireworks as seen from the bubbly bar.
11 March 2013.
Photo: Rohan Thomson. The Canberra Times.


Sally Pryor, Fleta Page and Lisa Cox Build it and they will come.

Seriously, ribbons and sugar means business


Sally Pryor It may be all about sugar and ribbons and spectacular confections, but cake decorating is a serious business.

Hansard a rich vein to mine for the stage

Sally Pryor Arts Editor Drama, passion, tragedy and triumph have always been givens when it comes to politics - but does it make good theatre?

America's original 'stylist' debuts down under

Registrar of the Richard Avedon Foundation, Katrina Dumas, reflected in a photograph at the Richard Avedon exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, opening on Thursday night.

Sally Pryor From Dior-clad models to civil rights protestors, from a family on the beach to Marilyn Monroe, Richard Avedon was all about people.