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Sally Pryor

Sally Pryor is the Arts Editor at The Canberra Times.

Colour Music exhibition awakens the senses

Sally Pryor What must it be like to see music and hear colours, to see movement in light and colours in harmonies?

Digital portrait of love and loss in Beijing

Darwin-born video artist Tiyan Melissa Kilie Baker says she was struck by the rapid and traumatic change unfolding in Beijing while spending six months there this year.

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

New art space opens in Mitchell

Ilias Ellis and his daughter, Melody Ellis, at their new gallery space in Mitchell, Leta, with current works on the walls from their mother and grandmother, late Canberra artist, Gloria Ellis.

Sally Pryor To most people, an empty office space in Mitchell is a business opportunity.

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.

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.

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.

William Cooper's life as colourful as his celebrated birds

Sally Pryor When Sir David Attenborough first saw the paintings of birds of paradise he immediately asked to meet their creator.

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.

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.

Gold Coast's new arts guru Robyn Archer sings theme park's praises

robyn archer

Sarah Thomas and Sally Pryor The woman who brought us the Skywhale has a surprising new challenge on her hands.

10-pound poms and migrant hostel memories

Sally Pryor In the 1950s, the Australian government portrayed immigrants very differently.

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.

Tuggeranong Arts Centre hopes to lure young with relaunch

Sculptures that will line the banks of Tuggeranong Lake.

Sally Pryor A lot can change when you've been out of action for a year.

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.

Migrants' stories given new life by revisiting their cafe culture

Former owner of the family business, Loula Zantiotis, 81, who now lives in Sydney, visits the display with 3 generations of the family.

Sally Pryor The china was monogrammed, the teapots solid silver and the fittings art deco, but this was no posh city home.

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.