Sally Pryor

Sally Pryor

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

National Museum appoints Mathew Trinca as new director

Newly appointed National Museum of Australia director Mathew Trinca.

Sally Pryor The National Museum finally has a new director.

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.

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.

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.

Kayakcameraman Paul Jurak to have morning paddles stored at National Library

Cameraman Paul Jurak in front of the National library.

Sally Pryor If you sleep in, you can still see the sunrise.

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.

$15,000 reasons for fine rhymes

The newly minted International Poetry Prize recently announced by the University of Canberra has a prize of $15,000.

Sally Pryor If a picture is worth 1000 words, how much should 50 lines of words be worth?

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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.

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.

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.

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Aboriginal art: On Country exhibition hopes to provide the big country picture

Ngambri custodian Paul House at the launch of the exhibition called On Country at the National Museum of Australia.

Sally Pryor A new exhibition celebrates how indigenous people use generations of knowledge to manage Australia's land, rivers and oceans.

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.

Once upon a time, said gran, when I was in Peru ...

Children's book 'I Went With My Granny To A Place Called Peru' co-author Suzie Campbell, 2nd right, reads the book to from left, Henry Puleston 4, Maisie Puleston 2 1/2 and Tom Glasson 4, right, at the Gold and the Incas Exhibition kids room at the National Gallery of Australia.

Sally Pryor What do you do when faced with an empty room and hundreds of entertainment-hungry children in the middle of a highbrow art exhibition?