Julieanne Strachan

Julieanne Strachan

Julieanne Strachan is a reporter for The Sunday Canberra Times.

We can't compete with theatre crowd

Swan Lake Australian Ballet 2012 Amber Scott in Swan Lake.

Julieanne Strachan Canberra is missing out on national shows because it lacks a modern theatre, Australian Ballet's artistic director says.

Tributes for violinist killed in motorcycle accident

Sorely missed ... Lorna Cumming, pictured in 2005.

Julieanne Strachan The Australian Chamber Orchestra is in mourning for the loss of one of its longest-serving musicians, Lorna Cumming.

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Arts boom recognised in added financing

Arts Minister Simon Crean.

Julieanne Strachan Arts Minister Simon Crean has unveiled the nation's biggest arts policy in nearly 20 years.

Do not disturb: artist at home and work

Andrea Zittel's A-Z homestead unit, in the sculpture garden at the National Museum of Australia. Andrea talks to Charlie Sofo, who will occupy the artwork for 10 days.
7 March 2013.
Photo: Rohan Thomson. The Canberra Times.


Julieanne Strachan There's living in a fish bowl and then there's this: living in an artwork located in the sculpture garden of the National Gallery of Australia.

Democracy explored in dance

The Australian Ballet.

Julieanne Strachan Arts Editor The Australian Ballet will give a world premiere performance in Canberra during May to celebrate the Centenary.

Gallery visitors can't get enough of the Queen

A portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II by artist Ralph Heimans at the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra.

Julieanne Strachan The Queen's diamond jubilee portrait by Australian artist Ralph Heimans has become the single most popular painting shown at the National Portrait Gallery.

Grants council reflects on artists' wages

Chair of the Australian Council Rupert Myer at the Glassworks Canberra ahead of the meeting with the Arts Minister.

Julieanne Strachan Cursed with being brilliant but poor, long-suffering until after their deaths when their work could be fought over and sold for millions has been the fate of many famous artists for centuries.

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Canberra sweethearts behind spiegeltent magic

Entertainers who will perform in the Famous Spiegel Garden, at the Senate Rose Garden at Old Parliament House from the 1st of March.
13 Feb 2013.
Photo: Rohan Thomson.The Canberra Times.


Julieanne Strachan Canberra high school sweethearts David Bates and his wife Michele Bates d'Arbela are back in town and they've bought some interesting company with them.

Leading women celebrated in exhibition

Invited guests view the exhibition,

Julieanne Strachan Australian society still does not recognise the full potential of women, entrepreneur Imelda Roche said on Friday at the opening of the National Portrait Gallery's exhibition celebrating a century of...

Stage fright as Margolyes ponders turning 'binational' with PM's aid

Miriam Margolyes.

Julieanne Strachan Famed British actress Miriam Margolyes has graced the stage many times, but there is one performance in Canberra on Saturday that has her particularly nervous.

Capital's high achievers in line for top honours

Julie McKay (Young Australian of the Year 2013 ACT finalist), Dr Jim Peacock (Senior Australian of the Year 2013 ACT finalist), Francis Owusu (Australia's Local Hero ACT finalist) and Dr Tom Calma (Australian of the Year ACT finalist).

Megan Doherty and Julieanne Strachan Former diplomat and human rights and social justice campaigner Dr Tom Calma is the ACT finalist in the Australian of the Year Award, up against other contenders including media figure Ita Buttrose,...

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Chorus of citizens to celebrate capital

Canberra singers Glenda Cloughey of Griffith and Johanna McBride of Farrer will be singing in the National Library in one of the 365 musical concerts organised in public places to celebrate the centenary year.

Julieanne Strachan In ancient Greece they were essential: they whispered secrets to audiences, lent advice to heroes and passed judgment on royalty.

Carillon chimes in with free concert for the family

The National Carillon.

Julieanne Strachan The gentle sounds of bells from the Carillon will help ring in the new year on January 1.

Piece of Paris proves popular as thousands flock to gallery

News.  Alexandra Loneg 8 with sister Anna Loneg 5 from Amaroo dress up in the Toulouse Lautrec Family Activity Room at the National Gallery of Australia.

Julieanne Strachan Thousands of people are flocking to the National Gallery of Australia daily to see the Toulouse-Lautrec: Paris and the Moulin Rouge exhibition.

Small package the perfect Christmas gift

The Canberra Hospital's first Christmas baby, born at 1.55 am to proud parents, Rhys Bingley, 28 and Jane Waller, 22, of West Queanbeyan.

Julieanne Strachan He may have been only a few hours old, but this little boy had already made it onto Santa's list early on Christmas morning.

Wet and dreary Christmas for Canberra region

Julieanne Strachan Canberrans have woken to wet and dreary Christmas weather this morning, which is not expected to clear any time soon.

It's theatrical and fine art to a tea

Lautrecs Tea Salon at the National Gallery of Australia.

Julieanne Strachan Opulent scenes from night-time Paris, immortalised in the artworks of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, have inspired a new level of luxury at the National Gallery of Australia.

What's happening in the arts in Canberra

Julieanne Strachan The National Museum Australia has unveiled an exhibition of new Aboriginal art from the Western Desert.

Poster girl a glass act

At National gallery of Australia, workers from Sydney company Flash graphics, Matthew Dawson, left and Malcolm Townsend, install a transparent poster on the gallery's main entrance windows to promote the coming Toulouse Lautrec exhibition.

Julieanne Strachan La Goulue was one of the stars of the Moulin Rouge: slender, pale and bewitching.

Touch of theatre at awards as Stacey takes top prize

The Street Theatre's artistic director Caroline Stacey.

Julieanne Strachan The charismatic flame-haired director of The Street Theatre Caroline Stacey has been awarded the highest honour in this year's ACT Arts Awards, being named 2012 artist of the year.