Julieanne Strachan

Julieanne Strachan

Julieanne Strachan is a reporter for The Sunday Canberra Times.

It's theatrical and fine art to a tea

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.

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.

Assange in festival documentary on media ownership

A screen from Shadows of Liberty.

Julieanne Strachan A provocative documentary about media ownership in the US, featuring input from Julian Assange, will have its Australian premiere today at the Canberra International Film Festival.

Festival kicks off with a wee bit of a chuckle

The first film of the Canberra International Film Festival: The Angel's Share.

Julieanne Strachan There are few nations on Earth where criminal offenders could conceivably be ordered to visit a distillery during their community service, but if any could pull it off it's probably Scotland.

Bollywood ball

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Julieanne Strachan The Canberra School of Bollywood Dancing is hosting its 2012 Bollywood Ball tonight. All of the profits will be given to a children's charity.

Sculpture with living bonsai wins prestigious art prize

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Thorhammer Beowulf, an ANU PhD candidate.



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Julieanne Strachan The prestigious Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize was won by Australian National University PhD candidate Thorhammer Beowulf last night.

Boy from Oz who never tires of singing Peter Allen's hits

Julieanne Strachan As a 14-year-old boy looking up at Peter Allen on the stage in 1977, Todd McKenney was enthralled.

Call out for Fringe boss

Julieanne Strachan Fancy yourself as the next creative producer of the Fringe event at next year’s National Multicultural Festival?

A quick step to learning Latin

Latin dance festival.

Julieanne Strachan Canberra's Latin dance queen Raquel Paez will lead some of the nation's best performers in a three-day festival from Friday, when the capital turns to the rhythm of Latin beats.

NGA at a mere 30 years of age houses nation's most valuable collection

AFR ARTS John and Pauline Gandel donate $7 million to National Gallery of Australia ahead of the opening of its new wing next month, which will now include Gandel Hall. Biggest cash donation to the NGA.

Julieanne Strachan When the Queen opened the National Gallery of Australia 30 years ago, few people would have imagined that by now it would have a collection valued at $4.7 billion.

NGA unveils new plans to cure cringe

Julieanne Strachan National Gallery of Australia director Ron Radford made a rare appearance at the Press Club yesterday to outline the future of the institution, which is now on the eve of its 30th anniversary.

Drac takes laughter for a spin

Teagan Ricketts plays the Queen of the Night in 'The Dracula Rock Show' at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre.


Julieanne Strachan Teenaged vampires are back, but this time they are neither brooding nor full of angst.

Glass captures sea, land and sky

A detail from the work by Evin Gordon, Sands, in the exhibition 'Occidental' at the Canberra Glassworks.

Julieanne Strachan AUSTRALIA'S stark beauty, ranging from the rough surfaces of coral shells to the vibrancy of the night sky, has been translated into glass art for a Canberra exhibition.

Nature's art, with a sting in the tail


Julieanne Strachan IT MIGHT look like the most uncomfortable seat on Earth, but this chair has the rare privilege of having its design inspired by the opulently colored sea anemone, which is a close relative of coral...

World's tallest cakestand at high tea

Fiona Kirk of Gordon has organised a huge high tea with a vintage theme, for Canberra to raise money for habitat humanity.

Julieanne Strachan HIGH tea is expected to reach new heights today, when Canberra resident Fiona Kirk unveils what she hopes will be the world’s tallest cake stand.

Labor trumps rivals with arts pledge

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Julieanne Strachan A generous arts funding program unveiled by ACT Labor yesterday easily trumped the offerings from the Liberals and the Greens, on a day when all parties showed off their pre-election pledges for...

Gallery stands and delivers Neds to Ireland

Ireland's ambassador to Australia, Noel White and NGA Curator Dr Deborah Hart send Sidney Nolan Ned Kelly series to Ireland as part of an international loan to the Irish Museum of Modern Art.

Julieanne Strachan Looking on as the first painting in the iconic Ned Kelly series was taken off the wall at the National Gallery yesterday to be sent to Ireland on loan felt a little bit like watching a favoured child...

Play's theme sure to hit home

Cathy Hagarty as the Fishmonger and Chrissie Shaw as the Butcher sing a song as they run through a scene from Rolling Home during a media call at the Courtyard Studio.

Julieanne Strachan Whether you are a troll living under a bridge or a gypsy who wants to set down roots, the importance of having a home to go to is explored in a new musical puppet show from Canberra's own Greg...

Top film prize for Times reviewer

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Julieanne Strachan Canberra Times' movie reviewer and regular contributor, Simon Weaving, pictured, has taken out a top prize at this year's Canberra Short Film Festival, landing the coveted award for best film in the...