Megan Doherty

Megan Doherty

Local trio in the spotlight as art pays homage to the natural world

An entrant in the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, on display at the National Archives, Canberra artist, Nicola Dickson. Her work is acrylic and oil on linen entitled

Megan Doherty It's the art prize that honours the natural world - and can command some hefty price tags for works.

Archives gains a face from the portrait gallery

Louise Doyle.

Megan Doherty The former director of the National Portrait Gallery, Louise Doyle, is moving to the National Archives of Australia.

Dental pioneer fears for service's future

Phillip Thomson, Megan Doherty Liz Dawson set up a dental practice for people too poor to afford treatment, but now she faces a problem.

'Heroine' author honoured with special stamp of approval

Newly Appointed an Honorary Companion in the General Division Prof Jill Ker Conway and Newly Appointed an Officer in the General Division Mrs Ernestine Bonita Mabo.

Megan Doherty City Reporter When all the formalities were over, Governor-General Quentin Bryce relaxed a little on the steps of Government House, embraced author and academic Jill Ker Conway and declared ''here's my heroine''.

Quiz put migrant on a winning path

Mario Despoja, 74, of Farrer, father of former politician  Natasha Stott Despoja.

Megan Doherty City Reporter Long before he was running a symbolic Croatian embassy in Canberra or even before he was known as Senator Natasha Stott Despoja's father, Mario Despoja was a quiz champion who captured the hearts and...

Fears for Civic as big tenant mulls move

Manny Notaras.

Megan Doherty City Reporter Concerns have been raised about a federal department leaving Civic as parts of the Canberra's CBD continue to struggle with falling sales, rising vacancy rates and plummeting property values.

Private Capital

Dajana gets her birthday surprise

Megan Doherty ''I told him I hated him because I cried so much and ruined my make-up''.

Sadness, but picture tells a different story

ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher watches as Papua New Guinea artist Jeffry Feeger paints a portrait of her at the PNG Embassy. The portrait will be presented as a centenary gift to Canberra from the people of PNG.

Megan Doherty A portrait was painted of ACT Chief Minister Katy Gallagher at the Papua New Guinea High Commission in Canberra on Thursday, coincidentally after the deadly attack in PNG on Australia hikers and...


Fund-raiser fires up artists anew

The Braidwood studio of Suzie Bleach and Andy Townsend on fire.

Megan Doherty Braidwood rallies to help artists Suzie Bleach and Andy Townsend after devastating fire.

Private Capital

Author enjoys every trick in the book

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Megan Doherty Congratulations to Canberra author Ingrid Jonach whose young adult novel released around the world this week.

Film crews roll into Red Hill

News/features: Actors (left) Ashley Zukerman and Dan Spielman star in a political thriller filmed in Canberra. 6th of September 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Megan Doherty The creator of a major political drama now being shot in Canberra says the city's potential as a film location is huge.

We are serious - and do call us Shirley

Shirley Bischelberger, organiser of the big Shirley Convention in Canberra.

Megan Doherty Surely, you jest? No, it's true. Close to 200 Shirleys will gather in Canberra next weekend for the national capital's first Shirley convention.

Old homes for blowflies are now just pests, declares CSIRO

One of the CSIRO insectaries in 1933.

Megan Doherty The CSIRO wants to demolish two heritage-listed buildings once used to study the dreaded Australian blowfly, saying they are derelict and a risk to public safety.

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Sydney gets a waft of Floriade as ferry sprouts blooms

The Sydney ferry Scarborough decorated with flowers , decals and potted plants to promote Canberra's Floriade festival.

Megan Doherty Commuters on Sydney Harbour were greeted with signs of Canberra's spring Wednesday morning.

Crace residents keen to muck in at shared garden

Keith Colls from the Canberra organic growers society with Crace community gardener Greg Parish and former Masterchef contestant Michelle Darlington plant some seedlings in the new Crace Community Garden.

Megan Doherty Residents of the emerging suburb of Crace have already snapped up all the plots in its community garden, staying connected to the soil as the new development grows.

Work to start on testing brickworks for housing

The Yarralumla Brickworks.

Megan Doherty The Land Development Agency is proceeding with preliminary work to determine a future use of the historic Yarralumla brickworks.

Private Capital

Art’s take on a natural show

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Megan Doherty Nature photographer Steve Parish will open the Waterhouse Natural Sciences Art Prize at the National Archives.

Former High Commission for Malta the set of new political thriller

News.   James Willson with his partner Nicola Powell in front of their Red Hill home that used house the Maltese High Commission, it will be one of the Canberra locations where the ABC mini series Code will be filmed.  29 August 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Megan Doherty When a location scout from ScreenACT knocked on the Red Hill door of James Willson and Nicola Powell, he probably had no idea just how fortuitous the call had been.

Walking for playground with a difference

Megan Doherty Public servants will be doing the bridge-to-bridge walk around Lake Burley Griffin on Friday morning in aid of Boundless, Canberra's first all-abilities playground.

School has something to crow about with new flock

After roosters were stolen last week from the Turner Primary School, the community has donated three new grown roosters and 20 little baby chick roosters. Rachel Huxley age 7 is happy to have new roosters to care for.

Megan Doherty The sound of crowing roosters has returned to Turner Primary School.

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