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Sally Pryor is the Arts Editor at The Canberra Times.

Rare pound note worth $1.5 million uncovered in National Library's Collection

Sally Pryor One hundred years ago, it was once worth just one pound, and today it's worth more than $1.5 million.

Francis Kenna sheds light on his art


Sally Pryor There's a real light fetish taking place in Canberra at the moment, and it's no bad thing.

Betty Churcher remembered for her infectious love of art

Sally Pryor She took us on her journey, and the journey was art.

artsACT director David Whitney to retire in July

Sally Pryor David Whitney ends his tenure at artsACT after eight years at the helm.

Jenni Kemarre Martiniello reinvents the ancient Indigenous tradition of weaving, but with glass

Jenni Kemarre Martiniello's art re-establishes a focal point on traditional Aboriginal practices.

Sally Pryor When Jenni Kemarre Martiniello was a child growing up in Adelaide, she remembers seeing woven objects in the local museum and wondering why they seemed so lifeless.

Capital Life

Thousand Mile Stare at ANCA: Katy Mutton explores trauma of returned Anzacs

Karyn Fearnside uses her mother's wedding dress in <i>WeatheRED</i> at Belconnen Arts Centre.

Sally Pryor The Australian Capital National Artists Inc is commemorating the Anzac centenary with an exhibition about postwar trauma.

Architect Philip Leeson and heritage heresy in Canberra

Architect Philip Leeson's stamp is all over town.

Sally Pryor You can't force taste - or set-in-stone heritage rules.

Kerry Stokes to loan $15.5 million Rothschild Prayerbook to National Library

Sally Pryor The illuminated manuscript was made in the 1500s and looted by the Nazis. Now it's coming to Canberra.

Capital Life: April 4

Sally Pryor Daniel Savage is an artist who often puts himself front and centre of his work, and his latest exhibition, which opened this week, is no exception.

Hand-coloured photos were once subversive, now beautiful, as seen in new exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia

Colour My World is a new exhition at the National Gallery of Australia. Senior Curator of Photography Shaune Lakin.

Sally Pryor For the first half of the 20th century, hand-colouring photographs was common practice, to enhance and individualise black-and-white images.

Absence and loss on the home front as National Portrait Gallery marks Anzac Centenary

Sally Pryor The National Portrait Gallery has chosen to focus on the loss and absence created by the Great War.

Writing on the wall for independent bookshops, as Electric Shadows announces closure

Sally Pryor When Electric Shadows Bookshop closes its doors for the last time next month, Australia's most well-educated and highest-earning city will have just two independent bookshops left.

Capital life

Capital Life: March 21

Sally Pryor This week's art news and events in Canberra for the week beginning March 21.

A misty mountain encounter wows judges of the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2015

<i>Ali</i>, Hoda Afshar's winning entry in the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2015.

Sally Pryor Eight years after migrating to Australia, a return visit to her homeland of Iran result in a career-changing moment for photographer Hoda Afshar.

Suburban art collection goes under the hammer

(CIRCA 1926-1999)
natural earth pigments on linen
60 x 80 cm

Sally Pryor From the outside, it was an ordinary suburban house in north Canberra, with nothing to suggest that inside, it contained an art collection worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Capital Life: Paintings and charcoals at Form


Sally Pryor There's an exciting new exhibition just opened at Form Studio and Gallery in Queanbeyan,

Returning home creates a 'perfect blend' for Mel George

Craft ACT curator and exhibitions manager Mel George.

Sally Pryor Mel George is at home in the heart of Canberra's creative community.

Australia no longer hotbed of science, says bee expert

Artist Sam Leach and Mandyam Srinivasan with the painting of Srinivasan  at the National Portrait Gallery.

Sally Pryor When Mandyam Srinivasan first arrived in Australia, he was stunned by the quality of resources for scientists.

Populate or Perish!

Sally Pryor Sinister migration, a Vogue model and a scary movie.

ACT Book of the Year won by Gordon Peake's 'Beloved Land'

ANU fellow and Canberra author Gordon Peake with his book Beloved Land- Stories, Struggles and Secrets from Timor Leste.

Sally Pryor When Gordon Peake first arrived in East Timor for a short research trip in 2007, he was instantly captivated by the complex and energetic country.