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Sally Pryor

Sally Pryor is the Arts Editor at The Canberra Times.

Australia Day 2016: Canberra Symphony Orchestra director Nicholas Milton receives Australia Day award

Canberra Symphony Orchestra director Nicholas Milton.

Sally Pryor You'd think it would be impossible to top a Grammy nomination, but it helps if you get an Australia Day gong just weeks later.

Australia Day 2016: Author Jackie French receives award for promoting literacy

Jackie French has used the award to pay tribute to the unsung thousands who are working to improve children's literacy.

Sally Pryor For Jackie French, the thrill of receiving a gong for Australia Day is inevitably tinged with guilt.

Capital Life: What's on in Canberra's arts scene from January 23

Sally Pryor A guide to what is happening in Canberra's art scene.

Holding the Man debuts to a new set of questions about gay equality

Playwright and screenwriter Tommy Murphy and partner Dane Crawford at the Sydney Film Festival premiere of <i>Holding the Man.</i>

Sally Pryor It's a 20-year-old story about gay rights and a struggle for acceptance and equality.

Capital Life: Jane and Amy Dunn's joint show Form in Queanbeyan opens

<i>Transition 1</i>, by Amy Dunn.

Sally Pryor A round-up of what's happening in the Canberra visual arts scene for the week beginning June 13.

Retiring head of artsACT David Whitney looks forward to enjoying Canberra's arts scene as a punter

Sally Pryor If there's one thing David Whitney is looking forward to when he retires in July, it's having an opinion.

ACT Arts Policy Framework review ends quietly

Retiring ACT Arts director David Whitney.

Sally Pryor For a community forum attended mainly by people in the arts, it was a disappointingly sedate affair.

Gorman and Ainslie renovations set to revitalise Canberra's arts community

Sally Pryor Three years ago they were dilapidated buildings that concealed a hive of creative endeavour, behind peeling paint and antiquated facilities.

Ahead of a retrospective, ceramicist Janet DeBoos looks back on a full life

Ceramic artist Janet DeBoos' exhibition at Craft ACT will include works from every phase of her career.

Sally Pryor After a career spanning five decades, Janet DeBoos retains the passion of an amateur in the original sense of the word.

Gorman House markets to close this weekend after more than 25 years

Items on sale at the markets in 2012.

Sally Pryor They were once one of Canberra's most popular weekend events – a place to shop, eat and spend a lazy Saturday in the heart of the city.

19th century French paintings of Australia to travel to six Australian museums

Sally Pryor Tucked away in a museum collection in northern France is an exquisite collection of 19th century sketches of Australian scenes.

Canberra Film Fest

Canberra International Film Festival set to return with local focus

The Canberra International Film Festival looks set to return in November.

Sally Pryor It's a much-anticipated fixture on the cultural calendar that almost didn't make it to 2015.

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

NLA  Curator of Manuscripts Kylie Scroope holds a rare one pound note that was recently discovered at the National Library of Australia in the collection and looks to be worth $1.5 million
The Canberra Times
Date: 29 April 2015
Photo Jay Cronan

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.