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Sally Pryor

Sally Pryor is the Arts Editor at The Canberra Times.

Author John Clanchy's search for a publisher proved to be short and sweet

Sally Pryor It’s official: short stories aren’t major sellers when it comes to books.

World's smallest books vie for big title

Reference librarian Andrew Sergeant, holding the world's smallest book at the National Library.

Sally Pryor You think that book's tiny? Check this one out...using this handy microscope.

Print-maker Alison Alder comes full circle, living through diversity

Sally Pryor When you’re onto a good thing, it’s best to walk out on a high point, preferably with a big neon sign lighting up the Kingston foreshore.

Last days of Gruner with questions unanswered

Elioth Gruner oil: The Golden Poplars, Canberra, 1937 oil on canvas. from the Kerry Stokes Collection.

Sally Pryor Was Elioth Gruner a fun-loving bon vivant, or a grumpy neighbourhood eccentric? Perhaps he was both, as the curator of the major survey of his work at Canberra Museum and Gallery is slowly...

Nancy Sever opens new art gallery

Nancy Sever opens her new art gallery in Kingston on Wednesday.

Sally Pryor When Nancy Sever decided to retire last year, she planned to take a well-earned break, travel and spend time with her new grandchild.

Jeffrey Smart's Labyrinth to be displayed in the National Gallery of Australia

Artist Jeffrey Smart.

Sally Pryor and Ben Westcott The last painting by Jeffrey Smart has found a home in the National Gallery of Australia thanks in part to the estate of fellow artist Margaret Olley.

Brindabellas captured in infra-red

Infra-red film-makers James van der Moezel and Glen Ryan have made a new film of the Brindabellas .

Sally Pryor Filmmaker Glen Ryan used to be baffled when people raved about the beauty of the Brindabellas.

10-pound poms and migrant hostel memories

Sally Pryor In the 1950s, the Australian government portrayed immigrants very differently.

Glass artist Nick Mount pushes the bounds of an ancient tradition

Sally Pryor Leading glass artist Nick Mount, who has just opened a new exhibition at the Canberra Glassworks, says the scene is thriving since his days as an art student.

Gold Coast's new arts guru Robyn Archer sings theme park's praises

robyn archer

Sarah Thomas and Sally Pryor The woman who brought us the Skywhale has a surprising new challenge on her hands.

Hugh Laurie's 'culture' just the right medicine for blues

Hugh Laurie

Sally Pryor Hugh Laurie may describe his stratospheric career as just ''rattling along like a pinball'', but his legions of fans know better.

Peru ambassador enjoys a solo tour of Gold and the Incas at National Gallery

Sally Pryor It's not often that an ambassador in Canberra gets a spare moment to spend alone.

ANU professor Helen Ennis appointed to Sir William Dobell Chair of Art History

Sally Pryor ANU School of Art professor Helen Ennis has been appointed to the Sir William Dobell Chair of Art History in recognition of her work as an art scholar, writer and curator.

National Film and Sound Archive faces job cuts from efficiency dividend

Sally Pryor There will be jobs losses at the National Film and Sound Archive and potentially voluntary redundancies because of the efficiency dividend

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National Library hosts Wesfarmers collection of abstract art in Canberra

Manager of Wesfarmers Art and Curator Helen Carroll with Artist Michael Leunig will open the National Library of Australia latest show of Contemporary Australian Art.

Sally Pryor Imagine working for a company whose board happened to have a penchant for collecting art.

How the planting of parks and gardens turned Canberra into a city

Charles Weston rides past the nursery site.

Sally Pryor As Canberra settles into another spectacular autumn, it's hard to imagine that the city was once a dusty and inhospitable plain.

William Cooper's life as colourful as his celebrated birds

Sally Pryor When Sir David Attenborough first saw the paintings of birds of paradise he immediately asked to meet their creator.

From a lost generation, music brought back to life

Australian composer

Sally Pryor It is a shadow that still looms 100 years later, as Australia gears up to mark the Anzac centenary next year.

Art for Mart: a tribute to pop artist Martin Sharp

Sally Pryor About 80 artists are set to converge on a Goulburn gallery to celebrate the life and work of pop artist Martin Sharp, who died in December.

Canberra Symphony Orchestra offers Rodin sculpture for raffle

Rodin sculpture

Sally Pryor How much would you pay for the chance to own a sculpture by Auguste Rodin?