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Sally Pryor

Sally Pryor is the Arts Editor at The Canberra Times.

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?

Canberra's gain until the cows go home

Sally Pryor Spring Frost, Elioth Gruner's award-winning work that had critics raving when it won the Wynne Prize in 1919, has found a temporary home in Canberra.

Artist John White makes the break into Canberra Glassworks

Sally Pryor Arts Editor It's a classic Canberra tale - at least in the art world.

Works by WEP donated to Australian War Memorial

War memorial senior curator Claire Baddeley with some of the works donated by William Edwin Pidgeon's family.

Sally Pryor His illustrations brought solace to thousands of Australian women as they waited out the Second World War back home.

Photographers bring Indonesia into focus at National Gallery of Australia

Gael Newton, curator of the Garden of the East Photography in Indonesia exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia.

Sally Pryor The latest exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia casts the history of photography in a new light.

Gorman House arts centre: how to turn a house into a village

Sally Pryor Imagine you're new to Canberra, and you visit Gorman House for the first time.

National Museum appoints Mathew Trinca as new director

Newly appointed National Museum of Australia director Mathew Trinca.

Sally Pryor The National Museum finally has a new director.

Sorry, but no refund for Prom ticket-holders who dodged the rain

Concert patrons shelter from the rain as the Canberra Symphony Orchestra perform during the Shell Prom Concert on the grounds of Government House.

Sally Pryor Canberra Symphony Orchestra has no regrets about going ahead with its signature Prom concert on Saturday.