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Sally Pryor is the Arts Editor at The Canberra Times.

Canberra filmmakers receive funding

Promo shot for Canberra-made zombie flick Theatre of the Dead.

Sally Pryor From a shifty real estate agent to a zombie apocalypse, from a Hollywood action movie to a documentary about Australian missionaries in China, our local filmmakers have wide-ranging tastes.

CENTENARY

Skywhale: Canberrans still puzzling whether centenary's star turn a work of art or an embarrassment

The Skywhale.

Sally Pryor As they come down from their centenary party, Canberrans are still assessing its show-stopper, writes Sally Pryor.

Angus Trumble takes up post as Australia's National Portrait Gallery director

National Portrait Gallery Director, Angus Trumble.

Sally Pryor It was as welcome a Christmas gift as you could hope for as we limp towards the end of the year - the National Portrait Gallery has a new director and he could not be more excited.

Canberra to fire up festivities at Diner en Blanc

Michael Beacher, Elias Hallaj, Sandra Marie and Eleanor Flowers enjoy this year's Diner En Blanc in Canberra.

Sally Pryor Diner en Blanc, the global gastronomic phenomenon, will return to Canberra next year.

Canberra time capsule to encapsulate this centenary moment

The Skywhale takes flight over Canberra.

Sally Pryor How will today's Canberra look to residents in 100 years' time?

Zines - Read all about it: anyone got change for the vending machine?

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Sally Pryor Got $2 in your pocket and craving a bit of sustenance?

Musician Judith Clingan celebrates 50 years in Canberra

Sally Pryor When Judith Clingan arrived in Canberra with her family in 1963, she was a budding musician with no sense of where her future lay.

Once upon a time, said gran, when I was in Peru ...

Children's book 'I Went With My Granny To A Place Called Peru' co-author Suzie Campbell, 2nd right, reads the book to from left, Henry Puleston 4, Maisie Puleston 2 1/2 and Tom Glasson 4, right, at the Gold and the Incas Exhibition kids room at the National Gallery of Australia.

Sally Pryor What do you do when faced with an empty room and hundreds of entertainment-hungry children in the middle of a highbrow art exhibition?

Elvis fans can't help falling in love

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Elvis at 21: Photographs by Alfred Wertheimer at the National Portrait Gallery. Associate registrar, Maria Ramsden.
Filed: Friday, 6 December 2013 12:01:23 pm 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times

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Sally Pryor On stage, he crooned, twitched his hips and made girls cry.

Bark painting sings of grandfather's stories

Relatives of one of the exhibited artists, Bardayal Nadjamerrek, Lorraine Kabbindi White, left and Lois Nadjamerrek, in front of some of his works.

Sally Pryor When Lorraine White was a child, she used to watch her grandfather as he painted the stories he was telling her.

Secret Sidney Nolan scandal on matters of the art

Director Philippe Mora.

Sally Pryor They're the art-set scandals that everyone wants to know about but no one wants to acknowledge.

Tuggeranong Arts Centre hopes to lure young with relaunch

Sculptures that will line the banks of Tuggeranong Lake.

Sally Pryor A lot can change when you've been out of action for a year.

Namatjira's grandchildren honour artist's legacy with visit to Queen at Buckingham Palace

Two cast members for Big hART?s production of Namatjira which featured at Canberra Theatre Centre in 2011 have attended a private audience with Her Majesty The Queen ahead of the international premiere of the show at London?s Southbank
Centre.

Sally Pryor Grandchildren of the legendary Aboriginal painter Albert Namatjira have met the Queen at Buckingham Palace, nearly 60 years after their grandfather met the monarch in Canberra in 1954.

A water jug was pivotal to business success

Creative duo, Robert Foster, the founder of Fink & Co designs and Bengt Cannon with some of their latest designs are being installed POD at the Lonsdale Street Traders.

Sally Pryor When Robert Foster first started his own design company, he had a vague dream of creating something distinctive.

Architecture

New book 100 Canberra Houses celebrates capital's eclectic homes

Lovie House, on p204.

Sally Pryor There's a lot of architecture to be crammed into 100 years.

Art

Track records: The Aborigines who helped build the railways

Indigenous railway workers in 1974.

Sally Pryor The stories of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders who helped build railways across Australia are now on show in a National Archives exhibition.

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Aboriginal art: On Country exhibition hopes to provide the big country picture

Ngambri custodian Paul House at the launch of the exhibition called On Country at the National Museum of Australia.

Sally Pryor A new exhibition celebrates how indigenous people use generations of knowledge to manage Australia's land, rivers and oceans.

The Railway Man: The true story of a tortured prisoner of war

Patti Lomax, left, and Nicole Kidman. Kidman is set to play Lomax in the upcoming film The Railway Man.

Sally Pryor It's not unusual to see people moved to tears when they visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Australian War Memorial.

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Ordinary is underrated, says Mr Curly creator

Sally Pryor The media may have been all a-stir over the recent swearing-in of a new Parliament, but for Michael Leunig it's all starting to look the same.

Exhibition comes from contemplation

Times2: M16 Artspace exhibition opening, Sacred. 10 artists explore what is sacred to them, the result is a stunning exhibition of contemporary Australian artists working in a range of 3D and 2D media. Sacred opens November 15th - December 1st.  (From left) Artists Marcus Tutton, Mary Kayser,  Bruce Tunks and Fatima Killeen. 14th of November 2013. Canberra Times Photograph by Katherine Griffiths

Sally Pryor There are many ways to express what is sacred when you're an artist.