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Sally Pryor

Sally Pryor is the Arts Editor at The Canberra Times.

#Australiaday gifted to the National Museum

Sally Pryor If you tweeted your way through Australia Day this weekend, your exploits could well have ended up in the National Museum of Australia, to be gazed at in wonder by future generations.

Arts Centre chief paints picture of growth

Belconnen Arts Centre's Daniel Ballantyne  in the gallery.

Sally Pryor Daniel Ballantyne may have taken the scenic route when it comes to his latest job, but in many ways his new role was written in the stars.

Elvis Presley photos chronicle a legend in the making

Sally Pryor If anyone can claim to be an Elvis Presley aficionado, it must be Warren Perry.

National Gallery talking up Canberra's winters by capitalising on the cold

Sally Pryor National Gallery director Ron Radford says Canberra's much maligned winter should be it's big selling point.

Migrants' stories given new life by revisiting their cafe culture

Former owner of the family business, Loula Zantiotis, 81, who now lives in Sydney, visits the display with 3 generations of the family.

Sally Pryor The china was monogrammed, the teapots solid silver and the fittings art deco, but this was no posh city home.

Canberra Fringe to ruffle more feathers with burlesque night

Gearing up for the Fringe Festival.

Sally Pryor He may be known as the enfant terrible of the Canberra arts scene, but Jorian Gardner is hoping some locals have grown up a bit in the past four years.

After seven years, the glass is full for polished director Ann Jakle

Sally Pryor Seven years is a long time in a young city such as Canberra, and Ann Jakle thinks it is long enough at the helm of one arts organisation.

Mapping Our World celebrates 50,000th visitor

Sally Pryor It's not every day that you're met on the steps of the National Library by cameras, microphones and the director-general waiting to shake your hand.

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.


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?


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

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


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.