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Sally Pryor is the Arts Editor at The Canberra Times.

Photographers bring Indonesia into focus at 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.

National Gallery suing over stolen artworks

Shiva as Nataraja, Lord of the Dance.

Sally Pryor The National Gallery is suing a New York art dealer over a work it purchased six years ago, with claims the 11th century Indian statue was stolen.

Kayakcameraman Paul Jurak to have morning paddles stored at National Library

Cameraman Paul Jurak in front of the National library.

Sally Pryor If you sleep in, you can still see the sunrise.

Artists' work inspired by the cosmos is on display at CSIRO

Capturing the Cosmos opens at the CSIRO Discovery Centre February 1st. Cris Kennedy of CSIRO Discovery helps artists Jacquie Roger (left) and Arlene Williams hang their work.

Sally Pryor If the idea of the cosmos is all a bit of an abstraction to you, you're not alone.

#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?