Sally Pryor

Sally Pryor

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

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.

Art

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.

A glorious conglomeration of historical gold tracing Australia's past

Images for museum donor article, from the Springfield Collection at the National Museum?.

Sally Pryor From a tiny baby's dress to a key salvaged from a plane wreck and everything in between.

Film producer Harvey Weinstein set to sparkle at Canberra's Virgin Ball

Harvey Weinstein

Sally Pryor When it comes to glamorous black-tie events, Canberra is known only for one - the Press Gallery Midwinter Ball.

Russell Crowe in Canberra to launch National Library of Australia's summer blockbuster

Russel Crowe

Natasha Rudra and Sally Pryor Russell Crowe stood before Canberrans and declared himself a ‘‘map geek’’ on Wednesday night.

Artist puts himself in picture after harsh time in Afghanistan

Artist Ben Quilty installing his new show 'Trigger Happy' at the ANU Drill Hall Gallery.

Sally Pryor Ben Quilty has always tried to inject humour into his work, but when he returned in 2011 from his assignment in Afghanistan as an official war artist he couldn't see anything funny anywhere.

$15,000 reasons for fine rhymes

The newly minted International Poetry Prize recently announced by the University of Canberra has a prize of $15,000.

Sally Pryor If a picture is worth 1000 words, how much should 50 lines of words be worth?

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Chief a tonic for School of Music

Sally Pryor When Peter Tregear first began contemplating taking on the role of head of the ANU School of Music in its most troubled period last year, many of his colleagues asked him why he would bother.

Suffragettes would be 'shocked'

Professor Rae Frances.
Photo Jason McCarthy, National Museum of Australia.

Sally Pryor What would our Australian feminist forebears think of the latest debates about women in Parliament?

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Bloom looms as artists throw open the doors

Yolande Norris is the organiser of this year's Bloom Festival which will be held at the Gorman House Arts Centre next weekend.

Sally Pryor There's a hive of creative activity happening in the courtyards of Gorman House and the Ainslie Arts Centre.

Simply the best, so you better not miss Turner

Visitors look at England: Richmond Hill on the Prince Regent's birthday 1819 on show as part of the Turner from the Tate at the Australian National Gallery.

Sally Pryor The weekend looks set to be chilly, but there’s still time to soak up the last rays of the Master of Light.

Inca treasures heading to Canberra

Gold & the Incas: Lost Worlds of Peru thumb.

Sally Pryor There’ll be gold and silver, turquoise, feathers and shells at the National Gallery of Australia this summer – and not just in the shop.

Orchestra aims for fine 2014 balance

1st June 2012, Canberra Times photo, Ian Warden Gang Gang story, CSO conductor Nicholas Milton in action.

Sally Pryor Why does the Canberra Symphony Orchestra receive almost no funding from the federal government?

The myth of Icarus descends on Canberra

Artist Daniel Savage from Harrison in front of his video installation The Fall of Icarus that is on show at the Drill Hall Gallery.  22 August 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Sally Pryor Even before Daniel Savage fell from a third storey hotel balcony, he had always been fascinated by the myth of Icarus.