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Sally Pryor

Sally Pryor is the Arts Editor at The Canberra Times.

NGA establishes public review of Asian art collection

Sally Pryor There's a light shining down on the National Gallery at the moment, and it has nothing to do with James Turrell's mind-bending installations.

Panorama's Christmas gift guide

Sally Pryor 'Tis the season to splurge at the gallery shops (in the name of Christmas of course).

What it's like to go in James Turrell's Perceptual Cell at the NGA

James Turrell sitting in front of the Perceptual Cell.

Sally Pryor Sally Pryor tried out the Perceptual Cell - an artwork that involves visitors lying inside a machine and being bombarded by strange, mysterious light.

World-famous US artist James Turrell lights up Canberra

James Turrell at the National Gallery of Australia.

Sally Pryor James Turrell has spent a long time building up his body of work – 50 years, in fact – and he expects the same kind of patience from his audience.

Capital Life, December 13


Sally Pryor A round-up of what's on in the art world in and around Canberra for the week of December 12.

James Turrell is transforming National Gallery with his spectacular light installations

007 James Turrell
After green 1993
Wedgework: fluorescent, LED and fibre-optic lights.

Sally Pryor The James Turrell retrospective is coming to Canberra, fresh from wowing hordes of visitors to two major US museums.

New-look Bookplate opens its doors at National Library of Australia

Den of delicacies: Ms Keeley says the reopened cafe has a restaurant feel.

Sally Pryor Bookplate is back, with a new seasonal menu and an atmosphere to match.

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Pulse: FIRST 2014

Irma Gold.

Sally Pryor Irma Gold has enjoyed mentoring a new generation of student editors on the University of Canberra's yearly anthology of creative writing.

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James Turrell: A Retrospective enlightens at the National Gallery of Australia

Vision master: James Turrell.

Sally Pryor James Turrell's creative energy must be seen to believed. Sally Pryor reveals a fantastical light exhibition, which puzzles yet astounds and is akin to a "mind orgasm".

Art spaces band together in Inner South Arts Hub mapping future co-operation

Supporting roles:Acting Director of Megalo Print Studio Megan Jackson, Co-director of Bilk Gallery Helen Aitken-Kuhnen, and Exhibition Manager of M16 Artspace Ellen Wignell.

Sally Pryor In a city as meticulously planned as Canberra, it's not often you come across a phenomenon that's come about almost entirely accidentally.

Capital Life, December 6


Sally Pryor A round-up of what's on in the art world in and around Canberra for the week of December 6.

Capital Life: November 29

Sally Pryor A round-up of what's on in the art world in and around Canberra for the week of November 29.

Dan O'Day: Canberra wedding photographer living the dream


Sally Pryor From Charnwood trolley boy to an international success story, Dan O'Day is living the dream as a wedding photographer. Sally Pryor meets a man whose focus is to make couples happy.

Canberra-born ballerina Dimity Azoury wins Telstra Ballet Dancer Award

Azoury beat five finalists for the $20,000 cash prize, announced on stage at the Sydney Opera House after the Australian Ballet's final dress rehearsal for The Nutcracker on Thursday night.

Sally Pryor When Dimity Azoury was a little girl, she used to look at a photo of Marilyn Rowe, Australia's first Prima Ballerina, and dream of one day being like her.

What Canberra's up-and-coming artists are doing


Sally Pryor It's one of the year's hippest art shows in Canberra's increasingly bulging calendar, and the ANU School of Art's Graduating Exhibition is also a kaleidoscopic glimpse into the future of art world.

Canberra Times photographer Rohan Thomson a finalist in national prize

Sally Pryor Canberra Times photographer Rohan Thomson has just been announced as a finalist in the 2015 National Photographic Portrait Prize.

Hugh Withycombe and the art of making violins in Australia

Violin maker Hugh Withycombe

Sally Pryor Passionate violin maker Hugh Withycombe says every instrument has a story

Glass X Design concept a smash success

Curator of the GlassXDesign exhibition at the Canberra
Glassworks, Magda Keaney.

Sally Pryor It was like asking someone to enter into a long-term relationship, or at the very least go on a blind date.

Manning Clark House in dire straits and desperately needs cash

Dire financial straits: Manning Clark House director Judith Crispin and president Sebastian Clark are calling on members for donations.

Sally Pryor For almost two decades, it has been one of Canberra's cultural and intellectual mainstays.

DESIGN Canberra's four-day festival is hive of talent


Sally Pryor Craft ACT has gathered Canberra's creative minds to create a four-day festival, DESIGN Canberra, writes Sally Pryor.