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Sally Pryor

Sally Pryor is the Arts Editor at The Canberra Times.

Nicholas Harding inspired by drawing the theatre

Sally Pryor Nicholas Harding attempts to capture the ephemeral nature of theatrical performance in his sketches.

Former NGV director announced as Ron Radford's replacement

Sally Pryor When it comes to the art world, when is a new gallery director officially a new gallery director?

Contemporary art gets its own space

Ron Radford says the newly opened NGA Contemporary is part of the gallery's campaign towards building an ambitious new wing devoted entirely to Australian art.

Sally Pryor Ron Mueck's larger than life Pregnant Woman is there, as is the enormous, pink, bejewelled Glass slipper (ugly blister) by Timothy Horn.

Indonesian masters on show for first time at NPG

Artist Willy Himawan made his first trip to Australia this week to see his work installed in the gallery.

Sally Pryor From quiet domestic scenes to edgy portrayals of the alienation of modern life, Indonesia has long had a rich tradition of portraiture.

NGA's retiring director Ron Radford glad stolen statue returned to India

Last hurrah: Dr Ron Radford  will retire as director of the National Gallery of Australia at the end of September.

Sally Pryor Ron Radford has been responsible for around 47,000 acquisitions in a 43-year career, but there is one that he will always regret.

NGA to open contemporary Australian art gallery by the lake

Sally Pryor It's never been known for its hip, funky vibe, but the National Gallery of Australia is about to get a whole lot hipper, with the opening of a new space devoted to contemporary Australian art.

Portraits of war hero Ben Roberts-Smith reflect shades of a life in combat

Portrait of Ben Roberts-Smith VC, MG.

Sally Pryor There are two new portraits hanging in the Australian War Memorial this week.

Digital portrait of love and loss in Beijing

Darwin-born video artist Tiyan Melissa Kilie Baker says she was struck by the rapid and traumatic change unfolding in Beijing while spending six months there this year.

Sally Pryor A meditative portrait of love and loss in a teeming metropolis has won a major prize at the National Portrait Gallery.

Colour Music exhibition awakens the senses

Sally Pryor What must it be like to see music and hear colours, to see movement in light and colours in harmonies?

Artist Dale Frank $4 million donation is National Gallery of Australia's 'most significant gift'

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Sally Pryor Artist Dale Frank donates paintings, drawings and collages worth $4 million to National Gallery of Australia.

New show highlights Australia on the brink of World War I

Governor-General Sir Peter Cosgrove officially opened <i>Crisis 1914! The Call to Arms</i> at Old Parliament House, Canberra and was greeted by St Kieran's, Manly Vale, schoolchildren after the event.

Sally Pryor It’s hard to imagine that in 1914, Australia was a happy, optimistic country, even as war loomed and a government faced one of the toughest decisions in history.

Kathryn Wightman wins Ranamok Prize with three-metre glass rug

Sally Pryor A flock of magpies, a box of matches, a floating scarf, a glistening blue rabbit  – the Ranamok Glass Prize has always attracted a diverse range of objects, all forged from glass.

Canberra Museum and Gallery buys Gruner painting

Mystery: Elioth Gruner's Untitled (Landscape) 1930, which was recently bought by the Canberra Museum and Gallery.

Sally Pryor When works Australian landscape painter Elioth Gruner come onto the market it’s worth pouncing.

New art space opens in Mitchell

Ilias Ellis and his daughter, Melody Ellis, at their new gallery space in Mitchell, Leta, with current works on the walls from their mother and grandmother, late Canberra artist, Gloria Ellis.

Sally Pryor To most people, an empty office space in Mitchell is a business opportunity.

Country books now allowed to compete for ACT Book of the Year

Author Marion Halligan.

Sally Pryor For a working author, recognition is just as important as money.

Robert Motherwell paintings, collages and prints at National Gallery of Australia

NGA senior curator Jane Kinsman studies a portrait of the artist at the Robert Motherwell exhibition.

Sally Pryor It was a classic case of louche New York gallery-goers and a misunderstood artist.

JW Power exhibition at National Library


Sally Pryor His paintings are striking works of avant-garde modernism, his vision long-lasting and his legacy profound.

Author John Clanchy's search for a publisher proved to be short and sweet

Sally Pryor It’s official: short stories aren’t major sellers when it comes to books.

World's smallest books vie for big title

Reference librarian Andrew Sergeant, holding the world's smallest book at the National Library.

Sally Pryor You think that book's tiny? Check this one out...using this handy microscope.