Simon Weaving With his films on great composers a runaway success, Phil Grabsky turned his attention to Chopin.
Claire Capel-Stanley The annual exhibition captures a number of artists working in an array of media and styles.
Art and design
SALLY PRYOR The competition's co-founders are bringing it to a close after 20 successful years.
Cris Kennedy Always keen to broaden his cultural understanding, Panaroma's contributor examines this year's Israeli Film Festival.
RON CERABONA Nancye Hayes reveals why she loves her role in The Importance of Being Earnest, which is coming to the Canberra Theatre Centre.
Jennifer Kingma Historian Roslyn Russell's debut novel brings the character Maria Rushworth back to life in Barbados.
SALLY PRYOR A new exhibition of surf photography is not about the sport so much as an era.
CHRIS JOHNSON Lifelong fans say the answer to that question will always be blowin' in the wind. But they wouldn't have it any other way.
Cris Kennedy Is it truly the last flight of the Arc Cinema? Panorama reviewer laments the wrong sort of celluloid cut.
Janet Wilson Stunning imagery combines with wonderful music for the School of Music's version of Monteverdi’s opera.
Jennifer Kingma Panorama magazine talks with collective 'catalyst' Stephanie Parker about artists working and exhibiting with synergy.
RON CERABONA Duncan Ley has refreshed his award-winning 2001 play, which is on at the Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre.
Sasha Grishin Once beyond the purely utilitarian, and influenced by that great influx of international talent, Australia started to carve out its own furniture style – elements of which have endured.
Ron Radford Maee - a sculpture of a man balanced on all fours - is an arresting image that is not easily forgotten.
SALLY PRYOR The prolific output of one of Australia's little-known artists is on display for all to see at the National Library.
Cris Kennedy Documentaries take the limelight at the annual Stronger than Fiction Film Festival in Canberra.
Nigel Featherstone Writer John Clanchy dissects his writing, discusses his new short story collection Six and reflects on how literature is evolving.
RON CERABONA An update to Melville’s Wall Street tale will strike a chord with modern audiences.
Cris Kennedy The hip hop artist's debut novel is so hot even Scottish novelist Irvine Welsh endorses it.
Jane Freebury Rolf de Heer's latest collaboration with David Gulpilil has been both a cathartic and critical success.
Jennifer Kingma The dance company celebrates its 25 anniversary with Patyegarang.
RON CERABONA The kings and queens of unscripted comedy and drama are back for another year.
Matthew Higgins Forty years after its completion, the band's songs that chronicled the nation-changing project are recalled.
CHRIS JOHNSON The White Album Concert is coming to Canberra, so Panorama examines one of the Fab Four's most contentious offerings.
JOHN THISTLETON A new book aims to help Canberrans appreciate the city as a technology hub and centre of innovative business.
RON CERABONA Penelope Boyd has won the 2014 Cliftons Art Prize for her painting The Wait.
Michael Roddy The dead parrot routine, the Spanish Inquisition and the silly walk will all be performed on stage this week for what is likely to be the Monty Python comedy team's last reunion.
Peter Wilkins Following on from their huge success with The Phantom of the Opera, Free Rain Theatre Company has once again hit the jackpot with this year’s production of Legally Blonde – the Musical.
Film festival preview
Cris Kennedy looks at the star attractions at Palace Electric and talks to special guest Finnish actress Laura Birn.
This carved figure has survived religion and reappropriation. Crispin Howarth talks about his favourite from Atua: Sacred Gods from Polynesia.
Janet Wilson One of the directors of the Pinchgut Opera brings a wealth of knowledge about early music to his new academic role.
Classical music review
IAN WARDEN If there really are fairies in Jean Sibelius' 6th Symphony (as some musicologists and Sibelius enthusiasts think), they were very serious-minded wee folk in the symphony as played by the Australian Chamber Orchestra.
KAREN HARDY Author Biff Ward tells Karen Hardy shocking but true accounts of life in her mother's hands.
Jennifer Gall Canberra Repertory Society presents Showtune, celebrating the words and music of Jerry Herman. Theatre 3, June 20-July 5.
RON CERABONA A musical being staged at the Canberra Theatre reveals life in New Zealand was a far cry from life on a tiny Pacific island in the 1970s.
Kasi Albert NGA employee reveals his favourite piece in the Atua: Sacred Gods from Polynesia exhibition.
SALLY PRYOR A collection of biographical files and works by children’s authors and illustrators reveal inspired creativity.
Janet Wilson A new member of the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s distinguished family of historic instruments will make its debut at Llewellyn Hall.
Jennifer Gall What you see is excellent - and what you get is pretty good too, says Jennifer Gall.
Reviewed by Alanna Maclean One of the bard's great plays has London during WW II as a backdrop.
Matthew Higgins A look at the role of author Elyne Mitchell whose works helped build a high-country legend.
RON CERABONA The Street Theatre’s latest production, about Australian women during World War I, is improvisation at its toughest, writes Ron Cerabona.
RON CERABONA This production premieres in Canberra and has a new take on a much-loved play.
Jake Coyle Australian director David Michod teams with Guy Pearce and Robert Pattinson for the follow-up to his Oscar-nominated debut Animal Kingdom.
Philip O'Brien For the youth of Australia, life would never be the same again. A personal recollection of the Fab Four's impact.
Michael Gunn Atua: Sacred Gods from Polynesia is under way and Michael Gunn is entranced by a Tahitian beauty.
Jennifer Kingma The writer's new collection reflects on breakdown and gratitude.
RON CERABONA Melinda Schneider's musical tribute shows there was more to Doris Day than her screen image suggested
Jennifer Gall This year Canberra audiences have been treated to a feast of the finest traditional Irish musicians.
Your guide to what's going on around the capital this weekend.
A comprehensive guide to arts exhibitions and events in and around Canberra.
A balcony garden tempted this rookie gardener to dice with frostbite.
It's important non-Labor voters as well as Labor ones read The Good Fight.
Film review: It may seem outlandish, but if you go along for the ride you can have a good, if gory, time with Snowpiercer.
Film review: You don't need to have seen the earlier stuff to enjoy what I hope is the second of many more outings for this lot.
Film review: Kudos to Peter Cousens for telling a great story, but he has missed some sense of cinematic focus.
Film review: Keira Knightley and Mark Ruffalo strive for authenticity in John Carney's musical tale.
Film review: Marguerite and Hassan create the conditions for cultural fusion and the food doesn't disappoint.
Film review: This is OK if you're into testosterone-fuelled destruction, if not, the classics of this genre hit harder.
Film review: Story of brumbies has old-fashioned appeal and deals with a near-forgotten slice of Australian life.
Film review: Who would have thought the vast and empty universe could be this much fun?
Film review: Predictably neither Diane Keaton or Michael Douglas stray from what is expected of them.
Film review: This is a classy political thriller that is a great final curtain call for Philip Seymour Hoffman, writes Jane Freebury.
Film review: Scarlett Johansson's nuanced performance tells the story of Lucy's growing psychological or physiological awareness.
Film review: Director Clio Barnard builds extraordinary performances out of her young, first-time actors.
Film review: It is the characterisations that really make this Scandinavian crime-thriller duller by the minute.
Film review: Sophia Turkiewicz's directing of a brutal yet amazing story is a powerful piece of filmmaking, writes Cris Kennedy.
Film review: Contemplative and graceful, this is an important reminder of just how wonderfully diverse filmmaking can be, writes Simon Weaving.
Film review: If you want to see an incendiary piece of filmmaking about loss and grief this isn't it, writes Cris Kennedy.
Film review: Cheap laughs in a shoddy script and badly lit scenes, all add up to a classic dud, writes Ron Cerabona.
Film review: Entrapment of a very different kind is on show here, and both actors are wonderfully matched.
Film review: Despite intelligent performances, Brazilian director Bruno Barreto doesn't quite nail this biopic.
Film review: Raunchy and disposable, Sex Tape has touches of The Hangover and is easy to watch.
Film review: This is a story of crossed wires and conversation that becomes a love affair.
Film review: Ape versus human is a powderkeg of a situation and inevitably, a fuse is lit.
Film review: Clint Eastwood should have made the film more pacey, but gratefully songs were played out in full.
Film review: As colourful and sweet as a tropical fruit salad but suffering from animation sequel syndrome.
Film review: This is pretty decent, crossing genres and playing with audience expectations.
Film review: This outing is less confusing, and less awful than the third, which is damning by faint praise, writes CRIS KENNEDY.
Film review: Beautifully shot, it remains a surface affair and increasingly runs out of narrative puff, writes SIMON WEAVING.
Film review: Gracie Otto works magic with stills and film to put Michael White's story in the spotlight, writes CRIS KENNEDY.
Film review: Eyjafjallajokull eruption provides the backdrop of this French comedy that lacks real spark, writes JANE FREEBURY.
Film review: There's scope for sequels, and if this film is anything to go by, then bring them on.
Film review This is clever, crisply made and full of wonderful characters.
Film review: Mortensen and Isaac are each exceptional actors and it is a pleasure to watch them.
Film review: Slowly but surely the performances by intellectually-impaired actors win you over.
Film review: Hooley, dubbed the Godfather of Belfast Punk, is a thoroughly loveable rogue.
Film review: This is competently shot and executed, something that should have been done to the filmmakers.
Film review: The soundscape and cinematography are wonderful, but sadly the storyline is minimalist.
Film review: Annette Bening is incredible, but in parts one must endure some uncomfortable tedium.
Film review: The star has an almost impossible job of playing a much-loved woman, but there are moments when she glows.
Film review: Cruise is sharp, Blunt's gritty, in a Groundhog Day-style sci-fi that is a head-spinner, literally.
Film review: For a movie that is about impending death, this has a beautiful sense of life to it.
Film review: A prosthetically enhanced Jolie dominates, saving a stuttering tale from a deep sleep.
Film review: Tastes of Soylent Green in which Scarlett Johansson is an alien harvesting men.
Film review: This road trip is fast and free, but this time Coogan and Brydon don’t quite hit the mark.
Film review: Snippets of Hangover but with women, this is a comedy of errors with plenty of chuckle.
Film review: Bryan Singer pulls off a funny, tight action film that doesn’t feel rushed or over-crowded.
Film review: Pawel Pawlikowski’s entire film is told in exquisitely composed black-and-white images.
Film review: A wee bit twee and syrupy, this jaunty Scottish musical works hard to take you from misery to happiness.
Film review: It's bizarre that a film presumably conceived as an act of devotion should feel so lacklustre and impersonal.
Film review: It is the beautifully sparse but emotionally loaded script that gives this real strength.
Film review: The story is reminiscent of Blue Valentine with its blue-collar romantic couple in freefall.
Film review: Delicate, intelligent and moving, this is a feast for the eyes and a nuanced slice of history, writes Jane Freebury.