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Sally Pryor is the Arts Editor at The Canberra Times.

Lessons learned as CSO's art raffle fails to spark with audience

Sally Pryor When it came to the crunch, it turned out wealthy Canberrans weren't as willing to part with their money as the Canberra Symphony Orchestra had hoped.

Retiring NGA director Ron Radford sets Shiva scandal against gallery's positive achievements

National Gallery of Australia director Ron Radford:

Sally Pryor Director Ron Radford insists the Dancing Shiva scandal has not dented his pride in the NGA's triumphs.

Canberra conservators are guardians of our past

Delicate work: Victoria Gill (left)  discusses a  lithograph  with owner Marie Nicholls and fellow conservator Alexa McNaught-Reynolds.  The  lithograph is  by Marion Griffin.

Sally Pryor As a conservator in private practice, Victoria Gill sees beloved treasures of every ilk, writes Sally Pryor.

Capital Life: September 13


Sally Pryor A comprehensive guide to arts exhibitions and events in and around Canberra.

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.

Capital life: September 6

Sally Pryor A comprehensive guide to arts exhibitions and events in and around Canberra.


Kerry McInnis and Mike MacGregor's Antarctic adventure

Graphite Rock, by Kerry McInnis, at the Ice Floes and Growlers (Antarctica) exhibition at the M16 Artspace.

Sally Pryor Artist Kerry McInnis, and her husband Mike MacGregor, a sculptor, took different approaches to works inspired by their trip to the frozen continent.

Andrew Sayers a Moran semi-finalist with nude self-portrait

Sally Pryor Andrew Sayers has spent his entire career looking at other people's art, and a good part of that time involved portraits.

National Gallery of Australia exhibition shows many faces of Arthur Boyd

Exhibit showcases Boyd's diversity: A piece from <i>Agony & Ecstasy</I>.

Sally Pryor Arthur Boyd may be the only visual artist ever to be named Australian of the Year - lauded throughout his career - but a new exhibition shows there is plenty of room to reassess his work.

Capital Life: August 30

Sally Pryor A comprehensive guide to arts exhibitions and events in and around Canberra.


Watershed: Lake Burley Griffin celebrates 50 years

Lake Burley Griffin is at its best in autumn.

Sally Pryor Fifty years of aquatic pleasure in Canberra, and what led up to it, is being celebrated in October, writes Sally Pryor.

NGA announces light-filled summer blockbuster with James Turrell retrospective

James Turrell Afrum (white) 1966  Cross-corner projection: projected light

Sally Pryor His light-based installation has become a treasured part of the Canberra landscape, drawing visitors at all times of day to immerse themselves in a perception-bending view of the sky.


Guess Who? Mystery surrounds next director of the National Gallery of Australia

Retiring:National Gallery of Australia director Ron Radford will leave his post soon.

Andrew Taylor, Sally Pryor Ron Radford's impending retirement has long been on the cards, but mystery continues to surround his successor as head of the National Gallery of Australia.

Canberra Symphony Orchestra: Little orchestra stands tall with virtuosic new season

Canberra Syphony Orchestra conductor Nicholas Milton.

Sally Pryor It may seem an obvious point, but Canberra is an awfully long way away from Ukraine.

Capital life: August 23


Sally Pryor A comprehensive guide to arts exhibitions and events in and around Canberra.

Art and design

Ranamok Glass Prize 2014: End of an era


Sally Pryor The competition's co-founders are bringing it to a close after 20 successful years, writes Sally Pryor.

Capital life

Capital Life: August 16

Sally Pryor A comprehensive guide to arts exhibitions and events in and around Canberra.

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

National Gallery of Australia senior curator Deborah Hart with some of the works by Australian painter Dale Frank.

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

National Portrait Gallery exhibition captures beach culture of '60s and '70s

Photographer John Witzig in front of one of his photographs,

Sally Pryor When John Witzig was taking photographs back in the 1960s and 70s, all he ever wanted to do was capture a moment in time, and create a portrait of life as he knew it.


John Witzig's song of the sea is nostalgic trip


Sally Pryor A new exhibition of surf photography is not about the sport so much as an era, writes Sally Pryor.