Sally Pryor

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Sally Pryor The latest on what is on in Canberra's art scene.

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Sally Pryor What's on in the world of arts in the capital.

World Slow Art Day: Betty Churcher says take a good long look at artworks

Sally Pryor Next Saturday is World Slow Art Day, on which people around the world are encouraged to visit a museum and gallery and look at art slowly.

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Sally Pryor The carefully observed local landscapes capture shifts in light and shadows throughout the seasons and even throughout the day.

Family chat spawned Alexander Boynes' ANCA artshow


Sally Pryor Christmas Day is usually a time for families to kick back and enjoy some downtime together. Or, depending on the family, to pick away at old grievances, let them simmer or air them out.


Moral dilemma for National Gallery of Australia as Shiva saga continues

Shiva as Nataraja, Lord of the Dance.

Sally Pryor The National Gallery of Australia may have a moral obligation to return the allegedly smuggled Shiva sculpture back to India and its rightful home in a southern temple, says the former director of...

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Artists go back to school

Sally Pryor There is a new gallery space in town, and it's in a historic schoolhouse.

Snapshots of our psyche

Woody Mann

Sally Pryor Winning smiles weren't necessary to win over judges of the National Photographic Portrait Prize, writes Sally Pryor.

Andrew Cowen: Winner of National Photographic Portrait Prize revealed

Andrew Cowan with his winning portrait of Cartoonist Matthew Martin at the National Photographic Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery.
Filed: Friday, 21 March 2014 12:36:47 pm 
Photo by Rohan Thomson, The Canberra Times


Sally Pryor No matter how well you know someone, capturing their essence on camera is not an easy thing.

Director of National Gallery Ron Radford to retire

Standing down ... National Gallery of Australia Director Ron Radford will leave the institution later this year.

Sally Pryor After 10 years at the helm, Ron Radford plans to retire from the National Gallery when his term expires in September.

National Portrait Gallery exhibition gets to the bottom of television promo shoots

Behind the scenes at Offspring 2012. Photo: John Tsiavis

Sally Pryor New exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery shows, an enormous amount of work goes into every image that forms the underlying hum of promotional material for television shows.

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Sally Pryor Lumen reveals immediate glimpses into the present-day human condition and imagination.

Betty Churcher releases follow-up book to 2011 memoir Notebooks

Former director of the National Gallery of Australia, Betty Churcher.

Sally Pryor You would think that the former director of a major art gallery would have little left to discover in the art world.

Grishin shakes the tree

Sally Pryor It's vast, it's hugely detailed, it's opinionated - and Australian Art: A History is going to make some waves, writes Sally Pryor.

Transfield funds are still being used for Biennale of Sydney


Andrew Taylor, Sally Pryor Transfield money will help fund this year's Biennale of Sydney, despite last week's declaration from the board that ties had been severed with founding partner ''effective immediately''.

Mapping Our World: National Library finds map to exhibition success

Sally Pryor The National Library’s blockbuster exhibition of maps was the library’s most successful show ever

Get yourself out there


Sally Pryor The You Are Here festival highlights the things that are happening in Canberra's independent and experimental arts scene, writes Sally Pryor.

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Sally Pryor Tapestry as a medium has traditionally been used to tell stories that are personal and historical.

Artist John White makes the break into Canberra Glassworks

ANU Visual Arts graduate with honours John White with some of his works at the Canberra Glassworks in Kingston.

Sally Pryor It's a classic Canberra tale - at least in the art world.

First word

Harriet undiminished

Sally Pryor When you start reading books from a young age, you absorb all these details unthinkingly.