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Sally Pryor is the Arts Editor at The Canberra Times.

'Absorb' shines light on luminous quality of glass at Canberra Glassworks

Sally Pryor A new show explores the optical effects of light and glass.

Capital Life: September 27

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Contemporary art gets its own space at National Gallery

<i>Glass slipper (ugly blister)</i> by Timothy Horn on display for the opening of the NGA Contemporary Art Space at Commonwealth Place.

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.

Books

Graeme Simsion's Rosie effect enters new phase

Sally Pryor Graeme Simsion has taken the obsessive protagonist of his rom-com novel The Rosie Project back out to the edge for the follow-up, writes Sally Pryor.

Art

Joan Holt's portraits need homes in Canberra

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Sally Pryor Joan Holt was a prolific artist who gave portraits to their subjects, but more than 200 of her works desperately need a home, writes Sally Pryor.

Capital Life: September 20

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

David Sequeira: A life in colour

Sally Pryor Artist David Sequeira's artworks have a loyal and well-paid following in India, Hong Kong and Europe.

Art exhibition

Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize has global reach

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Sally Pryor Our natural world is a source of great inspiration for artists, so it is little wonder that this prize has such international appeal, writes Sally Pryor.

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.

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.

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.

Capital Life: September 13

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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.

Exhibition

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.

Exhibition

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.