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Sally Pryor is the Arts Editor at The Canberra Times.

Capital Life: CAPO Emerging Artists' Prize opens

Sally Pryor A round-up of what's happening in the Canberra visual arts scene for the week beginning May 23.

Capital life

Capital Life: Llewellyn McGarry explores frontiers at CCAS Manuka


Sally Pryor Here is our guide to what is happening in Canberra's arts world for the week beginning May 16.

Inside the strongroom, the National Library's most secure vault

 Andrew Sergeant, rare books reference librarian at the Australian National Library, with a book covered in human skin.

Sally Pryor It's known as 'the strongroom', hidden behind two heavy steel doors that set off security alarms each time they are unlocked by the very small number of people who have access.

Capital life

Capital Life: Surreal and otherworldly creatures at NGA Contemporary

Sally Pryor Here is our guide to what is happening in Canberra's arts world for the week beginning May 9.

Betty Churcher remembered for her infectious love of art

News. Celebrating The Life Of Betty Churcher event at the National Gallery of Australia. An attendee looks at the order of service.
April 28th 2015
The Canberra Times
Photograph by Graham Tidy.

Sally Pryor She took us on her journey, and the journey was art.

Capital Life, April 25


Sally Pryor Vessels, PNG, porcelain art and print are among new exhibitions in Canberra. Here's our guide to what is on.

The Devourer of Letters is a loving tribute to Eduardo Castellanos

 Diane de Castellanos  published an ebook based on a kid's story her husband wrote
Date:  08 April 2015
Photo Jay Cronan

Sally Pryor A Mexican father’s story for his son is posthumously published by his widow, Diane de Castellanos, an accomplished Canberra artist.

Capital Life: April 11


Sally Pryor A comprehensive guide to what is happening in Canberra's art scene for week beginning April 11.


The Importance of Being Miriam: Canberra will discover up-front Margolyes

 Miriam Margolyes.

Sally Pryor The actress shares her love of literature, edgy wit and warm humour in a show that is also a reflection of family influences, writes Sally Pryor.

National Gallery of Australia director Betty Churcher remembered as creative communicator

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

Sally Pryor Betty Churcher has been lauded for her ability to provide a bridge between everyday Australians and art.

Former director of National Gallery of Australia Betty Churcher brought art to the masses

Betty Churcher.

Sally Pryor The art world is in mourning today with the news that Betty Churcher, the inimitable former director of the National Gallery of Australia, has died, aged 84.

Capital Life, March 28


Sally Pryor This week's art news and events in Canberra for the week beginning March 28.

Art exhibition

National Photographic Portrait Prize 2015: Wonderful window to our world opens for all

Sally Pryor You can expect a much more uplifting snapshot of Australian life at the National Portrait Gallery for this year's prize, which was a little dark last year.


Marion Halligan: Goodbye Sweetheart author talks life, death and narratives

Sally Pryor This pragmatic author with a penchant for pathos takes the fear out of the inevitable.

A misty mountain encounter wows judges of the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2015

<i>Ali</i>, Hoda Afshar's winning entry in the National Photographic Portrait Prize 2015.

Sally Pryor Eight years after migrating to Australia, a return visit to her homeland of Iran result in a career-changing moment for photographer Hoda Afshar.

Canberra art collector Alan Boxer leaves National Gallery of Australia bequest worth $8 million

Alan Boxer at his art-filled home.

Sally Pryor For 50 years, Alan Boxer's art collection was one of Canberra's best-kept secrets - a vast trove of Australian modernist art crammed into an ordinary suburban home.

National Gallery of Australia to send Seated Buddha back to India

Roslyn Packer with the second century Buddha which was purchased by the NGA in 2007 with her assistance.

Sally Pryor An ancient Indian sculpture that until recently had its home among other Asian antiquities at the National Gallery of Australia is set to return to India.

Interview: Robyn Cadwallader, author of The Anchoress

Sally Pryor While pervasively gloomy, Robyn Cadwallader's book The Anchoress is at times `almost unbearably sensual' as a woman in isolation becomes hyper aware of all her senses. Sally Pryor explains.

Australian War Memorial collates work of 10 Anzac artists for centenary

Commemorations: New Zealand artist Shane Cotton is one of 10 who will exhibit in the print project at the Australian War Memorial.

Sally Pryor As the centenary of Anzac looms, there are countless ways in which a community can remember.

What Canberra's up-and-coming artists are doing


Sally Pryor It's one of the year's hippest art shows in Canberra's increasingly bulging calendar, and the ANU School of Art's Graduating Exhibition is also a kaleidoscopic glimpse into the future of art world.