Capital Life: What's on in the Canberra arts scene from December 18, 2021

Ron Cerabona
By Ron Cerabona
December 17 2021 - 1:30pm
Lift Me Up by Sarah Waghorn, part of her exhibition currently showing at Grainger Gallery. Picture: Supplied

Look Up

Joy and euphoria are the feelings artist Sarah Waghorn experiences when a familiar tree is at its flowering peak. Look Up is an optimistic visual feast in which she has honed her subject from four years of painting flowering trees, narrowing the selection down to just two natives: the banksia and the flowering gum. Large-scale forms are the key to the dynamism of her paintings and the expressive mark making in her richly textured brushstrokes that add to their movement. It's on at Grainger Gallery until January 9, 2022.


Ron Cerabona

Ron Cerabona

Arts reporter

As arts reporter I am interested in and cover a wide range of areas - film, visual art, theatre and music, among others - to tell readers about what's coming and happening in the vibrant and varied world of the arts in Canberra. Email:

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