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Dressed to the (ca)nines

Puppies, poodles and…Marie Antoinette? It’s time to get historical with your hound.  This Saturday 21 January, the National Gallery of Australia (NGA) and National Portrait Gallery (NPG) will be throwing an event that’s sure to get some tails wagging. There’s nothing better than a dogs day out, and the two galleries are making sure you do it […]

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12 Must Shoot Places For Photographers In Canberra

Canberra is perfect for photographers, beginners and experts alike. Being a vibrant and beautiful city smack bang in the middle of the bush, and just along the Brindabella Ranges, it gives a whole host of awesome opportunities for photographers of every kind. It can be challenging trying to find the right place to shoot landscape […]

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This Week In The Can

Your essential guide to what’s on in Canberra this week! HAVE AN EVENT YOU’D LIKE TO SEE LISTED IN THIS WEEK IN THE CAN? SUBMIT IT HERE BY COB WEDNESDAY PRIOR. SEVEN THINGS NOT TO MISS Late Night Opening: Creatures of the Night The National Portrait Gallery will keep its doors open until 8pm on selected […]

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A seasonal discovery of Canberra’s great outdoors

Canberra really is the perfect place to get up close and personal with nature, soak up the sunshine and explore the many native wonders sitting right on our doorstep.  With four distinct seasons, the visual offerings are regularly changing and continually surprising. Whether you are on foot, on your bike, or in your car, Canberra’s […]

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This Week In The Can

Your essential guide to what’s on in Canberra this week! HAVE AN EVENT YOU’D LIKE TO SEE LISTED IN THIS WEEK IN THE CAN? SUBMIT IT HERE BY COB WEDNESDAY PRIOR. SIX THINGS NOT TO MISS Late Night Opening: Superstition The National Portrait Gallery will keep its doors open until 8pm on selected Fridays during January […]

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Summer sport and beyond

Calling all sports nuts! As a participant or spectator, Canberra serves up plenty to get your heart racing. SUMMER IS FOR SPECTATORS Australia’s biggest horsepower party, the Street Machine Summernats Car Festival rolls into town from 5–8 January 2017. More than 2000 elite cars come from around the world to display their stuff to a massive crowd […]

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This Week in The Can

Your essential guide to what’s on in Canberra this week! HAVE AN EVENT YOU’D LIKE TO SEE LISTED IN THIS WEEK IN THE CAN? SUBMIT IT HERE BY COB WEDNESDAY PRIOR. SIX THINGS NOT TO MISS  Old Bus Depot Markets – Portobello Road The Old Bus Depot Markets reopen in 2017 with a favourite event – […]

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Five movies to escape with…

Run. Basically…run! Evading captors, an oncoming storm, aliens or bandits, escape on film can be one of the most exciting cinematic devices. As the audience – hearts in mouths and breath barely a gasp – we hope, no matter what the impossible odds, that our heroes will make it. Here are five celluloid moments that […]

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Five ‘Escapeflix’ to binge watch

Netflix is changing the way we view television, and for some of us, it’s the ideal escape from the everyday. Here are five shows where escapism isn’t just a state of mind, it’s a necessity. THE UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT When Kimmy Schmidt is rescued from an underground doomsday cult after 15 years, she’s excited to […]

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Women at, and in, the NGA

When you think of women in art, you instinctively think of women as the subject, not as the creator.  The noble history of the female nude, the ‘femme fatale’ or the oriental odalisque are hung on the walls of every institution around the globe, and rightly so – they are beautiful works of art. What […]

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