Author: Ramesha Perera

Local talent Sacha Pola announced as finalist in 46th Muswellbrook Art Prize!

It’s not often one of our own is celebrated on the national stage but Canberra born painter and colourist Sacha Pola has managed to turn heads. Having studied at the School of Art at ANU and graduating (with honours) in print media, art history and French, Pola was announced last week as one of the finalists in the prestigious awards! When asked what motivated him to enter the Muswellbrook Artist Prize, Pola says “I applied because someone came along and gave me the confidence to realise I was ready.” As an artist, Pola is inspired by names like David...

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Future proof your career with Nils Vesk

Nils Vesk the quintessential ‘go to’ man for creating money making ideas and energising people to turn those ideas into a reality. His philosophy is simple: ideas are useless unless we give them legs. His expertise is as diverse as it is dynamic – from designer to presenter, from facilitator to consultant – this is a man who is a must-have addition to your business. Nils delivers keynote presentations and runs creative training workshops for some of Australia’s leading companies. OutInCanberra chats with Nils before his first ever Canberra Workshop at the University of Canberra on 8, February to find...

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The Skin has landed at The Lab

You’ll remember Canberra’s favourite eyebrow artists from their days in Braddon, now in the relaxed atmosphere of Griffith. The Lab are bringing their signature quirk, passion and dedication to perfecting your skin.  Owners of The Lab, Tegan Daley and Sianne Fitzsimons, say that adding skin treatments to their list of services has been a dream for years.  “The Skin now completes our full circle obsession with the entire face,” says Daley.  Far from quick fixes or invasive procedures The Lab takes a focused, wholistic approach to the body’s largest organ by harnessing the power of your natural chemistry and enabling your skin to function optimally (as...

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5 steps to trick yourself into success

Got the vaycay blues? Here are 5 steps to trick yourself into being happy about returning to work. To be consumed with copious amounts of coffee- obviously. Get Organised  When you get into the office, the first thing you’ll want to do is get yourself organised. That might mean getting yourself physically or mentally organised. Don’t rely on drab office stationary to spark your motivation and get you going. Instead hit up a stationary store to personalise your gear and have you feeling like a boss. Need some inspiration? Check out Typo – for a range of seasonal prints and designs, you’ll be as organised as Lorraine Murphy in no time!   Review (and Possibly Revise) Your...

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Be swept away by the romance of Love and Desire: Pre-Raphaelite Masterpieces from the Tate

The National Gallery of Australia today unveiled the most ambitious exhibition of Pre-Raphaelite masterpieces ever shown in Australia. With seminal 19th century works of art from the Tate’s phenomenal collection, and significant loans from private collections and institutions in Britain and Australasia, more than 100 works by 21 artists in Love and Desire: Pre-Raphaelite Masterpieces from the Tate presents an exclusive insight into the rebellious and revolutionary world of the ground-breaking art movement.   The exhibition explores themes of love and desire, modern life, literature and romance, myth, portraiture and the femme fatale, as well as William Morris &...

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