About Hayden Fritzlaff

Hayden is a writer, musician, and all-around Canberra enthusiast. After studying music and English at ANU, Hayden has worked with a number of Canberra-based arts and media organisations.

When he's not writing, Hayden can usually be found watching the next up-and-coming local band, or reading up on the latest music and arts happenings around town.

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Art lovers are recreating famous works from the NGA in the Stay Home Challenge
Arts & Culture
Have you ever stared into the chaotic depths of Jackson Pollock's Blue Poles and visualised its abstract lines as LEGO pieces? Karen Vincent and her children certainly have, and they brought their vision to life with a tiny, plastic recreation of the original. The National Gallery of Australia has been encouraging art-lovers to get creative in recent weeks with the Stay Home...
Lyrically lovely portraits shine a light at NGA’s Hugh Ramsay retrospective
Arts & Culture
His lyrically lovely paintings and self-portraits are as fresh as if the sitter were about to step out of the frame from some Parisian bolthole, or the aftermath of a society ball. But few Australians know the artist Hugh Ramsay's name. At 16, he entered the National Gallery School in Melbourne as a prodigiously talented young artist. As a very...
Legendary soft rockers America celebrate 50 years
What's On
Fifty years is rather a long time to do anything. It's no surprise then, that Gerry Beckley of 70s soft rock icons America has mixed feelings about seeing his band head out on a lap of the globe to celebrate the milestone. "I remember talking about it with my dear friend Robert Lamm from the band Chicago when they went...
Belfast Girls brings out another side of Australian history
What's On
It's nearly showtime for the cast and crew working on Echo Theatre's production of Belfast Girls. The lead-in has been somewhat unusual, with a two-month break separating rehearsal periods. The play is set in the 1850's and explores the disastrous consequences of Ireland's Great Famine. Given its scope and scale, having that extra time to sit with the source material might...
Meaty Matters panel to shed light on the changing face of veganism
What's On
"I think 2014 was when things started to kick off," says Katrina Fox. She is a journalist, activist, and the founder of Vegan Business Media, and we're talking about the way our perception of the term 'vegan' is changing. To some, it's still a dirty word, and Fox has spent part of her career breaking down the misconceptions that come along...
Words and movement: three reasons not to miss My Urrwai
What's On
Upon peeling back the layers of Ghenoa Gela’s most recent show, you learn that there is no exact English translation of ‘My Urrwai’. It can be approximated by combining ‘my spirit, my style, my essence’, but the only way to approach any kind of real understanding is to experience this work of movement and words first hand. Here are three...
70’s Unplugged to celebrate the sights and songs that shaped our nation
What's On
It's time to let down your hair and dig out those flares from the back of the cupboard. A wave of flower power is washing into town this month with 70's Unplugged, the multi-media entertainment event that brings the sights and sounds of the 70's to the stage with a six-piece band and a setlist full of favourites. Having grown...