The official set of uniquely designed high quality objects for the city's centenary are now available. The objects commemorate the Centenary of Canberra and celebrate 100 years of Canberra as Australia's national capital. The objects can be purchased at the Craft ACT Shop, the National Gallery of Australia, National Portrait Gallery, National Library of Australia, Australian War Memorial and National Museum of Australia.
Visit Centenary of Canberra - a legacy of good design for information about the designers.
Sean Booth has designed a series of brooches and neckpieces that showcase the Australian Capital Territory's unique profile. Sean's brooches are inspired by the ACT borders which are the water catchment area.
Materials: plywood or sterling silver
Size: 3.6 x 3.8 cm
Vivid plywood brooch $26.00 each
Vivid plywood neck piece $26.00 each
Colours available: red, yellow, blue, turqouise, pink, green
Sterling silver brooch $120.00 each
Sterling silver neck piece $120.00 each
Shape a Nation is a pop out construction, bringing a 3D physical form to Walter and Marion Mahoney Griffin's plan to connect the nation. Consisting of coloured shapes, some representing other Australian states, that pop out from their die cut base. The pieces can be assembled any which way, to create three dimensional sculpture.
Size: 21 x 31 cm
Cost: $12.90 each
The Marion Scarf captures the unique qualities and character of Canberra as a city. Megan's hand drawn printed silk cotton scarves reflect life as a local and experiences of the city. The Melbourne building, ANU School of Art intermingle with bicycles and hot air balloons and are available in three different colourways.
Material: Silk and cotton blend
Size: 54 x 170 cm
Cost: $99.00 each
Colours: blue, red or green
Kate Ward's series of linen tea towels immerse us in the architectural delights of the iconic buildings that line the shores of Lake Burley Griffin in the heart of Canberra. Kate's tea towels embrace images iconic to Canberra which have been playfully hand drawn and screen printed, and are available in three different designs.
I heart Canberra
Canberra Icons I
Canberra Icons II
Materials: 100% Linen
Size: 50 x 70 cm
Cost: $24.95 each
The Griffin Blueprint Dish preserves the story of how Canberra was designed for the next century and generations beyond, while celebrating the beauty of Canberra and the Griffin's achievement. The form of a dish is suggestive of Canberra's location within a natural amphitheatre created by the surrounding hills and mountains. This elegant motif is etched into a stainless steel platter and is available with a yellow or pale blue base.
Please note: All stock supplies for this limited-run product have been exhausted.
Materials: stainless steel
Colours: blue, yellow
Size: 25.5 45.5 x 4 cm
Cost: $150 each