Centenary of Canberra - a legacy of good design
In 2012 the Centenary of Canberra - a legacy of good design competition called on craft practitioners and designers of the Canberra region to design unique, high quality items to celebrate Canberra's 100 years as Australia's national capital in 2013.
Five winners were selected from the concepts presented by the finalists in the competition to develop their design for production and sale as the official Centenary of Canberra product. Each artist was awarded $10,000 to realise and manufacture their designs.
In 2014, one product from each artist was included in the Centenary Time Capsule. Canberra CBD Limited gifted the sculpture and time capsule to the people of Canberra which will be opened in 2113 giving Canberran's in 100 years an opportunity to discover stories that helped shape the first 100 years as the nation's capital.
Canberra Icons refers to the many iconic buildings within Canberra that line the shores of Lake Burley Griffin in the heart of Canberra. Kate Ward’s series of tea-towels immerse us in these architectural delights and Lake Burley Griffin is the perfect vantage point. The architecture marks the passage of time from Canberra’s beginnings. Architecture is a great way of documenting Canberra’s place as the national capital, reflecting the different eras and styles that capture how we live and work as a nation.
Over 2,000 tea towels were printed and sold throughout 2013.
Available in three different designs.
Materials: 100% Linen
Size: 50 x 70 cm
Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre
Designs of the times - Canberra Times. 20 April 2012
Centenary of Canberra - a legacy of good design brochure
Images by Art Atelier Photography.