Date range: 20th Century
Geographical focus: Australia
"The National Archives collection mainly documents Australian Government activities since Federation in 1901. Most of our records are files of documents, but our collection includes posters, plans, films, sound recordings, videotapes, digital records and many photographs."
Allen, Judith, 'Scott, Rose (1847-1925)', in Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University (ANU), c.2006,
from We Came to Australia Looking for Peace by Christine Mulvany and Lucy Carroll (2003) Macmillan: South Yarra
‘Shape a Nation’ is a unique design tool that links sculpture, architecture, urban design, mapping and politics to everyday life.
Recipients push out the shapes of Australia’s states and territories along with shapes idiomatic of Canberra such as hexagons, circles and triangles from a die cut board. By slotting the shapes together the concept of Walter and Marion Mahony Griffin's plan to connect the nation is given physical form with unlimited design outcomes.
‘Shape a Nation’ calls us to ‘dream through action’. To celebrate, the vision and spirit required in building a nation or a city.
A product of political intellect and constructive ingenuity, ‘Shape a Nation’ delivers public art to your kitchen table.