In reflecting on the 100th anniversary of Canberra, this work explores the contrast between a man made environment and the bush. The city of Canberra presents a vista which comprises an exciting architectural plan of buildings, roads and waterways, set in a dramatic natural landscape, surrounded by hills and mountain ranges.

These elements are expressed through the medium of cloth, using a variety of techniques including stitch, fabric manipulation, textile paints and surface design.

The intricately folded silk organza centerpiece recalls the centrally located Parliamentary triangle, surrounded by geometrically planned city environs, which gradually merge into the bush land countryside. The colours and stitched textures on both sides of the work express the effects of weathering on the landscape, varying with the seasons and events such as bushfire, drought and rain.