Canberra Day

Canberra is a wonderful city surrounded by mountains and filled with sweeping nature reserves and of course, is home to one of the best Canberra markets – Handmade Canberra!  Today we celebrate Canberra Day 2022 by showcasing some of our most favourite Canberra themed products that celebrate all of the things that make Canberra such a fantastic city to live.

What is Canberra Day?

For those of you who perhaps don’t know, Canberra day is held on the second Monday in March each year and is a public holiday in the ACT to commemorate Canberra’s official founding in 1913.  At midday on the 12th of March 1913 Lady Denman, the wife of Governor-General Lord Denman, officially gave the city the name “Canberra” after selecting it from almost 750 suggested names!

All things Canberra

Miss Minzy – Textile design

Irene Tan is the name behind the iconic Canberra brand Miss Minzy.  Irene is an artist and illustrator that is all about fabulous colourful, bold, whimsical and quirky fun designs.  Her current style is inspired by all things Australiana and surface pattern design.

Canberra Tea Towel Missy Minzy

Eggpicnic – Artist

Eggpicnic is a Canberra prints studio devoted to wildlife conservation. They produce fine art prints capturing the beauty of the natural world with the hope of inspiring others to protect it. Their work actively supports conservation programs in Australia.

Eggpicnic Canberra Designer

Trevor Dickinson – Canberra Bus Shelters

This wouldn’t be a complete list of Canberra products if it didn’t include Trevor Dickinson’s drawings of the infamous Canberra bus shelters. Trevor loves to draw iconic items from the Canberra landscape and turn them into prints, greeting cards, mugs, calendars, books, postcards, stickers, tea towels, magnets and anything else he can think of.

Trevor Dickinson

Glenn Martin – Photography

Glenn Martin is an award winning Canberra based photographer specialising in the landscape and architecture of Canberra and Australia. Glenn’s photographic prints are created on the highest quality photographic papers and are available in a number of different sizes and colours to fit with your décor. They make the perfect Canberra gift.

Glenn Martin Canberra Photographer

Leafy Sea Dragon – Artwork

Leafy Sea Dragon loves to celebrate Canberra and surrounding regions urban landscapes and diverse culture through a range of unique artistic products. The Leafy Sea Dragon range includes digital lino prints, t-towels, t-shirts, cards, posters, jigsaws, fridge magnets, books and calendars.

Leafy Sea Dragon

To find more talented Canberran designers, head to our Australian Made directory and filter by ACT as the state.

We hope that you have had a wonderful day celebrating all that you love about Canberra.