ACT makers in the spotlight in January’s National Showcase

ACT makers in the spotlight in January’s National Showcase

At Parliament Shop we are all about celebrating the wonderful makers and suppliers of Australia. The National Showcase aims to do just that – it’s a new local program that aims to promote Australian-made products from across the nation right here in Parliament House.

In collaboration with Parliamentarians and local communities, we have invited Australian businesses to feature in month-long state and territory-focused showcases at Parliament Shop. This month, it’s Canberra’s turn – meet the ACT’s National Showcase suppliers for 2024. 

Ginko Earrings by Atelier 818

Brighten your look

Atelier 818 is the art glass studio and design label of local glass artist Lisa Cahill. Taking inspiration from both urban and natural landscapes, each item is a unique piece of art glass.

These lightweight earrings delicately capture and reflect light. Made with high-quality polished glass and gold lustre, they include a stainless steel hanging wire.

Featuring two themes, bright red and emerald green, these can be dressed up or down to suit work, a special occasion, or as a way to brighten your day.

Caramel Macadamia and Wattleseed Tablette by Studio Cocoa

Enter cocoa heaven

Whisk yourself away with flavours of caramelised white chocolate, macadamia, and ground wattleseed from Studio Cocoa.

Created by Canberra’s Tannah Moran, Studio Cocoa aims to create high-quality and ethically sourced chocolates that support local wherever possible.

Handmade with love and care, this chocolate has a sweet biscuit-like flavour profile with subtle notes of coffee and hazelnut.

Altina non-alcoholic beverages

Enjoy without moderation

ALTINA non-alcoholic wines have been named among the best in the world at the World Alcohol Free Awards.

This non-alcoholic Finger Lime Sauvignon Blanc infuses native ingredients and botanicals that unveil varietal characteristics in every sip.

Experience bright aromas of white nectarine and fresh cucumber in this guilt-free wine.

ACT Brooch by Sean Booth

Show your Canberra pride 

Proud to be Canberran or love our little capital so much you want to show it off?

Metalsmith Sean Booth’s work is the ultimate Canberra memento, featuring six fun colours and high-quality construction.

You can wear your love of the Australian Capital Territory on your sleeve, hat, socks, or wherever else takes your fancy!

Geo Glass Cup by Canberra Glassworks

Sip simply in style

This functional and gorgeous cup has been designed by Canberra Glassworks to sit effortlessly in your hand.

Hand-blown, these pieces are the result of traditional glass working techniques, and available in three colours: smoke grey, candy pink, and uranium. They also feature a contemporary geometric form, making your drink that little bit cooler.

“Among the Gum Trees” by Lucian Candles

Savour the smell of the bush capital

Lucian Candles are fresh, fun, and familiar scents inspired by nature and nostalgia. This handmade soy candle is a classic Aussie aroma with hints of driftwood and rivermint!

Temporary Tattoos by Missy Minzy

Commit to Canberra with a (temporary) tattoo

From the Magpie to the Bogong moth, this sheet of hand-drawn tattoos represents many beloved fauna you can see in and around Canberra. 

Irene Tan is a Canberra-based artist and illustrator respected for her colourful bold, whimsical, quirky designs. She created these designs exclusively for the Parliament Shop, and they are fun for the whole family!

Framed Parliament House Print by Estelle Briedis

A piece of Parliament for your home

Canberra-based screen printer Estelle Briedis celebrates the bold and original with exquisite hand-drawn designs.

This one-of-a-kind geometric design represents the Marble Foyer located in the Australian Parliament House. Framed in a handmade, carbon-neutral box frame, these are a series of limited edition prints with only 50 copies ever made. You’ll find them exclusively at the Parliament Shop.

Greeting Card by Eggpicnic

The bird is the word

Canberra’s Eggpicnic produces public art and fine art prints that capture the beauty of nature, to inspire others to protect it.

Choose from cards celebrating the sulphur-crested cockatoo, magpie, kookaburra, or galah and wow your friends, family, or pen pal with the beautifully simple animals and artistry.

Classic Parliament Building Tray by Chelsea Lemon Design

Eat, tray, love

This gorgeous, warm and colourful timber tray has been carefully crafted with hand-cut parquetry inspired by the woodwork of Australian Parliament House.

Chelsea Lemon’s pieces showcase a fresh approach to traditional woodworking techniques.

Decorate a coffee table, kitchen island or bench with this stunning display piece, or give your next afternoon tea an extra touch of history.