Three young Australian designers have initiated a really interesting project that aims to capture the essence of this great country we live in. Yianni Hill, Chris Edser and Scott Heinrich have curated a collection of images and ideas submitted by creative talents from a vast array of disciplines, all over Australia.

Browsing through the various ideas of Australian-ness is a wonderful insight into the attitude of our national psyche. Irreverence, humour, anti-authority, social inclusion, wry observations, personal nostalgia, wimsy and more make up the collection and give the viewer a deep and rich understanding of the nature of the Australian spirit.

My submission, Life is but a dream…, is shown here and is an image of my father and my son in a rowing boat while celebrating Australia Day, representing the multiple generations of Australians who are able to enjoy the good life in a land made hospitable by the long forgotten exiles of our historical past.

For an insight into the project and to view other submissions, visit the Australia Project website.