Close Encounters With Australian Wildlife

It sounds a little naive but before I arrived in Australia, I only associated its animals with its vast areas of wilderness. I thought I would have to drive for days into its red centre to walk among Roos or spot wombats crossing the road. I never even entertained the idea of seeing the elusive…

Glow: Canberra’s Enlighten Festival

Once a year Canberra lights up. The facades of its famous buildings take on an other-worldly quality as specialist lighting engineers create visual displays that move to music. From the National Library to Australia’s Parliament House – nothing escapes the magic that these teams can create. I originally wrote about this festival back in 2014  but…

In Pictures: Being Enlightened in Canberra

In early autumn, Canberra’s political and cultural center takes on a different hue. Even the deep reds and picturesque rustiness of the trees encircling Lake Burley Griffin can’t compete with the vivid glow of the annual Enlighten Festival. Through the wonder of modern technology and some very creative lighting architects, some of the city’s most…