Australian Mission to the United Nations official gift

Australian Print Workshop was honoured to be commissioned by Australia’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, to produce a limited edition print to mark Australia’s Presidency of the United Nations Security Council in September 2013.

It is tradition for countries taking up the Presidency to give gifts to Council Members which reflect something unique about their country. The commissioned works were intended to be hung in the Missions and Embassies of the 14 member countries.

Australian Print Workshop commissioned artist Vicki Couzens to create a new artwork for this prestigious project.

Vicki Couzens is a highly respected Indigenous artist whose work encompasses printmaking painting, sculpture and public art. She is a descendant of the Kirrae Wurrong/Gunditjmara clan from Western Victoria.

APW printers worked with Vicki to produce an original limited edition fine art etching. Vicki’s etching titled ‘tambawan’ was a symbolic representation of a meeting place, which reflected the idea of the UN Security Council as a meeting place for the maintenance of international peace and security.