Peter Draw wants to spread love around the world through a post-post modern art movement we’re embarking on with his caricature called Ai. As seen on the artist’s highly curated Instagram account, Ai has ventured to manifold cities, carefully illustrated into images taken by Peter’s partner photographers. For this edition, we’ll be focusing on Canberra in Australia, as captured and told by Hong Kong-born, Sydney-based advertising art director and freelance photographer Elaine Li (@lielaine).
Tell us a remarkable encounter that happened within the area you captured.
We were doing a road trip from Sydney to Jervis Bay, and on the way we detoured to Canberra, the capital city of Australia to explore. Attractions in Canberra are mostly government buildings like Parliament House and art museums, but what interested us the most was the Embassy Drive, where 80 different embassies with architectural styles of their own are situated in the same area. This is also where we stumbled upon some wild kangaroos hanging out in a park. It was my first time seeing wild roos up close, plus there were a few joeys, which were adorable.
What do you love most about the area?
The fact that you get to see different styles of architecture at Embassy Drive was quite unique. As we were driving, we played a guessing game where we look at the building and guessed which country it represents.
Your least favourite bit about the area?
Other than the attractions I mentioned above, there really isn’t much else around Canberra. However, if you drive 2 hours towards Jervis Bay, you’ll experience the amazing coast with the whitest sand ever.
List some must-dos.
Drive around Embassy Drive, check out Parliament House and spot wild kangaroos.