The Gorton Government 10 January 1968 – 10 March 1971 was the federal executive government of Australia led by Prime Minister John Gorton.
John Gorton enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force during WW2 in 1940. He served as a fighter pilot in Malaya and New Guinea.
During his service he suffered a very bad plane accident, where he was left with a battered and scared face.
What made Gordon so unique was his rugged image, which gave him a great sence of toughness to his persona. This came out in his character in an artistic way, when one was depicting him.
As a young artist who had formal qualifications from Europe, Vlad Mosmondor was given the task to have Gordon sit for him in Parliament House, Canberra in 1969. A few of dads sketches are show here.
Then from those sketches the final sculpture was made in fibre glass as shown below.
The vote to merge at the Hyatt Hotel. Photo: Melissa Adams
A New Era - Canberra Business Chamber (Formally the Canberra Business Council)
Monica Shanahan (Mosmondor) Left, was working at the Canberra Business Chamber from 2016-2019, where her position was made redundant. Working as the Communications Graphic Design and Marketing, she implemented and oversaw all the publications, website, social media and event management for the Canberra Business Chamber (CBC).
Following in her father's footsteps who was the designer who worked on the Business Council's corporate identity. Monica too, was in charge of the Business Chambers re-branding in 2018-19 where the organisation followed the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the rest of the states, to incorporate the 'star' symbol which has recently been adapted to their logo.
Below are some examples of Monica's work. Including a staff photo of both the CBC and ACCI together at the Canberra Business Chamber's head office.
Canberra Business Chamber Staff enjoying a morning tea with ACCI Staff and James Pearson, CEO Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.