Art was planned to be an integral part of New Parliament House from the beginning, the scale and range of artists is impressive. In 1982 I was fortunate to be commissioned to design the carpet for the lobby in the Prime Minister’s suite. The scale of a wall to wall carpet and its context is vastly different to that of a drawing or a painting, and it required a shift in thinking. My earlier experience of designing tapestries for the Australian Tapestry Workshop helped enormously. I found the Parliament House commission a very satisfying and intellectually exciting project.