• Exhibition | Happy objects.

    18 November — 25 January 2022

    Happy objects is an exhibition exploring the value of objects. We asked 21 people from various backgrounds and professions to share with us a 'happy object' and tell us the story about this object.

  • Window, Cricket Bat

    12 – 21 January 2022

    A play by Hilary Bell

    Presented by Australian Design Centre and Griffin Theatre Company in association with Sydney Festival

    Some objects possess mysterious powers. They can take us back in time. They can remind us of someone. They can make us emotional—joyful, wistful, homesick.

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  • Apothecary Now! by Sassy Park

    18 November 2021 - 25 January 2022

    Inspired by Renaissance apothecary jars (or albarellos), Sassy Park’s pots use similar maiolica glaze techniques and motifs, linking the current Covid-19 pandemic to history. The hand painted pots reflect the recent preoccupation with newly developed pharmaceutical vaccines, controversial cures and pandemic messaging.

  • ADC On Tour

    ADC Travelling Exhibitions

    Since the 1970s ADC has toured nationally and been at the forefront of providing regional Australia with access to cutting edge work and ideas. Find out about our travelling exhibition program here.

  • Object: stories of design and craft

    Podcast Series 1: Masters of Craft

    We all have objects in our lives. Some are functional, some decorative and many hold memories of important places and people. Who makes these things and why? This new podcast delves into the stories of creative Australians and the objects they make.

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