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During this year’s Milan Design Week LOCAL DESIGN presented LOCAL MILAN, an exhibition showcasing eleven established Australian designers, curated by designer, stylist and creative director of LOCAL DESIGN, Emma Elizabeth. On returning to Australia LOCAL DESIGN is showcasing LOCAL MILAN at the Australian Design Centre.
15 June - 9 August

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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 Shop

Object Shop sells the work of over 20 local makers and designers and is located within our William Street gallery. We hold Maker Markets, Meet-the-maker session, crafting workshops and special retail events. Find out more about the makers and shop events here.


Educating curious, young minds about the power of design is our mission. With an ever changing future it is crucial, more than ever, that we educate our young about how to create a better world with design principles. Find out more about which resources you might be interested and about how ADC can help with your learning curriculum.


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AD Honours

Recognising the leading lights of designers, thinkers, and makers, Australian Design Honours is a growing resource dedicated to promoting and advocating for Australian contemporary craft and design on the world stage.

Hand-picked by ADC and saluting 50 years of Australian design, Australian Design Honours represents four pillars of design; creative activists, digital engagers, spatial thinkers, and object makers.


Past exhibitions and events

Explore previous ADC exhibitions and events through websites, blogs and information.

About Australian Design Centre

A little bit about us

We are a leading centre for contemporary craft and design in Australia. We play a critical role in building a significant design culture for this country by nurturing a nation of innovative makers and thinkers and inspiring audiences to use design in their lives. Find out more about us here.