Indigenous Design

29 September - 23 November

Australian Design Centre presents an exhibition of the work of Nicole Monks: Marlu (Kangaroo) and Lucy Simpson: Dhuwi created over their 12 month Arts NSW Indigenous Design Mentorship.

Indigenous Design

Talks and events

Australian Design Centre presents an exhibition of the work of Nicole Monks: Marlu (Kangaroo) and Lucy Simpson: Dhuwi. Join in the talks and workshops to discover more about these emerging designers and their works.

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.


Design and Indigenous Australia

Penny Craswell from The Design Writer shares an article about two contemporary Indigenous designers drawing on Indigenous Australian traditions in their practices, Lucy Simpson and Nicole Monks.


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Australian Design 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.


Help us to support Australian designers and makers

When we ask what will drive our economy in the future, the answer will have a lot to do with knowledge and innovation. When we analyse the key elements of innovation, we find much about design. And when we ask who understands design, we look to the Australian Design Centre, a key contributor to our national life.Roy Green, Dean, UTS Business School

About Australian Design Centre

A little bit about us

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