On now

Obsessed: Compelled to make

Obsessed: Compelled to make showcases the awe-inspiring creativity and innovation of the maker and at the same time focuses on the fundamental human need to make.

8 February -24 March 2018

On now

Future Artefacts

Future Artefacts is the culmination of a seven-year collaboration between conceptual designers Alexi Freeman and Tessa Blazey, and an unveiling of new collaborations with photographer Jane Burton, sculptor Kate Rohde, and composer Byron Meyer. Future Artefacts is presented in collaboration with Karen Woodbury Fine Art and Craft Victoria.

8 February -24 March 2018


Call for entries

Australian Design Centre (ADC) and WORKSHOPPED are calling for expressions of interest to exhibit as part of WORKSHOPPED18.

Does your design demand attention and is it fit for purpose? Are you ready to take the next steps toward production or looking to test your market? Apply now.

Entries close 23 April. 


Explore all the latest news from ADC including information about ADC's Creative Program for 2018, upcoming events, exhibitions and people working in the craft and design sector. 

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 80 Australian 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.


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Sydney Craft Week

Bringing together the creative diversity of Sydney’s contemporary craft community, Sydney Craft Week is a ten-day festival celebrating the beauty of the handmade and the pleasure of making, bringing together Sydney’s contemporary craft community in a city-wide festival.

5 – 14 October 2018


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.