With the Covid-19 restrictions lifting, we are planning to open the Centre on Tuesday 9 June with a new exhibition, Open House: Tamworth Textile Trienniale. More about our plans for reopening soon! 

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Object 150

Support a local maker by commissioning a unique object

Object 150 invites craft and design lovers to invest $150 and have a unique, handmade, collectible object work created exclusively for you by one of our makers. 

Object Space

26 March - 27 May 2020

Object Space is a window gallery located in the window of the ADC Offices on William Street in Darlinghurst. On display from 26 March - 27 May 2020 is the exhibition In the Fire Zone: How to Cook a Knife by Dianne Beevers.

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.

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ADC provides a place for designers and makers to test and explore their creative ideas, interact with audiences, celebrate their discoveries, question how we want our lives to be and educate the next generation through our acclaimed Design Emergency program.

With your help we can continue to inspire, inform and engage people with the power of creativity. 

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ADC Friends receive many benefits including retail discounts and special invitations. Become a friend or purchase a gift membership. 


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Past exhibitions and events

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

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 100 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.