WORKSHOPPED18: New Australian Furniture, Lighting and Object Design

21 June - 25 July

WORKSHOPPED18 showcases the very best in new Australian design by emerging and established designers. 47 pieces were selected with entrants answering the brief: Fit for Purpose. Does the chair, table or lamp do what you’d hoped it would? Is it comfortable, functional, do you smile when you look at it?


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. 

Seed Stitch Textile Award

Call out for entries

Seed Stitch Collective in partnership with Australian Design Centre, is calling for submissions from NSW textile artists to take part in the inaugural Seed Stitch Contemporary Textile Awards to be exhibited at ADC during Sydney Craft Week. Applications close 3 August. 

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.

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.


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Support Australian Creativity

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Australia needs an innovative design-focused future to help solve the big challenges. Tackling waste and pollution through new manufacturing and sustainable solutions and making more liveable and socially-connected cities are just some of the issues that need creative solutions.  You can help us support makers and designers by making a tax deductible donation today.


Past exhibitions and events

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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.