Explore all the latest news from ADC including information about ADC's Creative Program Highlights for 2019, upcoming events, exhibitions and people working in the craft and design sector. 

Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft \ Prue Venables

1 August - 25 September

Acclaimed ceramicist Prue Venables is the ninth artist in the Australian Design Centre's series Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft. Prue Venables' sculptural artworks possess clarity, luminosity and a quiet beauty.


1 August - 25 September

GIANTS is a feminist exploration of dress and adornment.Textile artist Isabel Avendano Hazbun has hand-made brightly coloured wearable sculptures using an assortment of readily made materials including fibre, wire, recycled tyre inner-tubes and yoga mats. 

Object Shop

Object Shop sells the work of over 90 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.

ADC Friends

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

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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. Help us support a creative community with your donation today. 


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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.


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.