Makers & Friends Christmas Market

Wednesday 14 December 5 - 9pm

Join our Object Shop makers (and a few of their friends) for a shopping event just in time for Christmas. Find original, beautifully handcrafted designs, wine tasting and getting together with our talented makers.

Designing Bright Futures

1 December - 25 January

Designing Bright Futures: Selected UNSW A&D Design Graduates is a satellite of the Annual 16 and an exhibition partnership between Australian Design Centre and UNSW Art & Design - a celebration of optimism, ideas and ambitions.

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.


UNSW Built Environment

The Australian Design Centre Career Development Award for the UNSW Bachelor of Interior Architecture for 2016 goes to Kate Bath for her re-invention of a bath house in the Cutaway at Barangaroo.


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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 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.