• Unravelling Queerly

    4 February - 22 March 2023

    From political struggles, relationships with family and self-identity to knitted protest banners and dark glittery glory holes – Unravelling Queerly showcases the work of ten LGBTQIA+ artists. The exhibition highlights raw and real struggles, resilience, humour and accomplishments.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website may contain images, voices and names of deceased persons.

  • Chili Philly: Crochet Social 2023

    4 February – 22  March 2023

    Working at the nexus of art, craft and social media, Phil Ferguson, aka Chili Philly transforms everyday objects into covetable crocheted creations.

  • News

    Find out all the latest news, events and announcements at Australian Design Centre.

  • Object: stories of design and craft

    Podcast Series 2: Clay Connections out now!

    We all have objects in our lives. Some are functional, some decorative and many hold memories of important places and people. Who makes these things and why? This podcast delves into the stories of creative Australians and the objects they make.

  • ADC 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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  • About ADC

    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 to use design in their lives.

  • Object Shop

    Handmade. Unique. Collectible.

    Object Shop supports over 100 leading and emerging Australian designer makers.  Find limited-edition, handmade and collectible jewellery, ceramics, objects and textiles. 

  • Object Digital

    Australian Design Centre's ideas hub

    Delve into articles, essays, films and interviews covering a huge range of craft and design on Object Digital.