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.
ADC developed a Strategic Framework: First Nations Engagement 2023–2027 (‘the Framework’) to provide practical and ethical guidelines to support our commitment to First Nations art, craft and design across the organisation, including the Board, staff, creatives, community, audiences, partners and collaborators.
We are a highly agile and adaptable organisation that has taken a leadership role in the contemporary craft and design sector since it first opened in 1964 as the NSW Crafts Council. Here is a collection of stories that explore some of the histories of ADC with spotlights on collaborations and touring, design criticality, global, Indigenous, innovation and technology.
We work with some of the best, most passionate and talented individuals in the industry and we're always on the lookout for new talent. Could that be you? Check out our latest positions at the Australian Design Centre.
We are grateful to all of our partners for their generous support of Australian innovation, creativity and design. Whether it's government support, or the continued patronage of our valued donors, gifts of all sizes, big and small, help us to continue to deliver a diverse creative program.
Our beautiful new gallery space is available for corporate and community hire. Whether it's a private occasion, work function or boutique event, our space has accommodated a range of events for organisations including Tropfest, The School of Life, and Interbrand.
Join Australian Design Centre as a volunteer to develop your skills and follow your passion for craft and design by assisting in our gallery, exhibition events and public programs or a design work experience placement.