About ADC

We're 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.

We celebrate the work of Australian artists who embrace the highest degree of craftsmanship and who continually explore material, process and ideas to advance contemporary design practice. Our program features more than 200 designers and has generated over $1.2m in revenue for designers through artist fees and the sale of work in the last five years. Through our creative programs and partnerships, we reach an audience of more than 390,000 people nationwide each year.

Whether presenting dynamic and high quality exhibitions, publishing, retail, digital or educational activities, we’re determined to give craft and design the best and brightest voice possible. We’re a catalyst for new thinking and offer a design interface for our communities. Most importantly, we inspire people by stimulating their curiosity and encouraging those around us to believe in the power of design.

Find out more about ADC's history here.

Read the ADC Annual Reports here.

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