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 that centres through contemporary craft and design in Australia.

Australian Design Centre acknowledges the support and contribution of the NSW Government through Create NSW and the Visual Arts and Crafts Strategy, and the Australian government through the Australia Council for the Arts and the Visions of Australia: Regional Exhibition Touring Program.

Government Partners

Create NSW, City of Sydney, Visions of Australia, Australia Council for the Arts, 

Partners

Signwave Newtown, IAS Fine Art Logistics, Tyrrell's

Project Partners 2019

Art Gallery of NSW, Arthur G, ArtsHub, Australian Tapestry Workshop, Authentic Design Alliance, BoConcept , City of Sydney, Craft Victoria, Crafts UK,  DenFair, Design Tasmania, Digital Press, Ernabella Arts Centre, Garland, JamFactory, Maker and Smith, MAAS (Sydney Design Festival) NAIDOC, NSW Architects Registration Board, Seed Stitch Collective, Skein Sisters, Sydney Architecture Festival, Sydney Living Museums, Sturt Craft and Design Centre, The Australian Ceramics Association (TACA), UNSW Art & Design, UTS , Vert Design, VIVID, WORKSHOPPED

Trust & Foundations

Ian Potter Foundation, Gordon Darling Foundation

Individual Donors 2021 (at 30 June)

  • Anonymous
  • Gillian Appleton
  • Robyn Ayres
  • Andrew Barron
  • Laila Bazzi
  • Lisa Cahill
  • Alison Carmine
  • Mark Clark and John Pearson
  • Gillian Corban ( Corban & Blair)
  • Robert Costa
  • Carol Crawford
  • Darin Cooper Foundation
  • Greg Dean
  • David Ellis
  • Elizabeth Espinosa
  • Alix Fiveash
  • Julie Fraser
  • Jenny Green
  • Kathy Hawkins
  • Meghan Hay
  • Meredith Hinchliffe
  • Frank Howarth
  • Louise Ingram
  • Megan Kalucy
  • Yuri Kawanabe
  • Bridget Kennedy and Luke Torrevillas (Ecomlocation)
  • Robyn Kennedy
  • Guy Keulemans and Kyoko Hashimoto
  • Robert and Rosemary King
  • Winnie Leung
  • Robert Lim
  • Abraham Markos
  • Helen O'Sullivan
  • Steven Pozel
  • Ben Rivett
  • Alan Rose
  • Harlene Rubin
  • Merryn Spencer
  • SquarePeg Studios
  • Maisy Stapleton
  • Helen Stollery
  • Liz Williamson
  • Elaine Witton
  • Melinda Young

Individual Donors 2020 

  • Anonymous
  • Carola Akindele-Obe (Maker&Smith)
  • Nanda Altavilla
  • Robyn Ayres
  • Andrew Barron
  • Laila Bazzi
  • Hahna Busch
  • Lisa Cahill 
  • Steven Cateris 
  • Mark Clark and John Pearson 
  • Gillian Corban (Corban & Blair)
  • Robert Costa 
  • Greg Dean 
  • Kim Elliott (Squarepeg Studios)
  • David Ellis
  • Elizabeth Espinosa
  • Alix Fiveash 
  • Jenny Green
  • Aedan P Harris
  • Kevin Hetebry
  • Meredith Hinchliffe 
  • Frank Howarth
  • Melanie Ihnen (Ihnen Atelier Jewellery)
  • Louise Ingram 
  • Jo Jarosinska
  • Nina and Ashley Jones (Gunyulgup Galleries)
  • Yuri Kawanabe 
  • Guy Keulemans (Keulemans & Hashimoto)
  • Robert and Rosemary King 
  • Robert Lim 
  • Kelly McDonald
  • Niki McDonald
  • Annalyse McLeod 
  • John O'Callaghan
  • Lanny Paoki-Merukh
  • Emily Pow (Seasonal Supplies)
  • Steve Pozel
  • Jane Reynolds
  • Barbara Rogers
  • Alan Rose 
  • Harlene Rubin
  • Maisy Stapleton
  • Arvind Thangali
  • Luke Torrevillas and Bridget Kennedy (Ecomlocations)
  • Liz Williamson
  • Sophia Wilson
  • Warwick Wright

Individual Donors 2019

  • Anonymous 
  • Carola Akindele-Obe (Maker & Smith)
  • Lisa Cahill 
  • Kate Caicedo 
  • Taner Can
  • Alexander Cheek 
  • Katie Choy 
  • Mark Clark 
  • Janine Combes
  • Robert Costa
  • Carol Crawford
  • Credit Suisse
  • Diana D'Ambra
  • Gregory Dean
  • Helen Earl 
  • David Ellis 
  • Alix Fiveash 
  • Alexander Ghent 
  • Cameron Giblin 
  • Kylie Gould 
  • Jenny Green 
  • Rebecca Hinwood 
  • Colin Hopkin and Ilona Topolcsanyi (Cone 11 Ceramics and Design) 
  • Meghan Hay 
  • Frank Howarth and Associates Pty Ltd 
  • Yuri Kawanabe 
  • Bridget Kennedy and Luke Torrevillas (Ecomlocations)
  • Leo Kennedy 
  • Guy Keulemans 
  • Robert and Rosemary King 
  • Regina Krawets 
  • Michael Leung 
  • Brendan Lonergan 
  • Rosemary Lucas (Rosemary Lucas Interior Design) 
  • Kate McDonell 
  • Frances Mahoney 
  • Robert Middleton 
  • Lesley Parker 
  • Bradley Pike 
  • Emily Pow (Seasonal Supplies) 
  • Steven Pozel 
  • Stuart Read 
  • Alan Rose
  • Sophie Robertson 
  • Olaf Sialkowski
  • Andrew Simpson (Vert Design) 
  • Merryn Spencer
  • Maisy Stapleton
  • Bic Tieu Designs
  • Marilyn Valli 
  • Liz Williamson 
  • Helen Wyatt (F Tanner Baker) 
  • Melinda Young 
  • Hezhong Yu 
  • Ziqi Yu 
  • Brian Zulaikha 

Individual Donors 2018

  • Jacqui Bonner (Jacqui Bonner Marketing and Management)
  • Damian Borchok (For the People)
  • Lisa Cahill
  • Helen Earl
  • Alix Fiveash
  • Leslie Green
  • Jenny Green
  • Meghan Hay
  • Clara Ho
  • Colin Hopkin and Ilona Topolcsanyi (Cone 11)            
  • Frank Howarth
  • Melanie Ihnen (Ihnen Atelier Jewellery)
  • Louise Ingram
  • Cynthia Jackson
  • Yuri Kawanabe
  • Bridget Kennedy and Luke Torrevillas (Ecomlocations)
  • Rosemary and Robert King
  • Cassandra O'Brien, (Asia Society Hong Kong Centr)
  • John O'Callaghan (JOC Consulting)
  • Mia Penn (Ruby Raisin)
  • Steve Pozel
  • Sophie Robertson (Credit Suisse)
  • Alan Rose
  • Marc Schamburg (Schamburg + Alvisse Design Pty Ltd)    
  • SquarePeg Studios
  • Maisy Stapleton
  • Ashley Stewart
  • Carmel Sullivan
  • Karin-Ann Tesdorf
  • Margot Ware (Margot Design)
  • Alice Whish
  • Liz Williamson

Individual Donors 2017

  • Andrew Barron
  • Rhadi Bryant
  • Lisa Cahill
  • Tim Collins and Rebecca King
  • Diana D'Ambra
  • Alix Fiveash
  • Jenny Green
  • Leslie Green
  • Meghan Hay
  • Hana Hoogedeure
  • Frank Howarth
  • Louise Ingram
  • Yuri Kawanabe
  • Bridget Kennedy and Luke Torrevillas (Ecomlocations)
  • Guy Keulemans
  • Steven Pozel
  • Alan Rose
  • Andrew Simpson
  • Oliver Smith
  • Maisy Stapleton
  • Carmel Sullivan
  • The Write Business
  • Emma Thomson
  • Stuart Williams (Touching Space)
  • Liz Williamson
  • Henry Wilson

You can find out more information about supporting ADC here.

The Object Development Fund is a tax deductible fund listed on the Register of Cultural Organisations under Subdivision 30b of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997. Donations of $2 or more are tax-deductible.

Image: Designing Bright Futures 2017, opening night. Photo: Boaz Nothman.