We see the next four years as an opportunity for ambitious programming that positions designers and craftspeople as creative problem-solvers during a challenging and critical time for Australia and the world.
An emergency meeting was convened by the National Association of the Visual Arts with sector leaders, including ADC’s CEO Lisa Cahill, to discuss the impact on the Australian cultural sector of the coronavirus pandemic.
The Australia Council for the Arts has a new program in response to the coronavirus pandemic. A $5 million fund has been established this financial year as an early response initiative. The grants open for applications on Thursday and we encourage all small organisations, artists, makers and designers to apply.
Sydney Craft Week is about celebrating creativity and the handmade in all its forms and in 2020 our theme is Change Makers. The Imperfect Manifesto by Blue Mountains-based textile artist Julie Paterson gives us a framework to let go of the fear of failure and embrace unrestrained and joyful creativity.
This year Australian Design Centre marked five years in Darlinghurst. Delivering programs locally and touring nationally to connect artists, designers and makers with audiences is what we do – promoting Australian craft and design globally across our multitude of platforms.
Australian Design Centre’s boutique outdoor Makers Market is back for the first time in 2020! With a distinctly Darlinghurst vibe this is a friendly local street market that emerges in the morning and is gone by nightfall returning the streets to local people.
UNSW Art & Design, in partnership with Australian Design Centre, JamFactory and Design Tasmania, have been awarded an Australian Research Council linkage grant to investigate sustainable design using a transformative repair model.