Three Australian Design Centre exhibitions converge at Hazelhurst Arts Centre this summer for a celebration of craft and design.

Showcasing jewellery, ceramics, and objects from over 90 artists and designers, these major ADC On Tour exhibitions highlight the art of design and mastery of contemporary craft practice.

The first exhibition presents an outstanding body of work by one of Australia’s greatest artists working in clay, acclaimed ceramicist Prue Venables and is entitled Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft \ Prue Venables.

Multi-award winning Venables shows a true mastery of her materials, demonstrating a profound understanding of porcelain, the most precious and temperamental of clays. Her handmade functional artworks possess clarity, lightness, and a quiet beauty, employing subtle exaggerations and a minimal colour palette to create a distinct visual language.

Made / Worn: Australian Contemporary Jewellery, presents 22 renowned contemporary jewellers working in Australia now, including Blanche Tilden, Maree Clarke, Catherine Truman and Zoë Veness.

Profile: Contemporary Jewellery and Object Award is produced by Australian Design Centre in partnership with the Jewellery and Metalsmiths Group of Australia – NSW Inc. Highlighting contemporary jewellers and object designers 73 were shortlisted for the 2022 Award. Works featured consider concepts from the personal to the topical, crafted across a wide range of materials, from precious gold to plastic waste.

Hazelhurst Arts Centre Director, Belinda Hanrahan, said that this partnership with Australian Design Centre will bring innovative contemporary design to the community.

“We are so pleased to partner with Australian Design Centre to bring three leading design exhibitions to the community. The innovative works on show highlight the boundless possibilities of contemporary design,” Ms Hanrahan said.

Exhibition details

Australian Design Centre at Hazelhurst

26 November 2022 – 29 January 2023

Hazelhurst Arts Centre, 782 Kingsway, Gymea

Open daily 10am-4pm daily (Check opening times over the holidays season)

Free admission

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For more information or to purchase works please contact ADC on 02 9361 4555 or email


Hazelhurst at Night

A special evening of art and music at Hazelhurst Arts Centre on 9 December. Demonstrations by Profile Contemporary Jewellery and Object Award finalists, mini jewellers' market, free art activities for adults with Eckersley’s Art & Craft, live music and twilight fair at Hazelhurst Cafe.
When: Friday 9 December, 6 to 9pm.
Entry is free, no RSVPs required. 

Contemporary Jewellery Workshops

Book for two special workshops with Vicki Mason and Pennie Jagiello from the Made/Worn: Australian Contemporary Jewellery exhibition. Make your own contemporary jewellery in these hands-on guided workshops.  
When: Friday 20 January 
To book call (02) 8536 5700 or email

AUSLAN Guided Tour

Running for approximately one hour, explore some of the highlights of the three exhibitions in this AUSLAN guided tour.
When: Saturday 21 January, 11am 
Free event, bookings essential.
To book call (02) 8536 5700 or email

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