Australian Design Centre: Anita Johnson Larkin: Come to me without a Word (4 February – 20 March), Signatures: The Mark as the Embodiment of Identity and Intent (25 March – 15 May), Made/Worn: Australian Contemporary Jewellery (20 May – 7 July), Endangered + Extinct: Natalie Rosin (20 May – 7 July), WORKSHOPPED21 (15 July – 18 August), Dystopia/ Utopia 2070 (26 August – 29 September), Sydney Craft Week (8 – 17 October), Studio Woodworkers and Profile 2021: Contemporary Jewellery and Object Award (8 October – 17 November), ADC Makers Market (16 October), Happy Objects (25 November – 25 January 2022)
Australian National Maritime Museum: Defying Empire: 3rd National Indigenous Art Triennial (Until 7 February), Motherland – Exile/Refuge – Migration (repeat) (6 – 26 January)
Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre: ADC On Tour exhibition Obsessed: Compelled to make (28 August – 10 October)
Embroiderers Guild NSW: Festival of Lace (30 January – 4 March)
Epping Creative Centre: Permission to Play – Surface Design Techniques Workshop by Lisa Walton (ATASDA) (20 – 21 February)
Incinerator Art Space: Interlude Exhibition (ATASDA) (28 July – 15 August)
Manly Art Gallery & Museum: CERAMIX: The Australian Ceramics Association Exhibition (14 May – 20 June)
Museum of Sydney: Paradise on Earth: Marion Mahony Griffin (Until 18 April)
Penrith Regional Gallery: Modern Art Projects Blue Mountains (MAPBM): Fabrik (Until 28 February)
Powerhouse Museum: Hybrid: Design for Future Homes (Until 26 February)
Hawkesbury Regional Gallery: The New Quilt by QuiltNSW (6 February – 11 April)
Maitland Regional Art Gallery: ADC On Tour exhibition Made / Worn: Australian Contemporary Jewellery (20 February – 2 May)
Sturt Gallery and Studios: The sound of blue: ceramics, textiles, photography, furniture (Until 7 February)
Sydney Living Museums: Meroogal Women’s Art Prize (Until 17 April)
Tamworth Regional Gallery: ADC On Tour exhibition Seed Stitch Contemporary Textiles Awards (Until 2 February) Tensions 2020 Tamworth Textile Triennial (5 March – 2 May)
Wagga Wagga Art Gallery: ADC On Tour exhibition Made / Worn: Australian Contemporary Jewellery (17 July – 5 September)
Clay Gulgong international ceramics festival (25 September – 1 October)
Ararat Regional Gallery: ADC On Tour exhibition Obsessed: compelled to make (1 May – 18 July)
Australian Tapestry Workshop: Make the World Again (Until 26 February)
Bendigo Art Gallery: Piinpi: Contemporary Indigenous Fashion (Until 17 January), ADC On Tour exhibition Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft \ Prue Venables (Until 7 February), Mary Quant: Fashion Revolutionary (20 March – 11 July)
Embroidery House: Stitch Brilliance: Embroiderers Guild Vic (6 – 21 March)
Fortyfivedownstairs Gallery: Seasons (2 – 13 February)
McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery: Baluk Arts: Shelter (1 May – 15 August)
Pottery Expo Warrandyte (27 February – 28 February)
Radiant Pavilion (4 – 12 September)
Carrick Hill, Springfield: Fuse Glass Art Residency: Alex Valero (November)
JamFactory Adelaide: Generate 2020 (Until 14 February), ADC On Tour exhibition Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft \ Prue Venables (6 May – 18 July), Made / Worn: Australian Contemporary Jewellery (9 December – 13 February 2022)
JamFactory Seppeltsfield: JamFactory Icon Tom Moore: Abundant Wonder (5 February – 25 April)
Cairns Art Gallery: ADC On Tour exhibition Made / Worn: Australian Contemporary Jewellery (Until 31 January), ADC On Tour exhibition Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft \ Prue Venables (3 December – 20 February 2022)
Museum of Brisbane: Bauhaus Now: art, design and architecture, a legacy of migration and modernism in Brisbane (Until 18 April)
The Australasian Embroidery Convention (12 – 14 March)
ANU School of Art and Design: JamFactory Icon 2019 Angela Valamanesh: About Being Here (8 February – 12 March), JMGA Conference: Value Chains (2 – 4 July)
Canberra Glassworks: The Redemption of Colour: Scott Chaseling (Until 14 March)
Drill Hall Gallery: Nicole Ellis: Fabrications (19 February – 11 April)
National Gallery of Australia: Tjanpi Desert Weavers (Until 4 July)
Design Tasmania: ADC On Tour exhibition Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft \ Prue Venables (26 February – 25 April), Concrete: Art Design Architecture (2 July – 5 September)
Tasmanian Museum and Gallery: Around the World in 80 Objects (Until 21 February)
ArtGeo Cultural Complex: ADC On Tour exhibition Obsessed: compelled to make (5 March – 18 April)
Bunbury Regional Art Gallery: ADC On Tour exhibition Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft \ Prue Venables (3 September – 14 November)
Curtin University and Fremantle Arts Centre: Indian Ocean Craft Triennial (September – November)
Australian Craft and Design Centres (ACDC) network
artisan (Brisbane) Queensland's home of craft and design, artisan is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to supporting and promoting contemporary craft and design practice for both makers and their audiences.
Australian Design Centre (Sydney) 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.
Australian Tapestry Workshop (Melbourne) The Australian Tapestry Workshop (ATW) is regarded as an international centre of excellence for innovative, contemporary, hand-woven tapestries, created in collaboration with leading artists, architects & designers.
Canberra Glassworks (Canberra) Situated in the historic Kingston Power House, Canberra Glassworks combines spacious industrial cathedral interiors with the drama and thrill of glass blowing for a truly unforgettable experience.
Central Craft (Alice Springs) Central Craft is a not for profit member organisation based in Alice Springs that supports and promotes traditional and contemporary craft and design practice in Central Australia.
Craft Victoria (Melbourne) Craft Victoria is a national leader in the craft and design sector, promoting a cutting-edge vision of hand-crafted practice in the 21st century.
Craft ACT (Canberra) Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre is a not-for-profit membership based organisation which supports artists, craft practitioners, designers and makers at every stage of their careers.
Design Tasmania (Launceston) Design Tasmania is a not-for-profit design centre dedicated since 1976 to furthering design in Tasmania through our exhibitions, collection and store.
Form (Perth) FORM is an independent, non-profit organisation based in Perth.
Guildhouse (Adelaide) Guildhouse is a not for profit organisation that supports visual artists, craftspeople and designers to build and maintain sustainable careers.
Jam Factory (Adelaide) JamFactory is a unique not-for-profit organisation that champions the social, cultural and economic value of craft and design in daily life.
Sturt Gallery and Studios (Southern Highlands, NSW) Sturt is a School of Excellence in Arts, Design and Fabrication. Situated 100km south of Sydney in the Southern Highlands, we offer a wide range of courses and workshops for both adults and school-age students at all skill levels.
National Guilds and Associations
The Australian Ceramics Association Encourages the promotion of an engaged ceramics community across Australia.
The Gold & Silversmiths Guild of Australia Offers a traditional and comprehensive system of marking precious metal items.
Ausglass A not-for-profit membership organisation, encouraging diversity, dialogue and excellence in Australian contemporary glass.
Studio Woodworkers Australia Studio Woodworkers Australia Limited (SWA) was established to promote Australia’s finest designer makers and artists working in wood.
Ozquilt Network Dedicated in the promotion of art quilts and art quilters in Australia.
Australian Lace Guild Come share your enthusiasm for lacemaking, suitable for all skill levels.
Australian Sewing Guild Ltd A friendly support network for sewers of all levels and be up to date with the latest sewing information.
Australian Textile Arts & Surface Design Association Inc Discover textile and fibre arts through lectures, discussions, exhibitions and events across Australia.
Council of Woodwork Clubs A network of woodwork clubs across Australia with the aim to provide up-to-date information about clubs and promoting the craft of woodworking.
APY Art Centre Collective The APY Art Centre Collective is a group of 10 Indigenous owned and governed enterprises.
Australian Enamellers Understand the medium and craft of enamelling.
Australian Oriental Calligraphy Society Suitable for beginners to professionals in calligraphy, come learn the art of Chinese calligraphy.
Australian Society of Calligraphers Learn calligraphy and hand lettering through exhibitions, practical demonstrations and talks by guest calligraphers.
The Folk & Decorative Artists’ Association of Australia A platform to learn, practice and share the knowledge of Folk and Decorative Art.
The Mosaic Association of Australia & New Zealand Discover the art of Mosaics and its artists through exhibition, education, and community.
Image: Made/Worn: Australian Contemporary Jewellery exhibition installed at Artisan 2020. Photo: Louis Lim.