Australian Design Centre events during Sydney Craft Week Friday 6 -15 October 


Biotextilogy: The Cellular Catwalk
upper gallery
6 October – 15 November
Learning from cells - the threads they spin and the tissues they weave. Biotextiology features multifunctional textile design with hidden functions. Biomedical engineer Professor Melissa Knothe-Tate’s work replicates the natural weave of the tissue around human bones, using a Jacquard loom to research into a future of smart materials inspired by nature where disruptive technology meets design aesthetic. 
Explore the Biotextilogy: The Cellular Catwalk website here

Bulay(i): Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Artists with Indigenous Jewellery Project
lower gallery
6 October – 15 November
Buku-Larrnggay Mulka & The Indigenous Jewellery Project Bulay(i), a Yolngu contemporary jewellery project. 
Bulay(i), meaning rich jewellery, treasure or gold in Yolngu matha. The exhibition focuses on Yolngu jewellery of north-east Arnhem Land at this multi-award winning, world-renowned art centre in Yirrkala. The first contemporary jewellery project held in Yirrakala, Bulay(i) focuses on maintaining, innovating and documenting traditional Yolngu jewellery practice.  Through workshops held in 2016 and 2017, Indigenous Jewellery Project founding curator Emily McCulloch Childs and contemporary jeweller Melinda Young helped to expand jewellers' practice to include new techniques and materials such as metals.
Explore the Bulay(i): Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Artists with Indigenous Jewellery Project website here

Paper weaving by Gunjan Aylawadi
Object Space - a new gallery space in the ADC windows
6 -15 October


Save the date 
Launch event for Sydney Craft Week, Biotextilogy: The Cellular Catwalk and Bulay(i): Buku-Larrnggay Mulka Artists with Indigenous Jewellery Project
When: Friday 6 October, 6 -8pm
Where: Australian Design Centre
Free. Bookings required. 

ADC Makers Market
The Australian Design Centre is holding a special Makers Market on Palmer St, Darlinghurst in conjunction with Sydney Craft Week. A selection of makers who weave, hammer, throw, bend, twist, fire, decorate and create day in, day out, right across the greater Sydney area will be selling their wares in this special one day event. 
When: Saturday 7 October, 10am - 4pm
Where: Australian Design Centre, Palmers Street, Darlinghurst
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Craft Up Late and Panel Discussion
The Australian Design Centre will be open until 8pm on Wednesday 11 October as part of Sydney Craft Week’s Craft Up Late program. Come to the gallery, where you can see the exhibitions on show, have a drink and listen to the panel discussion: Sydney - A City on the Make, presented by Garland magazine and Australian Design Centre. Speakers include Kevin Murray from Garland who will moderate the panel, Sydney jeweller Bridget Kennedy from Studio 20/17 and Nadeena Dixon, a Wiradjuri/Yuin/Dharug Sydney-based textile artist.
When: Wednesday 11 October, 6-8pm 
Where: Australian Design Centre

Meet the Maker: Studio A Meet the Lads with Looms : Studio A artists Adam Mandarano & Damian Showyin weaving in store.
Studio A is a supported studio based in Sydney Australia that tackles the barriers that artists living with intellectual disability face in accessing conventional education, professional development pathways and opportunities needed to be successful and renowned visual artists.
Adam acts tough but weaves delicately. In his woven works Adam sensitively collages textures and tones to create cohesive wearable works of art. Damian is a painter and proficient weaver. Just like his approach to painting, on the loom the artist blends colours and patterns to compose compelling textile wall pieces, sculptures and cushions.
When: Friday 13 October, 11am – 1pm
Where: Object Shop, ADC

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