MAKE Award, finalists 2023. Image: Stephen Goddard

There is always something going on at ADC and we are regularly posting new events and workshops. Follow our pages on Instagram and Facebook to keep up to date.

MAKE Award: Artist Floor Talk

Join Lisa Cahill CEO and Artistic Director of Australian Design Centre in conversation with MAKE Award finalists in a discussion about the exhibition and their work. Artists including Julie Blyfield, Csongvay Blackwood (Csilla Csongvay and Matt Blackwood), Johannes Kuhnen, Bic Tieu and Liz Williamson will be in attendance.

Where: Australian Design Centre  
When: Saturday 30 September 11.30am - 12.30pm
Bookings: Free event. Book here

Rowan Panther, Tasi. Photo: courtesy the artist

Deep Material Energy II: Maker-Focused Conversation  

If you are a maker and want to hear more about contemporary jewellery practices and processes, join us for this special conversation event with the exhibition artists. Moderated by Deep Material Energy II curator and Professor of Fine Arts, College of Creative Arts Toi Rauwhārangi, Heather Galbraith with Inari Kiuru, Claire McArdle and Rowan Panther.   
Where: Australian Design Centre  
When: Friday 6 October, 10:00am–11:00am 
Bookings: Free event. Book here.

Deep Material Energy II:
Artists’ Talk

Join us for this artists’ talk with four visiting Aotearoa makers Kelly McDonald, Victoria McIntosh, Neke Moa and Rowan Panther as they share insights into their artworks in the exhibition Deep Material Energy II. Facilitated by curator Professor of Fine Arts, College of Creative Arts Toi Rauwhārangi, Heather Galbraith.  
Where: Australian Design Centre  
When: Saturday 7 October, 11:30am–12:30pm 
Bookings: Free event. Book here.

Sydney Craft Week Front cover, 2023 Photo: Samee Lapham

Sydney Craft Week Festival

Sydney Craft Week is a city-wide festival of making held each year in October that presents the latest in contemporary craft as well as offering amazing opportunities to learn new skills in workshops and buy from local artists.
When: 6 - 15 October 2023
Where: Across Sydney and beyond
Explore: Sydney Craft Week

Sydney Ceramics Market

Discover & shop handmade works from over 90 local ceramic artists & makers, celebrating the potential of clay in all its wonderful forms. A feature event of Sydney Craft Week Festival 2023, supported by Australian Design Centre.
When: 7 October 2023, 10am–5pm
Where: Carriageworks, Eveleigh
Explore: Sydney Ceramics Market

Remade–Reloved: Craft-Up-Late Conversation

For the Sydney Craft Week Festival, we’re opening late so you can see the exhibitions, enjoy a glass of wine and join a conversation about the shopfront exhibition Remade/Reloved. Curator Bridget Kennedy and contemporary jewellery artists Kirsten Junor and Melinda Young, talk about how they remade broken and discarded costume jewellery into new wearable works.
When: Tuesday 10 October, 6–8pm
Where: Australian Design Centre
Bookings: Free event. Book here.

ADC Exhibition installation view, Euphemia Bostock: With Our Elders, 2023 Photo: Amy Piddington

Free gallery tours

Make the most of your trip to the Australian Design Centre with our free exhibition tours. Our friendly gallery staff will introduce you to our current exhibitions, gallery space and Object Shop.

Find out what's on here

Tour times:
Tuesdays, 12.30pm
Thursdays, 12.30pm
Book here or call on us on 9361 4555 to make a booking or register at the front desk 10mins prior to tour time. 

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