September and beyond

There is always something going on at ADC, pop in to get inspired soon. Follow our pages on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date.

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

Find out what's on here

Gallery Tour Times
Tuesdays, 2.30pm
Wednesdays, 11.30am
Thursdays, 2.30pm
Fridays, 11.30am
Saturdays, 11.30 and 2.30pm

Call on us on 9361 4555 to make a booking or register at the front desk 10mins prior to tour time. 


WORKSHOPPED20: Celebrating 20 Years of Design
Design Industry Insiders: A Digital Conversation
Raymond Scott talks 20 years of industry insights with Adam Cornish, Alex Gilmour & David Knott.
RSVP early to reserve your ticket. Due to Covid19 restrictions a zoom link will be sent to you via email prior to the event.
When: Friday 25 September 2020, 12:30pm - 1:15pm
Free event, bookings required, RSVP here

Seed Stitch Contemporary Textile Award
This exhibition features outstanding work by contemporary NSW textile artists. The award is an open call-out to contemporary artists working with textiles across many genres, with shortlisted works exhibited. The Seed Stitch Contemporary Textile Award is presented by Australian Design Centre in partnership with the Seed Stitch Collective.
When: Friday 9 October – Wednesday 18 November
Where: ADC 

FUSE Glass Prize 2020
Reflecting the importance of glass art in Australian craft and design the FUSE Glass Prize is a non-acquisitive biennial prize for Australian and New Zealand glass artists.
In 2020 the judges selected 18 finalists including NSW-based artists Erica Izard, Hiromi Tango, Jeremy Lepisto, Kate Baker, Cobi Cockburn and Yusuke Takemura. FUSE is presented in partnership with the JamFactory, Adelaide.
When: Friday 9 October – Wednesday 18 November
Where: ADC 

Sydney Craft Week
Sydney Craft Week is about celebrating creativity and the handmade in all its forms. This festival creates the opportunity for the whole community to engage with craft, experience the benefits of making, and purchase local handmade work. This year we have 115+ events at 59 venues throughout Sydney, including 56 workshops, 41 exhibitions, 9 talks and 10 digital events. 
When: 9 -18 October
Where: 59 venues across Sydney
Tixs: Check venues for information related to entry fees or workshop costs
Full program here 

Craft Up Late
When: Tuesday 13 October, 5 - 8pm; check website for special event detail
Where: ADC 
Free event, no booking required

Makers Markets 
Australian Design Centre (ADC) presents its curated Makers Market, featuring jewellery, ceramics, textiles, fashion and homewares made by local makers. Outdoors in Palmer Street, get amongst the Sydney Craft Week buzz by directly meeting and supporting makers.
When: Saturday 17 October, 10am – 4pm
Where: ADC 113 -115 William Street, Darlinghurst
Free entry, no booking required.
Follow our social media for more details on makers and Covid safe practices. 

Image: Katherine Mahoney ceramics at ADC Makers Market October 2019. Photo; Rhiannon Hopley

Sydney East Art Walk 

Take the self-guided art walk and explore or discover some of Sydney's leading art galleries and art spaces. 

What: Sydney East Art Walk
When: Saturday 19 September and 28 November, 12 - 4pm 
Where: Australian Design Centre & 19 venues across East Sydney
Tickets: Free event 

Download the map here