April 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

The gallery tours are free but we appreciate if you can book using the link here


Prototyping the Teapot
Step through the processes the designers followed in drawing, designing and building a cardboard teapot prototype. Workshop led by designer-maker Kenny Son.
When: Thursday 16 May 2019
Time: 6.30 - 8pm
Where: Australian Design Centre
Cost: $15 concession/ $20 general admission
Book tickets here
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Meet the Maker: Drawing Plants from Life with Outer Island
Spend an afternoon with Stephanie and Amy from Outer Island learning to draw plants propagated from the Botanic Gardens, on loan for the afternoon from the Growing Friends Nursery.
They'll cover all the basics on drawing from life including a variety of different drawing techniques.
Pencils and paper will be provided and you'll leave with a drawing to take home to make your other plants jealous.
When: Saturday 18 May 2019
Time: 1-3pmWhere: Australian Design Centre
Cost: Free event, but please RSVP to secure a place
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VIVID EVENT: Street signage, design and lived behaviour 
Four design and environment experts discuss the use of typography and signage in an urban context, looking especially at how signage is used to influence, modify and comment on human behaviours.
Specific to Sydney, but also exploring universal issues of signage, the city and human behaviour, this event explores graphic design beyond mere aesthetics and brands, instead focussing on the urban environment, and the issues that go with it. The talk considers how the designer plays more meaningfully into these city spaces and how we respond.
This conversation is inspired by an Object Space exhibition project at Australian Design Centre, featuring work by Stephen Goddard, creative director of Project Two and Associate Lecturer in Graphic Design at UNSW Art and Design, that explores urban issues, privilege, positivity, graphic design and typographic hierarchies.
When: Thursday 30 May 2019
Time: 6 - 8pm
Where: Australian Design Centre
Cost: $10 concession/ $15 general admission/ ADC Friends gain free entry to this event, please call us to arrange a booking
Tickets on sale soon

Sydney East Art Walk
When: Saturday 13 July and 23 November 2019, 12 - 4pm & Saturday 15 February 2020, 12 - 4pm
Where: Australian Design Centre
Free events
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ADC Makers Market
Australian Design Centre's boutique outdoor Makers Market is back again in October 2019 as part of the Sydney Craft Week festival.
When: Saturday 19 October 2019, 10am - 4pm
Where: Australian Design Centre
Free entry
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Image:  Design by Them, Corro Bowl, 2009. Photo: Pete Daly.