January and beyond

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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.

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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. 


Curating CONCRETE: art design architecture
With a history spanning over 3000 years, concrete was first used by Egyptians in the building of the pyramids. Learn more about this universal material in a walk through the exhibition with CONCRETE: art design architecture curators, as we discuss the artists, their practice and the material. CONCRETE: art design architecture is a major exhibition exploring innovative ways that concrete is being used by artists, designers and architects in Australia in the 21st century. Curated by JamFactory’s Margaret Hancock Davis (Senior Curator) and Brian Parkes (CEO), the exhibition includes 21 artists, designers and architects from across Australia and brings together products, projects and works of art that reflect many of the current preoccupations with concrete within contemporary art, design and architecture in Australia.
What: Curators Floor Talk
When: Saturday 8 February 2020, 11.30am - 12.30pm
Where: Australian Design Centre
Tickets: Free, bookings required, book here
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CONCRETE: Casting with Anna Horne
As part of the exhibition CONCRETE: art design architecture, artist Anna Horne will lead this workshop teaching participants to make sculptures cast in plaster using moulds made out of unexpected, everyday materials.
Using the force of gravity to their advantage, participants will make objects that explore the materiality of concrete and visual concepts of light and heavy, soft and hard, familiar and strange. Anna is a South Australian artist exploring materiality, process and the transience of the physical world through the field of sculpture.
What: Concrete Casting Workshop
When: Saturday 8 February 2020, 12.30 - 3.30pm
Where: Australian Design Centre
Tickets: Free event supported by JamFactory, bookings required, book here
10 participants per session/ ages 16+ / all materials provided
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Sydney East Art Walk
A self guided Art Walk. Explore, engage, discover some of Sydney's leading Art Galleries and Art Spaces.
What: Art Walk
When: Saturday 15 February 2020, 12 - 4pm
Where: Australian Design Centre
Tickets: Free event 

Sweet Spot Collaborative Printmaking Workshop
You are invited to join an hour-long stencil print workshop to create a unique, collaborative textile design with Julie. 
When: Saturday 22 February, 2020
Where: Australian Design Centre
Tickets: $90, all materials included, book here

Image Bottom: Julie Paterson in her studio, Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Image (top):  CHEB concrete product, 2018 Photo: Craig Arnold