August and beyond
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.
Gallery Tour Times
Saturdays, 11.30 and 2.30pm
The gallery tours are free but we appreciate if you can book using the link here
Urban Decay: Joshua Smith and Painting with Thread: Samples and Tapestries from the Australian Tapestry Workshop
Exhibition: 2 August - 26 September 2018
Australian Ceramics Association Open Studios 2018
The Australian Design Centre will host a pop up studio with ceramicist Gillian Hodes on Saturday 18 August from 10am-4pm as part of the Australian Ceramics Open Studios 2018.
When: Saturday 18 August, 10am-4pm
Where: Australian Design Centre Cost:
Free, no bookings required
Panel talk: The Beauty of Urban Decay
Architects, urban designers and planners come together for an in-depth discussion about Sydney’s inner city built environment in conjunction with ADC’s exhibition of Joshua Smith’s work “Urban Decay"
This event will provoke discussion and raise questions about Sydney’s past, present and future in the context of urban design, architecture and development that engage with issues such as beauty and decay, and the future of urban spaces.
This is an informed discussion by professionals within architecture, urban design and planning sharing knowledge and insights into Sydney’s city design. Moderated by Councillor Jess Scully, speakers will include Shaun Carter (NSW Architects Registration Board), Dr Lisa Murray (City Historian, City of Sydney) and Gonzalo Valiente (Lecturer, School of Design UTS).
When: Wednesday 22 August, 6-8pm
Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival
In the lead up to Sydney Craft Week, Australian Design Centre (ADC) presents Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival in Sydney on 5 and 6 September 2018.
Real to Reel is a short film festival that celebrates craft and making in all its facets: traditional, contemporary, subversive and diverse. Featuring an eclectic program of 28 short films (across two screenings), the films have been selected from around the globe. There’s an incredible array of styles, people and approaches - from BAFTA-winning, hand-crafted animation and music videos to glimpses behind the scenes of makers’ studios, a life-size ceramic car and so much more.
When: Wednesday 5 and Thursday 6 September, 7.00 - 8.30pm
Where: Chauvel Cinemas, Paddington
Tickets: $27.50 - $49.50
Australian Design Centre X Culture Scouts: Surry Hills & Darlinghurst Tour
Culture Scouts and Australian Design Centre partner to offer you a tour of Surry Hills and Darlinghurst in conjunction with the exhibition Urban Decay: Joshua Smith.
The tour includes a visit to the Karim Overseas Pty Ltd building in Wentworth Street as recreated in miniature by Joshua Smith in his current exhibition and will conclude at Australian Design Centre to see the whole exhibition.
When: Saturday 1 and 8 September, 10am
Duration: 2 - 3 hours
Where: Meeting Point, Karim Overseas Pty Ltd, 47 Wentworth Ave, Sydney.
Meet the Seed Stitch Collective
Who are they and what do they do with fabric, yarn, skills and imagination? What are their textile practices?
Join us for a conversation focusing on six Sydney women’s passion for textiles - weaving, embroidery, quilting, tapestry, sculptural textiles, textile design and yarn painting. Meet Soraya Abidin, Sky Carter, Suzanne Davey, Niki McDonald, Emma Peters and Kylie Walsh.
At the same time, learn more than you can possibly imagine about yarn with the Skein Sisters, Debbie McDonald and Janine Smith. Skein Sisters offers a curated selection of contemporary yarns. Frustrated by not being able to find what they wanted locally, these friends set about sourcing the products they love to delight and inspire local makers.
When: Wednesday 12 September, 6-8pm.
Who: Seed Stitch Collective + Skein Sisters
Who should come: Artists, makers, designers and textile enthusiasts
FREE, bookings required
Women in Design
Design Tasmania has joined with Australian Design Centre to present the 2018 Women in Design Colloquium. This year’s theme is Making a Design Culture, and will look at the different ways this can be explored: materiality, ethics, and identity. This theme will initiate talks and dialogues from people, asking the question: How do we create an inclusive and well-informed culture of design?
When: 14 -16 September
Where: Design Tasmania, Launceston
Cost: Range of prices $90 - $450
ADC Markers Market
Australian Design Centre's boutique outdoor Makers Market is back as part of Sydney Craft Week.
With a distinctly Darlinghurst vibe this is a friendly local street market that emerges in the morning and is gone by nightfall returning the streets to local people.
Come and enjoy the market atmosphere under the big marquee as we close off Palmer Street and invite Sydney's most talented creators to showcase their work.
The Design Centre will open all day so you can catch the latest exhibitions, try your hand at making and check out all the new makers in Object Shop - the Design Centre's retail space supporting makers and designers. There will also be delicious food on site to help sustain the shopping! Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to mingle with the makers, hear the stories about why and how they make and perhaps take a little bit of their work home to enjoy.
When: Saturday 13 October, 10am - 4pm
Where: Australian Design Centre, corner William and Palmer St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
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Image: Image: Still from Garry Fabian Miller - Voyage, Simon Ray, 2018. Copyright Dovecot Tapestry Studio.
Below: Modfab 3D Printing workshops.