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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

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


Fold an Origami Lampshade with Dr Michael Assis
Learn step-by-step how to fold an origami lantern with Dr Michael Assis, from his recent series of 3D origami corrugation lampshades. This workshop is for people who want to understand the techniques of origami design at the intersection of mathematics and art.
What: Workshop
Where: 115 William Street, Darlinghurst
When: Thursday 11 August, 2:30 - 4:30pm
Entry: $15.00 + booking fees, book here

Profile: Contemporary Jewellery and Object Award Launch
Join us for the Launch of Profile: Contemporary Jewellery and Object Award. From precious gold to plastic waste, this is a major exhibition of new work by 73 contemporary designers.
What: Exhibition Launch
Where: 115 William Street, Darlinghurst
When: Thursday 11 August, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Entry: Free, booking required here

Contemporary Jewellery Conversations
This conversation hosted by contemporary jeweller and academic, Dr Zoe Veness, contemplates key themes that emerge across the Profile exhibition with a panel of Profile artists. Following the panel, meet the makers as we walk through the exhibition for a floor talk discussing their works.
When: Saturday 13 August, 1.30 – 3.30pm
Where: Australian Design Centre
Free event, bookings required, RSVP here

Profile: Contemporary Jewellery and Object Award - Exhibition Tour
Join a guided tour of Profile: Contemporary Jewellery and Object Award, Thursdays at 2pm through August and September. This 30-minute tour will take you through the key themes, makers and their works, with the opportunity to meet a maker working at the Profile Jewellers Bench.
When: Thursdays at 2pm - 18 & 25 August 1, 8 & 15 September
Free event, bookings required, RSVP here

Profile Jewellers Bench
Meet local jewellers and object makers working at the jewellers' bench on Thursdays through the exhibition - an opportunity for visitors to chat with them about their processes and craft.
When: Thursdays - 18 & 25 August 1, 8 & 15 September, 11am-1pm & 2-4pm
Where: Australian Design Centre

Sydney Craft Week
Sydney’s only festival dedicated to the handmade, Sydney Craft Week returns from 7 to 16 October.
When: 7 - 16 October 2022
Where: Across Sydney
Find out more sydneycraftweek.com

ADC Makers Market
Join us under the big shady trees of Palmer Street where you’ll find locally designed, handmade, and collectible textiles, jewellery, ceramics and objects for the home. This local street market features more than 20 Sydney-based artists and invited regional makers who have been selected for their exceptional work. This event is part of Sydney Craft Week.
What: Australian Design Centre Makers Market
Where: Palmer Street, Darlinghurst (between William Street and Stanley Street), and ADC 113-115 William Street, Darlinghurst
When: Saturday 15 October 2022, 10am - 4pm
Entry: Free

ADC Walk

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 17 September and 3 December, 12 - 4pm
Where: Australian Design Centre & 19 venues across East Sydney
Free event 

View the walk on Google maps

Susan Frost, Rise, 2022 (view 2). Photo: Grant Hancock

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