Object Therapy: Workshops and Events

Object Therapy presents 29 crowd sourced, broken objects that have been 'repaired' and re-imagined by noted Australian and international designers and artists. The exhibition and project explores creative transformation and notions of value and repair.
ADC presents a series of workshops and events including school holiday workshops, a repair map of Sydney and a ‘Repair Fair’ for members of the public to meet designer/repairers to find out how broken objects can be brought back to life.

Design Emergency School Holiday Program

Kids will learn to use their design thinking skills working with an educator and designer in this hands-on workshop. They’ll have the opportunity to reimagine and recreate their broken but treasured toys.
When: Wednesday 12 & Thursday 13 April
Time: 11am-3pm
Cost: $30 per child (accompanying adults free)
Suitable: 8 - 12yrs
Maximum capacity: 12 kids per workshop
Venue: Australian Design Centre, 101-115 William St (corner of William and Palmer St), Darlinghurst NSW 2010
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Design on Show: Object Therapy

Surry Hills Library is putting architecture and design on show with a series of monthly talks featuring design experts from the City of Sydney area. In April, come and hear Lisa Cahill, Director ADC talk with Kyoko Hashimoto, Object Therapy designer and Guy Keulemans, Object Therapy project designer, research investigator and curator, about their work and involvement in the project.
When: Saturday 29 April
Time: 2-3pm
Cost: FREE
Suitable: All ages
Venue: Surry Hills Library, 405 Crown St, Surry Hills NSW 2010
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ADC Repair Fair

Come along to ADC’s Repair Fair, aligned with our Object Therapy exhibition. Meet designers, makers and repairers who work in transformative repair practices. There’ll be designers on-hand to offer advice about your treasured broken objects, repairers demonstrating their skills and local make & repair businesses on-site to take up a new skill with or answer your repair focussed questions.
When: Saturday 6 May
Time: 10am - 4pm
Cost: FREE entry
Suitable: Adults
Venue: Australian Design Centre, 101-115 William St (corner of William and Palmer St), Darlinghurst NSW 2010

Object Therapy Panel Discussion

Join our panel talk featuring ‘Object Therapy’ designers, owners and special guests where we’ll investigate the 'Viability of Transformative Repair for Artists & Designers'. This will be an industry focussed discussion for designers and makers.
When: Wednesday 31 May
Time: 6pm-8pm
Cost: $10
Venue: Australian Design Centre, 101-115 William St (corner of William and Palmer St), Darlinghurst NSW 2010
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Object Therapy is part of ADC On Tour, the Australian Design Centre's national touring program. ADC is partnering with Hotel Hotel for the first time to develop and deliver an eight-venue national tour supported by the Australian Government's, Visions of Australia (Visions) program.

Explore the Object Therapy website here. Exhibition dates: 6 April – 7 June 2017


Image: Susannah's Fan. Repaired by Susannah Bourke. Photo by Lee Grant. Image copyright Hotel Hotel.