Object Therapy presents29 crowd sourced, broken objects that have been 'repaired' and re-imagined by noted Australian and international designers and artists. Discover a series of workshops and events including kids' 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.
Lisa Cahill, Director ADC spent some time with Object Therapy Curator, Project Designer and Research Investigator, and Object Therapy Designer/Repairer, Guy Keulemans to draw out his ideas transformative repair, the anxiety of creating waste and finding creativity in repair.
As part of Chili Philly's exhibition we're holding a curated Makers Market - Adorned - on Saturday 25 February.
We've invited 20 of our favourite local makers and designers to sell original, handmade items. The market is curated to include work spanning jewellery, accessories, headware and more, with a focus on adornment in the lead-up to the Mardi Gras Parade weekend.
Lisa Cahill, Director ADC spent time with Dan Honey, Director of Special Projects and Cultural Programs, Hotel Hotel talking about the upcoming exhibition Object Therapy, design-led business practice and collecting objects.
Australian Design Centre is collaborating with 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art to present the first Sydney exhibition of Melbourne and Jakarta-based jeweller Annie Gobel. ADC Director Lisa Cahill and 4A Centre of Contemporary Asian Art Director Mikala Tai discuss collaboration and linking Australian makers and audiences with the wider Asian region.
In 2016, Lisa Cahill (ADC Director) invited Penny Craswell (The Design Writer) to share our space in Darlinghurst. Here they talk about a mutual interest and love for craft and design that has led to some great conversations and potential collaborations.
Making is part of the human experience. In 2015 former ADC Director Steve Pozel and Lisa Cahill had the beginnings of a big idea to embark on an exhibition project to showcase the awe inspiring innovation and creativity of the maker. Here we share with you the insights from our research into the power of making.
ADC is partnering with Mama Creatives in 2017 and hosting their series of master classes. Here we meet Mama Creatives Founder Anna Kellerman and find out about who they are and what they are doing in 2017.