Object Space

William Street Window Gallery

Australian Design Centre plays a critical role in celebrating the work of Australian artists who embrace the highest degree of craftsmanship and who continually explore material, process and ideas to advance contemporary craft and design practice.

Object Space is a window gallery located in the window of the ADC Offices on William Street in Darlinghurst. The exhibition space has direct street frontage, is accessible to view 24 hours a day and is lit for viewing at night.

On display from 9 August to 30 September 2020 is work from Alex Gilmour, as part of the exhibition WORKSHOPPED20 - the 20th anniversary exhibition of new Australian design. In celebration of this milestone, WORKSHOPPED20 includes a selection of recent work by successful Australian designers who kick started their career in a WORKSHOPPED exhibition. Alex Gilmour is one of WORKSHOPPED20's Superstars. Her three pieces displayed in Object Space are indicative of the range of designs the exhibition supports, the opportunities created, and the beautiful resolution of work.  

Frederick Glassware, 2010

The award winning Frederick Glassware is mouth-blown and hand finished by master glassblowers in Sydney. The result is a delicate and unique collection. The subtle curves, angled edges and finishing of the pieces create a simplistic yet timeless glass collection that will not look out of place within any dining setting. The emission of a handle is to encourage you to pour liquid from the jug, using two hands.

Oliver Side Table, 2013

The Oliver Side Table's are designed for your everyday living habits. As part of a collection of tables and planters, the t-shaped base is specially designed to layer with pieces from the Oliver range as well as the corner of your sofa, ottoman or coffee table. The removable tabletop with lip doubles as a tray, ideal for entertaining and serving.

Spun Lamp, 2012

The Spun Lamp was inspired by the classic wooden spinning top toy. Modernised with reflective surface finishes, the Spun Lamp’s curvaceous form distorts the surrounding environment and creates an interesting play on light and sculptural feature to any space. Versatile in its application, the Spun light is available in three sizes as pendants, table and floor lamps. The lights are designed to use in simplicity on their own, in in symmetry of pairs. Alternatively, a bold statement is achieved when hung in clusters at varying heights.

Image: Alex Gilmour, Spun Pendants 2012, Photo: Courtesy of the Artist


Alex Gilmour's experience covers a broad area of industrial design including local and offshore manufacturing, production management and concept design. She has extensive experience in graphic design for web, print and presentation, having worked as a freelance graphic designer for a variety of corporate and media agencies. 

In 2010 she created Evie Group with Dominic Chong. Together they design and produce a range of award winning homewares, lighting and furniture. Evie Group also provides graphic and product design services and custom project work with interior designers and architects. 

"Workshopped was one of the first design competitions I entered when first starting Evie Group in 2010. This exhibition style in public spaces offered a great opportunity for promoting and bringing together emerging designers from diverse backgrounds and sharing this with a broad audience in a unique display space. Evie Group products has featured in three Workshopped events. One of which, Resolved travelling exhibition, which was a great experience to be involve in partaking designer talks with students and emerging designs and sharing design stories within remote communities around Australia."

Image: Alex Gilmour, Photo: Courtesy of the Artist

WORKSHOPPED20: Object Space

9 August - 30 September 2020 

On display, work by Alex Gilmour, WORKSHOPPED20 superstar.

The New Neighbours: Meredith Woolnough

09 June - 29 July 2020

On display in Object Space is the work The New Neighbours by Meredith Woolnough as a part of the exhibition Open House: 3rd Tamworth Textile Triennial.

In the Fire Zone: How to Cook a Knife

26 March - 27 May 2020

Designer-maker, contemporary jeweller and winner of the Australian Design Centre Award for Profile 19, Dianne Beevers investigates what might happen if people learn how to make their own domestic tools. This exhibition reveals her first accomplishments in knifemaking showing two Damascus kitchen knives.

Sweet Spot: Julie Paterson

31 January - 18 March 2020

Sweet Spot is a collection of stencil symbols and the marks that they make. In this work Julie Paterson cross pollinates her multidimensional practice as a designer, painter and printmaker. The collection of symbols, originally part of landscape paintings, create a library of shapes that leap from the canvas.

Bright Start

21 November 2019 - 22 January 2020

Bright Start features the work of first year students of the Bachelor of Design Degree and is part of the Designing Bright Futures exhibition program produced by Australian Design Centre in partnership with UNSW Art & Design. 

Intergradation: Taerim Claire Jeon

3 October - 13 November 2019

Intergradation is an exhibition of the Jogakbo (Traditional Korean patchwork) work of a Sydney based artist Taerim Claire Jeon. This exhibition is presented in partnership with the Korean Cultural Centre, Australia. 

Gadigal Mural Exhibition

2 July - 13 August 2019

Gadigal Mural is an Object Space exhibition, celebrating NAIDOC 2019 and the United Nations International Year of Indigenous Language. 

Jane Theau

 1 August – 25 September 2019

Just shopping, always shopping is one of a series of large-scale lace drawings depicting people in unexceptional, everyday moments

Stephen Goddard

28 May - 26 June 2019

Welcome. by Stephen Goddard explores typographical design, punctation and meaning in street signage.

How do you read the sign? If you trespass will you be prosecuted, or that no trespassing violators will be prosecuted and should be allowed to stay?  

Suzanne McRae

11 April - 26 May 2019

Suzanne McRae's work is immersed in sentimentality and the haunting nature of memory. These once cherished creatures, inhabitants of the past, live on today. 

Dennis Golding

22 November 2018 - 23 January 2019

Kamilaroi/Gamilaraay artist Dennis Golding exhibits one of his newest superhero capes titled My Cape, which empowers human and posthuman experiences of being on country. 

Dorothy Filshie

5 October - 14 November

Fish Out of Water is an exhibition of the textile object work of NSW artist Dorothy Filshie.

Fish prices: extra large $142, large $126, medium $79, small/fishbones/starfish/barnacles $47

Esme Timbery: Shellwork

2 August - 3 October

The iconic artworks, Untitled 'Sydney Opera House' and Untitled 'Harbour Bridge' by Bidjigal artist and elder Esme Timbery celebrate the important shellwork tradition of the La Perouse community and Timbery's contemporary practice. 

Euphemia Bostock

21 June - 29 July

Fashion Collection 1987 by artist Euphemia Bostock is a collection of handprinted garments featuring original designs created for the 1987 Au Printemps Department Store exhibition ‘Australis down under’ in Paris.

Vita Cochran

5 April - 22 May 2018

Textile artist Vita Cochran embraces bold colour and geometric designs through her hand-embroidered handbags and applique hangings. 

Play Up

8 February - 24 March 2018

This project involved the making of objects to support humour therapy in dementia care and was a collaboration between Tasman Munro, a social designer interested in creating objects that bring life to communities and Jean-Paul Bell, a humourmanitarian with a long history in the arts and health industry. 

Gunjan Aylawadi

6 October – 15 October 2017

Sydney-based paper artist Gunjan Aylawadi presents HAKK, a large-scale, intricate paper installation.

Adam Cornish

23 November 2017 - 31 January 2018

Adam Cornish's Trinity Collection is based on the nautilus shell and was the first project he designed for Alessi.