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 newly created 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 now:

Play Up: Exploring objects through humour therapy in dementia care
Tasman Munro and Jean-Paul Bell

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. The Play Up program was developed in conjunction with the Art’s Health Institute. 

The project began with a multi-generational performance night exploring the themes of ageing and memory where performers ranging from 6 to 92 years old shared music, art, magic and storytelling. This was followed by a two-day making workshop that gathered designers, woodworkers and humour therapists around a pile of broken toys and other bits and bobs. During the workshop they created a range of ‘memory aids’ and ‘mini escapes’ within suitcases that aimed to stimulate memory, provide tactile magic and offer props for playful performance. 

The work will be on display 8 February - 24 March 2018.

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Image: Tasman Munro and Jean Paul Bell, Play Up, 2014. Image courtesy of the artists.

Vita Cochran

Coming soon to Object Space

5 April - 22 May 2018

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

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.