A pair of colourful high heels, A pair of brown leather boots, a disco ball and a framed drawing are grouped together on the floor

Exhibition - Happy objects.

18 November — 2 February 2022

Happy objects is an exhibition exploring the value of objects. We asked 21 people from various backgrounds and professions to share with us a 'happy object' and tell us the story about this object.

6 ceramic apothecary pots touting covid-19 cures

Object Space: Apothecary Now! by Sassy Park

18 November 2021 - 2 February 2022

Inspired by Renaissance apothecary jars (or albarellos), Sassy Park’s pots use similar maiolica glaze techniques and motifs, linking the current Covid-19 pandemic to history. The hand painted pots reflect the recent preoccupation with newly developed pharmaceutical vaccines, controversial cures and pandemic messaging. 

Shoei Yoh, Naiju Community Centre 3D parametric model

Revisiting Shoei Yoh

30 November 2021 - 2 February 2022

Presented by Australian Design Centre, Revisiting Shoei Yoh is an exhibition by the University of New South Wales and Kyushu University that draws from the archive of Japanese architect and late 20th century pioneer of digital design, Shoei Yoh.

A finely detailed hall table in a wood panelled and stone entrance foyer of a home with decorative plants

The Art of Making

Studio Woodworkers Australia

10 February - 15 March

This exhibition demonstrates technical mastery pushing creative and material boundaries. Across a selection of furniture, objects and wall pieces, the exhibition highlights the unique qualities of Australian timbers and fine craft and design skills.

White wall with geometric shapes

DESIGN101: Series return

Book now for a repeat season of the popular series DESIGN101: Everything you wanted to know about design and more!
In this unique series, produced by ADC in collaboration with ArtsPeople, host Kathryn Hunyor returns to guide you through key moments  in design history, along with expert guest lecturers and invited guest designers in six weeks of entertaining lectures. 

When: Wednesdays 6 April to 25 May 2022 6 - 8pm

Object: stories of design and craft podcast

We all have objects in our lives. Some are functional, some decorative and many hold memories of important places and people. Who makes these things and why? This new podcast delves into the stories of creative Australians and the objects they make.

Events and workshops

A great range of events coming up to keep you inspired. Grab a friend and come into the Centre for workshops, talks and inspiration. 

Liane Rossler, Design Isolate, booklet page (detail), 2020

Design | Isolate

Object Digital

60+ designers/creative thinkers document their thoughts on Covid-19, isolation, what ‘a new normal’ Australia might look like in a handmade journal with sketches, diagrams, collage and text. 

Gadigal Mural detail 2019_Photo ADC

Gadigal Mural

Gadigal Mural, designed by Sydney artist Jason Wing, with ADC's First Nations Creative Producers Dennis Golding and Lucy Simpson is a collaborative artwork referencing both the topographical patterning and material culture of Gadigal country.