Two women sit on small timber stools, between them is a large textile work attached to a loom

Isolate Make: Creative Resilience in a Pandemic

26 November - 27 January 2021

Isolate Make explores how nine creative practitioners have adapted to isolation, associated restrictions and production challenges, or simply in response to the tragic global events.  Through images, text, video and final work on exhibition Isolate Make gives a unique insight into a wide range of contemporary art, craft and design practice.

Stefan Lie, Design Isolate, booklet pages, 2020

Design | Isolate

26 November - 27 January 2021

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. 

Patterns In-between

Object Space

On display in ADC's window gallery is Bic Tieu: Patterns In-between .

Bic Tieu is a Sydney-based designer and maker of contemporary craft, jewellery and objects. Patterns In-between is Bic Tieu’s self-examination as a Southeast Asian Australian woman living between two cultures. The works in this exhibition reflect the experiences of Bic’s identity, migration to Australia and the intercultural connections of a life lived between the eastern and western cultural spheres. 

ADC Makers Market 2019.

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. 

Sophia Emmett, Portrait, 2020. Photo: Courtesy of the artist.

Object 150

Object 150 invites craft and design lovers to invest $150 and have a unique, handmade, collectible object work created exclusively for you by one of our makers. 

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.

Anita Johnson Larkin: Come To Me Without A Word

4 February - 20 March 2021

Anita Johnson Larkin is a NSW artist who works in sculpture and textiles.

For this exhibition she considers objects as storytellers - salvaged domestic objects are re-associated with the human body and gestures of repair give those objects poetic qualities.