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Everything you want to know about design and more!

Have you always wanted to know more about the history of design and better understand the world around you?

Join other design lovers once a week for six weeks at ADC in Darlinghurst to learn about the major design movements and how they are impact our understanding of design today.

Signatures: the mark as the embodiment of identity and intent

25 March to 13 May 2021

Signatures: the mark as the embodiment of identity and intent presents new works from Untethered Fibre Artists Inc. Eighteen New South Wales artists interrogate, interpret and respond to the theme ‘signatures’ in this interrelated exhibition.

Gingham All You’ve Got

Object Space

25 March - 13 May

On display in ADC's window gallery is Gingham All You’ve Got, a textile piece by Eloise Rapp that re-imagines the humble checked work shirt as a textile asset of multiple uses.

painted images in orange and black of a camera, book cover, coffee pot, glasses and table.

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. 

WORKSHOPPED 2021 - Applications now open

Australian Design Centre and WORKSHOPPED are calling for submissions to exhibit as part of Australia's longest running and respected design competition WORKSHOPPED21. Apply before 31 May. 

Profile 2021 - Applications open

Australian Design Centre in partnership with JMGA-NSW are calling for contemporary jewellers, object makers and metalworkers to apply for Profile 2021, the 7th JMGA-NSW biennial curated award exhibition.

Submissions close 1 August 2021

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.