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.

Amy and Stephanie from Outer Island Photo Mim Sterling

OBJECT 150 - Commission a maker

We're relaunching our award winning commissioning project Object 150 to support makers through the continued Sydney lockdown. 

Object 150 is where you pay $150 to have an original, unique, handmade object created exclusively for you by one of our makers. 

Our featured makers for October are Chrystie Longworth and Outer Island. 

Profile 2021

Australian Design Centre in partnership with JMGA-NSW are calling for entries to Profile 2021, the 7th JMGA-NSW biennial curated award exhibition.

Applications extended 30 November 2021

Pennie Jagiello, 2020

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.