Sydney Craft Week

7 – 16 October 2022

Celebrating creativity and community, Sydney Craft Week is the city’s only festival dedicated to making by hand. Vibrant events range from large-scale exhibitions to one-off workshops, encompassing the breadth and power of craft.

The festival program includes more than 180 events right across Sydney including over 80 workshops and 38 exhibitions.

FUSE Glass Prize

7 October –16 November 2022

Presented in partnership with the JamFactory, FUSE Glass Prize 2022 is Australasia’s foremost prize for Australian and New Zealand glass artists.

Seed Stitch Contemporary Textile Award 2022

7 October –16 November 2022

Seed Stitch Contemporary Textile Award highlights the ideas, materials and processes explored by textile and fibrecraft artists based in NSW and ACT. Diverse themes feature in this biannual exhibition and award, ranging from satirical humour to environmental concerns.

Object Space


7 - 30 October 2022

A creative exchange between Australian Design Centre and Canberra’s Gallery of Small Things (GOST), Hope presents two simultaneous exhibitions in each venue, bringing NSW and ACT-based makers to new audiences. Curated by Anne Masters, this timely collection of small-scale works are large in spirit – with each artist responding to the idea of ‘hope’.

Exhibiting artists:
Christine Appleby | Ellen Rosalie Gunner | Lee Leibrandt | Al Munro | Lan Nguyen-Hoan

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. 

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.

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.

Lola Greeno, Teunne King Maireener Shell Crown [detail], 2013, King Maireener Shells and wire, Photo: John Leeming.

Past Exhibitions

Explore our past exhibitions and events.