Photo of four women holding up woven sculptures on a red dirt road in Central Australia

Mutukaku Ngura – Motorcar Country

30 March – 7 June 2023

In this new exhibition, Tjanpi Desert Weavers ingeniously combine cultural weaving practices with recycling found objects in a series of hanging fibre sculptures created by weaving native grass onto the metal car seat frames salvaged from the remains of burnt-out motorcars.

Artists: Ngilan Margaret Dodd, Pinuka Margaret Yai Yai, Kim Dodd, Kayla Gayla, Amy Yilpi, Bridget Baker, Fiona Dodd, Collette Stewart, Kathy Dodd.

This is a special ADC collaboration with Tjanpi Desert Weavers.

Weaving matter: materials and context

30 March–7 June 2023

Contemporary weavers exploring diverse concepts through experimentation with materials and weave structures to create innovative and contemporary stories.

Object Space

Kirsten Haydon: Ice Holds

30 March – 7 June 2023

The word ‘hold’ has many meanings – in this work hold can be considered in relation to the landscape and the body. Here the landscape is an icescape, the Barne Glacier.

GOOD NATURED: design art architecture

15 June – 27 July 2023

Celebrating creative projects by designers, artists and architects working to design a better future. These practitioners are focussed on creating outcomes that are both beautiful and good for the planet.

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. 


6 October – 22 November 2023

Australian Design Centre presents a major new national craft and innovation award in 2023 and 2025. The MAKE AWARD is a biennial award open to creative practitioners (artists, craftspeople, designers) working across all craft disciplines including ceramics, glass, wood, metalwork, textiles and fibre and jewellery.

The Award will feature creative practitioners working with new materials or using materials in new and innovative ways with a prize pool of $45,000.

Ngalama Gundhu Ngura (Sitting Tree Place)

Ngalama Gundhu Ngura (Sitting Tree Place) is an urban resting place for community to meet and reflect on local culture.

ADC's forecourt garden beds have been re-designed, landscaped and revitalised with Indigenous plants and a bench designed to reflect the patterns of the land in the Gadigal Mural, supported by a My Community Project grant, proudly funded by the NSW Government.

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.