Made Worn: Australian Contemporary Design. Identity by Garbett

Made/Worn: Australian Contemporary Jewellery

20 May – 7 July 2021

Jewellery is an act of art, craft and design that also lives and breathes on the bodies of those who wear it. This ADC On Tour exhibition, curated by Australian Design Centre, includes the work of 22 artists working in contemporary jewellery in Australia today.

White ceramic architectural model of the Sydney Entertainment Centre

Endangered + Extinct

20 May – 7 July 2021

Endangered + Extinct is an exhibition exploring the form and design of various buildings in Australia, through ceramic sculptures by Natalie Rosin. These places are either under threat of demolition or no longer physically exist due to human intervention.


Windowsmiths: Murmuration

Object Space

20 May - 7 July

On display in ADC's window gallery is Murmuration - A Pliable Formation a contemporary installation by the Windowsmiths.

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. 


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

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.