What's on

Urban Decay: Joshua Smith

2 August – 26 September

Miniaturist and artist Joshua Smith’s intricately detailed models of overlooked Sydney buildings celebrate the beauty of urban grime, rust, decay and graffiti.

Painting with Thread: Tapestries and Samples from the Australian Tapestry Workshop

2 August – 26 September

Painting with Thread is an exhibition of recent tapestries and samples from the collection of the Australian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne (ATW). Founded in 1976, the ATW is recognised as an international leader in the production of hand-woven tapestries and is the only workshop of its kind in Australia. All ATW tapestries are made in collaboration with leading artists and designers.

Object Space

Object Space is a window gallery located in the window of the ADC Offices on William Street in Darlinghurst. On display in Object Space  2 August - 26 September, are two works from Bidjigal artist and elder Esme Timbery.  The iconic artworks, Untitled 'Sydney Opera House' and Untitled 'Harbour Bridge' celebrate the important shellwork tradition of the La Perouse community and Timbery's contemporary practice. 

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.

Sydney Craft Week

Friday 5 – Sunday 14 October 2018

Sydney Craft Week is an inspirational festival that speaks to our fundamental human urge to create, while also showcasing exceptional contemporary craft.

In These HANDS: Mara nyangangka

5 October – 14 November 2018

Sturt Gallery and Ernabella Arts present In These HANDS: Mara nyangangka, an exhibition of new paintings, ceramics, tjanpi weavings and punu from the artists of Ernabella, celebrating 70 years of Ernabella Arts.

Seed Stitch Contemporary Textile Awards

5 October – 14 November 2018

Featuring outstanding work by contemporary NSW textile artists, this exhibition is presented by Australian Design Centre in partnership with the Seed Stitch Collective. The award is an open call-out to contemporary artists, designers and crafts-people to create an open arena of opportunity, and to uncover the diverse range of textile artists in NSW.