Australian Design Centre

They are a leading centre for contemporary craft and design in Australia. They play a critical role in building a significant design culture for this country by nurturing a nation of innovative makers and thinkers and inspiring audiences to use design in their lives.

They celebrate the work of Australian artists who embrace the highest degree of craftsmanship and who continually explore material, process and ideas to advance contemporary design practice. Their program features more than 200 designers and has generated over AUD1.2 million in revenue for designers through artist fees and the sale of work in the last five years. Through their creative programs and partnerships, they reach an audience of more than 390,000 people nationwide each year.

Whether presenting dynamic and high quality exhibitions, publishing, retail, digital or educational activities, they’re determined to give craft and design the best and brightest voice possible. They’re a catalyst for new thinking and offer a design interface for their communities. Most importantly, they inspire people by stimulating their curiosity and encouraging those around them to believe in the power of design.

Please see the web site for further information.

Nearby events

  1. Dobell Drawing Prize #21

    Monday 22 April 2019 to Saturday 25 May 2019 , Darlinghurst

    Dobell Drawing Prize #21 is a new biennial prize and exhibition presented by the National Art School in association with the Sir William Dobell Art Foundation. The exhibition presents the artwork by 57 finalists including: Badra Aji, Tony…

    22 Apr - 25 May
  2. Island Welcome

    Monday 22 April 2019 to Wednesday 05 June 2019 , Darlinghurst

    Island Welcome is a group exhibition exploring contemporary jewellery as a gesture of welcome. Inspired by the welcome garlands of many traditional island cultures, a group of contemporary jewellers have made a neckpiece, lei or garland…

    22 Apr - 05 Jun