Explore all the latest news from ADC including information about ADC's Creative Program Highlights for 2019, uping events, exhibitions and people working in the craft and design sector. 

Island Wele

11 April - 5 June 2019

Island Wele is a group exhibition exploring contemporary jewellery as a gesture of wele. Inspired by the wele garlands of many traditional island cultures, a group of contemporary jewellers have made a neckpiece, lei or garland interpreting the theme of wele and considering current Australian immigration and refugee policy. 


Call for Applications

Are you ready to take the next steps toward production or looking to test your market? Australian Design Centre  and WORKSHOPPED are calling for applications to exhibit as part of WORKSHOPPED19.

On Tour

ADC Travelling Exhibitions

Since the 1970s ADC has toured nationally and been at the forefront of providing regional Australia with access to cutting edge work and ideas. Find out about our travelling exhibition program here.

Object Shop

Object Shop sells the work of over 80 Australian makers and designers and is located within our William Street gallery. We hold Maker Markets, Meet-the-maker session, crafting workshops and special retail events. Find out more about the makers and shop events here.

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Past exhibitions and events

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About Australian Design Centre

A little bit about us

We are a leading centre for contemporary craft and design in Australia. We 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. Find out more about us here.