Australian Design Centre

Australian Design Centre - street view 2019. Photo by Boaz Nothman.

Australian Design Centre – street view 2019. Photo by Boaz Nothman.

Established in 1964, Australian Design Centre (ADC) is one of Australia’s most innovative arts organisations.

ADC is an independent contemporary craft and design organisation igniting creative ideas and building cultural vibrancy. Through our exhibition, festival, touring, retail, publishing and learning platforms, we take a lead role developing, supporting and building global audiences for Australia’s creative practitioners.

ADC’s mission is to ignite creativity through:

  • Exhibitions: showcasing the best making and design by Australian creators
  • Touring: bringing the power of making and design to new audiences across Australia
  • Learning: inspiring Australians to use design to transform their future.

Located in Sydney’s Darlinghurst, ADC produces up to 20 exhibitions and over 100 events each year in the Centre, along with a city-wide festival Sydney Craft Week. The Centre also has a shop (Object Shop) that sells the work of over 100 local makers. Object Platform, ADC’s online publishing program, features long form articles about craft and design inviting audiences to explore the field across a wide range of topics. ADC on Tour, the national exhibition touring program, takes exhibitions across regional Australia reaching new audiences for contemporary craft and design.