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Australian Design Centre, Sydney

About the Gallery

Australian Design Centre is a major contemporary craft and design organisation igniting creative ideas and building cultural vibrancy. We take a lead role developing and supporting Australia’s craftspeople and designers to build audiences for their work globally. We do this through our extensive exhibition, festival, touring, retail, publishing and learning platforms.

Located in Sydney’s Darlinghurst, we present up to 20 exhibitions and over 100 events each year including workshops, markets, talks, demonstrations and lectures, along with a city-wide festival Sydney Craft Week. Our retail space, Object Shop sells handmade, collectible design by over 100 Australian makers.

Our national exhibition touring program ADC On Tour is at the forefront of providing regional and metropolitan audiences in Australia with cutting edge work and ideas.

Collection Strengths

Australian Design Centre is a non-collecting organisation. The Centre facilitates many acquisitions of craft and design objects into public and private collections.

Programming Strengths

From the expertly handcrafted to the latest advances in design and technology, from cross-disciplinary practice to the knowledge, culture and traditions of continuing First Nations culture, Australian Design Centre’s programming focusses on making and design to creatively transform the lived experience.

Our programs and activities offer a space for designers and makers to experiment, test new ideas and push the boundaries of innovation in design and contemporary craft.

We collaborate with artists, designers and makers, with arts and cultural organisations across Australia.

Exhibition Spaces

Australian Design Centre is a multipurpose space presenting exhibitions, events and workshops. The Centre also has a retail space – Object Shop and a street facing window gallery — Object Space. The exhibition floor space is over 200 square metres.

The venue capacity is 200 with 80,000 people commuting each day along William Street between Kings Cross and the City.

Visit the Gallery


101–115 William Street
Darlinghurst NSW 2010


02 9361 4555  Office
02 8599 7999  Gallery



  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Giftshop
  • Event and workshop facilities