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    Australian Design Centre

    Photo: Brett Boardman

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    Australian Design Centre

    Photo: Brett Boardman

About

We are Australia’s leading centre for contemporary design and play a critical role in building a significant design culture for this country. We nurture a nation of innovative thinkers and we inspire audiences to use design in their lives.

The Australian Design Centre plays a critical role in celebrating 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. Our program features more than 200 designers annually and has generated over $1.2m in revenue for designers through artist fees and the sale of work in the last 5 years. Through our creative programs and partnerships, we 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, we’re determined to give craft and design the best and brightest voice possible.

We’re a catalyst for new thinking and offer a design interface for our communities. Most importantly, we inspire people by stimulating their curiosity and encouraging those around us to believe in the power of design.

Getting There

101-115 William Street
Darlinghurst, NSW 2010

Opening Hours

Tuesday- Saturday

11:00 to 04:00

The Museums & Galleries of NSW supports and promotes volunteer, artist run and professionally staffed public museums and galleries, and Aboriginal cultural centres, throughout NSW.

Museums & Galleries of NSW is supported by the NSW Government through Arts NSW.

Museums & Galleries of NSW is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

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