About ADC

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 to use design in their lives.

First Nations Engagement

ADC developed a Strategic Framework: First Nations Engagement 2023–2027 (‘the Framework’) to provide practical and ethical guidelines to support our commitment to First Nations art, craft and design across the organisation, including the Board, staff, creatives, community, audiences, partners and collaborators.

ADC Chronology and History Essays

1964 –

We are a highly agile and adaptable organisation that has taken a leadership role in the contemporary craft and design sector since it first opened in 1964 as the NSW Crafts Council. Here is a collection of stories that explore some of the histories of ADC with spotlights on collaborations and touring, design criticality, global, Indigenous, innovation and technology.

ADC Email Newsletter

Keep up to date with Australian Design Centre. You can subscribe to our monthly newsletter and also find all the previous Design News stories here.

Staff & Board

Find out more about the who's who at ADC.


We work with some of the best, most passionate and talented individuals in the industry and we're always on the lookout for new talent. Could that be you? Check out our latest positions at the Australian Design Centre.

Partners & Donors

We are grateful to all of our partners for their generous support of Australian innovation, creativity and design. Whether it's government support, or the continued patronage of our valued donors, gifts of all sizes, big and small, help us to continue to deliver a diverse creative program.

Venue Hire

Our beautiful new gallery space is available for corporate and community hire. Whether it's a private occasion, work function or boutique event, our space has accommodated a range of events for organisations including Tropfest, The School of Life, and Interbrand.

ADC Supporter Stories

Meet the people who support ADC and find out what drives them donate their time and money towards the nurturing of contemporary craft and design.

Volunteer Program

Join Australian Design Centre as a volunteer to develop your skills and follow your passion for craft and design by assisting in our gallery, exhibition events and public programs or a design work experience placement.


Have you got questions? We'd love to answer them. Find out more about the Australian Design Centre and how you can get involved.

Media Releases

Australian Design Centre Media Releases