The Australian Design Centre is a leading arts not-for-profit organisation, which is dedicated exclusively to design and contemporary craft, exhibitions, events and the Object Shop. They play a critical role in nurturing a significant design culture for Australia by encouraging innovative makers and thinkers and also inspiring audiences to use design in their lives. In the last five years, over $1.2M in revenue for designers has been achieved through artists fees and sale of work.
The Object Platform is an area in the digital sphere where artists can experiment, prototype new thinking, commission new content and spark physical provocations. It's a space for thinking outside the box and beyond the exhibitions, events and objects. Through long-form articles, research papers, online exhibitions, webinars and live interviews, as well as presentations, lectures, panels films, audio tours and a writer-in-resident program, the Australian Design Centre is paving the way with new technology. The program is also part o the ongoing research into object, furniture, lighting and industrial design, fashion design, crafts, ceramics and other mediums.
Over eighty local and interstate makers and designs have produced amazing gifts for you to purchase. Some of the makers will be in store on Wednesday evening for you to meet and hear about their creative practices. This discussion will give your purchases more meaning as you will understand the pursuits taken by the artist to create each design.
If you cannot make it on Wednesday event, you can also go to the website and purchase online.