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Nifty Fifty

2015 marks a landmark year for Object. This year, we turn 50 years young and are already setting our sights on our next 50.

May will find us in our new home at 101-115 William Street, Darlinghurst – marking the opening of the new Australian Design Centre with an opening night gala event in collaboration with Vivid Ideas.

The gala will see the reveal of the first 50 members of our Australian Design Honours cohort, an online digital publication and a physical exhibition showcase celebrating the leading lights of Australian design. The digital publication will launch in May, whilst five exhibitions will pop up in the William Street Storefront from May through to the end of the year.

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Those Architects are announced

Object: Australian Design Centre has appointed Those Architects as the creative force to lead the design of their new William Street Storefront. Those Architects were in a hot contest with other local emerging talents in a closed competition run by Object over the past month. In the end, it was Those Architects’ inventive playful concept that combined transparency, flexibility and accommodated the demands of an existing space that impressed Object.

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A change is in the air

It’s official: in 2015, Object will move in the City of Sydney’s Creative Hub at 101-110 William Street, Darlinghurst.

Object is set to take over the ground floor spaces, while the guys from HUB Sydney, Romance was Born and a selection of architects, designers and artists-in-residence occupy levels 1-3.

As we prepare for the move, we’re also getting ready for Object’s 50th year (and beyond) with new staff arrivals, a new creative vision, and programming bursting with creative stories from designers and makers across Australia.

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The new Australian Design Centre is now open at 101-115 William Street, Darlinghurst

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Resolved: Journeys in Australian Design

Tamworth Regional Gallery, NSW 14 February - 11 April 2015

An exhibition of the most compelling works from 12 designers from the highly acclaimed “Workshopped” exhibitions held in Sydney. Workshopped has discovered, nurtured and launched the careers of...
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Lola Greeno: Cultural Jewels

Western Plains Cultural Centre NSW, 18 April – 28 June, 2015

Lola Greeno: Cultural Jewels is the eighth in our Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft series. Our first Indigenous Living Treasure, Greeno is a shellworker and artist from Tasmania, whose...
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CUSP: Designing into the Next Decade

State Library of Queensland 01 November 2014 - 14 February 2015

Over the last number of years Object: Australian Design Centre has explored many notions of design. From Freestyle: new Australian design for living in 2006 to HYPERCLAY: Contemporary Ceramics in...
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