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ADC Exhibition Tours - International Art Textile Biennale 2023, TILED and رُفات قِدّيسٍ (rufat qiddys: object of a holy person): rachel ramsis farag

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Free Exhibition Tours

Make the most of your trip to the Australian Design Centre with a free exhibition tour. The curator will introduce you to the current exhibitions and Object Shop. 

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Tour times: Thursdays, 12.30pm 

Book here or call on us on 9361 4555 to make a booking or register at the front desk 10 minutes prior to tour time. 

International Art Textile Biennale 2023

International Art Textile Biennale 2023 celebrates the vibrant and evolving world of contemporary art textiles. In its second edition, this Biennale showcases a diverse array of works that push the boundaries of textile art.

The 35 finalists from 11 countries dismantle preconceived notions on what it means to be a textile artist and how this medium can express profound commentary. Diverse perspectives unfold in each piece, challenging inherited canons and questioning concepts such as body and beauty, isolation and community.


Australian Design Centre is delighted to present TILED in collaboration with Experimental Ceramics Studio.
Valued for the enduring properties of their clays and glazes, ceramic tiles are one of the oldest universal forms of decorative art. Today, tiles are used extensively in contemporary architecture and interiors.

The 18 studio artists use the tile as a canvas for exploration and experimentation. 

رُفات قِدّيسٍ (rufat qiddys: object of a holy person): rachel ramsis farag

rufat qiddys is a phonetic translation of the Arabic phrase for object of a holy person, or, relic. For this Object Space exhibition rachel farag questions the nature of a relic – who decides what becomes a relic and what deserves to be immortalised or given value?

Australian Design Centre presents this exhibition in celebration of the 2024 Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.

International Art Textile Biennial: In conversation with Glenys Mann

Join us for this unique opportunity to hear from the IATB organiser Glenys Mann, who is the CEO and Founder of Fibre Arts Australia discussing all things textile, the Biennial and finalists in this talk and tour through the exhibition. 

When: Thursday 14 March 11.30am - 12.30pm

Where: Australian Design Centre

Free, bookings encouraged

Image: June Lee, Bystander, 2022. Photo: courtesy of the artist.

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There is a ramp at the side entrance of ADC (Palmer St) and wheelchair-accessible toilet on the lower gallery level. Access to the lower level is through the main entrance off William St. Please ask our friendly staff for assistance. A full gallery Access statement is available to download from the ADC website.

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