Australian Design Centre

Surry Hills & Darlinghurst

The non-profit Australian Design Centre has a gallery, Object, that presents innovative exhibitions of new craft and design from Australia and overseas. Furniture, fashion, textiles and glass are all on show, and there's an appealing shop.

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Nearby Surry Hills & Darlinghurst attractions

1. Australian Museum

0.24 MILES

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2. APY Gallery

0.29 MILES

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3. St John’s Church

0.29 MILES

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4. Coca-Cola Sign


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5. Australian Centre for Photography

0.32 MILES

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6. St Mary’s Cathedral

0.32 MILES

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7. Hyde Park

0.34 MILES

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8. Black Eye Gallery

0.34 MILES

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