Be prepared to discard all your preconceived notions of lacework.
Leave your mark on a growing lace sculpture
Kids and families leave your mark on Sydney Design by adding to a giant knitted sculpture
Learn ancient hand-weaving techniques from a master.
Master class with Lauran Sundin
Challenge students’ notion of what lace is.
Rare, unique, historic and significant lace from all around the world.
Students have the opportunity to leave their mark on Sydney Design 2011.
Get inside the heads of industry experts during this series of talks.
Be inspired and develop skills that you can use back in the classroom
Bring nimble fingers and imagination to this remarkable workshop.
Invisible clues lead kids on a secret trail through the Museum.
Snap up must-have items from the country’s hottest new designers.
A range of speakers and practitioners from around the world explore Lace in relation to their practice.
Learn how to design small works for laser cutting and engraving.
Kids create evocative cards using a nifty paper-lace technique.
Product design borrows from the past to produce new unexpected offerings.
A New York scholar reveals why fashion and art are worlds apart.
Hot coffee, fresh pastries and sharp entrepreneurs are all on the menu.
Trend forecaster Amanda Talbot discusses the revitalisation of dying crafts by high end labels
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Hear what the critics and participants have to say about the Sydney Design festival.
Uncover TAFE NSW’s rich history and inspirational graduates in this exhibition.
Go north for a fascinating encounter with Newcastle’s most creative artists.
Design exhibition by the RED objects group.
Celebrate our Open Day by participating in a glorious woven wonder with Shane Waltener
Create extraordinary pots fashioned from imagination and clay.
Pour the perfect cuppa from your own handcrafted teapot.
A daring lacework guru displays her new pièce de résistance.
Traditional furniture is transformed into 21st-century objects.
Andrew Ashton from Melbourne’s Studio Pip and Co tells tales of a design practice in modern times.
Ceramics from the convict era inspire children to get creative.
Make, bake and take home you own ceramic mug in this workshop.
Explore how Australia engages creatively with the world.
A collection of bespoke bikes exudes artistry and creativity.
Students and staff merge old and new technologies and attitudes.
The marriage of fashion and art has involved quite a few hissy fits.
Feast your eyes on a range of furniture, lighting and product design from emerging Australian designers
Sparks fly when traditional goldsmithing merges with new technology.
Let this joyous mix of cycling, crochet and design take you for a ride.
Intricate spiderwebs and discarded curios fill a paper attic.
Leading designers provide inside tips on today’s complex issues.
Step back in time as you recreate the 1970s Green Bans walk.
Discover how designers radically transformed the refined doily.
A garden of patterned pinwheels connects with the community.
The old process of sand casting is interpreted in a modern way.
A poetic fabric and fashion range pays homage to Banjo Patersen.
Australian and Japanese artists display their most desirable jewels.
New-generation designers offer inspired ideas for old problems.
Breathe new life into old garments by joining the upcycling craze.
Discarded objects are transformed into useful, beautiful pieces.
Award-winning rugs boast stunning textures and brilliant hues.
Get the party started with DIY buntings and sparkling trinkets.
Deconstructed musical instruments are transformed and reborn.
Weird and wonderful products from Japan go under the microscope.
See an array of unique domestic antiquities at Elizabeth Bay House.
Young jewellers and master craftspeople join forces.
A silversmith transforms the commonplace into the exquisite.
Studio design practices and industrial machines work hand in hand.