Object moves into the William Street creative hub

The City’s William Street creative hub – already home to a range of emerging and established creative tenants – welcomed an exciting new resident this week.

Object: Australian Design Centre has been awarded an accommodation grant for three showrooms at 101–111 and 113–115 William Street. It will use the space for exhibitions, workshops, events and education programs as it celebrates its 50th anniversary year.

The organisation was first established in 1965 as the Crafts Council of NSW. Its events and exhibitions each year feature more than 200 designers. In the past five years, this has generated over $1.2 million in revenue through artist fees and the sale of works.

At the launch event, Object also celebrated the inaugural Australian Design Honours. These new awards will see 50 major designers showcased in a special exhibition, to recognise their contribution in putting Sydney on the design map.

Object will be sharing the William Street creative hub with more new tenants who have moved into the upstairs live/work spaces, through the City’s creative spaces program, including visual artists, a production designer, a writer and a filmmaker.

The tenants have joined others working in studios, offices, co-working spaces and galleries in the fast growing creative hub.

For more information, visit creativecitysydney.com.au

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