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Happy objects


Every day, 11am to 4pm Thursday 18 November to Tuesday 25 January 2022



Happy objects is the exhibition we all need to close what has been an immensely challenging year. We all have happy objects. Happy objects bring us joy.

This exhibition tells the stories of people and their happy objects. Special things that hold meaning in their lives.

Emerging in part from the writings of Soetsu Yanagi in ‘The Beauty of Everyday Things’, Happy objects is curated and designed by Stephen Goddard with Lisa Cahill and the ADC Team. Happy objects celebrates our commitment to give objects a long life, appreciate their beauty and stories, and embrace their function.

This exhibition is presented by Australian Design Centre and supported by the City of Sydney.

Covid-safe information

We are following the NSW Health COVID-19 Safety Industry Guidelines for museums and galleries to keep our guests and staff safe.



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