9 March, 12 – 2.30pm

The Long Table: Weaving Stories

Parramatta Artist Studios
Join women of The Finishing School Writers Collective and WeAve Parramatta to weave stories and textiles that cross cultural boundaries.
Event Workshop Adults
5 – 9 March, 10am – 5pm

Kanalaritja: An Unbroken String

The Leo Kelly Blacktown Arts Centre
kanalaritja: An Unbroken String is an exhibition and series of workshops that celebrates the generations of shell-necklace makers.
Exhibition Adults Students
2 March, 11am – 2pm

Pattern and design with Didi's Tribe

Information and Cultural Exchange
Get hands-on as you learn about some of India's different traditional designs and paint your own personalised calico bag. 
Workshop Adults Students
6 March, 6 – 8pm

Making the City: Creating Cultural Anchors

Western Sydney University
Examine how the architecture and urban design of cultural institutions helps shape civic identity and catalyse creative communities.
Talk Adults Industry
3, 10 March, 10am – 5pm

Parramatta Clay Workshop Series

PCAI Studio & Gallery
A series of ceramic workshops for all ages during the Sydney Design Festival.
Workshop Adults Families Kids
1 March, 10am – 3pm

Design Empowers Me

Western Sydney University
Showcasing product design innovations for users with wide-ranging abilities.
Exhibition Students
6 March, 6.30 – 7.30pm

By Design: The story of LOST IN BOOKS

LOST IN BOOKS, a kids' bookshop that speaks your language
Join the team behind the fit-out to learn about the principles they employed to create a low-cost, replicable, accessible place that ref
Talk Adults Families
1 – 8 March, 12 – 1pm

Creative and Design Ideation SkillsPoint

TAFE NSW Creative and Design Ideation SkillsPoint
Experiment with a range of skills and practices from a wide range of creative professionals.
Workshop Students
9 March, 11am – 1pm

Flash book

LOST IN BOOKS, a kids' bookshop that speaks your language
Create an original picture book through improvisation and storytelling.
Workshop Kids
10 March, 2 – 3pm

Sustainable Suburbs: Designing Thermal Comfort

Ancher House, Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest
Join MAAS Head of Curatorial, Jacqui Strecker, in conversation with Jonathan Fox and Andrew Hewson.
Talk Adults
3 March, 2 – 3pm

Ideal Interiors: in conversation with designer Charles Wilson

Ancher House, Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest
Join this exciting panel discussion with award-winning contemporary Australian designer Charles Wilson.
Talk Adults
3 March, 2 – 3pm

Artist Talk - Edge to Edge

Lost Bear Gallery
How do designers approach their work with an artist's sensibility?
Exhibition Talk Adults
5 March, 10 – 11.30am

Forked Tongues Multilingual Storytime

LOST IN BOOKS, a kids' bookshop that speaks your language
Come into the story corner for multilingual story time from the Forked Tongues Storytellers Collective.
Event Families
4 – 9, 6 March, Times vary

Creative Dialogue - Creative Design Practice

Nepean Arts & Design Centre, Building P
Highlighting the best creative & design practices.
Exhibition Students
4 – 8 March, 10am – 4pm

Creative Dialogue - Cultural Identity

Campbelltown Design, Building M
Be inspired by the exciting and stimulating interdisciplinary exhibition.
Exhibition Students
4 – 8 March, 10am – 4pm

Design in Everyday Living

TAFE NSW Lidcombe Design Centre
From fashion to interiors the exhibition will highlight challenges of the future.
Exhibition Students
1 – 11 March, 12 – 12am


Online Platform
T1-Commons is a new network that supports emerging designers in Western Sydney.
Event Students
5 March, 5 – 7pm


The Westmead Institute for Medical Research
Join an expert panel for a compelling conversation about this exciting new field.
Talk Adults Industry
9 March, 10am – 5pm

LookDrawPrint Motif

Rough Track Workshop
Join Julie Paterson for a creative print making workshop in the Blue Mountains.