WORKSHOPPED identifies great Australian design and brings it to local and international attention. The WORKSHOPPED exhibitions are the first step in the process. WORKSHOPPED exhibitions assist in sustaining a creative community. Before the first WORKSHOPPED exhibition in 2001, designers had few avenues in getting their designs in front of the general public. Creating and maintaining successful commercial relationships with industry and the marketplace is also extremely difficult. Many designers who have exhibited at WORKSHOPPED exhibitions have their works in commercial production and exposed to potential buyers. The WORKSHOPPED SHOP presents products designed by Australian designers and available to both wholesale and retail customers.

WORKSHOPPED looks for designers that have identified and considered the issues relating to production, whether limited or mass production and irrespective of the production method.

Designers. Ready to be the next great Australian designer? WORKSHOPPED looks for designers ready to take their ideas through to production. The design should be original and desirable and also the kind of product everyday people can take home and live with.

Presented by the Australian Design Centre


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About WORKSHOPPED and Australian Design Centre

The annual WORKSHOPPED exhibition has presented the work of over 450 Australian designers through 17 exhibitions and been viewed by over 650,000 people. The exhibition is a platform for emerging and established product, furniture and lighting designers. Established in 1964, Australian Design Centre (ADC) is one of Australia’s most innovative arts organisations. ADC is a not-for-profit organisation that creates opportunities for people to engage with design, craft and creativity through dynamic and high-quality touring exhibitions, publishing, digital and educational activities.


WORKSHOPPED18 continues the annual exhibition showcasing the best new Australian design. Workshopped will be continuing its important role as a mentor for industrial designers and manufacturers of Australian furniture, lighting and homewares. ADC will call for entries in the coming weeks. A selection of shortlisted designs will be presented at ADC’s gallery in William Street, along with a number of named awards and a program of events, including talks and functions.

Workshopped is thrilled to be partnering with ADC for this year’s program, where we will continue to uncover the best and most innovative work by local talent within the design industry,” says Raymond Scott, Director of Workshopped.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to combine our respective breadth of experience in Australian design – we can’t wait to work with the Workshopped team and see how our venue and approach can provide a new perspective on the incredibly successful WORKSHOPPED exhibition,” says Lisa Cahill, CEO and Artistic Director of ADC.

“This is an outstanding opportunity to benefit from, and expand on, Workshopped’s legacy of dynamic design exhibitions.”