Exhibition: 21 June – 25 July 2018

What do we covet, keep and reference as contemporary examples of great design? 

WORKSHOPPED18 showcases the very best in new Australian design by emerging and established designers. It follows the work of 40+ designers through concept, meaning, materiality, manufacture and resolution.

Visit this year’s shortlisted designs on exhibition at Australian Design Centre as WORKSHOPPED continues its important role mentoring industrial designers and championing manufacturing of Australian furniture, lighting and objects.

Entrants answered the brief: does the chair, table or lamp do what you’d hoped it would? Is it comfortable, functional, do you smile when you look at it?

Awards will be presented for the best designs in the emerging and established categories, along with a people’s choice and other awards to be announced.
Follow the links below for more detail on our exhibition activities, including artist tours, panels, workshops and a party!

Launch Party
Join us at the Australian Design Centre to celebrate the opening of WORKSHOPPED18.
When: Friday 22 June, 6-8pm
Where: Australian Design Centre

In Conversation, WORKSHOPPED18
Meet a selection of WORKSHOPPED18 designers and hear their stories of tackling production issues while creating designs that are covetable and functional. Designers will discuss the specifics of their own pieces in furniture, product or lighting design, while also engaging in a more general discussion of the state of Australian design. The event will be hosted by WORKSHOPPED Director Raymond Scott.
When: Saturday 23 June, 1-2pm
Where: Australian Design Centre
Admission: FREE

Know Your Worth, How to Produce it & Protect it
Are you an emerging designer who is ready to produce your designs commercially? Have you considered how to protect your original creative concepts before venturing into the minefield of the competitive design market? Do you know how to negotiate a contract, including that all important designer’s fee? We’ll investigate intellectual property, manufacturing tips, contractual processes and how to deduce your net worth. Featuring WORKSHOPPED Director, Raymond Scott and a panel of industry experts, join us as we unpack how to become a commercially successful designer in today’s market.
When: Thursday 28 June, 6-8pm
Where: Australian Design Centre
Admission: $10 including a drink

3D Printing workshops for kids
Many of today’s designers are utilising 3D printing that brings unparalleled scope for design exploration from prototyping to production. Kids can explore this relatively new technology in a hands-on workshop led by Modfab, the first 3D Printing Technology business in Australia to create customised learning experiences for school students. These full day workshops will focus on designing and printing your very own 3D printed object.
When: Thursday 13 and Friday 19 July, 9.30am-3.30pm
Where: Australian Design Centre
Admission: $30
Age: 9-12
Maximum capacity: 20 participants
BYO food and drinks

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.

Workshopped and ADC logo

Image: Shapes and colours, pink with wood, Photo: We Are MAD