"To nurture Australian design excellence and facilitate successful commercial relationships between designers, industry and the market, both locally and internationally."

Australian design is amongst the best in the world.

But who knows about it?

It's workshopped's intent to identify great Australian design and bring it to local and international attention. The workshopped exhibitions are the first step in realising this goal.

workshopped has previously held two critically acclaimed exhibitions as part of Sydney Design Week. Last year's exhibition of 11 designers was held at PCL Gallery in Strawberry Hills and attended by over 650 guests. Stephen Varady, acclaimed Sydney architect opened the night;

"Their first exhibition of five young designers for Design Week last year was a critical success. This year for Design Week 2002 they have returned in force and, with increased sponsorship, have been able to gather 11 designers together for the show you see here tonight."

The event exceeded all expectations, attracting local and international attention. Significantly, the exhibition provided a focus and impetus for several designers to follow on with exhibits in London and Milan. The work of other designers has been sold to retailers both in Australia and Singapore.

This year, by invitation, workshopped 03 will be located at The Strand, Sydney. The venue will provide a spectacular backdrop to 20 designers from around the country, who will utilise both floor and air space to dramatic effect. Opening night will be attended by 1,000 invited guests from media, design, retail and manufacturing. Opening night is 5 August and the exhibition is open to the public from 6 - 20 August 2003.

workshopped has sought sponsors who have an interest in being associated with emerging Australian design. Our sponsors represent brands that understand and relate to design. We sincerely thank those sponsors who got workshopped started and who have come on board since.