Wednesday, December 6, 2017

It's December and we've extended our opening hours! We are now opened 7 days a week to get your creative shopping fix this Christmas.


Saturday, October 21, 2017

Face the Music - Exhibition Opening


Here a a few photos from the opening of our current exhibition Face the Music by local artist and one half of Sweets Workshop John D-C. I would love to thank all the friends, family and music fans who dropped by for the opening.


The exhibition runs until the 9th of December 2017 at Sweets Workshop Gallery in Sydney, Australia. Shop 4, 58-60 Carlton Cres, Summer Hill 2130. If you can't physically make it in to check out the exhibition you can view the entire show online here.


Face the Music is an exhibition of paintings of some of the most famous faces in music. John D-C has hand-painted over 30 vibrant portraits that feature some of his favourite iconic musicians from across the decades. These include; Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, Prince, Nirvana, Radiohead and many, many more.

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Interview with John D-C about his New art Exhibition


Can you tell us about your new show 'Face the Music'?
I have hand-painted over 30 vibrant portraits that feature some of my favourite iconic musicians from across the decades. These include; Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, Prince, Nirvana, Radiohead and many, many more.

How did you select the musicians to be featured?
Well all these artists have made music that I absolutely love. I also wanted to tell the story of Rock 'n' Roll and popular music across the decades from the 1940s to now and I've selected musicians that I feel are really significant stepping stones in this narrative. 


Describe the artistic style of your exhibition?
Hmm electric, low brow, folk art portraits hahah! In all seriousness when I started work on 'Face the Music' I wanted the portraits to be very graphic representation of the musicians boiling down their essence as well as their likenesses. When I initially sketched out the portraits I tried to not only create good caricature based likenesses but to also include a sense of their personality and music they created. I have been very deliberate in my colour selection whether it's warm pastel colours to represent the wholesome sounds of the 1950's or vibrant bold colours to illustrate the immense shift that took place in popular music through the 1960s & 1970's. I have also selected certain eras or costumes to represent significant points in the career of each musician to again help create a graphic, instantly recognisable representation. 


Tell us more about the costumes you chose to depict each musician in?
Most of the musicians I chose to paint have had quite extensive careers so I did a lot of research to select the one outfit that I thought
really summed it up. A few examples are for the Beatles (as seen above) I really couldn't go past their costumes from Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, this album not only really changed the Beatles' career but also the idea of what an album could represent and opened up the flood gates for 'concept albums'. I painted Elvis Presley in his pink sports coat and blue and black leisure shirt that he famously wore on his appearance on the Milton Berle show in 1956. The television network received so many complaints about Elvis' gyrating hips that he had to be filmed from the shoulders up on the Ed Sullivan show. Jimi Hendrix had a number of pretty fabulously flamboyant outfits throughout his career but I chose to depict him in the yellow pirate shirt he wore at London’s Finsbury Park Astoria on March 31, 1967 where he famously set his fender stratocaster alight, again a very iconic image. For David Bowie I used the cover image from his 1973 album Aladdin Sane the follow-up to his breakthrough album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. Bjork is another artist who has had so many wonderfully iconic and unique outfits but I went with the swan dress that she famously wore to the 2001 Academy Awards and also on the cover of her album Vespertine. 


Describe your technique? 
Each portrait is painted on a flat timber block that I have hand sanded. I chose to paint them on timber as I love the natural grain that shows through painting. I have deliberately chosen to paint with a feathered border so you still get to see the timber peeking behind the portrait. It also helps keep each portrait unique. I initially wanted to use gouache paint for its vibrancy and flatness but It doesn't create the most durable finish and I felt that placing the finished portraits behind glass defeated the point of painting them of such lovely pieces of timber. After a fair bit of trial and error I settled on using a mix of flat matte acrylic and acrylic gouache paints to achieve a wonderfully vibrant and flat matte opaque colour palette.


How does this differ from your other artwork and illustrations?
It was really different for me to work with quite a simple brief this time around and to really develop a unique style, technique and visual language for this show. I am really happy with the end result; each piece is unique but fits with  the look of the exhibition. Another massive difference was that I was working manually. I usually work digitally or at least add digital elements to a hand-drawn sketches but for this show I wanted to work solely by hand.


What are some pros and cons to working solely by hand? 
Well I definitely love not working in front of a computer screen. It actually feels really cathartic to be working manually on one thing at a time building a finished piece of art one colour or layer at a time. I also really love the happy accidents that happen when working by hand be it a little piece of white gesso undercoat  cheekily sticking out behind a background or a little swoosh of paint that didn't quite go where you wanted it to go but feathered out beautifully. I find these kind of happy accidents are pretty rare when you work digitally and they are also really hard to replicate and always tend look a little forced or fake when done digitally. There is one big con... No magic undo button that and waiting for paint to dry.


What Next for John D-C?
I've had such a fun time working on "Face the Music" that I'd love to continue working in this format and style... who knows I might even move out of the musical world... I'd love to work on a few pop culture portraits, 'Face the Movies' has a nice ring to it.

You can see more of John D-C's processes and work in progress for 'Face the Music' over at his Instagram page.
 

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Face the Music - An Exhibition by John D-C


We have a brand new exhibition starting next month at Sweets Workshop by our very own John D-C .

John has hand-painted over 30 vibrant portraits that feature some of his favourite iconic musicians from across the decades. These include; Muddy Waters, Chuck Berry, Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, Prince, Nirvana, Radiohead and many, many more.

The exhibition officially opens at 2pm on Saturday the 7th of October all are welcome to attend. Face the Music is also part of this years Summer Hill Neighbourhood Feast which is on Sunday the 8th of October. If you can't make the opening the show will run until the 9th December so there is plenty of time to check it out.


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Now open 5 days a week for 2017!


2017 here we come! 
Our gallery is now open for the new year. We are looking forward to showcasing more local and Australian artists throughout the year with some fantastic exhibitions coming up and artwork on display in the shop. Stay tuned to the website and social media for updates. 

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Have a Creative Christmas!


We hope that you are enjoying all of the bells and whistles in the lead up to this Christmas! To help you with your gift shopping we will be open everyday in December from now on up until Christmas. 
Sunday 11am - 2pm
Monday 11am - 2pm
Tuesday 10am - 5.30pm
Wednesday 10am - 5.30pm
Thursday 10am - 5.30pm
Friday 10am - 5.30pm
Saturday 9am - 4pm

We will be open Christmas Eve 10am - 12pm

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Interview with MonstreLu about her New art Exhibition

 
Can you tell us about your new show 'The Neurotic Adventures of MonstreLu'?
'The Neurotic Adventures of MonstreLu' explores my connection with both the real world and my own unique fantasy world, where monsters personify people, memories and experiences from my own life. My work is heavily influenced by Pop Art and Saturday morning Cartoons, which can be seen in my vibrantly painted characters.

My artwork is an explosion of vibrant colours, thick black lines with layers of characters and intricate patterns. On first inspection my artworks appear to reflect the innocence of childhood, but once you delve into the details you start to get a sense for my warped & weird sense of humour.

Whether you're an art lover, a cartoon buff or a kid, there's something for you to delight in. I hope you enjoy the ride.



What has inspired you to create this work?
I draw inspiration and influence for my art  from experiences in my own life. Theres nothing I love more than sitting down at my desk ready to create a bunch of unique monsters that i bring to life though colour, pattern and personality. When I paint, music is one of my biggest motivators. Often I will sit at my desk and become absorbed in a painting, the next thing I realise it's 8 hours later and I'm well on my way to completing another piece. I get so involved in my artworks that I only stop for drink top ups, album changes and toilet breaks. 

Each of my artworks tells a story, some humourous and others a little more sinister. In my piece 'sugar rush' all of the monsters are addicted to sugar, some of the characters are actually made of sugar and they are all trying to eat each other. I was inspired to do this piece because Sugar has been everywhere in the media lately and everyone has become obsessed with it so i thought it would be amusing to poke fun at it.

Another of my favourite, yet darker pieces is called 'that boy needs therapy' and each of the monsters have a mental health problem....Mental health can be such a sensitive topic, rather than using sombre greys, blues & blacks which are colours you are more likely to identify with this topic, I've tried to make this piece as vibrant, inviting and eye catching as I can. I want people to start viewing mental health problems as normal and artworks around this topic don't always need to be dark.



What artistic processes have you used to create the works in your show? 
Firstly I day dream about my next piece and how I am going to present it... I think of the characters that I want in the artwork, what they will be doing and what the background will consist of. Each of the backgrounds is directly related to the story behind the artwork and they are very important to each piece. I start out by picking my surface i.e. Skateboards, round canvas or traditional canvas. I draw up all the monsters in pencil & then outline them with a black sharpie. The next step is to mix the colours and start painting the layers of acrylic. Once all the painting is complete I go over the lines again with Sharpies and Poscas often using coloured sharpies to add in some extra pattern, detail or shading to each character. The colour selection for the background and monsters is vital because I need to ensure that the monsters pop from the background and don't get lost in all the madness.

What are some of the challenges you have experienced in your process?
Coming up with new monsters in each piece can get challenging once you've completed around ten artworks. 
I also experimented with a lot of different types of acrylic paints, it took a while to find a brand that delivered thick and vibrant colours that were suitable for my paintings. 

When I first started this body of work, I had wanted to create around 15 to 20 paintings. I was a little concerned at the beginning that I would lose interest or find it difficult to create that amount of work. I was really surprised that I got so invested in this project and was nearly pumping out an artwork each fortnight. My next biggest challenge will be seeing what my style develops into and trying new mediums.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Our 6th Birthday!

It’s hard to believe we’ve been part of the Summer Hill landscape for 6 years but this week marks Sweets Workshop’s 6th birthday. Over the years we’ve seen so much wonderful art and it has been such a fulfilling experience showcasing the work of local and emerging artists.


Thanks to all our artists and customers for all your support, we’ve had the pleasure of meeting so many lovely people. To celebrate our birthday we are having a week long 15% off sale on our online shop. Simply make a purchase of $20 or more and enter the code SIXTHBIRTHDAY at checkout.
Offer available online ONLY, valid from 24th until 31st of July 2016,  
(Offer not available in store or with any other discount offers).

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Cherish your Inner West Art Exhibition for MOST

Cherish Your Inner West
by Emma Simmons
Opens 5th March for MOST

'Cherish your Inner West' is an exhibition of illustrations by Inner West local artist Emma Simmons. Emma has a passion for recording urban street scenes and celebrating the local history, architecture and environment. 

The exhibition captures some of the Inner West's fading iconic landmarks in ink, watercolour and fabric textures. 

The exhibition opens at Sweets Workshop in Summer Hill as a part of MOST – Marrickville Open Studio Trail on the 5th and 6th of March. 

Sweets Workshop is located at Shop 4, 58-60 Carlton Cres, Summer Hill. Just opposite the Summer Hill Train Station.

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Merry Christmas!


Merry Christmas! We would like to announce some exciting news, the Sweets Workshop family is expanding, we are awaiting the arrival of a Sweet little baby in the New Year. We wish you and your families a fantastic Festive Season, thank you for all of your support throughout 2015, see you in mid Jan 2016.

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Saturday, December 5, 2015

This Christmas Shop Locally & Creatively


Get all your Christmas shopping done without setting foot out of the Inner West. Sweets Workshop is located in Summer Hill Village and offers a broad collection of local and emerging artist's work, ranging form children's books to original artworks. If you can't decide what to get for your KK, Bestie or Grandma we also offer gift vouchers in store. You can also shop online here.


Throughout December we have also extended our opening hours to:

Monday: 11am – 2pm
Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday:
10am – 6.30pm
Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday:
11am – 2pm
Closed: Thursday


We wish you a very Merry Christmas 

& a Happy New Year!

Thanks you for all of your support throughout 2015

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Food Fight 2015 Exhibition & Calendar Launch


Join us on Sunday the 11th October for the official launch of our Food Fight event for 2015. 

Food Fight is an annual exhibition & calendar featuring artwork & recipes by Australian artists & makers focusing on this year's theme of Seasonal Love.

The exhibition & calendar will launch at Sweets Workshop to coincide with the Summer Hill Feast of Flavours Festival, which is always a delicious event.

Food Fight features loads of local Sydney based talent and Sweets Workshop favourites Including: Antipastel, Meredith Walker- Harding, Jess Chen, Beth Josey, Julie Mia Holmes, Kyle Fernandes, Carmen Hui, Emma Simmons, Emma Kidd, John D-C, Nic Dalton and Fiona Roderick.

The exhibition will run until the 11th November 2015.
Shop 4, 58-60 Carlton Cres Summer Hill (just opp the Summer Hill Train Station)


Friday, August 14, 2015

POMS AWAY! An Interview with Crafter Meredith Walker-Harding about her upcoming exhibition at Sweets Workshop

 By Meredith Walker-Harding
22 August - 3 October

What is your exhibition ‘Poms Away’ about, what can people expect to see in the show?
‘Poms Away’ is a celebration of the humble Pom Pom! People can expect to see poms attached to all sorts of things: garlands, chandeliers, cushions, wall hangings, baskets, pennants - basically anything I could whack a pom on!


 
Why the Pom Pom?
I love how tactile, accessible and nostalgic poms are.
Everyone can remember making them in primary school arts and crafts: sitting cross-legged on the carpet, trying to squish a big ball of cheap acrylic wool through the holes of two crookedly cut cardboard donuts. After what seemed like hours of wrapping, snipping and failed attempts of securely tying off, your heart would swell with joy when you popped out the finished product - a cute, squishy, colourful ball of fluff! 


My materials and making methods may have changed, but I am still struck with wonder  each time I make one, at how something with such ordinary beginnings can turn out to be so beautiful!



Can you tell us where you get your inspiration?
My inspiration comes from all sorts of places - traditional Polish holiday decorations, the quilts of Gee’s Bend in Alabama, vintage sports pennants, Japanese fabric, flower markets, craft stores and Pinterest to name a few.


What are some of the challenges you have experienced in your process?
Cleaning up after an epic pom-making session can be a challenge - that fluff gets everywhere!


Thursday, July 30, 2015

Sweets Workshop's 5th Birthday YAY!




It's our birthday at Sweets Workshop and over the course of the past 5 years we've had the pleasure of hosting some wonderful exhibitions. We'd love to take this opportunity to thank all of the artists and art lovers who have been a part of Sweets Workshop.

Take a quick trip down memory lane and have a look back at the last 5 years of Sweets Workshop in the video above. We hope to continue bringing new and exciting locally produced art and design to Summer Hill for many years to come.

Lots of Love
Emma and John ox


Friday, May 15, 2015

Interview with artist Julie Mia Holmes

We speak to printmaker Julie Mia Holmes about the ideas and processes behind her upcoming exhibition Flotsam & Jetsam, which will feature a collection of etchings and embroideries.
6th June – 15th July

Can you tell us about your new show Flotsam & Jetsam? 
Flotsam & Jetsam’ is a collection of etchings and embroideries inspired by a year of beachcombing and the reading of novels.

What has inspired you to create this work?
Beachcombing has a lot to answer for! It is beginning to become a problem…..my studio is starting to fill up with smelly decomposing corals and sea detritus. Things I simply CANNOT leave behind on a walk, they must be drawn!

Every year a large number of migrating Short-tailed Shearwaters (Mutton Birds) get washed up on our beaches. I’m talking truckloads, it’s pretty depressing. They’re doing the long haul from the Arctic to Antarctic. They have the longest migratory path of any bird. No wonder they’re so exhausted by the time they get here. Looking at them on the beach I thought they looked beautiful, serene and at peace – this is in the early stages of death I might add, very much like us in sleep. I took many photos (these guys were NOT coming home with me!) and started some drawings. Picking up a needle and thread just felt like the right thing to do. I wanted to reference medicine and mending things, trying to make something whole again. And then I couldn’t stop! Embroidery gets very addictive.


 
While looking at the Shearwaters I kept thinking about how other sea forms like corals, sponges and seaweeds mimic our own internal organs. Finding them washed up on the beach was as if the sea had belched up it’s own organs. I started to draw the things I collected and made trips to some fantastic rock pools nearby, paying particular attention to different textures, colour and form.

The other important inspiration in this collection of work is my reading life. Working in a Bookstore means lots of reading! I started feeling slightly guilty about reading because it was taking up so much of my art making time – it’s much easier to sit down with a good book than problem solve with a drawing. Then I thought why not use the books I love to make some prints. SO the Book Project started. Every book that I enjoy gets a print made from it. It might be a particular phrase that floats my boat or just a general picture that pops into my head. They’re usually connected to animals or birds and I’ve managed to make 18 so far. It is an ever-growing project!

What artistic processes have you used to create the works in your show?
Etching is my favourite printing method and Aluminium plates have become the base for all of my etching adventures. Aluminium is a lot cheaper than more traditional metals like copper and zinc and you can use less harmful chemicals like copper sulphate in your etchant solutions easily sourced from local hardware stores. You can even pour it on your rose garden when you’re finished with it! 

I’ve incorporated techniques like Sugarlift, a process where a sugar solution, in my case condensed milk (there was a lot of paintbrush licking!) is applied to the plate and left to dry. Then Bitumen is applied to the whole surface of the plate in an even layer and left to dry. THEN you submerge the plate in warm water and let the sugar solution underneath the bitumen dissolve before putting the plate in an etchant bath of copper sulphate. This creates a beautiful texture on the plate similar to those found in corals and rockpools.

There’s also a lot of Drypoint work on my plates. This means drawing straight onto the plate with sharp needlepoint or a handheld drill with different drill bits to create different textures.
 
There are many more printing techniques I’ve used but we’ll be here all day! There is alchemy to printmaking that I love and it’s a constant learning curve. Last week I found out you can’t print white ink from an Aluminium plate. It was something to do with the chemical reaction between the titanium in the ink and the aluminium. The white just kept turning grey!

As for my embroideries I approach them like drawings, every stitch is a new line. I sketch a general outline onto the fabric and then create the details and form as I go.

After making the etchings it just seemed like the natural progression to join the two together and I started to print onto the fabric and stitch over it. Everything always merges in the end!

What are some of the challenges you have experienced in your process?
Printing two large etching plates, one over the other, is always a bit tricky to get the registration right. It’s a nightmare when you pull a beautiful print off the plate only to realise you’ve buggered up the registration. Lots of swearing follows…..
 

The embroideries take a very long time too! I never know how long they’ll take and they always end up taking far longer than I think! I have a problem where I always seem to make things more complicated than what I first intended.

And, there is never enough time!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

An Interview with artist Marilyn Walters


 'Last Light' has been extended until 30th May
We had a chat with Marilyn about her show at Sweets Workshop, which will run from 18th March until 30th May. Marilyn’s exhibition ‘Last Light’ uses the motif of the setting sun to explore the playful interaction of light on different surfaces and objects.


What can the viewer expect to find?   
I hope the viewer will be moved and intrigued by these small works and will find in them joy, wonder and a sense of fun as well as the more sombre aspects of the fading light. I have tried to combine the emotional with the whimsical, the majestic with the minute. Although, throughout my career, I have mainly worked on a large scale I have retained an interest in fragmentation; shards of pottery, traces of human presences in the landscape, fragments of things remembered, recorded for whatever reason. Some of the pieces in this show date back to earlier  encounters with the tiny gestures that make up the whole.


Why the setting sun?
There is a timelessness associated with the sun set.  At any given time an infinite number of sunsets are taking place all over the planet. The fading light has many meanings. Some may see the sunset as an end, a closing, a morbidly mysterious event. Others will find in the last blazing splashes of intense light gathering on the horizon, about to plunge into the deepening shadow beyond, Nature’s ultimate performance. 

At the same time the enduring azure twilight of an English summer evening, brings a new meaning to the idea of the last light of the day. The purple infinity, melancholic softness, the seasonality, holds the promise of a new day yet to come. 


Why use everyday objects?       
These are both scaled down versions of everyday objects and small objects that are so familiar in our everyday lives as to be almost invisible. They combine interesting surfaces with playful reversals of scale. For instance there is a note of absurdity in placing a sunset inside a small box or a number of images of sunsets in a miniature suitcase. But light touches everything in its’ path and it changes every thing it touches, however humble.



What challenges did I find in creating the pieces?
Joyful ones, for the most part. We are dangling here between the conventional paint on canvas aesthetic and something else that might be closer to Pop Art or the souvenir, than say Turner’s wonderful light- saturated world or Monet’s shimmering surfaces. Indeed witnessing the sunsets themselves in Hampshire and Scotland as well as in Sydney, Uluru and Perth was both information gathering and collecting but it was not about recording the thing, but the moment, that fragment of light that somewhere down the track, emerges  and repositions itself.


The biggest challenge was presented (and solved)by the space itself, by Sweets Workshop. I wanted to bring the sunset indoors, into an intimate space, a space that draws the viewer into the surfaces of the pictures and objects and does not endorse the long distance Picturesque stance. Sweets Workshop was perfect. 


Whose artwork do I enjoy?
The list is too long. I tend to respond to what I’m looking at, at what is on at the Galleries or the Movies. This Summer we have been treated to two major Pop Art or Pop Art inspired exhibitions plus a controversial film on the life and art of William Turner. I enjoyed both.
I remain a devotee of both Monet and Antoni Gaudi and of David Hockney. Monet will always be the painter of light. Gaudi’s fragmented world will continue to puzzle  and delight us. David Hockney’s eccentric fragmented installations and shattered landscapes continue to amuse and his incredible draughtsmanship, to inspire.   

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Interview with Artist Emma Kidd (Benconservato) about her 'World of Beasts' Exhibition

Join us for the official exhibition opening
Saturday 2pm, 14th March 2015
We had a chat with Emma about her up coming show at Sweets Workshop, which will run from 11th March until 14th April. Discover a world of strange and peculiar creatures created by Emma Kidd, full of imaginary places and animals that aren’t quite what they seem.
 
Tell us a bit about your show, what can we expect to find in a world of beasts?
My show is a new collection of articulated creatures, some that interact with each other. All are unique and are ready to make your mind wander. 

Where do you get the inspiration for your beastly characters?
Inspiration comes from... real life animals I think. And a healthy dose of Henson movies and shows as a child, and perhaps some more questionable psychedelia, such as "Tommy".
Who’s art/illustration work are you admiring and enjoying?
Work I admire at the moment, I'm not sure actually. I like to see all types of creatives at work. I like the drive to work more impressive at the moment. The walls that people hurdle to be able to do the things they love.
 

What materials do you use, do you have a process that you particularly enjoy when you are creating your characters?
I do love watercolour paper, that is around 300gsm. I like ink and gouache. They have become my favourite materials. 

Has having a little human beast at home inspired your work and changed the way you create?
The small beastie in my house definitely changed my way of working. He made me value time tremendously. He has made me realise I am very much a mortal being and time is something to be valued. It is amazing to see him grow and learn. So yes, he probably inspires me.
 

Your show at Sweets Workshop has been featured in The Sydney Morning Herald Spectrum Now in partnership with ANZ, can you tell us a bit about Spectrum Now?
Spectrum Now is a Sydney-wide Festival from March 11 - 29 with all types of exciting events, exhibitions, and one off happenings. Should be good. Excited to be a part of it.

On Sunday 29th March you will be hosting a ‘Create Your Own Beast’ workshop at Sweets Workshop, what will be be creating?
During my workshops, I either, encourage people create their own animal, person or creature or I provide a variety of templates or already cut out animals, such as horses or giraffes. From there, the sky is the limit. I like people to explore their inner creative, without being too frightened to do so. 



WORKSHOP: Make Your Own Hinged Beast
Emma Kidd (Benconservato) will host a workshop on creating your very own hinged beast. Cut, paint, colour and hinge your own creation to take home. Great fun for children and adults.
Date: 10am, Sunday 29th March.
Cost: The workshop costs $15 and includes all materials.
Time: The length of the class is approx 1-2hrs.
Bookings: Limited positions available, bookings required, contact Sweets Workshop on info@sweetsworkshop.com
Where: Sweets Workshop, Shop 4, 58-60 Carlton Crescent, Summer Hill 2130. (Just opposite Summer Hill train station)

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Sweets Workshop featured in SMH Spectrum

A couple of weeks ago our shop received a lovely write-up in the Sydney Morning Herald's Spectrum! Just in case you missed the Mystery Shopper article, here it is to check out.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Upcoming Exhibitions at Sweets Workshop

Our exhibition season will be off to a flying start this March for art month. There are creative events all over Sydney for you to check out some diverse artistic talent.


MARCH
14th March until 14th April 2015
A World of Beasts by Benconservato

We will be hosting a new exhibition, A World of Beasts by Benconservato (a.k.a Emma Kidd) for Spectrum Now. Spectrum Now is 'dedicated to bringing the broad-ranging and vibrant cultural and artistic life of Sydney to the streets'.

Emma has been drawing and crafting hand-painted creatures and beasties for many years, her show  creates a believable world of fantasy for everyone to dwell in and take home.



Sunday 29th April 2015
Create Your Own Beast Workshop with Benconservato

On Sunday 29th Emma Kidd will be running a small workshop at Sweets Workshop where you can create your own Hinged Beast, details will be announced in February for bookings. This is a special event for the MOST Event (Marrickville Open Studio Trail). Our gallery will be open on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th of March to welcome people on the arts trail.


APRIL
18th April until 12th May
Last Light by Marilyn Walters

In April Marilyn Walters will turning the sun down on Sweets Workshop. Her exhibition 'Last Light' will use the motif of the setting sun to explore the playful interaction of light on different surfaces and objects.



We will be interviewing both Emma Kidd and Marilyn Walters a little closer to their exhibitions, where we will show you a little more about their processes and concepts.