Thursday, September 16, 2010

Little One

Date: 18/9/10 -7/10/10, Official Opening: 18/9/10 at 1pm

Where: Shop 4, 58-60 Carlton Crescent, Summer Hill NSW 2130

Grown-ups never understand anything for themselves, and it is tiresome for children to be always and forever explaining things to them.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery, “Le Petit Prince”, 1943
Children see things and feel things that adults don’t. I am inspired by the naive and whimsical illustrations of vintage 1940’s children’s books that I have collected from op shops and flea markets. I love the aesthetics of the print – the different colour layers, the texture and ageing of the paper and the imperfections in the registration, which I think contrast delightfully with the utopian imagery.

In this series of work, I endeavour to capture the mischievousness and playful essence of childhood from a nostalgic adult perspective. I am celebrating the imaginary worlds of children along with their endearing and loveable antics. This series reminisces sentimental memories of my own childhood and reflects a longing for the simple and carefree.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Food Fight - Submissions

Food Fight
The Sweet Tooth – Stuff Edition

Food Fight is a yearly collaborative exhibition and accompanying zine produced by Sweets Workshop. Food Fight is all about food, pitting image against text, recipe against illustration, photograph against story. In the ring this year is the sweet tooth – a dedicated look at all things deliciously sweet.

We’re calling for submissions from artists and writers to contribute to the exhibition and zine. What we’re looking for, are illustrations, design, photography, recipes, stories, poems… celebrating sweet food.

The exhibition will run from 17th of October to 5th November, with the launch of the zine on the 17th to co-inside with the Summer Hill food Fair. YUM! The publication will be printed on 100% recycled stock and will be a limited edition print run, it’ll be a short and sweet size and will be hand finished.

If your artwork is selected it will feature in the exhibition, and can be offered for sale. Any written pieces and artwork chosen will be included in the Food Fight publication and you will get a free copy of the publication.

Submissions close on the 23rd of September 2010. Email us your electronic file to If working digitally please make sure you work to 300dpi, and if working by hand we can organise high res scans. Please feel free to forward this invitation to anyone you think might be interested in contributing.

For those of you who don’t know about Sweets Workshop we are a retail art gallery which exhibits and stocks art, decorative objects, giftware and independent publications with a strong focus on locally handmade items. Located in Summer Hill, our aim is to offer the community something original, sweet and within reach. We have a dedicated exhibition space, which can feature one particular artist/designer, object, artistic process or theme at a time. The exhibitions change regularly to incorporate as many artists and designers as possible. For information about us please visit our website

The selection criteria for ‘Food Fight’ will be at the discretion of Sweets Workshop.