Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Calling For Submissions

It's time for our second annual My Goodness, My Gocco exhibition, a celebration of Gocco as a printmaking medium. At Sweets Workshop We love Gocco, and want to keep it alive! We are looking for artists to submit their recent gocco artwork for a chance to go in our exhibition, and be featured on our website.

The exhibition will run from the 14th May till the 1st June at Sweets Workshop.

If you are interested, and would like to show us your gocco designs, please submit a low resolution jpeg to, along with a short bio about yourself, and why you like printing with a gocco machine.

Submissions will be accepted until Friday 29th April. If you have been selected you will be notified Monday 2nd May. We will need to receive artwork by Monday the 9th May.

What is Gocco? For those of you that don't know Gocco (プリントゴッコ Purinto Gokko, Print Gocco) is a self-contained compact color printing system invented in 1977 by Noboru Hayama.

Gocco became immensely popular in Japan and it is estimated that one-third of Japanese households own a Print Gocco system. The name Print Gocco is derived from the Japanese word gokko (ごっこ), loosely translated as make-believe play.

Friday, April 8, 2011

An exhibition by Emma Simmons

Date: Saturday 9th April – Wednesday 4th May 2011

Official Opening: 2pm Saturday, 12th March. Emma will be at the gallery to open her new exhibition

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

After living in the Inner West for 7 years,
do you think she’s grown to like it?
The answer is yes.
The Sun Sets in the West is a collection of landscape scenes from the artist’s experience of living in Sydney’s Inner West.
“The day to day landscape is rich with colour, shapes & textures, not to mention, history and personal stories.”
This series of landscapes is built from fabric,
water colour and pencil.

Click here to read our interview with Emma, about her exhibition.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Dungeon Raiders Card Game Launch

Tonight we are excited to host Phil Harding's launch of his new card game 'Dungeon Raiders'. Phil is a local games designer, who won several awards for his games at Premio Archimede 2010, held in Venice earlier this year. He managed to bag second place for 'Builders of Egypt' and third place for 'Cacao', out of a large field of international entrants.

'Dungeon Raiders' is a light-hearted adventure game set in a trap-laden dungeon. The colourful artwork was produced by Phil, and Meredith Walker, a local artist.

We'll have our game faces on from 7pm at Sweets Workshop.