Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Holy Gocco demo

Don't know what a Print Gocco is?
Don't have the slightest clue how they are made?
Always wanted to buy a Gocco printer but never gone through with it?
Love traditional forms of print-making?
This Saturday at 1pm, we will be giving a short demonstration of the processes behind producing a simple print with the Gocco machine.

Hope to see you there.
Emma and John.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

My Goodness My Gocco

It's 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!

The exhibition features many Australian and International artists, Including (AU) Barbara Coddington, Benconservato, Borderline Rifraf, Emmajane Illustration, Ghost Patrol, John D-C, Magic Jelly, Matthew Roland, (US) Art Shark Designs, Jill Labieniec, Haunted House of Project's and Laura Berger. Click here to read about our artists, and see why they love PRINT GOCCO!

Date: Saturday 14th May - 1st June 2011

Official Opening: 2pm Saturday, 14th May.

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

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.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

New Media Section

Just a quick post to let you know that Sweets Workshop has a new Media Section which archives and links you to all Sweets Workshop related media in print and on the web. You can access it directly from the Media tab above.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Colouring In Contest Winner!

Earlier this year we had a group of preschool children from Summer Hill Children's Centre visit us at Sweets Workshop to see the exhibition Play Date by Australian children's book illustrator Andy Geppert. To mark the occasion we ran a little colouring in contest and here is the winning entry from Ellie.Ellie picked up a copy of Andy's award winning book Little Big Tree for her great work.