About Us

"As designers, our dream was quite simple: to have a space that allowed us the freedom to be creative while offering  something original, sweet and within reach - every time you visit." - John & Emma
Sweets Workshop is an art gallery, retail shop and graphic design/illustration studio. We exhibit and stock art, decorative objects, jewellery, giftware and independent publications. We have a strong focus on local and handmade items.


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.


Our shop sells, limited edition and open edition paintings, drawings, prints, digital and collage works created through various traditional and modern techniques. The Decorative Objects and giftware, which we stock, include eating and drinking vessels, vases, votives, decorations and other curios. We have a wide variety of handmade jewellery including pendants, earrings, bangles, brooches, badges and cufflinks. These are made from silver, brass, cooper and other precious metals, recycled silver, resin, wood, wool and thread. Sweets Workshop also has a soft spot for zines and other short run, self-published art and design publications.


Sweets Workshop is located in the inner-western Sydney suburb of Summer Hill, a community very proud of its unique village style of living. We are shop 4 of the Penalt Building, a beautiful and historically significant retail/residential art deco building, constructed in 1939.