Past Exhibitions

Cherish Your Inner West
by Emma Simmons
Opens 5th & 6th 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. 

Opening weekend: Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th March. Closing date TBA.

Time: Gallery open from 10am on Saturday 5th and 11am on Sunday 6th March.

Location: Shop 4, 58-60 Carlton Crescent, Summer Hill NSW (Just opposite Summer Hill Station)



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

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.

 By Meredith Walker-Harding
22 August - 3 October

Poms Away! is a fun filled celebration of the humble Pom Pom by local crafter Meredith Walker-Harding.

Join us at Sweets Workshop on Saturday 22nd August, where Meredith will officially open her whimsical world of Pom Poms.

Opening day: Saturday 22nd August (until 3rd Oct 2015)
Time: Official exhibition opening at 2pm with Meredith Walker-Harding
Location: Shop 4, 58-60 Carlton Crescent, Summer Hill NSW
(Just opposite Summer Hill Station)

 

  'Flotsam & Jetsam'
by Julie Mia Holmes


A collection of etchings and embroideries by printmaker Julie Mia Holmes, inspired by a year of reading and beach combing.

Join us at Sweets Workshop on Saturday 6th June, where Julie will present her exhibition and go into detail about her artistic processes including etching, printing and embroidery.

Opening day: Saturday 6th June (until 15th July 2015)
Time: Official exhibition opening at 2pm with Julie Mia Holmes
Location: Shop 4, 58-60 Carlton Crescent, Summer Hill NSW
(Just opposite Summer Hill Station)


  'Last Light'
by Marilyn Walters


Exhibition has been extended until the 30th May.
Marilyn’s exhibition ‘Last Light’ will use the motif
of the setting sun to explore the playful interaction of light on different surfaces and objects.

Opening day: Saturday 18th April (until 30th May 2015)
Time: Official exhibition opening at 2pm with Marilyn Walters
Location: Shop 4, 58-60 Carlton Crescent, Summer Hill NSW
(Just opposite Summer Hill Station)

  'A World of Beasts'
by Benconservato


Meet the artist Emma Kidd at the official exhibition opening 2pm this Saturday 14th March.
A World of Beasts by Benconservato (a.k.a Emma Kidd) opens for The Sydney Morning Herald Spectrum Now presented by ANZ. 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.

'A World of Beasts' will run until the 14th April.
Make Your Own Hinged Beast Workshop
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. This event will take place during the Marrickville Open Studio Trail (MOST) weekend.

Date: 10am, Sunday 29th March
Cost: The workshop costs $15 and includes all materials.
Time: The length of the class is approx 1-2hrs. Great fun for children and adults.
Bookings: Limited positions available, bookings required, contact Sweets Workshop on (02) 9798 5222 or email info@sweetsworkshop.com
 


11th October - 3rd November 

Sweets Workshop’s Emma Simmons has opened her second exhibition of landscapes of the Inner West.

With a huge amount of inspiration in the local area, drawing scenes of Sydney’s Inner West has become a little bit of an obsession for Emma. The show will feature some iconic landmarks and show off some of her favourite local private commissions of people’s homes. Emma’s works are created from ink, watercolour an fabric textures.



By Jackie Case
Opening this Saturday!
26th April - 3rd June

In a world of digital reproduction it’s very difficult to find affordable original pieces, and despite a degree in Graphic Design, Jackie Case has deliberately chosen to create only original drawings. “I just absolutely adore the mysteriously beautiful connection between an artist and a viewer when gazing at an original piece. You can almost feel it breathe. ”

Case is an Australian artist - based in Melbourne - who specialises in very detailed, often quirky and always intriguing small-scale pencil-drawings. In her work she has created a highly-personal world of superhero budgerigars, contemplative elephants, knowing children and fragile trees.

Jackie will officially open her show, 'The Originals', at Sweets Workshop on Saturday the 26th April at 2pm.

 


To find out more about Jackie's exhibition, check out our interview with Jackie here

When: Saturday 16th April – 3rd June
Time: Jackie will officially open her exhibition at 2pm, Saturday 26th April
Location: Shop 4, 58-60 Carlton Crescent, Summer Hill NSW
(Just opposite Summer Hill Station)




Nic Dalton kicks off Sweets Workshop’s exhibition season for 2014 with his show opening from 15th February until 11th March 2014. 

Nic has worked in the music industry for many years. He’s a musician with his own record label and has played in numerous bands including the Lemonheads and Ratcat, he also DJ’s regularly around Sydney. 

Nic has been painting for as long as he has been writing and recording music. Apart from selling his art over the internet for years, this is his first exhibition.




Bright and poppy, just like a monkees song, Nic works in acrylics and collage and likes to paint teapots, strange alien folk and gypsy jazz bands.

Visit our website to see our interview with Nic about returning to his first passion and working on his ‘first ever’ painting exhibition. www.sweetsworkshop.com

Nic will be speaking about his 'First Ever' Painting Exhibition on Sunday 2nd March at 1pm for the Marrickville Open Studio Trail (MOST) event taking place over the first weekend in March. 





Happy New Year! Over Jan - Feb 2014 we'll be showcasing some of our favourite artists. We would also like to welcome a handful of new artists to the gallery. 

Passionate printmaker and Summer Hill local, Eli Gallwey creates theatrical landscapes through pattern, colour and experimenting with printing techniques. 

Lewisham local, Filippa Buttitta, has shared a couple of intricate pencil and ink pieces from her recent exhibition 'Lost Child in the Bush'. 

Dulwhich Hill based Bricks & Paper (Natalie Brcar), has drawn from her architectural background and love for paper craft to create silhouetted landscapes using simple shapes, colour and form.

Finally we have Monstar Metal, who specialises in decorative metalwork inspired by the designs of the early to mid 20th century, including pink garden flamingos and wall art. 
To find out more about these artists visit out Featured Artists page. 

FOOD FIGHT
13th October - 6th November 2013

At Sweets Workshop we love art, not to mention food. Our annual Food Fight event combines these two passions by inviting artists and writers to submit pieces around a specified food theme during Sydney's Good Food Month

This is our 4th collaborative Food Fight exhibition and accompanying calendar 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 – FESTIVE FEAST!! 

The official exhibition opening and calendar launch will take place on the 13th October to co-inside with the Summer Hill Neighbourhood Feast and Sydney's Good Food Month. The exhibition will run from Sunday, 13th of October until Wednesday, 6th November 2013.  The calendar will be a limited edition print run and will be available while stocks last.


Date: Launch day - Sunday 13th Oct 2013 for the Summer Hill Neighbourhood Feast
Exhibition runs from 13th October - 6th November 2013
Where: Sweets Workshop, Shop 4, 58-60 Carlton Crescent, Summer Hill 2130 



Chasing Rainbows
Exhibition Extended until 24th September
Chasing Rainbows is an exhibition of stencil portraits on reclaimed wood, by Maria Harding.


Maria Harding combines her passion for art, recycling, a love of little ones and their love of life to create colourful, imaginative works that capture magical childhood moments. All paintings are on reclaimed wood – old chairs, tables, fences etc. rescued from roadsides and lovingly restored and given a new lease of life as works of art.



Maria will officially open her show of beautiful portraits on Saturday, 17th August. Please join us and meet the talented artist, Maria. To find out a little bit more about the show, please have a look at our interview with Maria on our website


Date: Exhibition is extended until 24th September
Where: Sweets Workshop, Shop 4, 58-60 Carlton Crescent, Summer Hill 2130 



Exhibition extended until 13th August
‘Felt Forgeries’ explores famous works of art, 
re-imagined in felt. 
Meredith found that these all too familiar paintings could be “re-seen” in a fun, tactile way, by abstracting the original works with felt and thread. She has forged a new, accessible and whimsical path to experience the masters.


Date: Exhibition extended until the 13th August 2013
Where: Sweets Workshop, Shop 4, 58-60 Carlton Crescent, Summer Hill 2130 

By John D-C
18th May – 18th June
An exhibition of superhero artwork created for an up-and-coming card game. 'Pack of Heroes' has been developed by local game designer Phil Walker-Harding of Adverntureland Games with artwork by Sweets Workshop's very own John D-C
www.packofheroes.com

Date: John and Phil will be opening the exhibition at 2pm, 18th May 2013
Where: Sweets Workshop, Shop 4, 58-60 Carlton Crescent, Summer Hill 2130


By Julie Mia Holmes
20th April – 14th May
Julie from Bat & Owl Press is a bird & animal nerd. She has a substantial crush on David Attenborough & feels a rapture like no other when there is a rustling of leaves in the nearby bushes or a flash of feathers gliding swiftly across the horizon. She is happiest standing next to a press, elbow deep in ink & playing with paper.


Time: Official exhibition opening at 2pm, Saturday 20th April
Location: Shop 4, 58-60 Carlton Crescent, Summer Hill NSW
(Just opposite Summer Hill Station)

An exhibition celebrating Print Gocco, featuring many Australian artists who use the Gocco to create their work. 

What is Gocco?
A self-contained compact color printing system invented in 1977 by Noboru Hayama. It’s similar to screen printing, but in a mini form.

When: Saturday 23rd March – 16th April
Time: Official exhibition opening at 2pm, Saturday 23rd March
Location: Shop 4, 58-60 Carlton Crescent, Summer Hill NSW (Just opposite Summer Hill Station)
Demo: Print gocco demo 1.30pm, Saturday 6th April 



By Beth Taylor
23rd February – 19th March
A multimedia exhibition made up of one thousand tiny moments documenting the warmth, clutter and light of home. 
www.home.wizzybliss.com

Date: Beth will be opening her exhibition at 12pm, 23rd February 2013

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



We've got that Christmassy feeling, the tree is up and we have loads of gift ideas in stock for Christmas. 

More works from artists such as:
John D-C, Emma Simmons, Emma Kidd, Herbert & Friends, Meredith Walker-Harding, Melissa Hartley, Jo Everett, Me & Tex and Do A Bit.

Date: Until 24th December (Open on Sundays 11am - 2pm)

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




Our thanks goes out to all of the artists and writers who submitted pieces for this year's SNACK ATTACK edition! The big exhibition and calendar launch will take place on Sunday the 7th October for the Summer Hill Food Festival as a part of Crave Sydney. The festival will be a fun day, come along to experience some of Summer Hill best gourmet delights and to see some amazing new talent.

Stay tuned to our website, we will soon be announcing the artists featured in this year's SNACK ATTACK exhibition and calendar.

Date: Sunday 7th October

Official Opening: ALL DAY

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




Date: Saturday 14th July – 7th August

Official Opening: 2pm Saturday 14th July

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

Inspired by the quaint villages and townships found in her homeland of England, crafter and designer Katy Dee has created the whimsical, wonderful, and delightfully tactile world of Stitchester, a quiet little village where the houses are soft and the streets are sewn. Stroll down its handmade High Street where you will find cakes & ice cream from the lolly shop, and rosy apples from the grocer’s. Everything is made from fabrics both vintage and new, floral and kitsch - each piece a unique design and a one-off soft sculpture. Not everything in this village is quite as it seams, you will find cakes bigger than trees and a house the size of a child. You will also find things to wear, write on or sit on as well as illustrations of the village. Come and see for yourself and take away your own piece of Stitchester to keep and treasure.




Date: Saturday 26th May – 10th July



Official Opening: 2pm Saturday 26th May



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


Emma works in a room of black painted paper, paint, metal brads & disjointed limbs. Full pieces of paper & scraps litter most surfaces in her flat (she even finds paper pieces in bed). She then carefully creates each body, feather and expression, then pieces them together to create creatures that wriggle & dance.






Date: Saturday 28th April – 22nd May

Official Opening: 2pm Saturday 28th April

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



This series focuses primarily on the gaze, whether it be through a subconscious or conscious visual connection. 

Beth Emily focuses on elements relating to the natural realm. The primary focus is on the disposition between the predator and the prey and the burning gaze exchanged in these last moments of life. 
David Fooks translates contemporary fashion photography and popular imagery, into a purely aesthetic dialogue between the viewer and the viewed. Using the viewers gaze as a mirror to the subconscious dilution of personal aesthetics; cultural aesthetics; and notions of beauty and the ethereal.

Although the intention of both artists in depicting the gaze is quite different, the overall aim is the same: to connect and absorb the gaze of the viewer into the visible story created by the imagery.


Date: Saturday 31st March – 24th April

Official Opening: 2pm Saturday

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


I like to keep my art focused on small events and subjects, the metamorphosis of insect larvae, the extinction or evolution of a seemingly pointless species . Usually I work on a miniature scale that suits these phenomenon and requires a little more focused attention from the viewer. I work in traditional print media, primarily wood block and lino. I also illustrate using watercolour and gauche. 

It’s this blend of fact and fiction giving a sense of wonder, that I try to recreate in my work. 


Date: Saturday 3rd – 27th March

Official Opening: 2pm Saturday

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

 The birds are collages made from lino print proofs I have created in my studio in Sydenham. These prints were destined for another life, another reason, each holding a beauty of their own and by creating the birds, I have given the prints new life. Some of the birds are Australian natives, others are my own creation. They all have their own personalities, some cheeky, some familiar and but all unique.
Its been a journey I have enjoyed and I hope you enjoy them too.



We're hold a special Christmas Market opening this Saturday at 10am. If you're looking for any of those last minute gift ideas, come along.

Our Artists include: John D-C, Emmajane Illustration, Benconservato, Claire Taylor, Genna Campton, Herbert & Friends, Mechelle B, Jackie Cooper, Julie Holmes, Kate Banazi, Beth-Emily, Toni Park.

Of course our walls are always brimming with work by talented people, so pop in and have a look.
 
  
Date: Saturday 19th November - Wednesday 14th December

Official Opening: 2pm Saturday

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


John D-C is a Sydney Based Graphic Artist, Print Maker & Toy Customizer. His exhibition  ‘HAUNTED HOUSE ROCK’ is a hideously, abominable creation, monstrously mashing two of the artists favorite subjects: The Monsters of Popular Culture & The Golden Age of Rock and Roll.

To find out a bit more about the exhibition, click here to read an interview with the artist John D-C.

 


Date:
Sunday 23rd October - Wednesday 16th November

Official Opening: 10am Sunday

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

 Food Fight is fast approaching! The Pack a Picnic Edition will launch this Sunday, the 23rd of October, coinciding with the Summer Hill Grand Food Bazaar, for the Crave Sydney Food Festival.


Food Fight is a yearly collaborative exhibition and accompanying publication produced by Sweets Workshop. Food Fight is all about food – pitting image against text, recipe against illustration, photograph against story. We would like to thank all of the artists and writers who contributed to this years upcoming event.

Our list of talented contributors includes:
Emmajane Illustration, John D-C, Anais Taylor, Benconservato, Bethany Carlsson, Cory Child, Dawn Tan, FoolHouse, Grace Teoh, Hayden Youlley, Herbert & Friends, Jen Allison, Matthew Roland, Meredith Walker-Harding, Narelle Coxhead, Nia May, Olivia Simmons, Sheree Evelina and Whiskers Lane

We would also like to thank our sponsors K.W. Doggett and R.M. Gregory printing for their support in producing the 2011 Food Fight Pack a Picnic edition.
Food Fight runs from the 23rd October - 16th November, we hope to see you in the gallery.



Date: Saturday 17th September - Wednesday 15th October

Official Opening: 2pm Saturday, 17th September. Nia will be at the gallery to open their exhibition and present her collection of intricate paper cuts.

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



My papercuts illustrate a curious, two-dimensional world foxes, teapots, skeletons, birds and little girls lost. There are no brushstrokes or subtle distinctions of tone and shade in this place – only the edge the scalpel creates – evoking a benign kind of humour and wistfulness for the folly and fantasy of childhood. I make them by using a sharp knife while drinking lots of tea; and my house is often filled with confetti.



Date: Saturday 27th August – Wednesday 7th September

Official Opening: 2pm Saturday, 27th August. Kathryn will be at the gallery to open their exhibition and present her claymation

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

When you're not watching, when you blink or stop paying attention, little clay theatre troupes all over the world get to work.



Kathryn Bray was commissioned by the group of puppeteers 'Quiz Worx' to capture a performance by one such troupe.

The process of documenting the performance of malleable silicons or organic materials is traditionally called 'claymation', and was the primary technique Kathryn used in this short film.

Kathryn worked with the clay actors (clactors) on the play 'Your Treasure Your Heart', a children's play (really for adults) based on a teaching of Jesus. The clactor's stellar performance is compelling and evocative, and causes the audience to reflect on the truths in their story.



 
Date: Saturday 30th July – Wednesday 17th August

Official Opening: 2pm Saturday, 30th July. Denin & Glen will be at the gallery to open their new exhibition

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

When a cake and cookie designer collaborates with an oil painter, the theme of their exhibition, naturally, must be… textile?


Denin Spencer’s delectably powdery process of baking, sculpting and painting exquisite works of edible art, have been documented by her husband, Glen Spencer, through the medium of oil painting. Combining cakes, cookies and canvas, Denin and Glen have based their works around Johannes Vermeer’s painting, ‘The Lacemaker’. The delicate humility of needlework and aspects of Dutch domestic life have been infused throughout the exhibition, leaving the viewer with a unique insight into the meticulous world of cake making, and perhaps a craving for tea and cookies.




Date: Saturday 2nd – Wednesday 27th July

Official Opening: 2pm Saturday, 4th June. Beth will be at the gallery to open her new exhibition

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

Beth Taylor makes art out of breadtags.
What else would you do with 12,000 breadtags?
Don’t try to imagine the planets, moons and stars of our solar system made of breadtags - come along to Breadtag World instead!


“Meticulously created, full of heart and humour, these sculptures beg the question:
‘what other beauty do we overlook in our everyday life?’”




 Date: Saturday 4th – Wednesday 29th June

Official Opening: 2pm Saturday, 4th June. Torunn will be at the gallery to open her new exhibition

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

The Sewn Machine is a sculptural exhibition by Torunn Higgins. She is a full-time designer and softie maker with her own label, Herbert & Friends.


...The toaster was a bit disgruntled, as it had only been used once on that particular day. Nevertheless it did it’s very best to toast that single piece of bread to perfection...



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.




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.



Date: Saturday 12th March – Wednesday 6th April 2011

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

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

Pam’s fascination with the wonderful diversity of people and plants is brought together with pen and pencil drawings from the imagination, the subconscious and memory.

Her work varies from large botanical pieces to work on
small tags; instinctive drawings in pen tell stories of their own. These artworks combine to create a distinct and creative body of work.



 Date: Saturday 12th February – Wednesday 3rd March 2011

Official Opening: 2pm Saturday 12th Feb. Andy will join us to speak about his processes, playful artworks and characters.

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

Play Date is a collection of works by ANDY GEPPERT that aims to reconnect us with the joy, innocence and
playful imagination of our childhood.

As a self taught illustrator Andy has developed a style that lives between traditional sketching and digital illustration.
Play Date is his first exhibition and follows on from the recent success of winning the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) Crichton Award for his book illustration work in 2010.

Andy hopes his colourful images will be accepted as innocently one child asking another
"will you be my friend?"





A Special Christmas Showcase of Affordable Art, Gift Ideas and Decorations By Our Featured Artists.

Date: 7/12/10 -24/12/10,

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

Opening times: From Tuesday 14/12/10 we will have extended shopping hours until Christmas.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 10am - 6.30pm
Thursday: 10am - 7pm
Saturday: 9am - 5.30pm
Sunday 19/12/10: 10am - 2pm


An Exhibition By Kate Banazi

Date: 6/11/10 -25/11/10,
Official Opening: Saturday 6/11/10 at 12pm
Where: Shop 4, 58-60 Carlton Crescent, Summer Hill NSW 2130

"Since I was very much younger I have been enthralled by the idea of Astronauts and Space travel.

I was devastated when my parents told me in no uncertain terms that I would never first hand see the Earth from above.

Things have changed, but I may wait until there's a charter flight."



Food Fight is a yearly collaborative exhibition and accompanying publication produced by Sweets Workshop.

Date: 17/10/10 -5/11/10, Official Opening: Sunday 17/10/10 at 10am
Where: Shop 4, 58-60 Carlton Crescent, Summer Hill NSW 2130
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.

The exhibition & publication launch will be on Sunday the 17th of October, Yes you heard right we will be opening on Sunday to co-inside with the Summer Hill Food Festival, The Grand Food Bazaar. So you can also sample some great gourmet cuisine, enjoy live music and find out a bit about living sustainably while your out and about in Summer Hill.

The publication is filled with artwork, photography, recipes and food stories which have been contributed by many local, interstate and international artist, designers and writers it is printed on 100% recycled stock and is a limited edition print run.




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.

 

Date: 21/8/10 - 9/9/10

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

Benconservato is the alias of Emma Kidd an artist / illustrator.
She is drawn to the sea, the strange creatures that live
(or could live there), the mystery and depth of it.





Date: 20/7/10 - 30/7/10
Where: Shop 4, 58-60 Carlton Crescent, Summer Hill NSW 2130
What is My Goodness My Gocco? A small exhibition dedicated to the Print Gocco Machine, featuring the artwork of John D-C, Emma Jane Illustration, Benconservato & Ghostpatrol.
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.

Date: 5/6/10
Where: Shop 4, 58-60 Carlton Crescent, Summer Hill 2130
Time: 6-7pm (Drinks afterwards TBA)

After many months of hard work on our shop, its launch night is in sight.

As designers, our dream is quite simple: to have a space that allows us the freedom to be creative and support fellow independent artists and designers.

Our new gallery and shop will offer something original, sweet and within reach - every time you visit.

This night is about launching the space, and unveiling our name, website and social media presence. If you can’t be with us to celebrate, we’ll send you our website after the launch so you can see what we are about.

Hope you can join us.
Emma and John