Events


Upcoming Events

PORTENO CHRISTMAS MARKET
Sunday 15h December 2019, 9pm – 4pm
358 Cleveland St, Surry Hills

Good food, good music, good stuff!
We'll be bring along some of our wares, along with other makers of food and things like jewellery, clothes and more. All in the beautiful Porteno Events location!

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Past Events

TOYMAGGEDON
Friday 29th November 2019, 6pm – 9pm
Tortuga Studios, 31 Princes Hwy, St Peters

Join John D-C along with a collection of other Indie toy makers at Toymaggedon! A market that explores a toy themed multimedia storm of paintings, sculptures, prints and more.

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THIS IS NOT A TOY SCENE
15th -17th November 2019
Mothership Studios 18-22 Sydney St Marrickville


John D-C is one of the 15 artists on show at the first Sydney This is Not a Toy Scene exhibition. John has been busily working in the studio and will be launching a NEW action figure to rival some of your favourite 80's muscle-bound heroes. To keep up with his progress check out his instagram. Over the weekend there will be sculpting, moulding and painting workshops, love music, a BBQ and more.

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EDGE, CREATIVE TRAILS
Creative Trails Damun-Djarrawunang
Saturday 9th November 2019, 10am - 4pm

Sweets Workshop is happy to be included on this years Creative Trail! We have a charming collection of local artists on display and will have a colouring station in the gallery for kids to come, chill out and colour amongst the art. No bookings required, just drop in. Click here to find out more about the Ashfield - Newtown Creative Trail including special events and tours.

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URBAN EDGE CONTEMPORARY
ART PRIZE EXHIBTION
Official opening 9th November 2019, 5pm – 7pm
Chrissie Cotter Gallery, 31A Pidcock St, Camperdown

Sweets Workshop's own Emma Simmons is thrilled to have her entry Marrickville Pork Roll selected to exhibit under the theme Small works in the big city at the Chrissie Cotter Gallery. Emma's petite original illustration in ink and watercolour will be on display with 80 other local artists from opening night and on Sunday 10 November, 11am to 4pm, Wednesday 13 November to Saturday 16 November.

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MARRICKVILLE FESTIVAL
KIDS CREATIVE COLOURING STATION
Sunday 20 October 2019
Marrickville & Illawarra Roads, Marrickville
Marrickville Festival Logo
Sweets Workshop will be hosting a kids creative, colouring station at Marrickville Festival. Kids and parents can drop in to meet two brand new super heroes called "The Marrickvilles". While they're at the station kids can do some colouring-in, activities and create their own marvelous Marrickville superhero Masks.
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MAKERS & SHAKERS MARKET
Saturday 12 October 2019
EmmaJane Illustration (Sweets Workshop's Emma Simmons) will be taking her illustrations of some of Sydney's Favourite Inner West haunts and memories to the next Makers & Shakers Market on Saturday 12th Oct at Marrickville Town Hall. She'll be launching a new art print and bringing along some originals.
Open 9am - 3pm, hope to see you there!
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SOLO EXHIBITION BY ANDREA SMITH
Sunday 29 September 2019 - Friday 1 November 2019
Croydon Based Illustrator and Sweets Workshop favorite Andrea Smith will be hosting a solo exhibition of original collage artworks and prints at Sweets Workshop. The exhibition opening will coincide with the Summer Hill Neighbourhood Feast. Andrea will be giving an Artist Talk about her work and processes in the Creative Village at the Festival at 11.15am.
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OZ COMIC-CON
Saturday & Sunday 28-29 September 2019
Sydney Showground
Our very own John D-C will be taking his art, comics and zines to Oz Comic-Con at Sydney Showground. You'll find him in the Artist Alley so drop by and say hi!
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SUMMER HILL NEIGHBOURHOOD FEAST
CREATIVE VILLAGE CURATED BY SWEETS WORKSHOP
Sunday 29 September 2019
Lackey St, Summer Hill
The festival that showcases our wonderful suburb will be more creative this year. We are excited to announce that Sweets Workshop will be curating a "Creative Village" for the festival. The Creative Village will host a series of talks by local artists and designers as well as a full day of workshops for children throughout the day. For the full program, visit our blog here!
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INNER WEST MUSIC FEST
Sunday 15 September 2019
 
Inner West Music Fest is on again! We hope to see you on Sunday September 15 at Pratten Park Bowlo, Ashfield for a fun day of live music with yummy food, market stalls, licensed bar, kids activities and much more! It’s a great way to spend Sunday arvo.

Sweets Workshop shop will be holding a market stall and bringing along some of our favourite local curios! We hope to see you there.
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SUPANOVA COMIC-CON & GAMING
21-23 June 2019
Sydney Showground
Supanova logo
John D-C will have a stall in the Alley at Supanova Comic-Con and Gaming. He'll will be taking his art, comics and zines to Sydney Showground for the event. Supanova is always a super fun event so release your inner nerd and if you're at the convention stop by and check out some of John's brand new work!
Supanova pic
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MCA ZINE FAIR
Museum of Contemporary Art. The Rocks Sydney
Sunday 15 May 2019
MCA Zine Fair
At Sweets Workshop we have an affinity for zines and self produced publications, John D-C will be taking his zines and artwork and tabling a stall at the MCA Zine Fair.
 The MCA Zine Fair is an annual festival featuring a stellar line-up of zinesters, distros, independent presses, and artists. Showcasing zines, small press, prints and comics from across the country, the fair celebrates the alternative, experimental and emerging.

MCA Zine Fair 2019
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CARICATURE ILLUSTRATION WORKSHOP
Thursday 18 April 2019
Balmain Town Hall Meeting Room
Young Creative Awards Logo
As part of the young creatives awards our very own John D-C will be hosting a Caricature Illustration Workshop at Balmain Town Hall Meeting Room. The workshop will show you how to draw funny and exaggerated caricature portraits. Suitable for ages 12-18 years.
Caracture Workshop 2019
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THE MAKERS AND SHAKERS
Saturday 13 April 2019
Marrickville Town Hall
The Makers and Shakers Logo
Our very own Emma Simmons will be taking her local landscape illustrations, stationery, homewares and hand-made jewellery along to Marrickville Town Hall for the event.
The Makers and Shakers Market is Australia's premier mid-sized makers market, held twice yearly in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Canberra. The event features a curated line up of both established and emerging creatives, and offers shoppers the very best in handmade: from beautiful homewares, stunning lifestyle products to delicious food.
Makers and Shakers Images
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