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The Art Bypass Gallery
Opening dates:
9 May- 29July 2022 
Usually Weds - Sun 12.00-18.00
(please check individual exhibitions for opening times as they may vary)

Address: The Art Bypass Gallery, 261a City Road, EC 1V1AJ
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Exhibition Programme
RetRespect:
9 May- 22 May 2022
Opening Party: 12 May 6-9pm
The Amarachi Collection: Uncovering Grace Through Chaos
25 May- 29 May 2022
Opening Party: 26 May 7-9pm
Spit Cycle:
30 May - 5 June 2022
Opening Party: 1 June 6.30-8pm
Significant Other:
8 June - 19 June 2022
Opening Party: 9 June 6-9pm
Resurgence: We are bursting to tell you!:
20 June - 26 June 2022
Opening Party: 23 June 2022
Interact:
27 June - 3 July 2022
 
Solo Exhibition Susan Bryan :
4 July - 10 July 2022
Opening Party: TBC
Curated by Pacheanne Anderson:
11 July - 17 July 2022
Opening Party: TBC
Sweet 'Art Award:
18 July - 24 July 2022
Opening Party: 21 July 6-9pm
Free for All:
25 July - 30 July 2022
Gallery closing party 29 July 6-9pm
About the Art Bypass Gallery

Sweet ‘Art will be celebrating their 10th birthday with a 3 month long program of art exhibitions and events taking place in their pop up space -  the Art Bypass Gallery!

They will be opening their very own gallery in London from May to July 2022 to celebrate their 10 year anniversary, engaging the public with diverse artistic practice, and promoting awareness and understanding of important social issues through the arts with a special emphasis on working with artists who are marginalised from the artworld. The Art Bypass Gallery will be an accessible and inclusive space for making, looking at, thinking about and debating art.

 

Sweet ‘Art Exhibitions

Sweet ‘Art will host 4 curated exhibitions with an open submission policy.  The first, Retrespect: 10 years of Sweet ‘Art will be a retrospective response to Show #1, a launch exhibition that took place back in 2012 in aid of International Women’s Day. Since then we as an organisation have responded to the necessary and every shifting narratives and perspectives surrounding inclusive intersectional feminist thinking and action and have reflected on what this means and how we can respond meaningfully to successes and mistakes in our work, activism and politics as we always strive to do better. This exhibition will explore, contrast and compare our responses to feminist issues societally and creatively since our launch show 10 years ago.

 

Our second exhibition Significant Other will be a creative celebration of difference and overcoming adversity. At Sweet ‘Art our mission and values have always responded to a desire to be inclusive and provide opportunity for those who face barriers in the art world and society and may feel ‘other’. Our ethos is prompted in part by the Sweet ‘Art teams’ own intersecting identity related challenges, artistically and personally. This exhibition will call on artists to respond to otherness and its richness and importance culturally, societally, personally and politically. In psychology the significant other is a person with a strong influence on an individual's self-evaluation and reception of social norms. This exhibition will respond to the importance of those that challenge societal normativity and in doing so make space for change and innovative and important practice.

 

Sweet Art’s third exhibition will be a curated show for the winner and runner up of our art award. In honour of our mission and values we will be holding an open entry competition for any artist exploring any medium, theme or concept in their art practice. The first prize, with the winner selected by our panel, will be an exhibition in majority of our gallery space, fully curated, promoted and invigilated by Sweet ‘Art along with our hosting of an opening party to remember! First prize will also include a portfolio review by the Sweet ‘Art team and other surprises! A runner up will also be chosen by the panel and given the opportunity of portfolio review and to exhibit an art work at the exhibition.

 

Finally, we will be hosting our Free for All an exhibition where anyone can bring their artwork along to the gallery, and this will be curated into an open exhibition by the Sweet ‘Art team. In order to democratize the gallery space, we will impose no restrictions on theme, medium or artist experience. We will invite anyone and everyone to bring along their artistic creations to be part of our exhibition celebrating a do-it-yourself inclusivity. This final exhibition in our programme will include a closing party for all involved.

 

Our Cultural Program

Sweet ‘Arts’ Cultural Program will comprise of 6 arts events hosted by partnering organizations, not for profits, charities, collectives and curators who share our values. The program will be

opening up the space for proposals curated by others. 

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