Sweet ‘Art celebrated 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!
We are a non-profit arts organization dedicated to the promotion of upcoming and established artists through exciting art events with a difference. We operate with an intersectional feminist ethos and utilised our space from May – July 2022 to celebrate our 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. Sweet ‘Art always aims to provide an accessible and inclusive space for making, looking at, thinking about and debating art.
Our first exhibition in this brand new gallery was Retrespect: 10 years of Sweet ‘Art.
This show was a retrospective response to Show #1, our 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 ever-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 explored, contrasted and compared our responses to feminist issues societally and creatively since our launch show 10 years ago.
Visitors joined us on the 12th May for our opening arty party and big birthday bash! It was be an evening of art, Sweet ‘Art themed cocktails, performance, freebies, surprises and cake!