Thursday, June 30, 2011
How sweet it is
I find when I'm travelling and in a new city it's good to catch a bus or train out of the cbd to discover the suburbs. I have found markets, specialty shops, festivals and regional restaurants in outlying areas of cities in Europe.
And Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane, Darwin, Perth and Hobart are no different.
One of Sydney's inner west suburbs, Summer Hill is on the train line - just seven stops from Central station and has the feel of a small village. Charming coffee shops and restaurants, bakeries and a marvellous fruit and veg shop are on offer.
There's a tiny, wee gallery shop - Sweets Workshop - that has handcrafted goods for sale, lovely art works and regular exhibitions by the bright young things in the indie art world. The dedicated gallery space has exhibitions that focus on an artists or designer, artistic process or theme.
From 2-20 July is: 'Bread Tag World'. Beth Taylor has created art out of bread tags. Meticulously created, full of heart and humour, Beth has made something beautiful and thoughtful out of something we see every day (see globe image left).
Sweets Workshop, Shop 4, 58-60 Carlton Crescent, Summer Hill (opposite Summer Hill railway station). Bread Tag World opens tomorrow art the gallery at 2pm - see you there.
Posted by Bev Malzard