Who We Are
Sweetpea Gallery is a digital and irl space that supports early career artists. Through our pop-up gallery installations, online content, and the sale of artwork and merch, we help connect you to some of the best emerging artistic talent in the country who need your support.
The name 'Sweetpea Gallery' came to us organically. When we were thinking of a name it was late Spring in Victoria, and we couldn't help but draw inspiration from the flowers and smells that blossom around our city from April to June. What better way to convey a sense of fun, playfulness, and beauty than through flowers?
We believe creating an accessible space for young artists and collectors, especially members of BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities. These systematic problems influence the whole system, and we understand that we are a part of this. We are available for an introductory call and portfolio review for artists in under-represented communities and are always looking to connect with new talent! Send us an email to arrange a time or contact us if you have any thoughts on how we can do better.
Every package we send out, whether through the post or local delivery is carbon neutral. We are currently using Sophify's Planet carbon offsetting infrastructure at the Millenium level - support groundbreaking technologies including direct air capture and soil investment, that remove carbon for a minimum of 1,000 years. In addition to this, we reuse, recycle, and repurpose our packaging as much as possible. The outside of your package might not be beautiful, but its what's on the inside that counts.
Working with local and sustainably-focused makers is our favourite thing to do! Send us an email if you would like to collab on something fun for our artists.
Honouring the Land We Are On
Sweetpea Gallery is headquartered on the territory of the Lekwungen/Songhees, Te'mexw Treaty Association, Á,LEṈENEȻ ȽTE (W̱SÁNEĆ), and Coast Salish nations. This is unceded land and we are grateful to be visitors on these Nations territories.
We encourage you to find your own ways to honour the Indigenous ancestors who cared for the land that cares for you. A good place to start is knowing whose territory you live on - Whose Land and Native Land are great resources. From there, the Segal Centre's Indigenous Ally Toolkit can help guide you through your research and actions.
Any questions? Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org