About Us

Who We Are

Sweetpea Gallery is a digital and irl space that supports early career artists. We do this through pop-up gallery installations, online content, and the sale of artwork and marketable goods. Our goal is to engage with young artists and professionals who may not see themselves reflected in the traditional art market.

Why 'Sweetpea'?

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 youth, inclusivity, and joyfulness than through flowers?

Our Values

We believe creating an accessible space for young artists and collectors, especially members of BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ communities, must be done through an intersectional approach. While we actively seek out artists from diverse backgrounds, we will work to ensure that disabled, BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ artists submit their work to our call outs without hesitation, can attend our pop-up exhibitions freely, and engage enthusiastically with us online. 

Every package we send out offsets carbon emissions & our packaging is reused, recyclable, and as minimal as possible. We have built relationships with local manufacturers to create sustainably-made merchandise. 

Honouring the Land We Are On

Sweetpea Gallery is headquartered on the territory of the Lekwungen/Songhees, Te'mexw Treaty Association, √Ā,LEŠĻąENE»Ľ »ĹTE (WŐĪS√ĀNEńÜ), and Coast Salish nations.¬†¬†

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 hello@sweetpeagallery.ca

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