Every space at Sugar Republic is based in art and design. Our installations are created in mixed media including paint, timber, acrylic, print, LED neon, everyday materials and found objects; even real food is used at times.
Our in-house artists design and create most of the Sugar Republic spaces, using their skills in prop making, construction, craft-based design, floristry, graphic design and sound/lighting.
We've collaborated with many awesome artists on Sugar Republic installations including Kate Pullen, Travis Price, Dawn Tan, Callum Preston, Nico, Liz Harry, Eamon Donnelly and Alexandra Daffara. All of our artists are paid for their work. We welcome artists to reach out to us if you would like to collab with Sugar Republic.
We want to support performance artists and we've opened up our spaces to many performers to create content, meet their community, perform and promote their work. We've invited in DJs, dancers and drag artists, chefs, singers and circus troupes. Some of our best memories involve Bugs Band, Charity Werk, the Australian Ballet, Anna Polyviou, Circus Oz and Ava Max. Let us know if you're a performance artist in need of a unique, creative space.
Spotlight on artists
During 2020 we have regularly used our social media platforms to shine a light on Australian artists and creative businesses, with a particular focus on indigenous artists.