back in 5
Since 2004 back in 5 have been transforming vacant spaces into creative spaces and utilising established artist-run-initiatives for temporary exhibitions and projects. They connect artists and designers from all creative disciplines. Directed by Emily Chan and Sophia Kouyoumdjian, back in 5 is a gallery without a permanent home, aiming to bring new audiences to art and design through unique and unconventional exhibitions.
back in 5 have selected 5 artists for the back in 5 Match Box Gallery, including Mark Brown, Hamilton Darroch, Helena Leslie, Luis Martinez and (late)[ant mrav]. These artists respond to their surrounding environment through a dialogue with site, place or the journey. Through interpretation and new modes of recording, these artists present unique and personal mediations on space and our spatial interactions.
To date the back in 5 Match Box Gallery has toured through Sydney, Brisbane, Osaka, Melbourne, Nagoya, Tokyo and Cowra. Works created for the Gallery have been presented in numerous traditional exhibition spaces including the International Design Museum Nagoya, Gosford Regional Gallery, Gosford, CofaSpace Paddington and the Japan Foundation Gallery, Sydney.
Each artist presented in the back in 5 Match Box Gallery has also created work for a Solo Match Box Gallery and taken part in various exchanges, including the Sydney-Tokyo Geidai Exchange program and various public artists talks held throughout Sydney and surrounds.
Leanne and Naomi Shedlezki, People to People, Place to Place Series
1. Arriving in Japan, 2006
Features Side A of Match Box Gallery curated by back in 5, 2006
Works in Gallery - left to right
Luis Martinez, Untitled, works on paper
back in 5 , bin 5, mixed media
Mark Brown, Voodoo Point Fragments, mixed media
2. Gallery Guests on the Tokyo to Nagoya Bullet Train, Japan, 2006
Features Side B of Match Box Gallery curated by back in 5, 2006
Works in Gallery - left to right by
Helena Leslie, Shadow Series, pencil on paper, figurine
(late)[ant mrav], So Where the Bloody Hell are You?, enamel on fly screen
Hamilton Darroch, Journey Text, mixed media
Copyright. The Artists 2006-2009