People Make Places Lane Cove


We are currently creating People Make Places, a project which brings people together to consider their own sense of place and celebrate and deepen mutual understanding of diverse rural and urban regions across the globe. To date 2,500 people from Melbourne, Sydney, Shanghai, Deniliquin, Mosman, Venice, London, Berlin, Edinburgh, Dubai, Adelaide, Cannes, Amsterdam and Paris are participating. They have created miniature matchbox impressions of what they wish to share with the world about where they live.

Lane Cove Council is proudly partnering with us as part of its Love Where You Live campaign. We warmly invite everyone living, working and/or studying in the area to create something responding to Lane Cove for one of our Match Box Projects boxes. It can be anything that represents your Lane Cove - from an image to an object, a piece of writing, something made or something found - as long as it fits inside the box (and complies with our instructions to enable us to travel with your creation through international customs).

All are wecome to follow our journey via our facebook, instagram and/or e-register

Looking forward to seeing you and your city's/town's impression soon.

Leanne Shedlezki and Naomi Shedlezki

PDF Instructions (2 pages - A4) here


Matchbox Instructions



1. Create something responding to Lane Cove for inside one of our matchboxes. Works created in line with the below will travel with us to introduce your locality through the eyes and hearts of those in your region.

• Create your work in landscape format - it will be displayed horizontally
• Use materials that are safe to travel internationally through airport customs eg no liquid, sharp objects, food, flora, fauna etc
• Glue/adhere materials inside the box. Do not include small fragments that tend to become unglued eg no glitter and no sand.
• Only create something for inside the box. Please do not colour, create or stick anything on the outside of the box or include anything that needs to be unfolded,
• Your work will presented in public spaces, therefore must be be appropriate for all ages to view.

NOTE: If you have yet to recieve one of our boxes - dimensions of the box are on the photo above. We will be happy to give you a box when we meet. In the meantime feel free to prepare something slightly smaller than the above dimensions - you can adhere it into one of our boxes when you recieve it. (works created can only be placed into our personal original matchboxes)


2. On the back of the box write your:

• Full Name
• Mobile phone number (if no mobile, home phone no)
• E-mail address
• Title of your work
• Where & when you received your box
• Please leave enough space for us to write the time and date you return your box


NB: please provide us with contact e-mails/mobile numbers you expect to have for at least 5 years. See 7

3. Delivery Points.

Contact us to arrange a time to meet. We will be having a number of pop-ups around Lane Cove Plaza from August to October. Dates will be uploaded to our blog.

Note: When meeting us please make sure you have ample time for us to photograph your hands with your box and record your voice (see 4 and 5 below)


PHONE: +61 410 331 600 / +61 419 388 108


4. Photography

When delivering your matchbox we will photograph you and your matchbox (minimum photography will include a photograph of you with your hands - see below image examples). Please allow ample time to drop your matchbox off, as there maybe others waiting to be photographed too.


5. Voice Recording

When you deliver your matchbox we would greatly appreciate it if we could record your voice. This will allow the blind and visually impaired to "see your box" and enable others to gain a further insight into your impression of your city. The recording will include the title of your box, a detailed description of what you have put inside it and why. (There is no minimal time limit - but we prefer your statement to be 30 seconds to 90 seconds long).

6. Copyright

When delivering your matchbox to us, it becomes a permanent contribution to our portrait series as part of People Make Places and you will be automatically assigning copyright of same onto us (Leanne Shedlezki & Naomi Shedlezki aka Match Box Projects). This will allow us to share it with the world and permit us to exhibit, photograph, video, publish and present it in public/private exhibitions, in press, in print, in video/multimedia works/catalogues, on our website/blog etc. Lane Cove Council will also be provided with the photograph of your matchbox along with the box details and voice recording for use at its discretion to celebrate People Make Places and Love Where You Live Lane Cove

7. bARTer/ Exchange Gift

Please keep the cover of the box in a safe place. On completion of our Places Series we will contact you to present you with an exchange/bARTer gift to go inside your original cover.

8. If you have any questions please contact us


phone +61 410 331 600 / +61 419 388 108


If you have friends/family that would like to take part in our project, please let them know they are welcome to pick up a box when you deliver yours or meet us at one of our Pop Ups that will be outlined on our blog.

We are looking forward to receiving your matchbox and seeing you soon.

Thank you,

Leanne Shedlezki and Naomi Shedlezki


You are welcome to follow the project via our instagram and facebook pages


If you would like to upload the matchbox you create to social media - please tag it using the following!

#matchboxprojects#peoplemakeplaces #lovewhereyoulive #lanecove