Our†first International Exhibition was held at the Design Museum, International Design Centre, Nagoya from the 14th - 31st October. Naomi travelled to Japan to exhibit the†works of 30 Match Box Project’s participants in 5 Match Box Galleries.
Whilst in Nagoya Naomi travelled out and about with our Match Box Gallery curated by back in 5.
Naomi attended the yearly Nagoya Art and Design Fair at Nadya Park.
Festival visitors with Match Box back in 5 Gallery
Performing artists with Match Box Projects back in 5 Gallery.¬†
Naomi was introduced to Nagoya by night by members of Futoumei.
In Nagoya, Naomi visited the yearly Nagoya festival.
VISIT TO AICHI PREFECTURAL UNIVERSITY OF FINE ARTS AND MUSIC
Naomi gained a great insight into the university life†of art students through visiting current students and alumni of Aichi Prefectural University of Fine Arts and Music who have created work for Match Box Galleres. Naomi visited their studios and the university’s yearly art festival.† The quality of work being exhibited was outstanding.†
Associate Dean of Aichi Geidai introducing Match Box Gallery to his students at the festival.
KAZUHIRO IMURA’S FIRST SOLO OPENING
Naomi attended Match Box’s inaugural participant from Nagoya, Kazuhiro Imura’s first solo exhibition in Nagoya - his work for Match Box is easily recognisable
Travelling back and forth between Tokyo and Nagoya on the amazing JR Bullet trains (Shinkansen), numerous times, Naomi introduced the projects to many curious onlookers;
Fellow Australians travelling through Japan.
Osaka Women’s Volleyball group who were on their way to a tournament. Thanks to an apple iPod, many Match Box Gallery guests were able to explore Sydney through Match Box images.
Special thanks to Qantas and the International Design Centre Nagoya¬†for making our trip and exhibition happen