Archive for March, 2008

Art in the Park: Nagoya Gardens Hyde Park - 30 March, 2008

Sunday, March 30th, 2008

A diverse range of NSW artists joined us with their Solo Match Box Galleries for an art in the park picnic. We introduced our works to eachother, our peers, friends and Match Box supporters. Match Box History Galleries and a Group Gallery introducing the most recent artists from Japan to collaborate with us were also presented.

Solo Match Box Galleries are now ready to hit the road on a future tour!

Pictured galleries from top L-R by:

Row 1 -Lucy Barker, Benedict Ernst, Tony & Francois, Match Box

Row 2 - Michael Kempson, MaryAnne Kyriakou, Rodney Love    

Row 3 - Paul Green, Leanne Shedlezki, Chizuko Saito (Chichi)  

Row 4 - (Bottom Row) -Louis Pratt

Art in the Park Picnic, Sunday 30 March

Thursday, March 27th, 2008

Art in the Park Picnic, Sunday 30 March 2008

Two years ago, we asked 3 artists to create work for our Portable Match Box Gallery, which we first toured to Nagoya Gardens, Hyde Park on Australia Day, 2006. Since then, more than 50 Galleries have been created, exhibiting works by 72 Australian and Japanese artists.  Bring a picnic and celebrate with us in Hyde Park. Local artists who have created new series of works for Match Box Galleries will be out and about to introduce you to their work. 

Hope to see you there. 

Leanne and Naomi Shedlezki

Exhibition Update

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

Current/Upcoming solo exhibitions by Artists participating in Match Box Projects


19 March - 5 April
Anna Kristensen Vision Quest
@ Gallery 9 9 Darley Street, Darlinghurst

20 Mar - 5 April
Zoe MacDonell Shadows on the Floor
Chalk Horse 56 Cooper Street, Surry Hills

8-24 April
Bil “William Anderson Jr” Facetnate! Exhibition 2: Totally Flat Consumer Camo
@Japan Foundation Gallery Level 1, Chifley Plaza, 2 Chifley Square,

14 May - 31 May

Monika Behrens History Wars (working title)
@First Draft 116-118 Chalmers St, Surry Hills


March - 5 April
Julian Meagher Scrub Series
Upstairs Flinders Level 1, 137 Flinders Lane, Melbourne

5 - 28 June
Monika Behrens Hush Rehearsal
Gallerysmith 170-174 Abbotsford St, North Melbourne

Facetnate! Exhibition at Japan Foundation Gallery

Saturday, March 22nd, 2008

 Facetnate! People to People, Place to Place: Australia-Japan

As the invited recipient of the Japan Foundation’s Support Program for Emerging Artists, we opened Facetnate! - a series of 6 exhibitions by Australian emerging artists influenced by Japan in their art practice. We presented 12 Match Box Galleries exhibiting works by the 72 artists taking part in the Australia Japan Match Box Project.  The above 11 Galleries evolved following conducting an action research trip through Tokyo, NSW and Nagoya travelling with the below Match Box Gallery.

Side A of the Match Box Gallery which has continuously been touring through Australia and Japan introducing our project to fellow artists and collaborators, including all those exhibiting at the the Japan Foundation

Match Box Galleries introducing the major zones of exchange of the project (sister regions Sydney-Nagoya and Tokyo-NSW) and various visitors to our galleries.