Archive for February, 2008

Exhibition Now Showing to 20 March at the Japan Foundation Gallery, Sydney

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

We have been invited to launch Facetnate!, the Japan Foundation’s New Visual Artists Project being held at the Japan Foundation Gallery, Sydney. We will open this six month exhibition program with People to People, Place to Place: Australia-Japan, featuring works created for our Match Box Galleries by more than 70 diverse Australian and Japanese Artists, Designers and Curators, together with a photographic installation of the Galleries’ travels through Australia and Japan. We hope to see you there.

A map to the Gallery can be found here


Japan Trip 2008

Saturday, February 16th, 2008


We just got back from an amazing trip to Japan.

We took two galleries with us - The Match Box History Gallery and A snapshot Gallery . (see image list for names of works). We enjoyed introducing them to all.  We travelled to Tokyo, Nagoya, Osaka and Yokohama catching up with participating artists, visiting galleries and arts organisations, and meeting the people of each city.

We look forward to writing more about our trip soon. 

In the mean time here are a few snapshots


Ginza, Tokyo - our two new friends,  university students at the UNSW who saw our artwork at Awespace, Sydney and were amazed to then see us on the streets of Tokyo - so were we! -  a really small world!   Here they are with our gallery featuring works by L-R Yutaka Katoh, Leanne and Zoe MacDonell -   the first  artists from Japan and Australia to create work for our galleries.

Outside Nagoya train station - One of our many gallery guests viewing works L-R by Simon Cooper, Leanne and Jennie Tate.  We have been exhibiting Simon and Jennie’s  works since we took our first Match Box Gallery out on Australia Day 2006

We spent so much time on the trains - two of the many curious guests to our galleries viewing our snapshots - our train conductors waiting to board the bullet train.

Yodogawa - Osaka. Collaborative artist duo, Yodogawa Technique giving us a tour of where they first started creating work together - on the banks of the Yodogawa River, Osaka. 

Mount Fuji on a perfect sunny day from the bullet train - shinkansen


Come back here to view more snaps shortly.