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Well we totally agree….good things come in small packages and when it comes to art, big is not necessarily better. Scout and Dogs Inner City have been involved with Match Box Projects and we had so much fun…..just how small can an artwork be….well as small as a stamp and not bigger than a match box. We recently travelled into Sydney to the pop up art space of Match Box Projects the initiative of sisters Leanne & Naomi Shedlezki. They’re creating a multifaceted portrait of Sydney and it’s simple…you pick up a match box from the girls at their pop up space in The Rocks Sydney, take it home, create a portrait of what Sydney means to you in the box and return it completed to become a permanent part of the travelling exhibition ‘People make Places’. A little artwork in the box….fun and challenging to do…just what do you put in something as small as a match box? The results in their exhibition are fascinating..magical and quirky little artworks by the hundreds….the girls have been to Tokyo, Melbourne, Sydney and Deniliquin and display the artworks in portable perspex suitcases….small is good and we love it.

Match Box Projects - artwork in a box

Match Box Projects – artwork in a box

We decided that Sydney to us meant dogs in the city, bats flying across the city at sunset and music in the house….and this was the result…

Dogs Inner City, bats flying at sunset and music in the house...

Dogs Inner City, bats flying at sunset and music in the house…

Scout’s friend J J von Dog has gone on to bigger and better gigs in the US and now lives permanently in Connecticut.

Our friend Tom created a beautiful little Sydney artwork in a box as well…

Sydney..the Opera House, a waratah and a crazy little bird that laughs...the kookaburra

Sydney..the Opera House, a waratah and a crazy little bird that laughs…the kookaburra

You can still visit Match Box Projects at their pop up space at 79 George Street, The Rocks, Sydney until 31st July or find out more from their website here.

You can’t go wrong with an empty match box and a big bit of imagination…try it and see for yourself….

Match Boxes on the move...

Match Boxes on the move…

© Elizabeth O’Donnell 2013

Adios and see you on the streets…

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