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Wave Length: An exhibition of installations

Wave Length: An exhibition of installations

Launch event: Tuesday 28th August 6.30 – 9.00pm
Exhibition running: Tuesday 28th August – Sunday 9th September

Matchbox Studios, an exciting and diverse new art gallery and boutique shop, announce their exhibition WAVE LENGTH.

WAVE LENGTH is a collection of multimedia works by a selection of New Zealand and international artists.

This exhibition brings together short films, video and audio installation pieces to create a diverse and intriguing show.

WAVE LENGTH also includes some static works that have been created through the medium of performance and digital collage.

Beverages from McCashins Brewery will be served as well as being a BYO event.

The Matchbox Gallery has been created as a space for artists to be able to exhibit their work regardless of media, genre, personal experience or educational level. The gallery will be curated as collaboration between the gallery and the artist, producing high quality, professional and unique exhibitions. The aim of the gallery will be to appeal to a wide range of people, from the high end art collector to the up and coming artist who has never exhibited before. The gallery space is available for hire on a weekly and fortnightly basis at a rate of $250+gst per week, inclusive of services, e.g. full time staffing of exhibitions and free advertising. As Matchbox is committed to helping the growth of local and emerging artists, they only retain a 25% commission of all work sold. Both solo and group exhibitions are welcomed.

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The Matchbox Boutique offers a unique shopping experience featuring beautiful and colourful designs, hand crafted by over 30 different local, national and international makers. Matchbox Boutique offers an accessible platform for independent, emerging and established designers to showcase their individual collections. The boutique hires display spaces with no commission, meaning that designers keep 100% of the money that they make from their designs.

Matchbox Photography Studio is available for hire, with rates ranging from $55+gst for an hour, $180+gst for a half day to $280+gst for a full day. The studio comes fully equipped and has excellent natural light.

About The Owners
Lauren Whalley and Cherry Holahan are the creative force behind Matchbox Studios. Both originally from England they are both passionate about what they do. Since completing her photography BA (Hons.) in the UK, Lauren has worked as a freelance photographer and will continue to produce her work from within the Matchbox photography studio; this will be exhibited later in the year. Lauren, who hates shopping but loves rummaging for old records in second-hand shops, is chief curator at the Matchbox Gallery. Cherry has a background in the fashion industry and has worked for several independent fashion labels in the UK, Australia and New Zealand. She previously owned independent designers boutique ‘Peep Show’ in England. As well as managing the Matchbox Boutique, Cherry also has her own label ‘threeandfour’, this will also be available in the store. Cherry likes political cross-stitching and growing her own vegetables.

Matchbox Opening Hours: Monday-Friday 10-6pm, Saturday 1-5pm & Sunday 12-4pm

Physical Address: Matchbox Studios, Level 1, 166 Cuba St, Te Aro, Wellington.


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