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500 Ceramic artworks that fit inside redhead matchboxes
No. 20, Under My Bed, Matchbox sculpture by Alannah McVeigh.

Talk about cute. It all started in Gulgong, NSW with just one little matchbox containing a mini ceramic art piece. Since 2010, one little matchbox has turned into hundreds and continues to grow - indeed The Matchbox Show clearly proves the old adage, "from little things, big things grow."

Hundreds of matchboxes filled with ceramic treasures

The general public are invited to contribute a ceramic piece to the exhibition, which plans to take 5000 match boxes to Finland's 14th International Ceramics Conference in 2014 and Houston, Texas in 2014. This is your chance to be involved in this quirky, fun project, while it is showing so close to Brisbane.

All are welcome to The Matchbox Show's Official Opening Saturday, August 25, 11.30am @ Pine Rivers Art Gallery, Strathpine.

No. 15, Bird, Matchbox Art by Sarah O'Sullivan.

Ceramics Workshops:
The Matchbox Show clay miniature making activity - everyone is encouraged to make a ceramic artwork to add to the growing tour collection. Saturday August 25 and September 8, 10.30am - 3pm. Free.

Miniature Menagerie - Join Pottery Club with Bernard Bush to make a collection of tiny animals. Works will be fired and returned to the gallery for collection. Saturday, September 15, 10.30am - 12.30pm. $20.

Hollow Form animals - John Marshall will teach a class making a 30cm high hollow whimsical clay animal. Saturday, September 22, 1-3pm. $20.
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Why? DIY matchbox art for the show
When: Monday - Saturday, 10am - 4pm
Phone: 3205 0555
Where: Pine Rivers Art Gallery, Strathpine
Cost: Free
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