Wellington's Matchbox is a gallery, a photography studio and a design shop - a cool, creative space for local artists, designers and makers to exhibit and sell their work. The business baby of Cherry Holahan and Lauren Whalley, it opened its doors in May last year, but just a couple of weeks ago moved to a bigger and better space at 166 Cuba Street.
The exhibitions in the gallery space usually change out every couple of weeks, so there's always something new to see. And in the weekends, Matchbox also runs craft workshops in the gallery space - think geometric origami, leather necklaces, rubber stamp making...
Matchbox are always keen to hear submissions for both solo shows and artist-curated group exhibitions. As part of their mission to represent the New Zealand creative community, the Matchbox team (including their awesome interns and volunteers) take care of every aspect of an exhibition - from promoting it to hanging the work.
Matchbox's design shop (you can shop online too) features products by over 50 different Welly-based, NZ and international makers.
I'm giving away a little pick n' mix of (my favourite) products from the Matchbox online store - valued at just over $100! To enter, use those photos up there to have a guess at one of the products in the prize package. Leave your answer in the comments, with your name and email address.