Matchbox Studios specialises in collaborative group exhibitions. We aim to make exhibiting in Wellington accessible to artists of all backgrounds and disciplines through these diverse and eclectic exhibitions. Each themed group exhibition usually showcases at least 10 artists, which makes for a wide audience and one popping opening night!

We've got over 100 exhibitions under our belt, so we're experienced in displaying and promoting your work to its best potential. You’re in safe hands and good company. We can’t wait to work with you!

Exhibition Program


Flora and Fauna is an exhibition for artists who are inspired by nature. The art created might be botanical or they may have a focus on aminals or they could even be a combination of both. Help us make the Matchbox Gallery lush with life! This show will feature a plant shop pop-up with Yvette Edwards. Wellington, national and international artists are welcome to apply.
Exhibition runs 18 July - 6 August


Calling all rule breakers! We are looking for painters, sculptors, photographers, and printmakers who create artworks that break away from traditional representation of physical objects. If you create abstract pieces of art this is the exhibition for you. Wellington, national and international artists are welcome to apply.


This is the figurative art exhibition. If your creative practice is focused on representing the human form through art we would love to represent you in this show. All visual artists from anywhere in the world are welcome to apply.


This exhibition theme could be taken literally for artists who create repeated elements of design, or laterally for illustrators who include highly detailed marks in their images, or even conceptually for artists that look at the rhythms found in life and nature. Artists from all visual disciplines and from anywhere in the world are welcome to apply.


This is the ceramics exhibition. It's no secret that ceramics are enjoying a well-deserved renaissance and with a growing number of creatives rolling up their sleeves and getting their hands dirty we thought it was time to create an exhibition to showcase all this amazing work being made. This show is just for artists working with clay. 

We do everything for you

  • Full time staffing of exhibitions 
  • Experienced staff install the exhibitions 
  • Packing down the exhibitions
  • Your exhibition is featured in our e-newsletter, sent to over 1200 people and 100 press contacts 
  • Exhibition poster design by our graphic designer-A3 posters outside the gallery 
  • A3 street posters distributed throughout city
  • Free posters for your own distribution or to take home
  • Extensive coverage of the event on our Facebook to over 7000 people 
  • Professional photos are taken of the exhibition and uploaded to our Facebook page 
  • A fully staffed exhibition opening night 
  • Tuatata beer at the opening for your guests
  • Packing up of works sold and arranging pick up or delivery with buyer 
  • Packing up of works and arranging postage back to artist if needed 
  • Event listings on Radioactive fm 
  • Eftpos and credit card facilities
    So all you have to do is sit back and take the compliments.


    The gallery is located in the heart of Wellington’s bustling Cuba St, also known as the creative quarter. The space boasts great natural light and a versatile area to showcase many different exhibitions and installations.

    To apply to take part in an exhibition please email some

    examples of your work to