2014 Finalist

Lee HowesWaratah, New South Wales, Australia


Cast and fused glass with screen printed glass powder
10.5 H x 40 W x 22 D cm

Phillumeny – The hobby of collecting matchbox labels.

Matchboxes were widely used in the past as an advertising medium. They were cheap to produce, making them a perfect promotional souvenir. Today with the decline in smoking and the availability of cigarette lighters the humble matchbox has become a unique historical snapshot.

Photographer: Lee Howes

All entries as Finalist


Lee Howes
Waratah, New South Wales, Australia

12/9/1962 Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia


  • 1984, Bachelor of Education (Physical Education), The University of Newcastle, Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia

Last Solo Exhibition

Last Group Exhibition

  • 2013, The Mage in Mansfield Exhibition, Arts Council of Mansfield, Mansfield, Victoria, Australia

Public/Private Collections

  • Various Private Collections


  • 2014, Finalist, Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, South Australian Museum, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
  • 2011, Vicki Torr Prize, Ausglass, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia