Colour Box Studio

Colour Box Studio was a community creative hub based in Footscray, Melbourne founded by filmmaker Amie Batalibasi and a group of dedicated volunteers in 2012. The goal was to support, nurture and showcase Melbourne’s creative community through providing opportunities for artists to showcase their work through exhibitions, pop up shops, creative workshops, video art, forums, public art, installation, and via our online platforms – our blog and social media. 

Over approximately five years, an arts management team ran creative programs all around Melbourne that showcased over 300 artists through a pop up events format that engaged a community of supporters. 

This website is an archive of that time… if you were a part of it, we thank you. 

Past Programs

Colour Box Studio ran a number of multi-disciplinary programs including art exhibitions, creative workshops, a public art program and pop up shops where artists could sell their wares. Below are just a few project highlights from our archives.

Our Artists

We interviewed artists involved in our programs to learn about their creative process, the challenges, what drives them, how they got to where they are, and where they were headed. Read our archive of interviews here.

“Colour Box Studio has been pivotal to building the community arts and creative scene in Melbourne’s west. It’s provided fantastic opportunities for local artists and makers to connect with the broader community, championed the ethos of art for everyone, and welcomed anyone with a love of making and ideas into its creative community.” Jessica Dean, author of children’s book Gertrude. 

“CBS provides opportunities & more importantly, a community, for a variety of artistic disciplines”

Artist Shae Rooke