5 Artists That Inspire Julie from Aacute

Julie and Kelly Tran of Aacute photo by Amie Batalibasi

A big welcome to our guest blogger for this week, Julie from Aacute! Aacute is a collective of thinkers and makers, stemming from Melbournian sisters, Julie and Kelly Tran. Influenced by the indigenous tribal communities of East Asia and modern, dark urban fashion, Aacute painstakingly handcrafts jewellery forged from a myriad of exceptional materials. This […]

Lucy Buxton and Spontaneity in Ethereal Worlds

Printmaking - Introduction to Etching with Lucy Buxton. Colour Box Studio Workshop

Colour Box Studio is thrilled to welcome printmaker Lucy Buxton to facilitate an exciting “Introduction to Etching” workshop on the 9th July, 2016. We sat down with Lucy to learn more about her work as an illustrator and printmaker – Read on to learn more about her creative process and upcoming workshop.   Lucy is a […]

Colour Box Studio Member: Tamara Russell

At Colour Box Studio we love to support our members and their latest projects. CBS member, Tamara Russell, is currently exhibiting at the Brunswick Street Gallery as part of the Small Works Art Prize. In this interview we chat to the Melbourne based artist about her process and the importance of sustainability in creative practice. […]

Gavin Ashworth: Colour Box Studio’s Artist in Residence

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Colour Box Studio is pleased to announce the selection of Gavin Ashworth as for the Artist in Residence project at our space at VU at MetroWest. Between May 20 and June 3 2016, Gavin Ashworth is completing an artist residency at Colour Box Studio’s space at VU at MetroWest in the heart of Footscray. During […]

Colour Box Studio Residency at VU at MetroWest

We’re excited to let you know what’s been cooking lately… and that is, Colour Box Studio will be doing a residency at VU at MetroWest in Footscray.  This means that after acting largely as a pop up space for the last few years, we now have a home in Footscray for the next 6 months. We’re […]

Colour Box Studio BACK in Footscray!

By Angela Shi From early beginnings as a pop-up space in an old tattoo parlour to a warehouse studio space, Colour Box Studio now has an exciting new home in the heart of Footscray. Over the last three years Colour Box Studio (www.colourboxstudio.com) has provided a platform for the community to explore their creativity. They’ve created opportunities for artists […]


Stock Image - Colour Box Studio by Chloe Morgan

By Kristina Arnott Whether you’re a crafter, visual artist, performance maker or something entirely different, there are plenty of opportunities to get help with getting your art out there – the trick is knowing where (and when) to look. We’ve put together a list of programs through which you can get your creative work funded, […]

Great Platforms For Your Online Shop

5 Popular Platforms For Getting Your Creative Business Online     These days, running a successful craft or art business is as much about your online presence as your products. Finding the right platform from which to sell your creations can be one of the most important decisions when setting up an online store. With […]

Colour Box Studio Member Interview with Jess Wilson

We’re stoked to have a diverse range of local artists involved in our Colour Box Studio Membership Program. In this interview, we chat to CBS Member and Melbourne based artist Jess Wilson about working with a variety of mediums and collaborating with various art organisations and spaces. Read below to check out how she generates […]

Colour Box Studio Turns 3: Throw Up Your Art!!!

Throw Up Your Art Colour Box Studio Exhibition 2015 - Design by Sharmane Rabusa

Colour Box Studio turns three this month and we’re celebrating having showcased over 300 artists over this time, with a pop up exhibition in partnership with awesome arts space, The Food Court. Come enjoy some drinks, a sea breeze, and help us celebrate three years of innovative arts programming for creatives and communities in Melbourne […]

Three Years and Over 300 Artists Showcased: Colour Box Studio Turns Three

Colour Box Studio celebrates its 3rd birthday with a one night Throw Up Your Art Exhibition on 19th November at The Food Court, Docklands, featuring the artwork of local Melbourne artists and a Colour Box Studio Membership Drive. Colour Box Studio provides art based opportunities for diverse creatives and communities in the Melbourne. We strive towards […]

Interview with Docklands art space – The Food Court

Located in Melbourne’s Docklands, The Food Court is a unique art space, encouraging experimentation and pushing boundaries for emerging and established artists. We’re collaborating this month with them to bring to you our 3rd Birthday Throw Up Your Art Exhibition (to submit a work please click here). In this interview we find out about the […]

Marketing Creativity is Tough

Here at Colour Box Studio, as we come up to 3 years of operating, we’re really stoked to have worked with over 300 artists and creatives in Melbourne. These peeps have been involved in our pop up shops, events, workshops, exhibitions, public art program and more. We’ve showcased musicians, writers, sound artists, installation artists, creative […]

Interview with Colour Box Studio Member Catherine Hallam

As a part of #CBSturns3 we are currently interviewing Colour Box Studio members, featuring their hard work and dedication to their craft and art. This week we talked to Melbourne based weaver, crocheter and crafter Catherine Hallam about her inspirations and style as well as social media and online platforms for art. To learn more about […]

Interview with Colour Box Studio member Rovinna Wangsadinata

This week as a part of our Colour Box Studio Member spotlight feature, we ask Rovinna Wangsadinata about her creative side, DIY projects and pursuing her passion. In this interview she talks to us about being a more hands on designer and decorator with events and personal projects. To learn more about how you can […]

Interview with Crochet Expert and Workshop Facilitator Shalini Akhil

We’ve got a NEW Colour Box Studio Workshop coming up  and so we’re excited to be diving into the art of crocheting! Workshop facilitator Shalini Akhil has all of the knowledge to get you started – you’ll be making blankets and experimenting with designs before you know it. We love crochet because its fun, relaxing, practical […]

CBS Member Interview with artist Leah Mariani

Colour Box Studio is currently featuring our members wonderful creativity and hard work, explaining in detail their process and inspiration. First up is the talented Leah Mariani, a Melbourne based artist, who uses a combination of mediums with bright colours, covering themes of family, relationships and fashion. Tell us a little bit about yourself please […]

Interview with Nutritionist and Workshop Facilitator Angela O’Toole

We’ve got a NEW Colour Box Studio Workshop coming up this month and so we’re excited to be delving into a ‘Creative Kitchen’ theme! On offer, we have a super fun and informative workshop facilitated by nutritionist and avid baker, Angela O’Toole, at our favourite CBD location – The Cause. For more details about the workshop click […]

Artist Interview with Anne Kucera

Greta Oto - image courtesy of Anne Kucera.

This month Colour Box Studio is participating in Craft Victoria’s Craft Cubed Festival and we’re teaming up with Wynter Projects to present our last event as part of the FOOT IT Art Tour series. On September 19th you can join us for a special FOOT IT: Craft Art Walk that will showcase some of Melbourne’s […]

Creative Jam // West Projections

Colour Box Studio is popping up in a one-night-only installation as part of Wynter Projects’ West Projections Festival 2015. Enter the cube into an immersive, intergalactic space, away from the ‘real world’; observe as the space is filled with ambient soundscapes and experimental video projections…a place where artists and creatives alike get the chance to […]

Artist Interview with Krystal Schultheiss

Wynter Project’s popular West Projections festival is on now in Footscray and Colour Box Studio is contributing with a pop up projection ‘Creative Jam‘ event at the Creative Containers down by the Maribyrnong River on 15th August. Local Melbourne artist Krystal Schultheiss will be showcased on the night and available for an artist talk as […]

Craft Cubed // Colour Box Studio

After presenting a great drop-in workshops program and pop-up shop at last year’s Craft Cubed Festival, Colour Box Studio is excited to be getting crafty again this August and September. These creative events will be featuring in Craft Cubed’s fantastic program – make sure you pop them in your diary and book soon so you don’t […]

Bittersweet – sugarcane’s history exposed by Footscray filmmaker

This week we’re featuring an article by Jessica Dean of West Art Now who interviewed Colour Box Studio founder and director Amie Batalibasi about her latest film project. Footscray-based filmmaker Amie Batalibasi has bid farewell to wintery Melbourne and headed north to the sugarcane fields of Queensland to direct Blackbird, a film that illuminates a dark […]

Colour Box Studio Membership Program Launch Event

Colour Box Studio is planning a multifaceted event to launch a brand new Colour Box Studio Membership Program in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD on 25th June 2015 from 6:30pm. This free event will include the following elements: • discounted Colour Box Studio Membership sign up; • drop-in workshops by Colour Box Studio creative facilitators […]

Q&A with Mary Long of Post Industrial Design

This week we chat with Mary Long of Post Industrial Design in West Footscray. They’ll be participating in our upcoming FOOT IT in West Footscray by Bike Art Tour with Wynter Projects on 4 July (click here for details). Grab a cuppa and a comfy seat to have a read and find out about the […]

Colour Box Studio Launches Membership Program for Melbourne’s Creative Community

Colour Box Studio is planning a multifaceted event to launch a brand new Colour Box Studio Membership Program in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD on 25th June 2015 from 6:30pm. This free event will include the following elements: drop-in workshops by Colour Box Studio creative facilitators (participation by gold coin donation); an exhibition component featuring emerging […]

Melbourne Artist Feature: Fred Fowler

Fred Fowler is a Melbourne based artist with a background in graffiti art who is currently exploring themes of colonialism in Australia through landscape paintings. His work has been showcased across platforms such as The Design Files Open House, a residency in north western Victoria, the National Gallery of Victoria and he’s just about to […]

Thomas Banks’ Quest for Love

We’re excited to share the story of Thomas Banks, a young gay playwright with cerebral palsy. He unapologetically expresses his journey of finding love through a short autobiographical play and is currently the subject of a documentary film, ‘Thomas Banks’ Quest for Love’. In this Q&A Banks answers inspiring questions on overcoming challenges of rejection […]

Creative Collaboration – The Coven Project

Collaboration is an important part of arts based projects and this week we’d like to highlight The Coven project. The Coven project was a creative collaboration between maker Kirri-mae Sampson, fashion designer Ellie Meyer, photographer Noel Smyth, makeup and FX Artist Liz Jenkinson, stylist Bonnie Knoop and Model Katarina Karadimas. The concept was proposed by Liz […]

Artist Interview – Steven Rhall

Steven Rhall’s work questions and explores the notion of ‘Aboriginal Art’ through photography, video and installation. He challenges assumptions by altering common urban landscapes and the people represented. Steven Rhall will speak exclusively about one of his recent works ‘The Biggest Aboriginal Artwork in Melbourne Metro (2014)’ on the 28th of March at Foot It […]

Interview with Arts Manager Chantal Wynter

The west of Melbourne is alive with creative talent including arts manager Chantal Wynter who over the last few years, has been working independently to foster and showcase artists and creative spaces through her unique and insightful art tours. Through her small operation, Wynter Projects, she’s hosted a number of tours around Footscray and the […]

Colour Box Studio – 2014 in Review

CBSDCP Third Edition Exhibition at Ruffian Gallery 02 - 2014

Colour Box Studio kicked off the year with the ‘Disposable Containers Project’ pop-up exhibition – the work of several local artists was on show to the public for six days and was a stop on the Footscray Art Crawl, led by Chantal Wynter. We presented a fantastic program of creative workshops that saw people walking […]