INTERVIEW WITH ARTS MANAGER IMOGENE WHITTLE

This week we’re very excited to present an interview with Arts Manager Imogene Whittle, as part of our ongoing Arts Management Blog Series. Imogene has gained a plethora of experience and knowledge working within the arts in Australia and in this interview, she shares an invaluable insight into the industry. Read on to find out […]

End of Year Party!

It’s been a BIG year so it’s time to celebrate – together with our creative community. All welcome to join us for this FREE event at Kindred Studios – they’ll be offereing all night long Happy Hour drinks! Co-hosted in collaboration with our friends and other awesome creative spaces. JOIN the Facebook event here.

Think Batch

Studio Batch Printed Vase

Studio Batch is a Melbourne based design studio operating primarily as a product and industrial design studio that specialises in 3D printing and digital fabrication. In addition to designing innovative jewellery ranges, they collaboratively design for clients and their work includes lamp shades, head wear for the Spring Racing Carnival, a case for the Raspberry […]

CBSDCP Winner on Display

The Colour Box Studio Disposable Camera Project: Third Edition Exhibition may be over, but we’re still celebrating the work of our participants!  Julia Weaver’s fantastic image is on display at the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive in Fitzroy until Saturday 13th December 2014.  Founder and Director of the Archive, Daniel Boetker-Smith selected the photo for the Disposable Camera […]

Design + Nails + Art = Critter Claws

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With a background in design, artist Linh Nguyen provides a fresh approach to Melbourne’s nail art scene with her label, Critter Claws. Colour Box Studio met Linh earlier on in the year at one of our public art events and we’ve been keen to get her on board for a while. And so, she’ll be […]

Upcycling & DIY Goodness with Kirri-MaDe

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This weekend Kirri-mae Sampson of Kirri-MaDe will share her macrame skills with workshop participants and teach a unique jewellery making technique where you can transform a pre-loved shirt into an upcycled necklace. We caught up with Kirri-Mae to find out where the idea came from, and learn more about the philosophies that inform her creative […]

The CBSDCP: Third Edition Exhibition – Snap Happy Fun!

Photo by Chloe Caday: CBSDCP Third Edition 2014.

After a hugely successful CBSDCP Third Edition Opening with over 200 people in attendance, exhibiting 2800 photos from over 100 project participants, there’s just a few days left to come in and see it for yourself! The exhibition is open at Ruffian Gallery: 361 Barkly St, Footscray on Thurs 9 October & Friday 10 October […]

CBSDCP is here: 2800 photos to be exhibited!

The Colour Box Studio Disposable Camera Project: Third Edition 2014 is here!  And we’re pleased to be working in partnership with Ruffian Gallery, supported by Prism Imaging and our community. The #CBSDCP is a Melbourne-wide participatory photography project where participants get a disposable camera for 24 hours only, after which Colour Box Studio will develop, […]

Bats of Leisure are Totes Bespoke!

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Here at Colour Box Studio we love unearthing new Melbourne creative talent and so we’re pleased to introduce you to the dynamic sibling designer team: Bats of Leisure.  Aaron and Aoife Billings are taking Melbourne’s creative scene by storm – having released a totes bespoke fashion collection; produced an ethereal short film; and facilitating workshops, […]

The Colour Box Studio Disposable Camera Project: Third Edition – Exciting updates!

The Colour Box Studio Disposable Camera Project: Second Edition 2013. Image by Carolyn Harris.

Colour Box Studio is super pleased to announce that over 100 keen beans have registered to take part in the Colour Box Studio Disposable Camera Project: Third Edition, AND we’ve smashed our crowdfunding target via our Pozible campaign already!  Thanks to everyone who’s signed up for a camera, pledged or helped spread the word about […]

A Chat with Ms Murphy Flowers

Eavan Murphy brings a fresh and innovative approach to floristry and interior design with her signature concrete vessels, bold taste in flowers and keen eye for styling all under the name of her creative business Ms Murphy Flowers. Murphy’s outside of the box floristry style has blossomed from a background as a stage manager in […]

Nuts and Bolts with Melbourne Creative Kirri-Mae Sampson

Kirri-Mae Sampson of Kirri-MaDe. Image by Kristina Arnott.

Kirri-mae  Sampson is an inspiring Melbourne Creative who works with resin and textiles, often utilising reclaimed materials to create hand crafted and unique pieces in “a happy assembly of sugar and spice” for her label Kirri-MaDe. With a Masters Degree in Fashion and Textiles she puts a contemporary spin on Macramé to create necklaces, plant […]

Colour Box Studio at Craft Cubed Festival

Colour Box Studio is gearing up for a busy August as part of Craft’s annual Craft Cubed Festival – we’ve got so much great stuff to share with you! Craft Cubed is the biggest, craft and design oriented festival in Australia, and celebrates the art of the handmade and innovative creative practice.  There’ll be exhibitions, […]

Crowdfunding, Creativity & Dessert with Shu Shu Zheng of Pozible

We’re excited to share with you a little Q&A with an awesome Melbourne creative – Shu Shu Zheng. Shu Shu works at Pozible in the world of crowdfunding but she’s also a talented peep working at creating a dessert cookbook with watercolour images! Colour Box Studio met Shu Shu when we did our Pozible project […]

Public Art – Cosmic Forest by Tasha Whittle

Colour Box Studio Public Art Program - The Disposable Camera Project 2013

FREE EVENT as part of Colour Box Studio’s Public Art Program. Tasha Whittle is an Artist and Illustrator from Manchester, UK. “Warped and wonderful her illustrations stretch onto the walls of massive buildings and shrink onto minuscule bird-mobiles. She has an affinity with the natural and the supernatural, a penchant for paint and detail. Exploration […]

Footscray Alleyway Will Come to Life with the Cosmic Forest

Tasha Whittle - Public Art Program - Colour Box Studio 2014. Image courtesy of the artist.

Artist Tasha Whittle will bring the old Colour Box Studio alleyway wall to life with her Comic Forest on 28th June. Come down between 12-4pm and immerse yourself in a world “filled with weird and wonderful characters, landscapes and adventures”. This is a free event as part of Colour Box Studio’s Public Art Program. And […]

Local artists set to project their best in the west

By Ashley Tarleton. “Come see Footscray in a different way. “Through projections, through buildings, through windows, through unlikely spaces,” encouraged the Curator of West Projections, Chantal Wynter. West Projections, a projections festival, constitutes six nights of video displays to be showcased at seven venues throughout Footscray. The screenings will occur from 6-9pm on the 5th, […]

The Super Rad Nail Sisters!

By Oi Loon See. It is no surprise to you, dear readers, that we are huge fans of The Super Rad Nail Sisters (or in short SRNS). We revive our love for them and all things nail art in the upcoming workshop on June 1st. The Super Rad Nail Sisters is the non de plume […]

New Horizons for Artist & Creative Business Owner Ida Suod

Paint a Silk Scarf workshop at Colour Box Studio with Ida Suod, March 2013. Photo by Yusuke Tsutsui Photography.

Q&A by Joanne Koh Melbourne based silk painter Ida Suod has been honing her craft for the last 21 years and lately she’s had a busy few months. Besides working on her new collection that is due to launch soon, Ida will also be setting up shop on Little Collins Street in the CBD in […]

Interview with Arts Manager Suzi Cordell

This week as part of our Arts Management Blog Series, Suzi Cordell, Education and Families Manager at Regional Arts Victoria generously shares the stories and arts management experiences that have led her to where she is today. Suzi provides a wonderful insight into the industry and discusses her journey entering into arts management work as […]

Interview with Lia Pa’apa’a – Arts Management Series

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It’s been a pleasure to showcase our creative community of artists over the past year or so and continuing on from that, we’re presenting a special Blog Feature Series around the wonderful people behind the scenes – Arts Workers and Arts Managers. This series has come about from listening to our creative community – many […]

Our first pop up for the year: Friday 21 Feb – Mon 24 Feb 2014.

Colour Box Studio is back and ready to launch our first short pop up exhibition of 2014! Come check it out from 11am-4pm, Friday 21st-Monday 24th February in Maribyrnong City Council’s brand new Creative Containers community art space. We’ll be presenting selected images from 2013’s Disposable Camera Project by Kathryn Goldie, Rahima Hayes, Ko Sonnoy […]

Q & A with the interior designers of the Summer Pop Up Shop

Colour Box Studio Summer Pop Up Shop 2013

Colour Box Studio recruited two super talented volunteer interior designers to design and set up the current Summer Pop Up Shop. Bridgit Ryan and Kirthana Maddugaru are the creative forces behind the pop up shop and working with limited time they came together to create an amazing interior design. Make sure you come on down to […]

Creative Jam: A Panel Discussion with Melbourne Creative Business Owners

Julie and Kelly Tran of Aacute photo by Amie Batalibasi

Making a living from doing what you love and running a creative business can be a rewarding experience, lots of hard work but full of adventures! The Colour Box Studio Summer Pop Up Program is hosting an intimate evening of discussion around this theme on Thursday 19 December from 6:30pm in an event called: Creative […]

Creative Fun in the Summertime! Colour Box Studio’s Summer Pop Up Full Program

Ernest Studio lamp-Feather and Spear print-Aacute candle-Silly Rabbit cushion-Pretty Wak plant at Colour Box Studio Summer Pop Up Shop

Experience your Creative Community at Colour Box Studio this Summer… View this email in your browser SUMMER POP UP PROGRAM Colour Box Studio’s Summer Pop Up Program 9 November – 21 December 2013 The Summer Pop Up Program is happening as we speak. We’ll be showcasing Melbourne’s finest artists, designers and makers through our Christmas […]

Interview with Gabrielle New of The Space Between Performance Collective

As part of the Colour Box Studio Summer Pop Up Shop Program The Space in Between Performance Collective will be performing their new piece ‘The thing with Feathers’ over two unique and alluring nights. (BOOKINGS: Click Here) To set the scene, imagine… Walking the streets of a grey city, the shadows attempt to penetrate. From […]

Interview with Summer Pop Up Shop Participants Silly Rabbit

Hayley & Emily of Silly Rabbit are featured in the Colour Box Studio Summer Pop Up Shop until 21 December 2013. Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do. We’ve known each other for over 15 years, we went to High School together and have pretty much been besties ever since. We […]

The Disposable Camera Project: Second Edition

Disposable Camera Project: First Edition image by Ilona Nelson

Above image: Disposable Camera Project: First Edition image by Ilona Nelson Missed it the first time round?  Now’s your chance to get snapping! Colour Box Studio is running the Disposable Camera Project for a second time this year after the amazing success and huge amounts of fun had during the first edition! In case you […]

Interview with Summer Pop Up Shop artist Kirri-maDe

Macrame Necklace by Kirri-maDe available at the Colour Box Studio Summer Pop Up Shop

Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do. I’m Kirri-Mae and I do many things. The more I have on my plate, the more productive I seem to be, so I try to keep myself heavily (not always healthily) loaded up with projects, jobs and creative endeavours. At the moment I’m studying […]

Interview with Summer Pop Up Shop Artist Ida Suod of Studio 941

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Studio 941 Silk paintings, scarves, shawls are showcased in the Colour Box Studio Summer Pop Up Shop until 21 December 2013. Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do. I am a Melbourne-based Australian silk painter with an extensive background in architecture, landscape architecture and project management. I make hand-painted and hand-dyed silk […]

Interview with Summer Pop Up Shop Artist Sarah Streeter of Urbanearthwear

  Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do. Hi, I’m Sarah Streeter and I design women’s underwear for my online business Urbanearthwear. I am also a wife and stay at home mum to a 21 month old boy. Some people might think of me as a ‘mumpreneur’. How did you start […]