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 […]

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 […]

Artist Interview with Summer Pop Up Shop Designers Deer & Pato

Deer & Pato is a Melbourne based company that creates handbags, accessories and jewellery made with upcycled and reused materials. They design and create original pieces with materials that would otherwise end up in landfill. Because all the materials they use come from different sources each bag is one of a kind. There is no […]

Colour Box Studio Summer Pop Up Shop Opening Night Review by Nuala Kane

Studio Batch rings Colour Box Studio Summer Pop Up Shop

By Nuala Kane My job is all about ideas and intangibilities so the idea of realizing concepts, actually making concepts into real things, is sort of wonderful and strange to me. Last Friday I was lucky to attend the opening night of Colour Box Studio’s Summer Pop-up Shop and to talk to some of the […]

Shoot blind with Colour Box Studio’s Disposable Camera Project

Colour Box Studio Disposable Camera Project

Colour Box Studio wants to exhibit some brand new photography works – and we want our Members and Volunteers and you, our community to be the photographers! Your mission: You have 24 hours to fill a disposable camera with snaps of whatever you like.  It doesn’t matter if you’re a photography student or a pro, […]

Colour Box Studio – The Next Chapter

by Colour Box Studio Founder/Director Amie Batalibasi. Well folks, it’s been one year since we first got the keys to 236 Nicholson St, Footscray (Rebel Tattoos at the time) and transformed it into Colour Box Studio. It’s been a pleasure to work with a team of wonderful volunteers over that time to support, nurture and […]

SHUTTERMAIN x 2ND THOUGHT INTERVIEW

Rachel Main aka Shuttermain is a photographer, documenter, filmmaker and educator. As a freelance artist she produces a range of work that includes street photography, music photography as well as music and krump videos and documentaries. She also facilitates workshops and teaches high school Art and Photography. William Stephanus aka 2nd Thought is a producer and beat […]

Robert K Champion does residency at Colour Box Studio

Robert Champion Colour Box Studio Profile

As part of the Music and Sound program running until the 25th of October the extraordinarily talented singer, songwriter and guitar player Robert K Campion will be residing in the Colour Box Studio to work on developing a collection of new music. At the end of the residency Robert will showcase his work as part […]

Interview with Artist Diego Ramirez

Diego Ramirez is an artist who works primarily with video. His practice is driven by an interest in identity and cult media. Ramirez’s work has been exhibited in galleries, museums and video festivals in Australia and abroad. We are excited to have Diego’s video Radish featured in our Interface – Night Projections, which is on […]

Interface Pop Up Night Projection program at Colour Box Studio

Interface Night Projections at Colour Box Studio

Interface – Night Projections at Colour Box Studio From the 31st of August until the 13th of September Colour Box Studio will use its shopfront window at 236 Nicholson Street, Footscray to exhibit video works by emerging and established Melbourne based video artists in a popup night projection window – ‘Interface’. Passers by will be […]

Artist Interview – Hariklia Heristanidis

Hariklia is a writer, blogger and graphic designer. Her novella and short story collection, “All Windows Open” was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, in the Community Relations Commission for a multicultural NSW Award category. She lives in suburban Melbourne with her husband and daughter and dreams of travel and adventure. Hariklia novella is […]

Artist Aliça Bryson-Haynes creates a new façade for Colour Box Studio

Aliça Bryson-Haynes is an installation artist based in Melbourne. Aliça’s site responsive installations are an expanded form of ‘painting’. Materials such as paint, glitter, gold leaf, fruit, spices, crystals and balloons are used to construct her work, which is situated both within a gallery context and the public domain. The ‘known’ qualities of these materials are […]

Interview with Jane Rawson author of ‘A Wrong turn at the Office of Unmade Lists’

Jane Rawson’s first novel, ‘A Wrong turn at the Office of Unmade Lists’ was published in June by Transit Lounge and has received rave reviews since its release. Steven Amsterdam described the novel as ‘a free-range and funny apocalyptic time-space road trip’. Dave Graney said it was ‘film-like, dream-like, life-like. Funny, and charming.’ With these […]

A Chat with Liz Doust – Creative Business Owner & CBS Workshop Facilitator

Screen Print workshop with Liz Doust at Colour Box Studio

Creative Business Owner & CBS Workshop Facilitator Liz Doust will be facilitating two upcoming “Learn to Screen Print in a Day” workshops. The first one on 4 AUGUST is SOLD OUT (!) but we’ve just listed another  one for 21 September: Click here for details. In the meantime, here’s more about Liz and her creative […]

A Chat with Pop Up Book Shop participant Tasha of A Zine Thing…

Tasha Nicholls - A Zine Thing - Colour Box Studio blog post

Tasha Nicholls’s zines can be found at the Colour Box Studio Pop Up Book Shop until 31 August. We recently asked Tasha about her creative practice and what inspires her… Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do. My name is Tasha. I make things. I play bass. I write. I’m messy. […]

On Foot: Footscray Art Crawl Review: 1 June 2013

On Foot Art Crawl Colour Box Studio, Footscray, Melbourne

By Jason Harris The night before the art crawl a storm broke out. My excitement for the tour lowered as I was worried the weather could ruin the event. So I prayed to Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo. No I did not pray to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (this time) but to the great art […]

Suzanne Nguyen on collecting stories and her upcoming project ‘The Two chairs’

Suzanne Nguyen is a story collector but foremost an artist. Suzanne believes that stories are valuable and everyone has a story to share. Suzanne is facilitating an Introduction to Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign on Sunday 7 July. Colour Box Studio asked Suzie some questions on what to expect from her upcoming residency.   Tell us […]

Artist Torika Bolatagici talks to Colour Box Studio

Torika Bolatagici talks to Colour Box Studio about becoming an artist and her Community Reading Room installation which is open to the public 1-22 June. Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do? I’m a Melbourne-based artist and educator. I’m a full-time lecturer in photographic theory and practice at Deakin University. I’m […]

Art on Foot – by Jason Harris

Jason Harris recently went on assignment for Colour Box Studio to find out more about ON FOOT – an art crawl and guided tour of Footscray’s creative spaces on 1 June 2013… As we wait with baited breath for the upcoming art crawl appropriately titled On Foot happening this Saturday, I sat down to drink […]

Ellie Mücke – Designer & CBS Workshop Facilitator

Mücke Skirt

Ellie Mücke of MüCKE will be facilitating a “Shirts into Skirts” workshop on Saturday 6 April at Colour Box Studio – for details: CLICK HERE. It was over 10 years ago during her studies at RMIT when Ellie Mücke’s search for alternative approaches to fashion design practice began. Frustrated with unsustainable practice in the commercial fashion […]

Pop Up Shop Open For Ethical Shopping 2013

This program, our focus is on Sustainable Ethical Local Fashion (SELF). The labels stocked in our Pop Up Shop are all locally based designers. You will find established and emerging designers side by side and a diverse range of fashion. Designers such as New Model Beauty Queen and urbanearthwear are certified by Ethical Clothing Australia […]

A chat with Web Designer/Animator George Samuels

George Samuels is a Melbourne based Web Designer and Animator. He will be facilitating an Host Your Own WordPress.org Website workshop as as a follow up to his last workshop: Introduction to WordPress. Read below to find out more about George’s practice and book for the workshop here: colourboxstudio.com/workshops Tell us a little bit about yourself and your […]

Rant n Rave Radio Broadcast

INTERNET RADIO BROADCAST – Wed 16 Jan from 6PM Alex Schlotzer & Greg Fryer from Rant n Rave Radio will host an Internet Radio Show from Colour Box Studio on our Opening Night: 6-7PM. Rant n Rave Radio is live talk back Internet radio station run by Greg Fryer and Alex Schlotzer. Their show, “The […]

Congee by Ka-yin Kwok

Congee is a video work by artist Ka-Yin Kwok that will feature in Colour Box Studio’s Digital Media Exhibition opening 16 Jan at 6PM. Description of the work – Congee (2011) is a single channel video documenting the Sunday lunches I have with my father Media: Single channel video installation, HDV Duration: 36’21” Completion: 2011 […]

Digital Media Exhibition Featured Video Work

Cromlech  By Layla Vardo Artist Statement: Cromlech has been developed as part of my on-going archival video project O-bit. It is conceived as a kind of burial mound in observance of the death of analogue television. The work incorporates archival footage of television presenters who have made regular appearances on television over decades and chronicles the subject’s on-screen presence over […]

Workshop with Photographer/ Filmmaker Rachel Main

Rachel Main is a Melbourne based artist. She will be running a Photography workshop as part of our Digital Media Program in Jan/Feb 2013: Introduction to DSLR Photography Basics: Taking the D(ifficulty) out of your DSLR on Jan 17th 2013 from 6PM at Colour Box Studio. Read below to find out more about the artist and book for the […]