FRESH! Interview with Nikki Tran and Simon Trevorrow

With the ever growing popularity of web series taking over the internet two Melbourne based filmmakers have joined forces to create a comedy web series of their own.  We caught up with local writer and producer Nikki Tran and producer Simon Trevorrow who have just got back from the LA Film Festival where episode 6 of […]

Fipe Preuss Brings Creativity, Arts & Community Together

Fipe Preuss is an artist who uses creativity as a driving force throughout her arts practice, her business and her community building and facilitating. She’s an inspiring (and very busy) woman making waves in Melbourne’s arts community and beyond. We’re proud to be collaborating with Fipe and Nuholani in an upcoming community fundraiser Hula / […]

Nani Puspasari is an All-Round Creative Cheerleader // Melbourne Artist Interview

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Nani Puspasari is the ‘all-round creative cheerleader’ behind the Melbourne based label Designani. One glance at her website and you can see how her arts practice is driven by a desire to ‘pursue happiness, fun, balance and progress’. Whether it’s her bold but minimal graphic designs, colourful pop art-ish paintings or dreamlike yet quirky handpainted ceramics (including her bacon […]

Interview with Tab Sejoe of Feather and Spear

Designer, wanderer and creative dreamer, Tab Sejoe creates the earthy, original and sometimes cheeky cards and art prints that her label Feather & Spear has become known for, and much, much more. Made in the very heart of Melbourne, Feather and Spear features the screen-printed cards and fine art prints from Tab’s original illustrations and […]

Ch-ch-ch-changes: A new focus for Colour Box Studio in 2017!

Colour Box Studio is back after the summer holiday period, and we’re approaching 2017 with new projects and goals. We had a mammoth year of creative programming at VU at MetroWest, including our annual Members & Volunteers Exhibition, Throw Up Your Art, a networking event featuring an artist talk by illustrator Carla McRae, several creative workshops, […]

Interview with CBS Member & Visual Artist, Ferney Caro

Ferney Caro, CBS Member & Visual Artist

Fascinated with shapes and colours and how they fuse amongst the layers of paint, Ferney Caro’s work is a research about painting itself. Ferney is the Colour Box Studio member and talented visual artist behind amazing works of acrylic on canvas, and winning exhibitor at our annual members and volunteers exhibition, Throw Up Your Art. […]

Interview with #CBSpopup Shop Artist Robyn Deboar

Robyn Deboar is an illustrator originally from the south coast of Adelaide who’s passionate about creating art that expresses everyday joys in life. We interviewed Robyn and found her responses just as poetic as her artworks and illustrations. You can purchase Robyn’s work and prints at the Colour Box Studio Spring Pop Up Shop, running until the 4th of […]

Interview with #CBSpopup Shop Artist Beck ‘Wally’ Wallman

Beck Wallman started her business Wally Paper Co. out of a love of greeting cards and a desire to see some more unique messages on the front of them – like “Happy Birthday ya filthy animal!”  We chatted to Beck about her move from working as an art director to running a greeting card company and late-night brainstorming.  You can […]

Interview with #CBSpopup Shop Artist Hanna Mancini

Unexpected Visitor - Illustration by Hannakin

Hanna Mancini of Hannakin has been involved with Colour Box Studio for a few years now, with her fairytale-style illustrations, prints and cards having been featured at several Colour Box Studio Pop Up Shops and other events. We spoke to Hanna about her creative projects – from colouring books to felt brooches to dolls and more – and how her childhood adventures […]

Interview with #CBSpopup Shop Artist Kinga

Kinga hand-makes beautiful beaded Kumihimo Jewellery, a style which originated from Japan. Kinga has always had a passion for the arts and dabbled in different crafts but it was not until she retired that she fully embraced this passion and started and selling her brightly coloured bead jewellery. Find Kinga’s jewellery pieces including earring and necklace sets at the  Colour Box Studio’s […]

Interview with #CBSpopup Shop Artist Lucy Buxton

Lucy in the Sky Illustration print

Lucy Buxton is the brainchild of Lucy in the Sky Illustration, which features beautifully hand-coloured imaginary worlds and quirky characters. With a background in printmaking, Lucy draws inspiration from Studio Ghibli, May Gibbs, Shaun Tan, and sunshine. Her fanciful work can bring a smile to both young and old! Find Lucy’s prints and original framed etchings at […]

Interview with #CBSpopup Shop Artist Emilia Rossi

Emilia Rossi White Clay-Rose Gold Collection

Emilia Rossi is a passionate designer who handcrafts clay jewellery in beautiful minimalist designs inspired by her travels. Starting out as an Exhibition Designer at the National Gallery of Australia, we catch up with Emilia to find out about what inspired her to start her own jewellery line and what she’s currently working on. Emilia’s […]

Interview with #CBSpopup Shop Artist Susan Fitzgerald

Spin Spin, by Susan Fitzgerald, is a small West Footscray studio producing fresh, modern and sustainable screen printed textiles, paper goods and ceramics. We chatted to Susan about the benefits of a clean studio, strong coffee and living in a creative city.  Spin Spin items are featured at Colour Box Studio’s Spring Pop Up Shop running until […]

Interview with #CBSpopup Shop Design Duo Tessa and Andrew of brand Coco & Max

Some of Coco & Max's unique womenswear designs available at #CBSpopup 2016. Image provided.

Tessa and Andrew are so inspired by their kids, they’ve named their label Coco & Max after them!  We chatted to the design duo about their return to Melbourne after a stint away, what they’re currently working on, and what their brand is about. You can pick up some of Coco & Max’s super unique womens- and menswear at Colour […]

Interview with #CBSpopup Shop Design Duo Linda Bennett and Dillon Bailey

Linda Bennett and Dillon Bailey are the talented design duo behind the brand Architact Collective: an ongoing collaboration between an architect and a builder. We interviewed the design duo to find out about how they started their brand, what they are inspired by, and what they’re currently working on. Expect to see Architact Collective’s line […]

Interview with #CBSpopup Shop Artist Megan Bonnici

Studio Bonnici handmade crafts featured at Colour Box Studio's Spring Pop Up Shop

Megan Bonnici is the talented visual artist behind Studio Bonnici. We interviewed Megan to find out about how she started her brand, what she is inspired by, and what she’s currently working on. With a wide repertoire in handmade crafts, expect to see Megan’s gift tags, textile jewellery, greeting cards, cardvelopes, art cards, and mini original […]

Interview with #CBSpopup Shop Artist Sharni Pasquill

Handmade natural wood pendants by Lila&I.

Sharni Pasquill is the handmade artist and creative force behind the fashion and jewelry brand, Lila&I. We interviewed Sharni to find out more about how she started her brand, what she is inspired by, and what she’s currently working on. Sharni’s handmade natural wood and stone polymer clay pendants, and polymer clay earrings are featured in Colour […]

Interview with Sculptor Carolyn Warren-Langford

Carolyn Warren-Langford in her studio with one of her ‘Pyre Born Women’. Image by Caroline Esbenshade

Colour Box Studio Member and workshop facilitator Carolyn Warren-Langford is a sculptor from Western Australia who’s passionate about clay. Now based in Point Cook in Melbourne’s western suburbs, Carolyn has taught workshops and exhibited in both Perth, at The Metamorphosis Art Gallery, and in Melbourne, at Brunswick St Gallery and at the Wyndham Art Prize […]

Interview with TUYA Winner, Ferney Caro

CBS Member, Ferney Caro

Colour Box Studio member, Ferney Caro was chosen by Sarah Hayes of A Gallery in Preston as the winning exhibitor at our annual members and volunteers exhibition, Throw Up Your Art. We sat down with Ferney to chat about his artistic background, creative process and what it means to be a painter.  Tell us a […]

Artist Interview with Local Creative Carla McRae

Carla_McRae_ Image by Tatanja Ross of On Jackson Street

On Friday 12th August, come along to our Art to Art – Creative Conversations event and hear from Melbourne-based illustrator and designer, Carla McRae! Carla (also known as The Paper Beast) creates beautiful, calming line drawings depicting characters exploring, going about their daily activities or enjoying moments of peace, along with luscious plants and geometric […]

My Five Stages of Grief for the Australian Arts Industry

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By Lauren Wraight Like any arts or visual arts graduate, I didn’t pursue my field out of a desire for a high-paying job or an impressive, powerful career. I pursued it because I love art, cultural engagement, connecting over things that operate in those ‘grey’ spaces outside of the black and white narratives that we’re […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]