5 UPCOMING OPPORTUNITIES TO GET YOUR WORK OUT THERE

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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

Critter Claws Colour Box Studioi Profile Photo

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

Kirri-MaDe Macrame Necklace denim copped

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!

Bats of Leisure Collection - Image by Sorcha Wilcox Model Helena Dong 04b

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 […]