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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Summer Pop Up Shop OPENS SAT 9 November 2013

The Colour Box Studio Summer Pop Up Program is set to launch on Saturday 9 November from 11am-4pm, 236 Nicholson St, Footscray. After last year’s success, Colour Box Studio will showcase around 20 artists, makers and creative people with a focus on handmade! Although the shop officially opens to the public on 9 November, we […]

Artist Interview – Hannakin

Hanna Mancini is a Melbourne based illustrator, crafter, procrastinator whose art practices span the exploration of multiple mediums. Her own creative label ‘Hannakin’ encompasses a wide range of things she makes and does, including archival quality prints of her whimsical watercolour and collage illustrations, and textile/soft sculpture works. In both her illustration and textile works […]

Colour Box Studio Summer Pop Up Program Set to Sizzle!

In celebration of our One Year Anniversary – Colour Box Studio is back with the ever popular Christmas Pop Up Shop and Creative Workshops Series, Events and Projects that will make up 2013’s Summer Pop Up Program. The pop up shop will showcase a plethora of locally produced handmade products. Making it your one stop […]

Members & Volunteers Showcase Program & Halloween Event – Throw Up Your Art!

Colour Box Studio Members and Volunteers Program – showcasing our creative community: OPEN 12-6pm from 28 October – 6 November. Drop in to check out the Throw Up Your Art Exhibition showcasing Colour Box Studio’s Members and Volunteers. • LAUNCH NIGHT: THROW UP YOUR ART – 31 October – 6-8:30PM – HALLOWEEN THEME & All […]

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 […]

Get Fixed On Wax with DJ Kut One

On Sunday the 13th of October DJ Kut One and Yung Phily will be facilitating an Introduction to Djing Workshop as part of the Colour Box Studio Music and Sound program. DJ Kut -One has been a DJ of 16 years, playing various clubs around Melbourne from Level One, First Floor, Laundry, International Lounge and more. He has also performed on […]

INTERVIEW WITH MUSICIAN AND AUDIO ENGINEER GARTH SHERIDAN

On Saturday the 12th of October talented musician and audio engineer Garth Sheridan will be facilitating an Audio Editing for Video Workshop as part of our Music and Sound Program.  Garth’s music and audio experience is impressive. He has worked on short films, as a sound designer for theatre and circus, produced recordings, performed electronic music […]