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 […]

Coming Up in May/ June 2013

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

Colour Box Studio news – a new chapter begins… Colour Box Studio – A New Chapter A community creative hub and multifunctional pop up art space to showcase our creative community. 236 Nichsolson Street, Footscray VIC 3011 Firstly we need to say HUGE thanks to all of those who supported our Pozible campaign whether it […]

Silk Painting – Learn the craft with artist Ida Suod

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

Ida Suod of Studio 941 will be facilitating her second Intro to Silk Paintingworkshop on Sunday 9 June 2013 to share some of her skills in a fun Crafternoon Session. Here’s a bit more about her arts practice and the art of silk painting. Featured photo above by Yusuke Tsutsui Photography.   Tell us a little bit […]

Paper-cut Card Making Workshop for Adults and Kids!

Papercut cards workshop with ambette at Colour Box Studio.

Coming up on Saturday, 25 May, 1:30pm – 3:30pm 2013 is a wonderful card making workshop facilitated by Liz Doust of creative buisiness ambette. The workshop is suitable for adults and children – yay! Come along and make it a family affair, learn an new craft and take some hand printed cards home with you. Here’s a […]

Together, There’s No Stopping Us

The Colour Box Studio Crew would like to thank you for contributing to our Pozible campaign. Yep, that’s right, with your help, we went beyond our $7000 target and reached $8535. Wow! It was a wonderful moment of cheering and celebration when we reached the target at the Keep Colour Box Studio Cranking event last night […]

Natalie Pa’apa’a of Blue King Brown at Benefit 30 April

Natalie Pa’apa’a of Blue King Brown has been announced as the headline act for Keep Colour Box Studio Cranking! 30 April, 6PM at Colour Box Studio 236 Nicholson St, Footscray. For more information and bookings please see: Natalie Pa’apa’a is a founding member and the frontwoman of Blue King Brown. She is a vocal social activist […]

Pozible Progress

Support Colour Box Studio on POZIBLE Pledge $35 and one of these handmade necklaces by Charlotte Filshie is up for grabs. Pledge $65 and one of this prize pack with Able & Game tea towel, Hannakin Card and Pretty Wak Keyring can be yours. Pledge $55 and get 6 months membership which includes VIP perks like Exclusive Access […]

Feed our creative community

The Colour Box Studio team is running a 7 week Pozible campain to raise a minimum of $7000 (but we dream of reaching $12 500) to go towards all costs of running our next 6 months of programs. Check out our Pozible crowdfunding campaign and pledge to support us here: A Community Creative Hub – Colour […]

Join the conversation @ Fashion Box event 20 March

Colour Box Studio invites you to: Fashion Box: A Sustainable Ethical Fashion Forum and Industry event Wednesday 20 March 2013, 6-9PM, FREE EVENT Colour Box Studio: 236 Nicholson St, Footscray, Melbourne. REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Fashion Box: A Sustainable Ethical Fashion Forum and Industry event will kick off on Wednesday 20 March as […]

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 […]

Fashion Month is ON!!!

The photo above by Steven Rhall captures it all… Our program is officially taking off after our launch 27 Feb. A wonderful team of volunteers put this program together and we are going to rock it out until April 6th and promote all things Sustainable Ethical and Local in Fashion. Check out the full program: […]

Colour Box Crew: Ida Soud from Studio 941 – Workshop Facilitator

Ida Soud from Studio 941 talks to us at Colour Box Studio about her label, her passion for art and fashion. Ida will be facilitating a workshop as part of Fashion Month – Make A Silk Scarf Workshop. For more details: click here. Tell us a bit about your arts practice. Studio 941 brings art […]

Fashion program news

    Fashion MONTH: An exciting series of events, workshops and pop up fun… View this email in your browser SELF – Sustainable Ethical Local Fashion COLOUR BOX STUDIO FASHION PROGRAM27TH FEBRUARY – 6TH APRIL 2013LAUNCH 27 Feb 4:30-8:30PMFashion Pop Up Shop open 5 days – Tues – Friday 12-6PM. Saturdays 11-4PM 236 NICHOLSON ST, […]

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 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: 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 […]

Dulce Amor Photo Booth

Dulce Amor PHOTO BOOTH – 16 JAN from 6PM  For Digital Media Exhibition Launch night only, photographer Dulce Temporal from DA Photography will host her fun Photo Booth where you can get a professional 6×8 printed photo! Dulce Temporal is a young and vibrant Melbourne-based photographer with a dream and a passion for visual storytelling. Her […]

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 […]

Digital Media Program

The new year brings a new program. Here at Colour Box Studio we’re exploring all thing to do with Digital Media – see info below and updated program will be posted here: Our program will include: • Launch event – details to be announced. • Workshops – (Photography workshop by Rachel Main just announced). • Digital […]

Local & Ethical Shopping

Our 2012 Pop Up Shop is going swimmingly! Since our Nov 7th Grand Opening, the Colour Box Studio Pop Up Shop has been attended by wonderful Colour Box Studio volunteers (including Emma – pictured above). We have had lots of people through the store but if you haven’t had a chance to pop in to […]

A Chat with Jessica & Marc from Blacksparrow – Creators of ‘Gertrude’

We are excited to introduce you to Jessica Dean and Marc Eiden from Blacksparrow. Who have created the wonderful children’s book Gertrude (in store at the Colour Box Studio Pop Up Shop until Christmas Eve). The story is about Gertrude the sparrow who sets off on a perilous journey in search of the things that matter […]

CBS Christmas Party!

In light of the festive season Colour Box Studio is holding a Christmas Party and Fundraiser to support our 2013 ventures AND to celebrate and say a big thanks to all the people who have helped make Colour Box Studio the success its been! Barbeque & DRINKS (by donation) OPEN POP UP SHOP for LATE […]

Crafternoon Success

The Colour Box Studio Pop Up Shop Workshop Series has been a great success. Seven artists held workshops over the period 7 November – 1 December. For more details: click here. Due to the success of our first workshops program we are holding a Crafternoon Session as suggested by a workshop participant who couldn’t get […]

Meet our Interior Designers, Jon and Christina from Practice Makes

The Process of Making Colour Box Studio. Practice Makes is an emerging local studio between Jonathon Kaitler and Christina Fogale. The pair began the project for Colour Box Studio just two days after Jon presented his final year presentation. The major challenge for them was completing the project in 6 days, during a week which was punctuated […]

A Chat with….Emily from North St Flowers

The Colour Box Studio Pop Up Shop is showcasing some fantastic work by Melbourne’s most creative artists and craftspeople. The loverly Emily from North St will be running a ‘How to Create the Perfect Posy‘ on Sun 25 November 2012 to share some of her skills in a fun Crafternoon Session. Tell us a little bit about […]

2012 Open Studios FUN!

This week Colour Box Studio will be a part of the Open Studios in the West program. Over the weekend of 24th & 25th of November, over 42 studios will open their doors to the public. We are happy to be one of them, and we’ll be open both days from 10-6pm. Come down and […]

A chat with….Ida from Studio 941

The Colour Box Studio Pop Up Shop is showcasing some fantastic work by Melbourne’s most creative artists and craftspeople. The loverly Ida from Studio 941 will be running a ‘Introduction to Creating Beautiful Silk Paintings‘ on Sat 24 November and Wed 28 November to share some of her skills in a fun Crafternoon Session. We […]

Designer Melbourne Made Mugs!

On 24th Nov – Make a mug with Laura from Leaf mugs – only $20 including mug! This workshops is great for kids and adults and will run as part of Open Studios Weekend. DATE: Saturday 24th November (Open Studios Weekend) WORKSHOP DURATION: 15 minutes (Drop in workshop, no bookings necessary) TIMES: Anytime from 10-4PM PRICE: $20 […]

Pop Up Shop Takes Off!

The Colour Box Studio Pop Up Shop: It took 6 weeks of hard work to transform an old Tattoo Parlor into the Colour Box Studio Pop Up Shop. A team of volunteers knocked down walls, broke up tiles, sanded, painted & constructed shop fittings – all on a shoestring budget. The team work and sense of […]

A Chat with… Anna from Able & Game

The Colour Box Studio Pop Up Shop is showcasing some fantastic work by Melbourne’s most creative artists and craftspeople. The loverly Anna from Able & Game will be running a ‘Beautiful Wrapping Paper Workshop‘ on Sat 17 November to share some of her skills in a fun Crafternoon Session. We recently asked her a series of questions […]