It’s A Double Whammy and You’re Invited

Throw Up Your Art Group Exhibition

Colour Box Studio is all about celebrating, empowering and supporting artists and creatives through a thriving community. So, we’ve cooked up a double whammy night full to the brim with artistic inspiration, and you’re invited! Throw Up Your Art, Colour Box Studio’s annual exhibition for members and vollies launches this evening at 5pm. To celebrate […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Party Banana – It’s my party and I’ll throw up if I want to!

On the 20th and 27th of September Colour Box Studio will be hosting a comedy show as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival. The show is titled “Party Banana” and it’s the party you never wanted to have, hosted by the people you never want to meet! “Think He Died With a Falafel in His […]

Interview with the creators of Childrens Book – 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 Book Shop  until 31 August). The wonderful story book is about Gertrude the sparrow who sets off on a perilous journey in search of the […]

Young Media Makers to Screen Short Films at Free Event at Colour Box Studio

On Saturday the 29th of June Colour Box Studio is hosting a free screening of short films by the participants of the Young Media Makers Project. The Young Media Makers Project (YMMP) is an initiative to allow young people of diverse cultural backgrounds to be seen and heard through film and media. By running workshops […]

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 […]

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:http://bit.ly/colourboxstudio Natalie Pa’apa’a is a founding member and the frontwoman of Blue King Brown. She is a vocal social activist […]

KEEP COLOUR BOX CRANKING!

The Colour Box Studio Crew and Greens MP Colleen Hartland presents Keep Colour Box Studio Cranking! 6pm 30 April at Colour Box Studio, 236 Nicholson Street, Footscray. In a last-ditch effort, at the eleventh hour, the Western Suburbs community will come together for a crowd-funding benefit to ensure the doors of Colour Box Studio remain […]

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. www.colourboxstudio.com REGISTRATION ESSENTIAL: CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Fashion Box: A Sustainable Ethical Fashion Forum and Industry event will kick off on Wednesday 20 March as […]