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, […]

Colour Box Studio BACK in Footscray!

By Angela Shi From early beginnings as a pop-up space in an old tattoo parlour to a warehouse studio space, Colour Box Studio now has an exciting new home in the heart of Footscray. Over the last three years Colour Box Studio (www.colourboxstudio.com) has provided a platform for the community to explore their creativity. They’ve created opportunities for artists […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Take part in our Mini Art Project!

Colour Box Studio MAP: Mini Art PROJECT

After the aural delight that has been our Music and Sound Program, Colour Box Studio is feeling visually unstimulated and suffering from a serious case of colour deprivation!  We need Colour Box Studio Members and Volunteers, supporters and community to come help spruce up the place a bit by contributing to a temporary mural to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Colour Box Studio at Pozible Pop Up

Colour Box Studio at Pozible Pop Up

Colour Box Studio is excited to be taking part in Pozible Pop Up from 3rd-19th October! Having successfully crowdfunded our May-October creative programs through Pozible, we’ve been invited to feature the work of Colour Box Studio Members Leonie Connellan (journals and badges), Emily Boyle (prints and framed originals), Hannakin (cards, prints and framed originals), AACUTE (jewellery), Ambette (colourful felt gadget covers), […]

Interface Pop Up Night Projection program at Colour Box Studio

Interface Night Projections at Colour Box Studio

Interface – Night Projections at Colour Box Studio From the 31st of August until the 13th of September Colour Box Studio will use its shopfront window at 236 Nicholson Street, Footscray to exhibit video works by emerging and established Melbourne based video artists in a popup night projection window – ‘Interface’. Passers by will be […]

Colour Box Studio Pop Up Shop NOW OPEN!

Colour Box Studio Pop Up Book Shop favourite things

The Colour Box Studio Pop Up Book Shop is now open and we stock books, zines, comics, DVDs, stationary, prints, journals, paper and gifts. We also have a second hand book shelf to browse through. Come down to 236 Nicholson St, Footscray and have a look. All welcome… ARTISTS include: Jessica Dean, Karenne Rees, Emily Boyle, Leonie Connellan, Kirsten Krauth, Tasha […]

Suzanne Nguyen on collecting stories and her upcoming project ‘The Two chairs’

Suzanne Nguyen is a story collector but foremost an artist. Suzanne believes that stories are valuable and everyone has a story to share. Suzanne is facilitating an Introduction to Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign on Sunday 7 July. Colour Box Studio asked Suzie some questions on what to expect from her upcoming residency.   Tell us […]

Artist Torika Bolatagici talks to Colour Box Studio

Torika Bolatagici talks to Colour Box Studio about becoming an artist and her Community Reading Room installation which is open to the public 1-22 June. Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do? I’m a Melbourne-based artist and educator. I’m a full-time lecturer in photographic theory and practice at Deakin University. I’m […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

LAST WEEK of Fashion Month

We are coming into the last week of our Fashion Month program. Saturday 6 April will be our last day of the Sustainable Ethical Local Fashion Pop Up Shop and on this day Melbourne designer Ellie Mücke of MüCKE will be facilitating her one day workshop – Making Shirts into Skirts – a fun way to […]

In the Media

We strive to promote the creative people involved in our programs as much as we can in order to showcase the talents of our creative community. If you are interested in writing a blog post or doing a media interview with Colour Box Studio’s creative community please contact us via email: info@colourboxstudio.com GENERAL • Just […]

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: http://www.pozible.com/colourboxstudio A Community Creative Hub – Colour […]

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: […]

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, […]

FASHION MONTH to LAUNCH 27 Feb

FASHION MONTH: 27 Feb – 6 April 2013 Launch DATE: 27 Feb 2013, 5PM-8:30PM FASHION INDUSTRY PANEL & NETWORKING EVENT: 20 March 2013 Colour Box Clothes Swap: Sunday 10 March 12-3PM Here’s the FACEBOOK EVENT to stay in touch with news as we announce it: CLICK HERE Colour Box Studio will be launching its Fashion Program on Wednesday 27th […]

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: http://colourboxstudio.com/program-details/ Our program will include: • Launch event – details to be announced. • Workshops – http://colourboxstudio.com/workshops/ (Photography workshop by Rachel Main just announced). • Digital […]

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 […]

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 […]

From Tattoo Parlor to Colour Box Studio

236 Nicholson Street Foostcray is being transformed from a Tattoo Shop into Colour Box Studio thanks to wonderful volunteers at our weekend working bees. Our space is adjoining an old Footscray institution – the Belgravia Hotel (built in 1870). We have the space for the next 12 months to fill it with artists and creativity […]