Fipe Preuss Brings Creativity, Arts & Community Together

Fipe Preuss is an artist who uses creativity as a driving force throughout her arts practice, her business and her community building and facilitating. She’s an inspiring (and very busy) woman making waves in Melbourne’s arts community and beyond. We’re proud to be collaborating with Fipe and Nuholani in an upcoming community fundraiser Hula / […]

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 Round Up: 2016 What a Year!

Spring Pop Up Shop Volunteers

2016… oh what a year! We here at Colour Box Studio have worked hard to host a creative program packed with local art, hands-on workshops, and many opportunities to meet like-minded creative people like yourself. In 2016 the Colour Box Studio Management family grew and welcomed interns Prue Blake as Social Media Coordinator, Liam Anderson […]

We’ve Got Your Weekends Leading to Christmas Sorted!!

1. The Big Design Market As the name suggests, The Big Design Market is THE market of markets. Held at the stunning Royal Exhibition Building, this is a great place to get some inspiration and to find a wide range of aesthetic goodies to fulfill your Christmas wishes. Say hi to our Colour Box Studio members […]

Interview with CBS Member & Visual Artist, Ferney Caro

Ferney Caro, CBS Member & Visual Artist

Fascinated with shapes and colours and how they fuse amongst the layers of paint, Ferney Caro’s work is a research about painting itself. Ferney is the Colour Box Studio member and talented visual artist behind amazing works of acrylic on canvas, and winning exhibitor at our annual members and volunteers exhibition, Throw Up Your Art. […]

It’s the Spring Pop Up Shop’s Final Week

Colour Box Studio Spring Pop Up Shop Artists

Can you believe there’s just one more week left to check out our Spring Pop Up Shop? Come on down before 2PM on Friday, November 4 (opening hours below) for your last chance to pick up some art and objects made by 32 Melbourne-based creatives. Got the late night shopping bug? Feed it on Thursday […]

Interview with #CBSpopup Shop Artist Robyn Deboar

Robyn Deboar is an illustrator originally from the south coast of Adelaide who’s passionate about creating art that expresses everyday joys in life. We interviewed Robyn and found her responses just as poetic as her artworks and illustrations. You can purchase Robyn’s work and prints at the Colour Box Studio Spring Pop Up Shop, running until the 4th of […]

Interview with #CBSpopup Shop Artist Beck ‘Wally’ Wallman

Beck Wallman started her business Wally Paper Co. out of a love of greeting cards and a desire to see some more unique messages on the front of them – like “Happy Birthday ya filthy animal!”  We chatted to Beck about her move from working as an art director to running a greeting card company and late-night brainstorming.  You can […]

Interview with #CBSpopup Shop Artist Lucy Buxton

Lucy in the Sky Illustration print

Lucy Buxton is the brainchild of Lucy in the Sky Illustration, which features beautifully hand-coloured imaginary worlds and quirky characters. With a background in printmaking, Lucy draws inspiration from Studio Ghibli, May Gibbs, Shaun Tan, and sunshine. Her fanciful work can bring a smile to both young and old! Find Lucy’s prints and original framed etchings at […]

Interview with #CBSpopup Shop Artist Emilia Rossi

Emilia Rossi White Clay-Rose Gold Collection

Emilia Rossi is a passionate designer who handcrafts clay jewellery in beautiful minimalist designs inspired by her travels. Starting out as an Exhibition Designer at the National Gallery of Australia, we catch up with Emilia to find out about what inspired her to start her own jewellery line and what she’s currently working on. Emilia’s […]

Interview with #CBSpopup Shop Artist Susan Fitzgerald

Spin Spin, by Susan Fitzgerald, is a small West Footscray studio producing fresh, modern and sustainable screen printed textiles, paper goods and ceramics. We chatted to Susan about the benefits of a clean studio, strong coffee and living in a creative city.  Spin Spin items are featured at Colour Box Studio’s Spring Pop Up Shop running until […]

Interview with #CBSpopup Shop Design Duo Tessa and Andrew of brand Coco & Max

Some of Coco & Max's unique womenswear designs available at #CBSpopup 2016. Image provided.

Tessa and Andrew are so inspired by their kids, they’ve named their label Coco & Max after them!  We chatted to the design duo about their return to Melbourne after a stint away, what they’re currently working on, and what their brand is about. You can pick up some of Coco & Max’s super unique womens- and menswear at Colour […]

Interview with #CBSpopup Shop Design Duo Linda Bennett and Dillon Bailey

Linda Bennett and Dillon Bailey are the talented design duo behind the brand Architact Collective: an ongoing collaboration between an architect and a builder. We interviewed the design duo to find out about how they started their brand, what they are inspired by, and what they’re currently working on. Expect to see Architact Collective’s line […]

Interview with #CBSpopup Shop Artist Megan Bonnici

Studio Bonnici handmade crafts featured at Colour Box Studio's Spring Pop Up Shop

Megan Bonnici is the talented visual artist behind Studio Bonnici. We interviewed Megan to find out about how she started her brand, what she is inspired by, and what she’s currently working on. With a wide repertoire in handmade crafts, expect to see Megan’s gift tags, textile jewellery, greeting cards, cardvelopes, art cards, and mini original […]

Interview with #CBSpopup Shop Artist Sharni Pasquill

Handmade natural wood pendants by Lila&I.

Sharni Pasquill is the handmade artist and creative force behind the fashion and jewelry brand, Lila&I. We interviewed Sharni to find out more about how she started her brand, what she is inspired by, and what she’s currently working on. Sharni’s handmade natural wood and stone polymer clay pendants, and polymer clay earrings are featured in Colour […]

Interview with TUYA Winner, Ferney Caro

CBS Member, Ferney Caro

Colour Box Studio member, Ferney Caro was chosen by Sarah Hayes of A Gallery in Preston as the winning exhibitor at our annual members and volunteers exhibition, Throw Up Your Art. We sat down with Ferney to chat about his artistic background, creative process and what it means to be a painter.  Tell us a […]

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 […]

Colour Footscray with Colour Box Studio and VU at MetroWest

Come Colour Footscray at our Spring Pop Up Shop for a chance at a art supply gift voucher! Colour Box Studio has engaged local artists to create colouring in sheets featuring historical Footscray for your enjoyment. We are celebrating VU’s Centenary year in 2016, focusing on 100 years of higher education in Footscray. Our colouring […]

Gavin Ashworth: Colour Box Studio’s Artist in Residence

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Colour Box Studio is pleased to announce the selection of Gavin Ashworth as for the Artist in Residence project at our space at VU at MetroWest. Between May 20 and June 3 2016, Gavin Ashworth is completing an artist residency at Colour Box Studio’s space at VU at MetroWest in the heart of Footscray. During […]

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 Turns 3: Throw Up Your Art!!!

Throw Up Your Art Colour Box Studio Exhibition 2015 - Design by Sharmane Rabusa

Colour Box Studio turns three this month and we’re celebrating having showcased over 300 artists over this time, with a pop up exhibition in partnership with awesome arts space, The Food Court. Come enjoy some drinks, a sea breeze, and help us celebrate three years of innovative arts programming for creatives and communities in Melbourne […]

Creative Jam // West Projections

Colour Box Studio is popping up in a one-night-only installation as part of Wynter Projects’ West Projections Festival 2015. Enter the cube into an immersive, intergalactic space, away from the ‘real world’; observe as the space is filled with ambient soundscapes and experimental video projections…a place where artists and creatives alike get the chance to […]

Bittersweet – sugarcane’s history exposed by Footscray filmmaker

This week we’re featuring an article by Jessica Dean of West Art Now who interviewed Colour Box Studio founder and director Amie Batalibasi about her latest film project. Footscray-based filmmaker Amie Batalibasi has bid farewell to wintery Melbourne and headed north to the sugarcane fields of Queensland to direct Blackbird, a film that illuminates a dark […]

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 […]

Colour Box Studio – 2014 in Review

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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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]