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

Studio 941 Ida Suod silk fashion Melbourne

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 […]

Q&A with Colour Box Studio Director about her creative practice & up coming workshop

Colour Box Studio Director and filmmaker Amie Batalibasi will be facilitating the Night Photography – Painting with Light workshop at Colour Box Studio on 27th November. Read below for more information about how she got started with her own creative practice. Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do. I’m Founder and […]

Q&A with artist Kate May Good – exhibiting at Colour Box Studio

Kate May Good - It's Lentils for You, Baby! Photo by Vincent Long.

Artist Kate May Good is exhibiting an installation entitled “B.L & AL” as part of Colour Box Studio’s Members and Volunteers Showcase program (launch event – Throw Up Your Art, Thursday 31 October, 6pm). We chatted with Kate to find out more about her arts practice. [Above Photo by Vincent Long] Tell us a little […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ukulele for Parties – A Uke Jam for all Skill Levels hosted by Morgan Brady

ukulele jams at Colour Box Studio

DUST OFF YOUR UKULELE Ukulele for Parties: Avoid awkward silences. Play the ukulele. • All skill levels welcome. Learn new uke tunes and bring your own favourites to add to the jam. • Wednesdays, 6pm-7pm starting Wed 18 Sept to Wed 16 October with a performance on Sat 26 October (Performance has been cancelled) • […]

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 Artist Diego Ramirez

Diego Ramirez is an artist who works primarily with video. His practice is driven by an interest in identity and cult media. Ramirez’s work has been exhibited in galleries, museums and video festivals in Australia and abroad. We are excited to have Diego’s video Radish featured in our Interface – Night Projections, which is on […]

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 […]

The Super Rad Nail Sisters Empire & Small Blank Canvases Ready to Tell Your Story

Super Rad Nail Sisters Colour Box Studio Visit

By Colour Box Studio director Amie Batalibasi Pastels, sunsets, lightning bolts, yellow/pink clouds and 3D fruit clusters are things that I never expected would adorn my fingernails… however as I stepped out into the cold Melbourne weather a few weeks back after having just left the studio of The Super Rad Nail Sisters, I looked […]