Interview with Penny and Jane of Clothing for Correspondence

Too busy to write letters? Can’t find the words? Meet the ladies at Clothing for Correspondence – they’ll write your letters for you in exchange for hand-me-down clothes! That’s right, they will take care of your correspondence in trade for your awesome hand-me-downs. To celebrate Colour Box Studio’s Writing and Performance Program, Clothing for Correspondence is turning […]

Artist Interview – Hariklia Heristanidis

Hariklia is a writer, blogger and graphic designer. Her novella and short story collection, “All Windows Open” was shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards, in the Community Relations Commission for a multicultural NSW Award category. She lives in suburban Melbourne with her husband and daughter and dreams of travel and adventure. Hariklia novella is […]

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 […]

Pop Up Book Shop showcases over 15 artists at Colour Box Studio until 31 August

Colour Box Studio Pop Up Book Shop - Artist Lizzy Sampson 02

Pop Up Bookshop Featurette by Jason Harris If you haven’t gone to visit the pop up bookshop at Colour Box Studio, then gentleman and gentlewomen it’s time to start your spending! There is a great selection of items on hand in this well stocked fantasy gift land. I would seriously consider living there if Amie […]

Artist Interview – Léuli Eshraghi

Colour Box Studio recently interviewed Léuli Eshraghi who is a S­āmoan Persian artist and curator drawn to socially informed cultural representation. His artistic practice within painting and printmaking references family histories, spirituality and connection to place through a personal Sāmoan visual language. His curatorial practice is centred on the critical treatment of Oceanian histories in Australia and abroad. […]

Artist Aliça Bryson-Haynes creates a new façade for Colour Box Studio

Aliça Bryson-Haynes is an installation artist based in Melbourne. Aliça’s site responsive installations are an expanded form of ‘painting’. Materials such as paint, glitter, gold leaf, fruit, spices, crystals and balloons are used to construct her work, which is situated both within a gallery context and the public domain. The ‘known’ qualities of these materials are […]

Exhibit outside the white cube – Public Art at Colour Box Studio

The Colour Box Studio Public Art Program exhibits contemporary public art, mixed media and ephemeral installations in our Alleyway and Courtyard Space and street art and painting on our Courtyard Walls. Public Art Program Coordinator Shae Rooke  believes the program provides great opportunities for emerging artists to exhibit their work in an alternative space. Shae took the time […]

Interview with Jane Rawson author of ‘A Wrong turn at the Office of Unmade Lists’

Jane Rawson’s first novel, ‘A Wrong turn at the Office of Unmade Lists’ was published in June by Transit Lounge and has received rave reviews since its release. Steven Amsterdam described the novel as ‘a free-range and funny apocalyptic time-space road trip’. Dave Graney said it was ‘film-like, dream-like, life-like. Funny, and charming.’ With these […]

A Chat with Liz Doust – Creative Business Owner & CBS Workshop Facilitator

Screen Print workshop with Liz Doust at Colour Box Studio

Creative Business Owner & CBS Workshop Facilitator Liz Doust will be facilitating two upcoming “Learn to Screen Print in a Day” workshops. The first one on 4 AUGUST is SOLD OUT (!) but we’ve just listed another  one for 21 September: Click here for details. In the meantime, here’s more about Liz and her creative […]

Meet Colour Box Studio Volunteer Emma Bemrose

Emma Bremrose Colour Box Studio Volunteer

Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do. My name is Emma and I’m originally from country Victoria. I moved to Melbourne for university when I was 18 and never left. I’m a Graphic Designer working in the entertainment industry and like to dabble in photography in my spare time Describe your […]

A Chat with Pop Up Book Shop participant Tasha of A Zine Thing…

Tasha Nicholls - A Zine Thing - Colour Box Studio blog post

Tasha Nicholls’s zines can be found at the Colour Box Studio Pop Up Book Shop until 31 August. We recently asked Tasha about her creative practice and what inspires her… Tell us a little bit about yourself and what you do. My name is Tasha. I make things. I play bass. I write. I’m messy. […]

Q & A with artist Philip Soliman

Phil Soliman was born to Egyptian parents in the suburbs of Western Sydney. He studied Multimedia, Television Production and Graphic Design at Charles Sturt University in regional NSW. He has travelled through China, Egypt, and the West Coast of the US, and lived in Berlin and Edinburgh. He is in the final year of a […]

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 […]

On Foot: Footscray Art Crawl Review: 1 June 2013

On Foot Art Crawl Colour Box Studio, Footscray, Melbourne

By Jason Harris The night before the art crawl a storm broke out. My excitement for the tour lowered as I was worried the weather could ruin the event. So I prayed to Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello and Michelangelo. No I did not pray to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (this time) but to the great art […]

Make Your Own Website in One Workshop with George Samuels

George Samuels is a Melbourne based Web Designer and Animator. He will be facilitating an Introduction to Workpress.com on Tuesday 11 June at Colour Box Studio. Read below to find out more about George’s practice and book for the workshop here: Introduction to WordPress Workshop Tell us a little bit about yourself and your project/ arts practice?  I […]

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 […]

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 […]

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: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 […]