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 […]

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 […]

Gavin Ashworth: Colour Box Studio’s Artist in Residence

Artwork by Gavin Ashworth 03

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 […]

Public Art – Cosmic Forest by Tasha Whittle

Colour Box Studio Public Art Program - The Disposable Camera Project 2013

FREE EVENT as part of Colour Box Studio’s Public Art Program. Tasha Whittle is an Artist and Illustrator from Manchester, UK. “Warped and wonderful her illustrations stretch onto the walls of massive buildings and shrink onto minuscule bird-mobiles. She has an affinity with the natural and the supernatural, a penchant for paint and detail. Exploration […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]