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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 Filmmaker Ivan Malekin – a Pop Up Book Shop Participant

Ivan Malekin is an emerging and award-winning director and editor. His films range from the dark and twisted to the absurd and … twisted. He tells stories that engage and entertain and seeks the challenge, the dash of unique, the heart in every project. His 2012 feature film, Dace Decklan: Private Eye, is insane, picking […]

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 […]