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 […]

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. […]

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 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 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 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 […]

Interview with Docklands art space – The Food Court

Located in Melbourne’s Docklands, The Food Court is a unique art space, encouraging experimentation and pushing boundaries for emerging and established artists. We’re collaborating this month with them to bring to you our 3rd Birthday Throw Up Your Art Exhibition (to submit a work please click here). In this interview we find out about the […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Dulce Amor Photo Booth

Dulce Amor PHOTO BOOTH – 16 JAN from 6PM  For Digital Media Exhibition Launch night only, photographer Dulce Temporal from DA Photography will host her fun Photo Booth where you can get a professional 6×8 printed photo! Dulce Temporal is a young and vibrant Melbourne-based photographer with a dream and a passion for visual storytelling. Her […]

A Chat with….Emily from North St Flowers

The Colour Box Studio Pop Up Shop is showcasing some fantastic work by Melbourne’s most creative artists and craftspeople. The loverly Emily from North St will be running a ‘How to Create the Perfect Posy‘ on Sun 25 November 2012 to share some of her skills in a fun Crafternoon Session. Tell us a little bit about […]

A chat with….Ida from Studio 941

The Colour Box Studio Pop Up Shop is showcasing some fantastic work by Melbourne’s most creative artists and craftspeople. The loverly Ida from Studio 941 will be running a ‘Introduction to Creating Beautiful Silk Paintings‘ on Sat 24 November and Wed 28 November to share some of her skills in a fun Crafternoon Session. We […]

Learn the art of PNG Bilum bags

Aunty Vicki Kinai (pictured here, photo by Nik Harrison) will be teaching a series of 3 workshops in PNG Bilum making every Thursday from the 15th November 6-8pm at Colour Box Studio. It’s only $20 a session so come along and share some stories and learn a new skill. You can join at any stage […]