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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Silk Painting – Learn the craft with artist Ida Suod

Paint a Silk Scarf workshop at Colour Box Studio with Ida Suod, March 2013. Photo by Yusuke Tsutsui Photography.

Ida Suod of Studio 941 will be facilitating her second Intro to Silk Paintingworkshop on Sunday 9 June 2013 to share some of her skills in a fun Crafternoon Session. Here’s a bit more about her arts practice and the art of silk painting. Featured photo above by Yusuke Tsutsui Photography.   Tell us a little bit […]

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 […]