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 #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 […]

It’s A Double Whammy and You’re Invited

Throw Up Your Art Group Exhibition

Colour Box Studio is all about celebrating, empowering and supporting artists and creatives through a thriving community. So, we’ve cooked up a double whammy night full to the brim with artistic inspiration, and you’re invited! Throw Up Your Art, Colour Box Studio’s annual exhibition for members and vollies launches this evening at 5pm. To celebrate […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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. […]

LAST WEEK of Fashion Month

We are coming into the last week of our Fashion Month program. Saturday 6 April will be our last day of the Sustainable Ethical Local Fashion Pop Up Shop and on this day Melbourne designer Ellie Mücke of MüCKE will be facilitating her one day workshop – Making Shirts into Skirts – a fun way to […]

Pop Up Shop Open For Ethical Shopping 2013

This program, our focus is on Sustainable Ethical Local Fashion (SELF). The labels stocked in our Pop Up Shop are all locally based designers. You will find established and emerging designers side by side and a diverse range of fashion. Designers such as New Model Beauty Queen and urbanearthwear are certified by Ethical Clothing Australia […]

Fashion program news

    Fashion MONTH: An exciting series of events, workshops and pop up fun… View this email in your browser SELF – Sustainable Ethical Local Fashion COLOUR BOX STUDIO FASHION PROGRAM27TH FEBRUARY – 6TH APRIL 2013LAUNCH 27 Feb 4:30-8:30PMFashion Pop Up Shop open 5 days – Tues – Friday 12-6PM. Saturdays 11-4PM 236 NICHOLSON ST, […]

Local & Ethical Shopping

Our 2012 Pop Up Shop is going swimmingly! Since our Nov 7th Grand Opening, the Colour Box Studio Pop Up Shop has been attended by wonderful Colour Box Studio volunteers (including Emma – pictured above). We have had lots of people through the store but if you haven’t had a chance to pop in to […]

A Chat with Jessica & Marc from Blacksparrow – Creators of ‘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 Shop until Christmas Eve). The story is about Gertrude the sparrow who sets off on a perilous journey in search of the things that matter […]