Colour Box Studio celebrates its 3rd birthday with a one night Throw Up Your Art Exhibition on 19th November at The Food Court, Docklands, featuring the artwork of local Melbourne artists and a Colour Box Studio Membership Drive.
Colour Box Studio provides art based opportunities for diverse creatives and communities in the Melbourne. We strive towards building a vibrant creative community, through offering opportunities for artists and creatives to showcase their artistic practices through pop-up shops, workshops, events, exhibitions and via our online platforms.
“Colour Box Studio was founded on the ideals of people power, supporting each other and the desire to nurture Melbourne’s creative talent. I believe that artists and creatives need more opportunities in order to be able to follow their creative passions. And so, Colour Box Studio aims to enable our creative community,” says Melbourne filmmaker and Colour Box Studio Director Amie Batalibasi.
Over the last 3 years, Colour Box Studio has showcased over 300 local Melbourne creatives, collaborating with a diverse range of artists in different fields. For example, our projects include the Colour Box Studio Disposable Camera Project (CBSDCP) spearheaded by our Events and Projects Coordinator Kristina Arnott, which has successfully been running for 2 years and engaged over 100 budding photographers city wide.
We’ve showcased across artforms including performance art, public art, sound art, music, art tours, writing, video art, craft, fashion, illustration and more. We’ve hosted three pop up shops and a market allowing artists to make an income from their wares. We’ve held over 70 creative workshops all around Melbourne, encouraging our audience to engage their creativity and providing work opportunities for artists to follow and share their creative passions. (For testimonials from local artists go to: http://colourboxstudio.com/
We’ve done this with the support of dedicated volunteers and the support of our community. Colour Box Studio remains 100% independent!
On Thursday 19th of November, 6pm – 9pm, we will be hosting our 3rd birthday bash and to celebrate, we’ll showcase a pop up exhibition called Throw Up Your Art. Supporting Melbourne’s local artists and makers; we’ll be featuring a range of works as well as 3rd birthday activities which could include fairy bread!
For this free event we’ll be teaming up with The Food Court, Docklands, an exhibition and arts project space for emerging and established artists through Renew Australia.
In the lead up and to coincide with the event, we are running a Membership Drive (if you get in quick and sign up before midnight 9th November you can get yourself 20% off). All members can exhibit at Throw Up Your Art.
We’re inviting creatives, supporters of the arts, local businesses and groups to jump on board by signing up for a Colour Box Studio Membership. Benefits for creatives, artists, supporters of the arts and creative businesses include arts related discounts, exposure for your work, access to professional development and networking opportunities, and joining our Creative Community.
The Colour Box Studio Membership Program was developed based on feedback from a survey of creative people about what they want and need help with in order to make art, make a career in the creative industries, or simply enjoy or participate in the arts.
Our Membership partners include Pozible, Littlefoot bar, Open Channel, The Cause – Melbourne, the Idea Collective, St. Luke Artist Colourmen, West Art Supplies, We Are Common Studio, eOne Films, Prism Imaging, Shadowfax Wines, Wynter Projects.
What: Throw Up Your Art Exhibition by Colour Box Studio
Where: THE FOOD COURT – 427 Docklands Drive, Docklands
When: THURSDAY 19th NOVEMBER 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Join the Facebook Event: www.facebook.com/colourboxtsudio
What: Colour Box Studio Membership Drive
Discount: until midnight on Monday 9th November get 20% using this code: isupportindependentarts