After last year’s success, Colour Box Studio will showcase around 20 artists, makers and creative people with a focus on handmade! Although the shop officially opens to the public on 9 November, we are hosting an exclusive VIP Summer Pop Up Shop Preview event on Friday 8 November from 6pm.
To WIN yourself a VIP pass which includes entry for you and a friend, and a free drink on arrival, please email your postal address to: firstname.lastname@example.org with Summer Pop Up Shop in the Subject (before Friday 1 November 5pm).
If you missed out on the Friday night event come down on the opening day 9 November from 11am. Workshop facilitator Liz Doust of ambette, will be hosting a Paper-cut Card Making session from 1-3pm – learn how to make awesome Christmas cards! It’s $25 and includes all materials so you can walk away with some of your own hand made creations. CLICK HERE for more info.
And here’s a sneak peek of some of the artists and creative peeps who will be showcased in the shop…. more to be announced. See you there! 236 Nichsolson St, Footscray. How to get there: CLICK HERE.
ONE SUNDAY MORNING
One Sunday Morning is an independent design label, nestled between the grape vines and the bay, south of Melbourne. Our pieces are individually hand cut and crafted from inception to completion, using locally sourced reclaimed plywood and original vintage publications. Our range includes wall hangings, clocks, flower presses, magnets and jewellery.
CHARLOTTE FILSHIE JEWELLERY
Charlotte Filshie is an Australian designer currently based in London. She mixes traditional and alternative materials with a geometric aesthetic to create her jewellery. Her hand-crafted designs are inspired by historical patterns, the Art Deco movement and travel.
Jessica Dean and Marc Eiden are the creative duo behind the children’s book Gertrude. Gertrude is a 100% Melbourne production from the writing, artwork, typography, design to the printing.
Ever met a celebrity lion? What about a body building gorilla, fashion designing lizard or a troupe of freedom fighting acrobatic rats? Neither had little Gertrude sparrow until her world was turned up side down.
Come on a wild, action-packed ride as Gertrude sets off on a perilous journey in search of the things that matter most: family, friends and a place where you truly belong.Gertrude is suitable for kids 8 years and up and for grown ups who love kids books.
MILK AND COOKIES
Milk and Cookies is the creation of Melbourne based illustrator, designer and animator, Tali Gal-on.
Tali started drawing as a kid, doodling characters in the margins of her books. More recently, she has brought her characters to life through animation, writing and directing short films that have screened at festivals around the world. Tali creates illustrated prints and cards in her little studio, which was recently hit by lightning. She is still waiting to find out what superpowers she may have gained following this fortuitous event. She is inspired by story-telling, Soviet era animation, nerdy podcasts, music and human beings.
JACKIE MADE THIS
Jackie studied Textile Design at RMIT. It was here she learnt about hand-loom weaving and discovered her love for this traditional technique. Jackie Made This series of hand woven scarves and shawls using heritage craft techniques.
Each piece is handmade by Jackie so every one is unique. Jackie uses natural fibres – wool, silk and cotton – which makes her scarves and shawls suitable for wear throughout the changing seasons, just choose the one that suits you!
Jackie Made This is now also making cushions. Each one is hand woven and unique – give your space a new lease with a colour cushion!
Craft, design and colour come together in the products by Jackie Made This.
Ida Suod is a Melbourne based silk painter born in Singapore from a Javanese background with a background of architecture, landscape architecture and project management. She was exposed to textile and fashion through her mother who is a seamstress. She was always interested in the batik technique. Now, she uses batik and various other techniques to produce exquisite art pieces.
Her love for life – journeys, love and experiences – are being told in her silk paintings. Each painting has a story. These silk paintings are transformed in beautiful scarves. They are wearable art that can be easily packed for travelers and for others who like to transform the decor in their living space easily.
Sarah Streeter grew up in Melbourne, is 37 years old, married with a twenty month year old son and lives in Horsham, Victoria. She has a Bachelor of Psychology and a Diploma in Sustainability.
In 2006, while backpacking in Cambodia, Sarah fell ill. She understood then that an unhealthy planet means unhealthy people. This experience cemented her decision to work in the field of sustainability.
Sarah established her business Urbanearthwear in response to a growing desire to make ‘green’ choices in all aspects of her life – including her choice of underwear. Sarah designs all the products in the Urbanearthwear range including the artistic prints, which are inspired by her travels around Australia.
All garments are made from certified organic cotton and the prints are water based. Urbanearthwear is accredited with Ethical Clothing Australia.
DEER AND PATO
Deer & Pato is a Melbourne based company that creates handbags, accessories and jewellery made with upcycled and reused materials. We design and create original pieces with materials that would otherwise end up in landfill. Because all the materials we use come from different sources each bag is one of a kind. There is no mass production here!
I have been a practicing potter for over 20 years.My pieces are hand made and decorated ceramic homewares and jewellery.
At the moment my style is retro – remenicent of the kitchens from my childhood.
Paradise Structures is a collaboration between siblings Alana and Annabelle Kingston. All Paradise Structures pieces are made in their West Melbourne studio.
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.
FEATHER & SPEAR
Born from my love affair with my native Botswana, Feather & Spear is an expression of my African soul and Aussie heart.
Feather & Spear features hand-made screen printed cards and fine art prints from original illustrations with an earthy and natural feel; Photographic cards also from my own original photographs from my worldly wanders; And hand sewn vibrant “African Print” textile bags and accessories.
Imagined, designed and created in a small home studio in Melbourne, kirri-maDe holds a range of handmade accessories that offer something a little bit different. Designer and maker, Kirri-Mae, aims to create pieces that appeal to the individual, with many unique items. Her style is fluid and ever changing, depending on any number of things that may prove inspiring. She works with resin and textiles, and many of her pieces utilise reclaimed materials. At the base of it all, she describes her work as, “a happy assembly of sugar and spice.”
Ernest Studio, A local designer-maker of objects, all of which are constructed here in Melbourne.
Ernest Studio has a high appreciation for materials and useful things through-out the artificial world. Creating a connection between people, nature and man-made things.
The Colour Box Studio Summer Pop Up Shop will be open Tues-Sunday – click here for shop hours. All items pictured will be available at the Summer Pop Up Shop unless sold out. Stay tuned as we announce more artists and keep up to date with news via the Facebook Event. We’re also super excited to have two interior designers Kirthana and Brigit working on making our shop look super fantastic!