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Creative Conversations: A Platform for Artistic Dialogue
Arts Centre Melbourne presents Colour Box Studio Creative Conversations, a series of three, in-person, community events held at The Channel Arts Centre Melbourne. Hosted by Māori Visual Artist and Co-Host of the Being Biracial podcast, Maria Birch-Morunga, Colour Box Studio Creative Conversations aims to spark new ideas, forge connections, and inspire our local arts community. The line up will feature filmmaker and actor, Esther Fwati and comedian Sashi Perera who will share their perspectives and experiences working in the Australian creative industries. More guest announcements will be coming so stay tuned. This free event is open to all creatives and the creative-curious. #creativeconversations #artscentremelbourne #thechannel #mariabirchmorunga #sashiperera #estherfwati #freeevent
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HOW TO FIND CREATIVE INSPIRATION
Creativity is elusive. Sometimes it’s difficult to conjure up, at other times it comes flooding in and we move into creative flow. Filmmaker and producer Amie Batalibasi founded Colour Box Studio ten years ago and has experience working in the arts and film industries for the last fifteen years. In this article, she examines how we find the creative inspiration to produce the art we put out into the world.
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The Story of ‘Why’ with Taki Mbudzi
Taku Mbudzi is a Zimbabwe-born writer, filmmaker abd podcaster. In this interview, Taku tells us about her faith, the magic in trying, receiving honest feedback from her 3-year-old daughter and her latest project Gugo naGogo, now streaming on iView.
Whether you’re the life of the party, a bit of an introvert or somewhere in between, networking can be a rollercoaster ride of ups and down. But there is some hope. When it comes to networking, over time we can eventually find a groove in terms of what works best for our own needs as a creative practitioner. Fashion, Dress, Louis, High & Low, Lily Pulitzer Dress, Colour, Party
The Highs & Lows of Networking in the Creative Industries
Whether you’re the life of the party, a bit of an introvert or somewhere in between, networking can be a rollercoaster ride of ups and down. But there is some hope. When it comes to networking, over time we can eventually find a groove in terms of what works best for our own needs as a creative practitioner.
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"COMEDY, STORYTELLING AND “BLACK GIRL MAGIC” with Chido Mwat —
Chido reflects on her experience of being a creative director and comedian living and working in Naarm. Chido tells the Colour Box Studio team about what inspires her comedic-sketches and performance art. More recently Chido has been performing, ‘she-nanigans’ which will feature again at the Melbourne Fringe Festival later this year.
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How to get your creative projects off the ground
So you’ve got an idea for a creative project but don’t know where to start in terms of turning that idea into a reality. You may need time, development, resources, materials, collaborators, space and funding (that old chestnut). It can be overwhelming knowing how to take those first steps but this article we share a few ideas to get those creative juices flowing.
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Community-led practice and making space for marginalised voices with Jessica Ibacache
In this reflection, Jessica Ibacache shares her experience as a first-generation Chilean, multi-skilled arts professional living in Naarm. Jessica tells the Colour Box Studio team how she came to her creative practice and the programs she’s curating with arts collective, #YoSoy, that she developed with Ruby Pivet for Latin American creatives. #colourboxqanda #interview #arts #colourboxstudio #blog #artistinterview
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What does it mean to be a "slasher"?
Colour Box Studio founder and director Amie Batalibasi digs into her personal work experiences to explore what it means to be a “slasher”. Hint: it involves randomly bumping into Bernard Fanning of Powderfinger in the late 90s.
Bringing together legendary and rising First Nations musicalactivists, BLAKTIVISM explores and highlights the Black Lives Matter movement in an Australian context. #colourboxstudio #colourboxstudio #blog #blaktivism #qpac Images supplied by Gaba Musik, taken by James Taylor (Pics that Pop): Emma Donovan performing at BLAKTIVISM (2021) at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl. Image supplied by Gaba Musik. Highlights, Pop, Bowl Image, Sidney, Activism, First Nations, Donovan, Myer
BLAKTIVISM: Truth-telling, activism and the roaring voice of First Nations musicians
Bringing together legendary and rising First Nations musicalactivists, BLAKTIVISM explores and highlights the Black Lives Matter movement in an Australian context. #colourboxstudio #colourboxstudio #blog #blaktivism #qpac Images supplied by Gaba Musik, taken by James Taylor (Pics that Pop): Emma Donovan performing at BLAKTIVISM (2021) at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl. Image supplied by Gaba Musik.
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Arts, equity, systems of power and ancestry – a conversation with Luce Nguyễn-Hunt
Luce Nguyễn-Hunt beautifully reflects on the experiences that impact an arts practice informed by cultural creative practices, family ties and an exploration of self-hood. Luce’s work investigates the complexity of diasporic experiences through a lens-based practice, sharing how their love for film photography developed and the conversations they have valued in the multiple arts collectives they belong to.
History of Colour Box Studio
History of Colour Box Studio
History of Colour Box Studio
History of Colour Box Studio
History of Colour Box Studio
History of Colour Box Studio
Here’s a little snippet in the history of #ColourBoxStudio, where we started and what we’re doing now! 📸 : Julie Tran, Kristina Arnott, Rachel Main and Amie Batalibasi #cbs #aboutus #history #colourboxstudio #footscray #arts #storytelling