The Colour Collective • Sydney

Our mission is to initiate and support colour activations and interventions in design, art, architecture and branding plus deliver public talks and events, workshops and awards. We have extensive links on a local and national basis plus links to key organisations on a global basis including the International Colour Association (AIC) and the Inter-Society Color Council (ISCC). Our directors include award-winning professionals, academics and creatives:  

  • Zena O’Connor, PhD. Evidence-based colour consultant – website and LinkedIn
  • Naomi Shaw, producer and management consultant – LinkedIn
  • Melissa Ward, architect and designer - website and LinkedIn
  • Geoffrey Gifford, artist and designer – website and LinkedIn

Colour Collective Sydney: Articles of Association link

Image credit: Leah Rosenberg's 'Everywhere, a Color' at SFO International airport. 

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Digital Colour Apps + Tools - A fun new workshop!

Some of the new colour apps and tools available online make colour design and creativity a breeze! 

This workshop gives you hands-on introduction to some of the best new colour apps and tools available online and through the Apple store. 

An important workshop for aged care and healthcare design

Colour and contrast are imperative in aged care and healthcare to improve environmental visual literacy. 

This evidence-based seminar gives you the knowledge you need to effectively use colour and contrast in aged care and healthcare. While colour is important in…

International Colour Day

The Colour Collective Sydney celebrated International Day at a fabulous evening event at Caroma on Collins, Alexandria, Sydney. 

Speakers on the night included Nuha Saad, a Sydney-based installation artist and sculptor. Nuha's colourful public art installations feature in City of…

Colour Psychology Workshop

This Colour Psychology workshop helps you to sort fact from fiction, and gives you evidence-based knowledge about human responses to colour that you can apply with confidence in advertising and design. 3 CPD points for architects and designers.

Tickets are…

Colour Fundamentals Workshop

Need a refresher on the basics? 

This Colour Fundamentals workshop gives you a foundation of colour theory knowledge. It gives you the confidence to work with colour from an informed perspective. 3 CPD points for architects and designers.

Tickets are…

Kolormondo Pro Globe

The Colour Collective Sydney is delighted to be a distributor of Kolormondo globes.

Developed in Sweden specifically for designers and architects, the Kolormondo Pro globe features 570 colours, all with NCS and CMYK colour codes. The Kolormondo Pro globe…

Colour, Branding & Social Media

This public talk at the Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, was presented by Zena O'Connor, PhD.

The talk discussed Colour, Power & Identity in conjunction with the exhibition 'Modern Masters from the Hermitage' at the Gallery. A key focus of…

AIC Conference 2019 - Buenos Aires

The 2019 conference and midterm meeting of the AIC (International Colour Association) will be held in Buenos Aires, 14 to 17 October 2019. The conference theme is “Color and Landscape” and important dates as follows: 

February 21 
Deadline for submission…

AIC Conference 2018 - Lisbon, Portugal

The annual 2018 Conference and Interim Meeting of the International Colour Association (AIC) was held 25-29 September 2018, in Lisbon, Portugal. The organising committee: Associação Portuguesa da Cor (APCOR), Portuguese Colour Association and thanks are due to the Chairs of…

Colour Society of Australia Conference 2018

The theme of the Colour Society's annual conference was "Perception & Colour". The Conference held at the Quay West Conference Centre, Melbourne, 7 to 9 September 2018.

The presenters included Dr Paul Green-Armytage Founding Member of The Colour Society of…

Color Research & Application

The Colour Collective Sydney is proud to support the leading peer-reviewed colour journal: Color Research and Application. A number of colleagues in the Australian colour community have published peer-reviewed papers in this journal, including Paul Green-Armytage and Zena O'Connor -…

Colour Collective Sydney - Articles of Association

PURPOSE: The Colour Collective Sydney is a not-for-profit organisation.  All Officers and Directors serve on a voluntary basis.  Our purpose is:  a) to initiate and support information-sharing and networking opportunities for people involved in producing, using, designing, or specifying colour…

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