International Colour Day Awards

We are excited to announce our 2021 International Colour Day Award!  It's open to images of all work that features colour across any field - art, architecture, design, photography, advertising, film, student or graduate work - completed within 12 months…

AIC2021 - Milan

AIC2021 is shaping up to be an exciting online event!  With all presentations in English, the program features an exciting range of speakers and colour-related topics - August 30th to September 3rd 2021 

Last chance to register for the Early…

Colour knowledge survey

Lingua Colour is developing a new colour system for creative professionals and educators, and to achieve this, Craig Kirkwood, PhD researcher at Cardiff Metropolitan University, is conducting a survey to evaluate the level of understanding about colour among the general…

Traditional colour theory

If you're confused about 'traditional colour theory', there's a newly published paper that clearly describes this branch of colour theory. Published in the leading journal on colour (Color Research & Application) the paper avoids confusing and conflated ideas about colour…

AIC Conference 2020

We were excited to contribute to AIC2020, the annual conference of the International Colour Association. Due to Covid-19, the conference was not held in Avignon as planned but online.

One of our co-founders, Zena O'Connor, presented four papers: Tactical Urbanism…

Colour Trends 2021

In early December each year, Pantone announces their Colour of the Year, which has significant impact in product product development and purchasing decisions across multiple industries - fashion, home and industrial design, as well as product packaging and graphic design. 

Public Space Ideas Competition

We're excited to announce that our submission to the Public Space Ideas Competition has been short-listed in the Best Temporary/Low Cost Public Space Idea category. 

The Colour Collective Sydney submission team was Naomi Shaw, Jonathan Watcham, and Zena O'Connor. We're…

Color Impact 2020

An excellent summary of Color Impact 2020 by Dr Kate Edwards is available in Color Research & Application, Vol. 45, Issue 5.  Dr Edwards' summary can be accessed via this link.

Hosted by the Inter-Society Color Council (ISCC), the…

Marketing skills - Architects & Designers CPD Workshop

Developed and delivered by communications and marketing guru Jonathan Watcham, a founding member of the Colour Collective Sydney. Jonathan has developed these workshops specifically for architects, designers and building professionals in mid-size practices.

Jonathan knows that, in a highly competitive…

International Colour Day 2020

ICD-2020 is Saturday 21 March and in light of Covid-19, we cancelled our planned ICD event and held an Instagram competition.

Images were posted on Instagram using the hashtag #ICDxColourCollectiveSydney and there were many fabulous entries!

Winners received a Kolormondo…

Colour Talk at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery

Contemporary Colour Strategies in Design & Architecture: The legacy of Marion Hall Best.

Hear from Dr Zena O’Connor as she discusses contemporary ideas and theories on colour in conjunction with the Marion Hall Best exhibition - 26 February 2020. 

Marion…

AIC2019 Conference - Buenos Aires

The 2019 midterm meeting of the AIC (International Colour Association) was held in Buenos Aires, 14 to 17 October 2019. The conference theme was “Color and Landscape” and Dr Zena O'Connor (Colour Collective Sydney) was asked to deliver a keynote…