"They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself."

-Andy Warhol

WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO

Art plays an important part in a rich life as it not only engages our senses, body and mind but sparks imagination, emotions, empathy and action. For businesses art can support a company’s corporate identity, values or mission.

Viewing inspiring art stimulates discussion and gives us an opportunity, as individuals and as a community, to reflect, relate and connect.

However, for this to happen, art needs to be woven into our everyday lives and made available in more spaces and not concentrated in galleries.

Turning an office into an exhibition space is a great way to get art in front of the 75 percent of people who don’t visit art galleries.

The more opportunities people have to express themselves with art, the better, both as audiences and as creators.

DOING GOOD AND FEELING GOOD

We are an arts social enterprise that’s helping businesses look good with art, whilst also doing good with art. What that means is we curate art from local artists for your office to help you express your business’ identity and culture

As a social enterprise dedicated to creating a thriving (not surviving) artistic community, all revenue is shared with artists to provide alternate sources of income.

ColourSpace artwork is rented at $50 per piece per month. 25% is paid to artists and 10% is directed to art programs for disadvantaged and underprivileged people.

In a survey of more than 800 employees of 32 companies that displayed art in the workplace:

  • 94 percent of respondents agreed that art enhanced the work environment;
  • 78 percent said that it contributed to reduce stress;
  • 64 percent saw increased creativity and productivity;
  • 67 percent said that it enhanced morale.

MEET OUR TEAM

SCOTT KO

Founder and Director

A former management consultant and Innovation Executive, Scott was struck by how little engagement there was with art in many corporate environments; for many, art simply merged into the background.

He saw an opportunity to revitalise offices with art, to show people the benefits that art can bring, and make a positive social impact by supporting local, emerging artists.

sarah cummins

Executive Curator

A passionate art lover, educator, and artist, Sarah achieved her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the National Art School in 2004. She’s exhibited in commercial and artist run galleries in Sydney and Melbourne, and curated student and emerging artist exhibitions. Sarah wants to help people confidently engage with art, while celebrating the work of local artists and providing opportunities to nurture their careers.

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Clara joyce

Account Executive

Clara is a practising artist who is studying fine arts at VCA. She is enthusiastically involved in the local arts scene and has passion for promoting emerging artists.

Clara is driven to connect the a wider public to local artists with the goal of creating well-being for all involved.

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AMBER Gibson

Marketing & SM

Amber’s shares the Colourspace story. She endeavours to provide a platform for local artists to be heard, and to support the wellbeing of broader communities through art. With her fingers in many pots (Marketing, Writing, Health Promotion), Amber’s driven to create opportunities for people to connect with, benefit from and access all forms of art.

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UX and Art Experiences

Doita’s here to spread the love for art and bridge the engagement gap. Doita believes in the power and humanity of art and how it can engage and inspire people from all walks of life. She is passionate about drawing people together to discover art that resonates with them and celebrates local artists by providing them with new opportunities to nurture their careers.

Nicolle Cheung

Nicolle Cheung

Art Liaison

Nicolle is a self taught artist and photographer; she believes there is beauty in emotions that words can’t suffice – but can be better conveyed through art. She has been in a handful of charity art auctions, and loves that art has the ability to bring the community together, to help the less fortunate. She hopes one day that art can unite people to connect in understanding.

If you are an artist, art lover, or professional interested in contributing to our vision, get in touch!

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