Our Story
“They always say time changes things, but you actually have to change them yourself.”

- Andy Warhol

Why invest in art at work?

Art engages our senses, body, and mind, and sparks imagination, empathy and action. Viewing art stimulates discussion and gives us an opportunity, as individuals and as a community, to reflect, relate and connect. For businesses, art can support a company’s corporate identity, values or mission. 

Where it started 

We’ve all worked in an office, stayed in a hotel, lived in an apartment where unloved, dusty artwork greets you on arrival. You probably can’t remember how it made you feel, the artist who created it, or the company who mass produced it. However, you do vaguely remember it was there. And probably still is.

Why we do what we do

ColourSpace is on a mission to improve opportunities for communities to engage with art everywhere, at work, during events, and for artists to have an audience.

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

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

%

of respondents agreed that art enhanced the work environment.

%

said that it contributed to reducing stress.

%

saw increased creativity and productivity.

Meet the 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.

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.

Amber Gibson
Marketing and Social Media

Amber 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.

Doita Datta
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
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.

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