The Colour Collective – Interventions with Purpose
The Colour Collective brings together three award-winning creatives, each with extensive experience and expertise, who focus on colour design interventions and evidence-based colour strategies in the built environment and urban design.
- Geoffrey Gifford, artist and designer – website and LinkedIn
- Melissa Ward, architect and designer – website and LinkedIn
- Zena O’Connor, designer and researcher – website and LinkedIn
We’re currently working on project submissions and colour interventions for City of Sydney and North Sydney. Our focus is on supergraphics to encourage engagement in commcercial, hospitality and healthcare environments; Interior art and supergraphics to improve orientation and wayfinding; interventions with purpose – urban art and supergraphics in the broader urban environment; Evidence-based colour/contrast strategies for orientation, wayfinding and signage
We’re also planning to launch the Australian | Colour | Awards. These will be open to all creatives who use colour in original and innovative ways. Proposed categories to include:
- Architecture and Urban Design
- Art and Photography
- Graphic design
- Industrial design
- Interior design
I create content for @Cinema.Palettes, an Instagram account that features simple colour palettes illustrating the ways in which colour contributes to impact, meaning, storyline, character development plus mood and ambience in film, music videos and television.
To check out @Cinema.Palettes go to Instagram
I also create content for @Colour.Design.Palettes, an Instagram account that features a wide range of simple colour palettes that illustrate a range of colour terms (such as Tertiary colour, Warm and Cool colours). @Colour.Design.Palettes also features colour palettes inspired by interior designers (such as Joseph Dirand, Abigail Ahern and India Mahdavi); fashion designers (such as Lilly Pullitzer, Missoni and Emilio Pucci). @Colour.Design.Palettes also highlights colour palettes often associated with key architects and design styles (such as Luis Barragan, Isamu Noguchi, Mid Century Modern and Memphis design).
To check out @Colour.Design.Palettes go to Instagram