Emilya Colliver Founder & Director, Culture Scouts, Art Pharmacy Consulting (AUS). Member of City of Sydney's Nightlife and Creative Sector Advisory Panel, director of inaugural Australian The Other Art Fair
An influential member of Australia’s creative community, Emilya Colliver has been heavily involved in the art world for over 18 years. In everything she does - from grassroots projects to nighttime cultural strategies - Emilya is driven by her passion for supporting Australian creative practitioners and cultural life.
Before launching Culture Scouts, Emilya studied Art History in London, where she worked for some of the top art institutions in the world - including Lisson Gallery, Hauser & Wirth, The British Museum, Eskenazi - as well as managing the collection of James Birch Esq.
Emilya’s projects have included creating and managing activations for Fringe Festival (2014), launching The Other Art Fair in Australia (2015), speaking at the Global Cities After Dark Conference (2017), acting as a long term MCA Young Ambassadors Committee Member (2013-present), co-founding the Place Academy collaboration (2018) and being appointed to the City of Sydney’s Nightlife and Creative Sector Advisory Panel (2018) as well as the Randwick City Council Night-Time Economy Advisory Committee (2018).
Featured for its work in publications such as Lonely Planet, Travel + Leisure and National Geographic Traveller, Culture Scouts Walking Tours has one aim: to promote the rich history and culture of Sydney’s precincts. It does this by curating walking tours through cultural hubs, designed for locals and visitors. Exploring local businesses, it supports creatives by stitching together local knowledge in a sociable way. This local knowledge means Culture Scouts is increasingly used to facilitate community engagement projects.
Emilya is also the founder and director of Art Pharmacy Consulting and Art Pharmacy Online Gallery.