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Emilya Colliver is the founder and director of Art Pharmacy. An influential member of Australia’s creative community, she has been heavily involved in the art world for over 18 years. In everything she does - from strategic placemaking to grassroots projects - Emilya is driven by her passion for supporting Australian art and creative practitioners.

Before launching Art Pharmacy, 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). 

Emilya is also the founder and director of Sydney-based Culture Scouts and Art Pharmacy Consulting.



Director of operations.

Originally hailing from the UK, Giles Colliver attended the Oxford Media & Business School, and England Reigate School of Art & Design.

Giles has done it all, from being a sales executive at BMW to the sales manager of a real estate agent in London, and many years of experience in IT sales and strategy in Australia, his skill set lies in leadership, sales, marketing, and a strong sense of interpersonal skills. Giles now lends all those skills to the Art Pharmacy Consulting team as Director of Operations.

Somehow in amongst building this impressive resume, being a husband, and father to two children, he finds time to drum in a band, is a certified UAV pilot, a PADI rescue diver, and builds custom and vintage motorcycles.

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A Sydney local, Sam is a jack of all trades, with a Masters of Media Art and Production, and a Bachelors of Art History and English Literature. A local musician, illustrator, writer, and film maker, he brings his unique and creative insight to everything he commits himself to.

Sam works across Art Pharmacy and Culture Scouts to continue to strengthen our professional and creative profiles.

Sam's experience includes working with the ABC, Cobox Studios, Happy Mag, Supanova Pop-Culture Expo, freelance, and self-publishing.

When Sam's not at Art Pharmacy, he's enjoying a flat white or is visiting a local brewery.