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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.

Kate Bettes

A marketing, writing, social media and editing professional, Kate Bettes works across digital mediums with skill. With experience across editorial and communications, Kate uses her creativity, interpersonal skills and thoughtful commentary to reach new audiences.

Kate cross promotes Art Pharmacy and its sister businesses - as well as other creative businesses, key influencers and individuals - in order to strengthen our professional networks.

Kate’s portfolio includes collecting, curating and editing over thirty short stories for The Art of Ageing Project (Family and Community Services, 2018), as well as writing for publications as Sydney Morning Herald, The Sun Herald, SBS Online and Junkee Media.