The 2015 Dulux Colour Awards judging panel has been announced and will include high-profile names from the Australasian design and creative industries such as Andrea Wilson from ARM Architecture and Hannah Tribe from Tribe Architects.

Hand selected for their differing areas of expertise the five judges will be tasked with the job of selecting the winning projects for the 2015 Dulux Colour Awards.

The panel consists of: Wilson – Senior Associate at ARM Architecture; Tribe – Principal and Founding Director of Tribe Architects; David Bromley – contemporary artist; Sian MacPherson – interior designer and editor of EST magazine and Simon James – contemporary furniture designer from New Zealand.

Dulux Colour & Communications Manager Andrea Lucena-Orr said the judging panel combines some of Australia and New Zealand's best creative talent.

"Each year we look for a panel of judges that inherently understand and identify innovative use of colour to create beautiful and inspiring spaces,” Andrea said.

“We are extremely excited to have these five fabulous judges on board for the 2015 program. They are all respected leaders in their fields due to their unique approach to design and colour and we can’t wait to see how they apply it to the Awards,” she added.

The judges will review the shortlisted entries across several categories including:

  • Grand Prix
  • Commercial Interior – Office Fitout & Retail (new category)
  • Commercial Interior – Public Spaces & Hospitality (new category)
  • Commercial Exterior
  • Single Residential Interior
  • Single Residential Exterior
  • Multi Residential Interior
  • Multi Residential Exterior
  • International (new category)
  • Student

The 2014 Dulux Colour Awards Judging Panel (courtesy of Dulux)

Andrea Wilson – Senior Associate at ARM Architecture

Over 20 years’ experience designing and implementing interiors for a range of cultural buildings

Andrea’s background in fine art history and art practice strongly informs her work

She creates tactile interiors using an exhaustively researched range of diverse building fabrics

Her inspiration for colour and texture comes from all areas of life and culture, including visual art and the natural environment

Andrea has worked with ARM on high-profile projects including Perth Arena, the Hamer Hall refurbishment, the Shrine of Remembrance additions, and Melbourne Recital Centre and Southbank Theatre

She has won many awards for her work, including the coveted Grand Prix title at the 2009 Dulux Colour Awards.

Hannah Tribe - Principal and Founding Director of Architecture firm, Tribe Studio

Recognised industry wide for design excellence in built and conceptual work in residential, urban design, installation and interiors, Hannah has crafted an impeccable reputation for her company, Tribe Studio

The practice has a team of seven architects working on projects across Australia, the US and UK

Tribe Studio has developed a portfolio of award-winning houses that are architecturally ambitious, sustainable and beautiful

Before starting Tribe Studio in 2003, Hannah worked for award-winning architects in Sydney and New York where she was involved in art museum design, urban design, as well as work on mid and high rise residential and high-end homes

Hannah has taught at the University of Sydney, and lectures to peers at the Australian institute of Architects events and to the general public.

David Bromley – contemporary artist 

Emerged as a respected artist in the mid 1980’s with his earlier works heralded as finalists in the AGNSW Archibald Prize in 1999, 2001, and 2004

David has developed themes for two distinct and unique styles of painting in his practise; the female portrait and the children’s series

However diverse in his subject matter, his work is enduringly figurative, daringly coloured and executed with a graphic intention reminiscent of Andy Warhol’s Pop Art

In the past five years, his work has achieved a global identity with major exhibitions held throughout Asia, Europe and the USA.

Sian Macpherson – Interior Designer and Editor of Est magazine

After initially establishing her own interior design company, SMP Design, Sian has more recently gone on to support the design industry in which she works by creating Est Magazine

After recognising a need for a digital platform in order to take Australian style to the world, Sian, together with her co-founder, established Est in 2011

Over the past four years Est has gone on to become Australia’s leading digital design and lifestyle magazine

Working within the creative industries as both an editor and a designer, Sian has developed a well-honed eye for an original aesthetic that will outlast trends while exuding personality and individual style

As a designer, Sian's work tends to place strong consideration toward designing environments that incite calm from within as a counter balance to the hectic and fast paced nature of the individual lives that are led outside the home.

Simon James – Simon James Design

Simon James develops and manufactures innovative contemporary furniture for residential and commercial markets

Simon graduated with a Bachelor of Spatial Design from Auckland University of Technology in 1996 and in 1998 established Simon James Design to produce his own work and introduce international brands to New Zealand

He is also the co-founder and creative director of contemporary lighting and furniture company Resident

His work has been exhibited in a number of key design markets offshore including Tokyo, New York and Milan.