NEXT EVENT:
Northern Chapter:
COLOUR MEETS TREND


Wednesday 01 March 2017
13.30 hrs
School of Design
Universitty of Northumbria
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RECENT EVENTS:
TURNER LECTURE
Presentation of Turner Medal to
MICHAEL CRAIG-MARTIN

Wednesday 01 February 2017

A relaxed and fascinating lecture from Michael preceded the medal presentation beneath one of his striking colourful images. Carinna and Michael
Michael
Carinna and Michael and the medal




Colour Group Chairman, Prof Carinna Parraman, thanked Michael Craig Martin for his lecture and then presented him with the Turner medal.
Michael thanked the Group for the medal: he was honoured and pleased to receive it.

 


COLOUR in VISION + Palmer and CRS Lectures
Wednesday 11 January 2017

Rhea Eskew Franklin
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A whole day on colour vision - what a treat this annual meeting has now become. And City University has just completed a re-modelling of its central facilities and the meeting was held the new swish theatre that has a definitely un-swish name - B200.
Ten presentations, including the prestigeous Palmer Lecture and the sponsored CRS Lecture,comprised a day of discovery, revelation, enlightenment and a little controversy as speakers were thoroughly questioned about their findings and ideas.
The pictures show Palmer Lecturer Rhea Eskew (TOP LEFT) and his first slide (ABOVE LEFT) and the CRS sponsored lecturer Anna Franklin (TOP RIGHT) and her first slide (ABOVE RIGHT).
Abstracts are avalailable for download as PDF's.

JOINT MEETING WITH SOCIETY of DYERS and COLOURISTS
Wednesday 07 December 2016

wool samples red jacket
Richard Ashworth The Colour Group held a joint meeting with the Society of Dyers and Colourists at their gallery in Bradford after a Christmas lunch at Bradford College.
First, Richard Ashworth (SDC) gave a presentation on understanding colour (LEFT). How many of us could figure out what colours these names represent?
Andrew Filarowsk After a tour of the Colour Experience gallery (TOP) where wool samples were shown: from raw fibres to yarns to fabrics and range of products, e.g. a finished red wool product, Andrew Filarowski (SDC) took the audience through the whole process of wool and coloration.
Voted an interesting and informative afternoon.

NORTHERN CHAPTER:
THE COLOUR RED
Wednesday 07 December 2016
RedTeam The Colour Red was the second official event by the Northern Chapter and was held in the medical school of Newcastle University in the lecture theatre. Hosted by Dr Gabriele Jordan and Professor Anya Hurlbert, the fascinating lectures covered everything about Red from anthropology to pigments to fashion to science. Guests were treated to Red refreshments afterwards and had a display of Red fashion designs and clothing from the fashion department of Northumbria University.
The newly formed Northern Committee is working hard to bring colour to the north!
The picture shows the 'Red Team' relaxing after the event.

NEWS

NORTHUMBRIA UNIVERSITY NEWCATLE
New Patron Member

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The CG(GB) welcomes our latest Patron Member. The University says;
At Northumbria University our inspirational academics, cutting edge courses, outstanding facilities and extensive partner network means that we offer exceptional opportunities to learn from the best, enjoy every minute and give your career an edge. Northumbria University creates and applies knowledge to transform lives and makes a powerful cultural and economic impact.
14-02-178


biomimetics logo

OPTICAL BIOMIMETICS
at Imperial College:
CG(GB) Sponsors Prizes

The CG(GB) has agreed to sponsor two student prizes for the meeting at IC. The meeting is described so:
Ever since humans contemplated replicating the flight of birds, biomimetics has sought solutions to complicated problems by examining how Nature, with the advantage of several millions of years of evolution, has tackled them before. Nowhere is this more apparent than in optics where some of the rich optical behaviour presented through evolutionary nano-structuring can now be replicated to our advantage in the laboratory. Structural colouration of morpho butterfly wings, for example, was recently commercialized to produce interferometric modulation to define pixel colouration in displays.
Click for more details of the meeting.
04-02-17


Red Project Notice

RED FEVER GRIPS NORTHERN CHAPTER OF COLOUR GROUP

Following a very successful RED EVENT last December, the Norhtern Chapter of the CG(GB) has had the idea taken up by the Northumbria University School of Design which has put in a colour red show in their atrium - everywhere you look it's RED.
12-01-17


Book Cover

A VERY PLANETARY BOOK COVER

M ichel Albert-Vanel's book Planetary Colour System (PCS) is now published in English and the image above is of the cover.
The author has lectured for more than 30 years at l"Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris and gave a presentation at the CG(GB) on Colours in India in April 2014. The PCS is a colour-order system which has been shown to be effective in various applications such as the classification of paintings and images. It helps the user's understanding of the art and can become a powerful creative tool.
The book is only available from the author by email: albert-vanel@wanadoo.fr. The cost is 49€ + 20€ (postage to UK).
01-12-16


Santa red and green

THE COLOUR OF CHRISTMAS - EVEN SANTA IS UNSURE

W hy are the 'colours of Christmas' red and green'? Who said Santa should be red? Coca-Cola? Dr Spike Bucklow last year presented his ideas in Cambridge. It is, it seems, those pesky old medievals who are to blame. Check it out and enjoy your pud with a piece of green holly with red berries come the 25th.
21-11-16



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WHAT COLOURS ON OUR HOME PAGE?

T he strip on the left that runs down for some way is an analysis of what colours appear on our Home Page, the length of a colour being the proportion of colours on the page. Another way to show our 'colours' is above right where the colours used are shown on the colour wheel. The analysis is by http://webcolourdata.com and their site is worth a visit where you will see Hacker News pages are mainly friendly orange and those of Printerest annoyingly red.
08-11-16


BAFTSS

WHAT DOES BAFTSS STAND FOR?

W ell, the letters stand for British Association of Film, Television and Screen Studies and they want to form a Special Interest Group on Colour and Film. Colour and Film thus encompasses, but is not limited to, questions of film making, exhibition, archives, film history and analyses from early film to narrative cinemas and experimental film, genre, theories of subjectivity, colour and affect, sexuality and philosophy. The Group welcomes members interested in all aspects of Colour and Film, its history, theories, preservation and aesthetics, so far including scholars, filmmakers, archivists and film conservation specialists. Find out more from their web pages.
Anybody know what the background for the BAFTSS image is? Very very small prize for the first correct answer.
07-11-16


gender choice

GENDER COLOUR CHOICE

A recent blog by Kissmetrics summarises earlier work by Joe Hallock with some great graphics, one of which (see above) summarises nicely the situation at home during a recent spell of redecoration. Any chaps out there as confused by egg plant and lavender as I am?
(30-10-16)


book cover

ENCYCLOPEDIA of COLOR SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

The eagerly awaited encyclopedia is now published by Springer. It is edited by Ronnie Luo and the publishers state that it provides an authoritative single source for understanding and applying the concepts of color to all fields of science and technology. As you would expect with a work of this magnitude, it's not cheap but for colour nuts and libraries this is a must-have volume. Find out more here.
18-09-16


deviceCG(GB) NOW HAS A NORTHERN CHAPTER

The Colour Group now has a Northern Chapter that meets in Newcastle but plans to cover events in Northumberland, Durham, Teeside and Sunderland for now. Its programme is tuned to this region of the UK and although it has its own members who are part of the Colour Group, entry to meetings by other Group members and the public, if appropriate, is encouraged. More info soon but see the initial programme under the Up Coming Events tab where the NC meetings are backed in turquoise.
Join the Colour Group and tell us you are interested in the Northern Chapter.
16-08-16


DATE 14 February 2017