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Society of Dyers and Colourists Gallery Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 2PW
Private Viewing, Artists' Talks
09 November 2016
The first (official) event of The Colour Group (GB) Northern Chapter (that's quite the mouthful isn't it?) was wrapped up after a successful exhibition and private view! Around 40 people were welcomed into the Newbridge Project annex space, all with a common interest in creative practice centred around colour use. The artists with work on display were ALEX CHARRINGTON, SUSI BELLAMY, THERESA POULTON, HELEN SCHEL and MICHAEL CHIPPENDALE. They all have a particular relationship with the use of colour which they described at the private view.
COLOUR GROUP AWARDS MEETING:
Palmer & WDW Awards
02 November 2016
|Two WDW 2016 Award winners, Catarina Joao (LEFT) and Panos Andrikopoulos (2nd FROM RIGHT) presented their talks - as did two Palmer Award winners, Qianqian Pan (FAR RIGHT) who got the 2016 award and Keith Findlater (2nd FROM LEFT) who had the 2015 award but could not present to the CG(GB) before. The awardees were under the guiidance of the Colour Mentor, Prof Graham Finlayson (CENTRE ABOVE & RIGHT). Questions, spirited answers and tea enlivened the afternoon.|
CAROTENOIDS AND COLOUR VISION:
Protective function and effects on visual performance
26 October 2016
Carotenoid geeks gathered to hear the latest on macular pigment - what is it made of, where is it and what does it do.
Tony Robson described how he and and Jack Moreland measured MPOD (macular pigment optical density, the universal measure of how much pigment is present) across the retina from central fovea to the periphery.
Mike Powner explained the chemistry behind macular pigment, that is of lutein, zeaxanthin and meso-xeazanthin, and how it dealt with reactive oxygen species which result from high rates of metabolism in the retina. Irene Ctori described her survey oif MPOD in different ethnic groups Ethnicity, she said, explained about 10% of MPOD variance but she had found no correlation with gender.
Marisa Rodriguez-Carmona had measured contrast sensitivity and chromatic sensitivity to see if they varied with MPOD during a trial where the subjects were given supplements. She found some changes and developed an explanatory model.
Finally, John Barbur showed a clip from the TV programme by Micheal Mosely that had caused the meeting to be organised. In this MM took carotenoid supplements and some of his visual function improved. The audience fell to heated discussion on various aspects of ocular carotenoids but especially about the wisdom of supplementation.
PROGRESS IN COLOUR STUDIES (PICS 2016)
University College London (UCL)
14–16 September 2016
|The fourth conference on 'Progress in Colour Studies' (PICS 2016) was held at University College London (UCL), 14–16 September 2016. It was a highly successful event, with 36 speakers and 30 poster authors presenting, over three days, their varied work in the fields of colour perception, cognition, linguistics, design and architecture ( see RIGHT). There was a novel and complimentary set of activities for delegates to enjoy which included a colour workshop (BELOW) in the poster session area organised by a CG(GB) member.|
|Alongside the colour workshop were many copies of colour books, some privately owned, of interest for sharing. Some were recently published by CG(GB) members and some were from publishers who were offering discounts to delegates. Some book authors generously brought extra copies of their recent publications which they gave away to those delegates who showed an interest.|