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CAROTENOIDS AND COLOUR VISION:
Protective function and effects on visual performance

Wednesday 26 October 2016

At City University

 
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RECENT EVENTS:
NORTHERN CHAPTER CG(GB)
Tour of The Stencil Library
Stocksfield Hall, Northumberland
Tuesday, 07 September 2016
A truly magical late summers afternoon event was held at The Stencil Library in Northumberland for the first ever Northern Chapter meeting of The Colour Group (GB) and the perfect opportunity for the first of our new members to get together. point picture
bedroom
Helen Morris, owner and colourful artist, treated us all to a tour of Stocksfield Hall in all its glory and showed us around each room explaining about the techniques and her use of colour for her stencilling. The art of stippling and layering is paramount to creating the perfect stencil and the end effect is incredible. Her husband, Michael Chippendale, who originally trained as a screen printer, created the dot paintings of various icons seen around the house - an example of colour mixing on a canvas as the large pixellated dots go from abstract close up to in focus from a distance.
wall picture floor Scarcely a surface was left unadorned - from a compass rose on a wall to startling 3D patterns on the floor.
After the talk and tour we were then served coloured macaroons and tea in china cups in the parlour. All in all - a great afternoon out.
tea time

SPECIAL LECTURE FOR CG(GB)
on WORK & LIFE of GEORGIA O'KEEFE
Thursday, 20 July 2016
Tate Modern, London

The lecture was arranged for members of the Group to accompany the retrospective exhibition of O'Keefe's work. The lecture, by Ben Street in the Starr auditorium, was fantastic as it was especially written for the occassion. Without a script Ben eloquently took the audience through the career, passion and misunderstandings around the life of Georgia O'Keefe and brought the exhibition to life.
Members finished the day in the sun on the terrace looking out onto St Pauls and the city of London.

Ben Street picture bu O'Keeefe


AGM and CELEBRATION of the
LIFE & WORK of
ARTHUR TARRANT

Wednesday, 04 May 2016
City University, London

After the humdrum stuff of the AGM, there was a celebration of Arthur's work. Long time CG(GB) member, Arthur was renowned for his painstaking demonstations, some of which were shown again by Andrew Hanson who eventually became Arthur's assistant. Below you can see Andrew looking at a slide of Arthur with his famous false-coloured bananas (LEFT) and with the mysterious red biox which had to be painted green (RIGHT). PHOTOS: MIKE QUINTON
Arthur and Andrew the red box

 


NEWTON MEDAL LECTURE
Wednesday, 13 April 2016
University College, London

Stockman gets the medal


 

Prof Andrew Stockman delivered his Newton Lecture, Distorted insights: from perceptual anomalies to colour mechanisms, before receiving the Colour Group's Newton Medal from Prof Françoise Viénot of Paris, who was previously awarded the Newton Medal.



INTERNATIONAL COLOUR DAY
Monday, 21 March 2016
City University, London

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On the day the International Colour Society sent this message:
WISHING ALL THE COUNTRIES HAPPY CELEBRATIONS FOR THE 21st MARCH- THE INTERNATIONAL COLOUR DAY!
Maria João Durão and José Luis Caivano

audience
green cross mural

1st International Conference on
COLOUR IN FILM

Wednesday & Thursday, 02 & 03 March 2016
BFI Southbank and Friends House, Euston Road,London

Ticket registration desk
With their ticket and their programme attendees check in at the Registration Desk in the National Film Theatre foyer on the Wednesday (ABOVE). Elza Tancheva-Burge (BELOW LEFT) introduces day two of the meeting at Friends House and later Ulrich Rűdel, HTW, Berlin, introduces Anke Wilkening, F. W. Murnau Foundation, (BELOW RIGHT): these are just two of the nine speakers. Kieron Webb, BFI National Archive (BOTTOM) hands over to Ulrich Rűdel. (Further details here)
Meeting Organiser Ruedel and Wil
Speakers at Friends House

COLOUR IN ART
Wednesday 03 February 2016
City University, London EC1V 0HB

Three artists, Roger Woodiwiss, Garth Lewis and Tom Lomax, explained the ideas behind their work and showed how the subtitle of the meeting - Pixilated Palette - was appropriate. Extensive question and answer sessions were informative in revealing more behind the works. The audience reaction was very positive with some joining the Colour Group there and then so as not to miss out on future events.Three examples from each lecture are shown below.

Caffiel by Tom Lomaz Love Letters by  Woodiwiss Number 2 by Lewis


NEWS
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


Ankh blurbnCARAVAN and the ANKH

CARAVAN is an international and interreligious peacebuilding arts non-profit / NGO that originated in 2009 in Cairo, Egypt, addressing the increasing chasm of discord and misunderstanding that exists between the cultures and creeds of Middle East and the West.
It organises events - latest is of decorated Ankh at a workshop run by CG(GB) member Shirine Osseiran at the Soho Parish Primary School. The exhibition was at St Jame's Piccadilly, W1J 9L.Ankh workshop
Check out Caravan and its works.
14-=08-16


book cover

A NEW BOOK - COLOUR REPRODUCTION

No, not a chromatic version of The Joy of Sex but a book to help those of you interested in understanding the way colours may be reproduced in electronic media. This is a book by Michael S Tooms, published by Wiley this year - click here for more details.
01-05-16


thesaurus COLOUR THESAURUS

At past meetings of the Group, the subject of colour names has often been discussed, the number of names for BLUE being of particular interest. Ingrid Sunderberg has constructed a thesaurus that she hopes will help people interested in colour. Have a look at her blog to see if you agree.
18-02-16


VAN GOGH'S BEDROOM RESTOREDv goghs bedroom

Art restorers in Chicago have made a digital restoration of the famous painting of van Gogh's bedroom. The painting's colours have changed over time. You can read the full story on BBC NEWS and the Colour Group's publication Chevreul's Colour Theory and Its Consequences for Artists (available for download on this site) also considers van Gogh's painting and the transient nature of some pigments.
16-02-16


ILLUMINATIONS BEAT WITH A LOVER'S HEARTplace de la concorde

On Valentine's Day 2016 in Paris, HEADLIGHTS , the work of Milene Guermont (shown on the right above), located in Place de la Concorde, will throb with the illuminated rhythm of a lover's heart beats, thanks to the pulse sensor attached their finger and connected to the pyramidal work. Not being able to scrape up the fare to Paris for two, we have not tried the installation and, sadly, have no pictures of the beating illuminated work. Check out the web pages here or for moving pictures on Youtube.
However, there is a nice animation of the structure at the bottom of the page on this link.
14-02-16


octopus

COLOURFUL OCTOPUS MEANS DANGER

Octopuses (or is it octopi?) have dramatic social lives and resolve fights using colour to mark their mood. See the chromatic story on the ABC News Net.
05-02-16


EARLY COLOUR PHOTOS ON SHOW: LUMIERE BROTHERS AUTOCHROME FROM WW1poilu at rest

The State Museum in Bonn has an exhibition of images from Albert Khan's collection of Autochome pictures and several of these are posted by the MAIL Online. If you are not familiar with the subtle colours of the Autochrome process, these images, and many others online elsewhere, are certainly worth a look.
19-01-16


Tarrant

ARTHUR TARRANT DIES

Former Chairman of the Colour Group, Arthur died at his home on 19 November. Arthur was in CG(GB) pretty much from its start and he managed to get to meetings – particularly AGMs - up until last year when health deteriorations got the better of him. From the 70's he was been more or less on permanent tour with his lively demo talk Colour is Fun. He was a most knowledgeable and approachable member and will be missed most surely.
23-11-15


Book image

NEW BOOK ON COLOUR

Former Chairman of the Colour Group, Roy Osborne, has published a new book Books on Colour 1495-2015, History and Bibliography (ISBN 978-1-326-45971-0 (275 pages). October 2015, Lulu Press, Raleigh, NC, USA. £14.50 UK) This will be a useful addition to any chromophile's library.
11-11-15


COLOUR: THE SPECTRUM OF SCIENCE

spectrum

If you are looking at this you are
probably intersted in COLOUR
and won't want to miss the new series
of BBC 4 TV programmes on Wednesday evenings at 21.00 hrs.
Click the link.
02-11-15


White shopw exhibit

THE WHITE SHOW

Not really sure the Colour Group
should advertise the White Show
but it looks like an exhibition of work that should be viewed because it's not at all colourless.
02-11-15


logo50th CELEBRATION

T he Comité del Color of Spain is celebrating its 50th annivesary with a special meeting on 5 November. The CG(GB) sends warm congratulations.
Click for details.
26-10-15 .


DATE 18 September 2016