At City University
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.|
|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.|
|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.
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.
AGM and CELEBRATION of the
LIFE & WORK of
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|
NEWTON MEDAL LECTURE
Wednesday, 13 April 2016
University College, London
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.
Monday, 21 March 2016
City University, London
On the day the International Colour Society sent this message:
1st International Conference on
COLOUR IN FILM
Wednesday & Thursday, 02 & 03 March 2016
BFI Southbank and Friends House, Euston Road,London
|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)|
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.