At City University
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.|
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.