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|Professor David Hornung (Adelphi University New York) treated us all to an afternoon of Colour Pedagogy at William Road Gallery. This was arranged as part of our 75th anniversary special events. After a fascinating talk about his background at the Rhode Island School of Design and other faculties, he talked about how his book on colour (Colour, A Workshop for Artists and Designers) evolved over the years. He even showed us the early editions. We then were given a tour of his students work to explain his system of teaching. After a colourful tea David gave us a demonstration of colour mixing with his preferred paints and then we worked with his ready made swatches to create our own artworks taking into consideration saturation, hue and value. The whole event ended with a book signing. William Road Gallery proved a fantastic venue for this event and we are very grateful to Raquel Sampson for all of her help.|
| Below are three examples of work produced at the workshop using coloiurs from the Hornung swatches.
PHOTOS: KAREN HALLER
The AGM, Honorary Members,
75th Review (Patrick Forsyth),
Old and New Chairman's Lectures
(Valerie Bonnardel and Carinna Parraman)
Wednesday 06 May 2015
City University, London
|The candid snap above at the AGM looks as though Treasurer Vien Cheung has been caught out fiddling the cash by Chairman Valérie Bonnardel (LEFT) and secretary Elza Tantcheva (RIGHT) but it's nothing of the sort - Vien was explaining a difficult point about balance sheets.
||The citation for Ralph Brocklebank's Honorary Membership, as a 62 kb PDF file, may be seen with this link.|
|After the formal AGM business, John Hutchings (ABOVE LEFT) made a citation for Honorary Membership of the Colour Group for Ralph Brocklebank (ABOVE RIGHT) who was amused by some of John's stories. The picture below shows him more relaxed with his membership certificate and chairman Bonnardel|
Then followed another Honorary Membership for John Mellerio, (LEFT) shown with the chairman and his certificate.
The TURNER LECTURE
and Medal Presentation
Wednesday 01 April 2015
City University, London
|The Colour Group's Turner Medal was presented to Adriana, daughter of Carlos Cruz-Diez, at a ceremony in the Great Hall at City University. Carlos could not be present but there was a live video link to him in Panama (ABOVE). He was introduced by artist Philip O'Reilly (BELOW LEFT) and then the audiences viewed a film (BOTTOM LEFT) in which Cruz-Diez explained his life's work and philosophy. This was followed by a question and answer session before the presentation of the medal by Chairman Valérie Bonnardel (BELOW RIGHT). The evening finished with a reception (BOTTOM RIGHT) for gossip and networking.|
INTERNATIONAL COLOUR DAY
Saturday 21 March 2015
Omnibus, Clapham, London
|Designed for the general public the International Colour Day celebration was held at Omnibus, Clapham, and was thronged by people of all ages trying the demos, puzzles and lectures, all concerned with colour. There was an art exhibition too, of work by Colour Group members.
(Photos: Janet Best)