Studio tour and talks
Wednesday 26 April 2017
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE2 1AP
The COLOUR CANON
Inspiring Books on Colour
Wednesday 05 April 2017
Seminar Room, Royal College of Art, London SW7 2E There was a sell-out and a waiting list for this event at the RCA where five speakers (ABOVE) described and reviewed their chosen books (see details). From left to right the speakers are Roy Osboure, Joyce Dixon, Alexandra Loske, Stuart Durant and John Mollon The feedback was very positive and the CG(GB) will have to follow up this sytle of event. There does remain one question though; why do the men look so serious and the women happy?
SECOND INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE:
COLOUR IN FILM
Monday to Wednesday 27 - 29 March 2017
BFI Southbank and Friends House, London
This image above came from the start of the conference: Day 1 NFT3 at BFI Southbank.
The Conference opened on 27th March 2017, at the National Film Theatre 3, BFI Southbank and continued in the Friends House, Euston for two more days. The event was co-organised by the Colour Group (GB) and the Institute of Applied Sciences (HTW), Berlin and in co-operation with the University of Zurich, British Film Institute (one of our Patron Members) and the University of Bristol - The Eastmancolor Revolution and British Cinema, 1955-85. There were further supporting organisations: San Francisco Silent Film Festival, USA; ARRI, Munich; Czech National Film Archive, Prague; Deutsches Filminstitut – DIF, Frankfurt am Main and Aardman Animations, Bristol.
Speakers and organisers at the end of Day 2 From the left: R. Byrne, T. Vincent, A. Mebold, K. Millard, E. Tantcheva-Burdge (CG), J. Muschaweck, U. Rüdel (HTW), G. Trumpy, A Stockman, E. Watkins. (Notice the skillful use of black and white photography at a conference on colour - very cool)
The Conference is establishing itsplace amongst the regular scholarly events on colour in historic film. Discussions ranged from restoration, preservation and digitalisation through to the science of restoration and how the human visual system enables the illusion of moving images, as well as discussions on the aesthetic and semantic values of colour in films from different eras.Speakers were from the UK, Germany, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, the USA and Australia.
The was a sell-out with 100 participantswhich was the maximum number that could be fitted into the venu. In 2016 participants were from six countries, but in 2017 they were from 12: the UK, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Czech Republic, Norway, the USA and Australia.
Speakers and organisers at the end of Day 3: From the left: R Farmer, E. Tantcheva-Burdge (CG), U. Rüdel (HTW), K.S. Dootson, L. Mayne, H. Heckman, The Eastmancolor Project Team (P. Frith, K. Johnston, C. Rickards and S. Street)
Photos above by Antony Richards, Hemel Hempstead
More information and abstracts available here.
PRIVATE VIEW - VIRGINIA BODMAN
Wednesday 29 March 2017
Customs House Gallery, Mill Dam, South Shields, NE33 1ES
|The NC colour Group were lucky enough to have a private tour of Studio Stories show by Sunderland artist Virginia Bodman. Lesley Guy, Learning Officer at The Customs House Gallery in South Shields gave an informative and inspiring talk on Virginias history, practice and journey as an artist. Her life size colourful oil paintings were literally bursting forth with colour and the layers of paint revealed her layers of meaning the more time you spent with them. The NC Colour Group (GB) would like to thank Customs House for generously giving both their time and a lovely tea and we very much look forward to their series of exhibitions in 2018 during their curators Year Of Colour.||
Above, Lesley Guy from the
COLOUR MEETS TREND
Wednesday 01 March 2017
School of Design, Northumbria University
|This was a stimulating event looking at the mystery behind colour trends.
There were three guest speaks: Jo Feeley, creator and managing director of the Trend Bible which is based in Newcastle; Jennifer Wigham, a design consultant and specialist in the intimate apparel sector and Karen Haller, Applied Colour Psychology Practitioner and teacher.
Jo Feeley brought along two of her very valuable Trend Bibles for the 2018/19 season which gave us an insight into future trends for a couple of years time and which she supplies to clients who are looking to her for advice and guidance into how to develop their brands in the right direction.
Jennifer gave a truly colourful talk on the fashion trending colours coming up over the next year in the intimate apparel sector whilst Karen Haller explored the trends from both a business perspective and what drives consumers to follow them, in other words, how colour influences or is used to influence our behaviour.
We then gathered for tea and coloured macaroons in the atrium and to view an exhibition of photographic imagery, objects and information all pertaining to the idea of colour trending.
Photographs: TOP: the speakers L to R; Jennifer Wigham, Jo Feeley, Susi Bellamy and Karen Haller.
OTHERS: networking, tea time and some of the exhibition material. Photos: Maria Olkkonen
Presentation of Student Prize
Wednesday 22 February 2017
The Optical Group of the Institute of Physics held an Optical Biomimetics meeting in the Blackett Lab at Imperial College. Ever since humans contemplated replicating the flight of birds, biomimetics has sought solutions to complicated problems by examining how Nature, with the advantage of several millions of years of evolution, has tackled them before. Nowhere is this more apparent than in optics - hence the meeting.
Presentation of Turner Medal to
Wednesday 01 February 2017
|A relaxed and fascinating lecture from Michael preceded the medal presentation beneath one of his striking colourful images.|
Colour Group Chairman, Prof Carinna Parraman, thanked Michael Craig Martin for his lecture and then presented him with the Turner medal.
Michael thanked the Group for the medal: he was honoured and pleased to receive it.