International Colour Day

International Colour Day

Colour Group GB Presents: International Colour Day” – 21 March, 2023

13:00 – 17:00


Bower Ashton – City Campus – UWE Bristol
Kennel Lodge Road, Bristol, England, BS3 2JT

International Colour Day (ICD) will take place on the afternoon of 21st March 2023, at the University of the West of England, Bower Ashton Campus Bristol, and in collaboration with the Colour Group (Great Britain). The Colour Group is an interdisciplinary society that draws together people interested in all aspects of colour – its perception, measurement, reproduction and artistic expression.

The Colour Group will sponsor the event with refreshments at 2.30.

1.00 Hello and Welcome to the International Colour Day Presentations

1.10 – 1.30 Sofie Boons, “Laboratory Grown Colour and Gems”

1.30 – 1.50 Angela Thwaites, “The Material is the Colour”

1.50 – 2.10 Becky Gooby, “Interwar Colours and Textiles”

2.10 – 2.30 Susanne Klein, “The First Colour Photograph or Maxwell’s Disappointment’

2.30 – 3.00 Refreshments are sponsored by Colour Group (Great Britain)

3.00 – 3.20 Harriet Fuller, ‘Re-creating the Prints of Madame Yvonde’

3.20 – 3.40 Bo Lanyon, “What Paint Can Be: exploring sustainable & creative solutions in an age of extraction”

3.40 – 4.00 Carinna Parraman, “What is in a Paint Name?”

4.00 – 4.20 Abigail Trujillo Vazquez, “Printing Iridescent Feathers”

4.20 – 4.40 Elizabete Kozlovska, “Colour Printing with Liquid Crystals”.

The International Colour Day was purposefully chosen as the 21st of March and is the day of the equinox, which means the lengths of day and night are almost the same as the sun’s rays are straight on the equator. It might not be sunny on that day, but the afternoon will certainly be colourful!

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