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April 2016 - Studio of Brian Dunlop exhibition
Our April 2017 event will be an afternoon tour of some Paddington art galleries on Saturday April 22, beginning with the Studio of Brian Dunlop exhibition at Australian Galleries. This exhibition features paintings and prints by major Australian painter Brian Dunlop (1938 – 2009) alongside outstanding works by Dunlop’s former students Jenny and Francis Giacco and his daughter Sophie Dunlop. Francis Giacco will talk for the Colour Society at 2.00 pm. This is a FREE event but pre-booking is essential at https://www.trybooking.com/PSGS
Past EventsBelow are some of the past events that we've enjoyed in NSW.
March 2017 - International Colour Day event "Visual Dictionary of Colour"
Our March event celebrating ICD 2017 is the opening of an exhibit of works by students in the Visual Dictionary of Colour workshop conducted by Dr David Briggs in Drawing Week 2017 at the National Art School. The student works will be supplemented by some recently published digital illustrations from Dr Briggs' website The Dimensions of Colour and some historical colour studies by former students at NAS. An introductory presentation, Talking about Colour, will be given at 6.30 pm. Bookings: http://eepurl.com/cE9rc9.
February 2017 - Barangaroo South walking tour
Our first event for 2017 will be a walking tour of Barangaroo South organised by our past President, Glen Bowden. Following completion of the walk in the Barangaroo South Precinct at 5.00pm there will be the opportunity to partake of refreshments and then walk to Barangaroo Reserve towards Walsh Bay.
November 2016 - End-of-year event with Natalie O'Connor
Resident Artist for Winsor & Newton, Natalie O’Connor will take us on a journey from historical artists’ colours through to the latest innovations of colourmakers today while we enjoy a delicious feast of finger food. This is a rare opportunity to visit the Alladin’s caves that are the showrooms of Jasco Pty Ltd, the Australian distributor of Winsor & Newton, Liquitex, Conté à Paris and many other major brands of artist’s materials. http://eepurl.com/cozh4b
September 2016 - Children's Book Illustrator Freya Blackwood
Since 2003 Freya Blackwood has illustrated more than 25 children’s books ranging from the whimsical to the deeply moving, each with a distinctive colour palette and visual style. In 2010 she became one of the very few Australians to be awarded the Kate Greenaway Medal for best-illustrated children's book published in the U.K, for her part in the sublime Harry & Hopper. This rare opportunity to see Freya showing and discussing her work in Sydney will be preceded by our NSW state AGM. http://eepurl.com/cfjsDz
August 2016 - Artist Jocelyn Maughan
Jocelyn Maughan is a prolific and multidisciplinary artist whose portraits, watercolours, prints and drawings have been the subject of numerous exhibitions, the latest being her retrospective An Artist Survey at the Gosford Regional Gallery. During our visit Jocelyn will be on hand to talk about her thoughts on colour and composition and her early training in colour as a Diploma student at the National Art School in the 1950's.
July 2016 - Paintings conservator Simon Ives
For our July 2016 event painting conservator Simon Ives will look at the historical development of the pigments and mediums used in painting and some of the analytical techniques used by conservators to investigate those materials. Using a ground-breaking research project carried out on a poorly documented and somewhat mysterious 16th-century portrait of Henry VIII as a starting point, his talk will outline what the research reveals about the changing way in which colour has been used in painting since the Renaissance.
June 2016 - Sonia van de Haar and Rachael Devine at the Resene Paints showroom
Our June 2016 event will be a presentation at the Resene showroom in Artarmon by Sonia van de Haar, creative director and founder of the design practice Lymesmith, and Rachael Devine, Project Services and Trade Manager for NSW of Resene. Sonia will discuss the work of Lymesmith in a talk entitled Chromophobia: Why Architects are Afraid of Colour, after which Rachael will bring us up to date on the newest Resene Paints colour collection.
May 2016 - Film and Television Colourist Angela Cerasi
Our May 2016 event will be a presentation by freelance film and television colourist Angela Cerasi on May 18. Angela will discuss the role of the film and television colourist with examples from her work, and will include an explanation of colour grading and the capabilities of colour grading software. Examples of Angela's work can be seen on her website (http://angelacerasi.com.au/tagged/portfolio) and on her entry on Imdb.
April 2015 - Darlinghurst Gallery Walk
Our April event was a walking tour of twelve galleries in the Darlinghurst area on Saturday April 16 from 11 am to 4 pm. On that day a remarkable number of exhibitions of interest to colour lovers coincided, including shows by well-established abstract painters like David Serisier, Julie Harris, John Bartley, Denise Green, Peter De Lorenzo and William Wright, by NAS alumnus and former member of Mental as Anything Peter O’Doherty, and by artists near the beginning of their careers including recent NAS graduates Joanne Makas and Rachael McCallum, as well as major exhibitions at NAS and UNSWAD.
March 2016 - Classics and Curiosities of Colour
To (almost) coincide with International Colour Day, the NSW Division will be hosting Classics and Curiosities of Colour, an exhibit of important and unusual works marking the history of our understanding and use of colour, on March 22 at the National Art School, Sydney. There will be two sessions from 6.30 to 7.30 pm and 7.30 to 8.30 pm. Tickets for either session are $30 non-members/$20 members/$15 students, including light refreshments.
November, 2015: CSA NSW end-of-year celebration at The Julian Ashton Art School studio, Georges Heights
The end of year CSA celebration at the Georges Heights studio of the Julian Ashton Art School, in the spectacular coastal setting of Middle Head Park near Mosman, with presentations by outstanding painters and teachers Jo Lemon and Jessica Ashton.
October, 2015: Colour in Contemporary Workplace Design by Carol-Ann Pickvance.
Our October 2015 event will be a tour of the HASSELL office at Walsh Bay, followed by a presentation by HASSELL Senior Associate Carol-Ann Pickvance.
Wednesday 21st October, 6.30pm for light refreshments followed by tour and presentation 7.00 pm - 8.00 pm. HASSELL office, Level 2, Pier 8/9, 23 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay, Sydney.
September, 2015: Thoughts on Painting and Vision with Tim Miller
For our September 2015 event artist Tim Miller will talk about his long interest in colour and vision in relation to his work as a landscape painter.
Wednesday 9th September, 6.30pm for 7.00pm, Albion Centre, Ground Floor, 349 Crown Street (corner of Albion and Crown Streets), Surry Hills.
August, 2015: Colour Psychology with Zena O'Connor
Our August 2015 event will be Colour Psychology: A Review of its Origins and Evidence, a lecture by Dr Zena O'Connor.
Wednesday 12th August, 6.30pm for 7.00pm, Albion Centre, Ground Floor, 349 Crown Street (corner of Albion and Crown Streets), Surry Hills. Booking essential.
July, 2015: Colour Theory with David Briggs
For our July event NSW chairperson Dr David Briggs presented a live webinar on the topic of Traditional and Modern Colour Theory, based on two recently added pages of his website The Dimensions of Colour:
The presentation is now available on on Youtube:
June, 2015: Navigating Colour Space with Jean Pretorius
Dr Jean Pretorius (Ph. D., Cambridge) presented an illustrated lecture on some brilliant computer programs that can be used to illustrate colour mixing in artists’ paints as three-dimensional paths through colour space, and, in the case of his own program, PaintTutor, to calculate quantities of actual paints needed to match colours selected from image files.
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