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.
Monday, 21 March 2016
City University, London
On the day the International Colour Society sent this message:
1st International Conference on
COLOUR IN FILM
Wednesday & Thursday, 02 & 03 March 2016
BFI Southbank and Friends House, Euston Road,London
|With their ticket and their programme attendees check in at the Registration Desk in the National Film Theatre foyer on the Wednesday (ABOVE). Elza Tancheva-Burge (BELOW LEFT) introduces day two of the meeting at Friends House and later Ulrich Rűdel, HTW, Berlin, introduces Anke Wilkening, F. W. Murnau Foundation, (BELOW RIGHT): these are just two of the nine speakers. Kieron Webb, BFI National Archive (BOTTOM) hands over to Ulrich Rűdel. (Further details here)|
COLOUR IN ART
Wednesday 03 February 2016
City University, London EC1V 0HB
Three artists, Roger Woodiwiss, Garth Lewis and Tom Lomax, explained the ideas behind their work and showed how the subtitle of the meeting - Pixilated Palette - was appropriate. Extensive question and answer sessions were informative in revealing more behind the works. The audience reaction was very positive with some joining the Colour Group there and then so as not to miss out on future events.Three examples from each lecture are shown below.
COLOUR VISION MEETING
Palmer and CRS Lectures
Wednesday 13 January 2016
Oliver Thompson Theatre, City University, London
|This annual meeting had moved to the more spacious surroundings at City University from the snug theatre at the Institute of Ophthalmology. David Brainard (RIGHT), the Palmer Lecturer, suffered the usual problems one sees nowadays at meetings of "computer incompatibility", the picture below shows Valérie Bonnardel, David Brainard and Sophie Wuerger struggling - eventually they were successful and David's talk proceeded.
|After his talk, David Brainard was presented with the Palmer Lecture certificate (LEFT) by Valérie Bonnardel.|
|The CRS Lecture was given by Annette Werner (BELOW LEFT): no certificate for her but the lecture was recorded for the CRS web site.
On the programme were seven other lecturers starting with the dynamic and irrepressible Sophie Wuerger (BELOW RIGHT).
Next was Hannah Smithson (ABOVE LEFT) and Marina Bloj (ABOVE RIGHT), then Karl Gegenfurtner (BELOW LEFT) and Maria Olkkonnen (BELOW RIGHT). Finally, Maryam Darrodi (BOTTOM LEFT) and Kathy Mullen (BOTTOM RIGHT) brought the days activity to a close.
COLOUR IN PRINTING
Wednesday 2 December 2015
Centre for Fine Print Research
University of the West of England
Bristol School of Art and Design
Tours and talks about the Centre and its works covered all kinds of printing from monochrome half tone to the gruesome 3D printing of a skull (RIGHT).
Awardees of the WDW awards, 2015
Wednesday 4 November 2015
At the Awards meeting four presentations were made by winners of the award, Matthew Cranwell (TOP LEFT), Mengmeng Wang (TOP RIGHT), Joseph Hickey (ABOVE LEFT) and John Maule (ABOVE RIGHT). You can see their abstracts by clicking here.