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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.
Members finished the day in the sun on the terrace looking out onto St Pauls and the city of London.

Ben Street picture bu O'Keeefe


AGM and CELEBRATION of the
LIFE & WORK of
ARTHUR TARRANT

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
Arthur and Andrew the red box

 


NEWTON MEDAL LECTURE
Wednesday, 13 April 2016
University College, London

Stockman gets the medal


 

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.





INTERNATIONAL COLOUR DAY
Monday, 21 March 2016
City University, London

First slide

 

On the day the International Colour Society sent this message:
WISHING ALL THE COUNTRIES HAPPY CELEBRATIONS FOR THE 21st MARCH- THE INTERNATIONAL COLOUR DAY!
Maria João Durão and José Luis Caivano

audience
green cross mural

1st International Conference on
COLOUR IN FILM

Wednesday & Thursday, 02 & 03 March 2016
BFI Southbank and Friends House, Euston Road,London

Ticket registration desk
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)
Meeting Organiser Ruedel and Wil
Speakers at Friends House

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.

Caffiel by Tom Lomaz Love Letters by  Woodiwiss Number 2 by Lewis

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.

Computer trouble
Brainard
cert presentation 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).
Werner Wuerger
Smithson Bloj

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.

Gegenfurtner Olkkonene
Darrodi Mullen


COLOUR IN PRINTING
Wednesday 2 December 2015
Centre for Fine Print Research
University of the West of England
Bristol School of Art and Design
Bristol

Slide 1 Audience 2

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).
Speakers were Paul O'Dowd, Peter Walters and Carinna Parraman talking about new developments in 3D and 2.5D printing, new print materials for industrial applications, colour and appearance of printed surfaces.
MA Design and MA printmaking students from UWE attended the event, as well as some intrepid Colour Group members, especially. Roger Bourdon, who received the furthest distance travelled award for going all the way to the west of England from Cambridgeshire!

3D skull

AWARDS MEETING
Awardees of the WDW awards, 2015
Wednesday 4 November 2015
City University
London

Cranwell Wang
Hickey Maule

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.
Also presenting were two senior scientists who acted as mentors. Vien Cheung (BOTTOM LEFT) and Marina Bloj (BOTTOM RIGHT): Vien considered aspects of digital presentation and Marina talked about measurements she had made on the perception of the colours in THAT dress(BELOW).

Bloj and the Dress
Cheung Bloj

NEWS

deviceCG(GB) NOW HAS A NORTHERN CHAPTER

The Colour Group now has a Northern Chapter that meets in Newcastle but plans to cover events in Northumberland, Durham, Teeside and Sunderland for now. Its programme is tuned to this region of the UK and although it has its own members who are part of the Colour Group, entry to meetings by other Group members and the public, if appropriate, is encouraged. More info soon but see the initial programme under the Up Coming Events tab where the NC meetings are backed in turquoise.
Join the Colour Group and tell us you are interested in the Northern Chapter.
16-08-16


Ankh blurbnCARAVAN and the ANKH

CARAVAN is an international and interreligious peacebuilding arts non-profit / NGO that originated in 2009 in Cairo, Egypt, addressing the increasing chasm of discord and misunderstanding that exists between the cultures and creeds of Middle East and the West.
It organises events - latest is of decorated Ankh at a workshop run by CG(GB) member Shirine Osseiran at the Soho Parish Primary School. The exhibition was at St Jame's Piccadilly, W1J 9L.Ankh workshop
Check out Caravan and its works.
14-=08-16


book cover

A NEW BOOK - COLOUR REPRODUCTION

No, not a chromatic version of The Joy of Sex but a book to help those of you interested in understanding the way colours may be reproduced in electronic media. This is a book by Michael S Tooms, published by Wiley this year - click here for more details.
01-05-16


thesaurus COLOUR THESAURUS

At past meetings of the Group, the subject of colour names has often been discussed, the number of names for BLUE being of particular interest. Ingrid Sunderberg has constructed a thesaurus that she hopes will help people interested in colour. Have a look at her blog to see if you agree.
18-02-16


VAN GOGH'S BEDROOM RESTOREDv goghs bedroom

Art restorers in Chicago have made a digital restoration of the famous painting of van Gogh's bedroom. The painting's colours have changed over time. You can read the full story on BBC NEWS and the Colour Group's publication Chevreul's Colour Theory and Its Consequences for Artists (available for download on this site) also considers van Gogh's painting and the transient nature of some pigments.
16-02-16


ILLUMINATIONS BEAT WITH A LOVER'S HEARTplace de la concorde

On Valentine's Day 2016 in Paris, HEADLIGHTS , the work of Milene Guermont (shown on the right above), located in Place de la Concorde, will throb with the illuminated rhythm of a lover's heart beats, thanks to the pulse sensor attached their finger and connected to the pyramidal work. Not being able to scrape up the fare to Paris for two, we have not tried the installation and, sadly, have no pictures of the beating illuminated work. Check out the web pages here or for moving pictures on Youtube.
However, there is a nice animation of the structure at the bottom of the page on this link.
14-02-16


octopus

COLOURFUL OCTOPUS MEANS DANGER

Octopuses (or is it octopi?) have dramatic social lives and resolve fights using colour to mark their mood. See the chromatic story on the ABC News Net.
05-02-16


EARLY COLOUR PHOTOS ON SHOW: LUMIERE BROTHERS AUTOCHROME FROM WW1poilu at rest

The State Museum in Bonn has an exhibition of images from Albert Khan's collection of Autochome pictures and several of these are posted by the MAIL Online. If you are not familiar with the subtle colours of the Autochrome process, these images, and many others online elsewhere, are certainly worth a look.
19-01-16


Tarrant

ARTHUR TARRANT DIES

Former Chairman of the Colour Group, Arthur died at his home on 19 November. Arthur was in CG(GB) pretty much from its start and he managed to get to meetings – particularly AGMs - up until last year when health deteriorations got the better of him. From the 70's he was been more or less on permanent tour with his lively demo talk Colour is Fun. He was a most knowledgeable and approachable member and will be missed most surely.
23-11-15


Book image

NEW BOOK ON COLOUR

Former Chairman of the Colour Group, Roy Osborne, has published a new book Books on Colour 1495-2015, History and Bibliography (ISBN 978-1-326-45971-0 (275 pages). October 2015, Lulu Press, Raleigh, NC, USA. £14.50 UK) This will be a useful addition to any chromophile's library.
11-11-15


COLOUR: THE SPECTRUM OF SCIENCE

spectrum

If you are looking at this you are
probably intersted in COLOUR
and won't want to miss the new series
of BBC 4 TV programmes on Wednesday evenings at 21.00 hrs.
Click the link.
02-11-15


White shopw exhibit

THE WHITE SHOW

Not really sure the Colour Group
should advertise the White Show
but it looks like an exhibition of work that should be viewed because it's not at all colourless.
02-11-15


logo50th CELEBRATION

T he Comité del Color of Spain is celebrating its 50th annivesary with a special meeting on 5 November. The CG(GB) sends warm congratulations.
Click for details.
26-10-15 .


MILAN MEETING
Colour card game

T he Eleventh CONFERENZA DEL COLOURE MILAN in September was organised by The Gruppo del Colore and this annual two day colour conference was at the very modern Politico of Milano. The event was supported by the Centre Francais de la Couleur, Groupe Francais de L'Imagerie Numerique Couleur and the Colour Group of Great Britain. A longer report will be available in the CG(GB) Newsletter.
04-10-15


Turner Medal

TURNER MEDAL VIDEO of CRUZ-DIEZ

The Carlos Cruz-Diez Foundation has now released a video of the April presentation at City University of the Turner Medal to Carlos Cruz-Diez. 24-09-15


100% DESIGN LONDON
Four days of colour talksadvert

100%Design, one of the most prestigious interior design shows, asked Colour Group GB committee member Karen Haller to help curate four days of colour talks (that's nine talks each day) for industry professionals and the general public to examine the power of colour. The talks will examine how colour and the senses can positively influence and stimulate environments to improve productivity and creativity while supporting us emotionally. It's like a mini colour congress!
See details here.
18-09-15


RAINBOW VISIONSColourful eye

One of our Committee members recommends two rainbow sights (sites) via the links below. One shows a rainbow demo which we hope somebody will repeat for the next Colour Group meeting, the other an inspiration for anybody wanting a new garden shed.
Colour Bar
Colours in the Dusk
17-08-15


Okrha logoOKHRA CENTRE - LATEST COURSES, etc:

Ôkhra is a nonprofit cooperative that has 250 members and hundreds of subscribers who are passionate about color and cooperation. They come from all over the world to the centre at Roussillon, 40 miles north of Marseilles, and discover a unique conservatory where artisans and artists, researchers, teachers and professionals, plus some real amateurs, mingle to apply their skills in arts and crafts to specific themes. This year the centre offers a course entitled: Basic Color Science on Wednesday 7 to Friday, 9 October 2015 which could prepare you for a school in the Spring of 2016 Light, color and social issues. Check out the web pages in French or web pages in English.
01-08-15


Museum of Coloiurs logoMUSEUM OF COLOURS - LATEST NEWSLETTER

The latest Newsletter from the Museum (number 4) is out now - download from their web site.
31-07-15


CHECK OUT OUR COLOURFUL (or colorful) WORLD:

coloured world globe Fox News (bless 'm) are sharing with us pictures of the ten most colorful places on the globe. Go look. Do you agree? Thought not. A small prize (very small) might be awarded to anybody who can nominate a better ten places with pictures.
25-07-15


KIWI COLOURS:rack of coloured T shirts

D own in New Zealand, Colour ma tic is helping shoppers by providing a computerised system that analyses the colours you are wearing. The device assigns you a score and then suggests alternative colours for your clothes. Colour-mutts like me might find this helpful but the question is, who made the rules that the computer uses?.
20-07-15


rainbow stairsRAINBOW STAIRCASE AT THE RA:

RA are the first letters of the word RAINBOW and they also stand for Royal Academy. The Colour Group was delighted to see this year's Summer Exhibition down at Burlington House has a rainbow staircase installed by Jim Lambie. And knowing the Group's fascination with rainbows you won't be surprised to hear we urge you to visit the exhibition before it ends on 18 August.
20-07-15


ADDITIVE COLOUR MIXING or FUN WITH FLOURESCENTS:White light exhibit

O ver the years there have been many demonstrations of additive colour mixing using coloured light primaries but what must be the largest is on show at the National Media Museum in Bradford in their current exhibition Light Fantastic - see a video from the BBC.


TRANSFORM YOUR HOME? THEN NOTE:

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A free video interview series is starting on July 6th and continues with one exclusive interview daily from July 6th right up to July 26th.There will 21 extraordinary speakers who will share easy tips and tricks to help you create a home that fires up your passion and creativity to help you live a more juicy life in line with your dreams. Three of these will be Colour Group members. Tune and get coloured-up.


colour workshop

AFFORDABLE ART FAIR - FREE WORKSHOP

T wo Colour Group members, Janet Best and Shirine Osseiran, ran a free Lets Talk Colour workshop at the Affordable Art Fair, Hampstead on 11 June in association with Kolormondo from Sweden.
The workshop was packed with young and old who had come to find out about colour. The 'shop was held in the Education Space which, fortuitously, had a wall covering that could not have been more appropriate.
12-06-15


Course logo

NEW COURSE FOR COLO(U)R TYROS

P oynter News Univesrity in the USA has introduced a free one-hour, online course Color in News Design. Upon completing you will be able, the University claims, to make informed decisions about color, identify the moods or emotional overtones created by different colors, combine two or more colors to create effective contrasts and use color combinations to create a sense of foreground and background. After my last attempt to decorate my bedroom met with my wife's complete horror at my colour choice, I think I should take this course. Has anybody tried it yet?
06=06-15


hair color

GOOD DEMO OF DIFFERENT LIGHT SOURCES CHANGING OBJECT COLOUR

T his video shows how light sources really influence perceived colour - same girl, same hair, different lamp. A convincing demonstration, as if you needed one.
29-05-15


DATE 17 August 2016