Colour Society of Australia NSW Division March 2017 event, Visual Dictionary of Colour, National Art School, Sydney, Tuesday March 21st, 6.00 – 8.00 pm:
Visual Dictionary of Colour workshop, National Art School, February 2017
Effective thinking and communication about colour depends on the existence of a mutually agreed and unambiguous vocabulary. For fundamental terms relating to what colour is and how it can be described and specified, by far the most comprehensive and authoritative standard is the International Lighting Vocabulary of the International Commission on Illumination (CIE). However the verbal CIE definitions, including those of the six fundamental perceived colour attributes of hue, brightness, lightness, colourfulness, chroma and saturation, are difficult for non-specialists to understand without additional explanation and illustration. In addition, the CIE definitions do not cover many terms relating to applied colour that are important to artists and designers. For such terms we often must acknowledge a number of conflicting usages associated with different traditions.
Our March event celebrating International Colour Day for 2017 is the opening of an exhibit on the theme “Visual Dictionary of Colour”. The bulk of the works to be exhibited were produced by students at the National Art School in a workshop that I conducted there in Drawing Week at the start of this year. The brief of the workshop was to contribute to an exhibition illustrating specific colour-related terms using media of the students’ choice including drawing, painting, photography, digital illustration and 3D models. The student works will be supplemented by some digital illustrations made by myself for a chapter on Colour Spaces for a forthcoming book, and for some recent additions to my website The Dimensions of Colour (www.huevaluechroma.com). As at last year’s ICD event there will be extensive signage to guide visitors through the display, and I will be giving an introductory talk at 6.30 pm.
The Colour Society is extremely grateful to Head of Drawing Dr Maryanne Coutts for making a space available at NAS to hold this event. Following the opening at 6.00 pm on Tuesday March 21 the exhibit will remain open through to Friday March 24. Please note that the display will not be accessible before 6.00 pm on the Tuesday.
David Briggs, Chairperson, NSW Division
Tuesday 21st March, 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm
Mezzanine, Room 16.1.1, First Floor, Building 16, National Art School, Darlinghurst (see map below)
Street parking only
Pre-booking essential at https://www.trybooking.com/PDRC
Tickets: $30 non-members/ $20 members/ $15 all students and NAS staff, including light refreshments. RSVP Sunday March 19.
Illustration for The Dimensions of Colour (www.huevaluechroma.com)
A Colour Society National Photo Contest will be launched at the March event and via social media on International Colour Day.
The theme will be “How Does Green Speak To You?”. We have some excellent prizes lined up and will post more details on our social media channels shortly.
If you haven’t already liked our Facebook page, please do so you are up to date with the launch of the contest. We encourage you to contribute an entry and make your colleagues, family and friends aware of it too.
SAVE THE DATE!!
Wednesday, May 10 at 6.30pm for our 30 Year Anniversary Celebration Dinner
Venue and other details will be advised in the coming weeks.