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    • 15 Aug 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • online
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    The next in the series of free webinars organized by the Colour Society of Australia will be a presentation by artist Adrien Lucca speaking from Belgium on the topic of Light on painting; how programming the spectrum of white light produces new colours. We're delighted that our webinar has been included in the program of National Science Week 2021, which runs from the 14th to the 22nd of August.

    Please help us to spread word of this exciting event by sharing our authorized social media posts from the Colour Society of Australia's Facebook and Instagram accounts, or by passing on the following event link to your friends, colleagues and students.

    Adrien Lucca, Soleil de minuit, Bruxelles - Montréal

    Rethinking painting as it appears when lit by “non-classical” white light has been one of Belgian artist Adrien Lucca's main research projects for several years. In the presentation he will introduce his research methods, the laboratory where he uses chemistry, spectrometry, electronics and computer science for artistic purposes and his results: exhibitions, publications and artworks.

    “Since the publication of Isaac Newton's Opticks, we have known that white light contains light components, which, when isolated, appear coloured. The fact that these coloured components of white light are not perceptible without a glass prism or a measuring device is remarkable: white light hides from us what it is made of. The fact that it is possible to synthesise white light from pairs of coloured lights is much less well known, as is the fact that it is possible to compose white light from three coloured lights other than the classic red-green-blue triplet.

    When we look at these non-classical lights, we discover a whole set of extraordinary visual phenomena: coloured materials can change colour radically while white light seems not to vary. In fact, the colour of the light and the effect of a light on the colour of the materials it illuminates are two independent parameters.”  - Adrien Lucca

    Adrien Lucca is a lecturer at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Visuels de La Cambre and at the Ecole de Recherche Graphique in Brussels, Belgium. Since 2009 he has developed an artistic practice around geometry, colour, light, physics and perception. He has explored in depth the interactions between natural and artificial light, the colour of pigments and glass in several monumental projects in public space such as Soleil de minuit (2017, Montreal), Microkosmos (2018, Brussels), Lace of Light (2018, Rome) or Yellow-free zone (2018, Rotterdam).

    This webinar is free but registration is essential and limited to 100 participants worldwide, so early registration is advised. (Our last webinar with Kristen Tivey was booked out almost a week in advance). Successful registrants will be notified by reply email and will be sent the link and instructions to join the webinar on the Zoom platform shortly before the event. To receive this email with the Zoom link, the deadline for registration is 24 hours before the event.

    This event continues a series of webinars organized and presented free of charge by the Colour Society of Australia NSW Division during the covid-19 crisis. These webinars are open to CSA members and non-members around Australia and the world, but as a reward to our wonderful members we make bookings available to members-only for about a week before we make them available to non-members, to ensure that no member need miss out on a place provided that they register promptly. Registration for non-members opens on July 28.

    For an intriguing preview of Adrien's astonishing presentation, please see his short YouTube video Yellow zone/ yellow free zone.

    Max Luescher

    We've selected this webinar to dedicate to the memory of Max Luescher, a founding member of the Colour Society of Australia who passed away in March last year. Max had a distinguished career working with Geigy, Ciba-Geigy and finally his own company Chromos from 1964 to 2002, as an expert on colours of surface coatings, printing inks and plastics, and on colour appearance under different sources of illumination. He was the mastermind behind the 1996 edition of the AS2700 Australian Colour Standards for General Purposes, and was very active as a speaker and a contributor on the committees for several CSA national conferences. We're sure that Max would have been particularly interested in this webinar, which is aligned very closely with his specific research interests.

Past Events

3 Jul 2021 CSA NSW July webinar: "Colour and Composition in Hilma af Klint's Swan Series" with Kristen Tivey
22 Apr 2021 CSA NSW April webinar: "Scandinavian Colour Design of Today" with Berit Bergstrom (Berit Colour Talks, Sweden)
21 Mar 2021 CSA National Conference "Colour Connections" SUNDAY ONLY
20 Mar 2021 CSA National Conference "Colour Connections" SATURDAY ONLY
19 Mar 2021 CSA National Conference "Colour Connections" (OVERVIEW PAGE)
19 Mar 2021 CSA National Conference "Colour Connections" FRIDAY ONLY
19 Mar 2021 CSA National Conference "Colour Connections" (video registration)
20 Dec 2020 CSA National AGM 2020
6 Dec 2020 CSA NSW December webinar: "The Paint Detective" with architectural paint researcher and consultant Patrick Baty (UK)
29 Nov 2020 CSA NSW Division 2020 AGM
27 Sep 2020 CSA NSW September Webinar: "Colour Notes" with abstract painter Dr Liz Coats
5 Sep 2020 Walking, Looking, Seeing
22 Jul 2020 CSA NSW July Webinar: A Colour Journey Through the Loire Valley with Virginia Handel
14 Jun 2020 CSA NSW June webinar: Paints and Paint Making with Michael Harding
22 Mar 2020 ICD 2020 event: The Routledge Philosophy of Colour Project
19 Feb 2020 Peter Tasker on "Heritage to Contemporary Projects with Murobond Paints"
4 Dec 2019 CSA NSW End-of-Year Event with Karen Haller on The Little Book of Colour.
28 Nov 2019 CSA National and NSW Division 2019 AGMS
3 Nov 2019 CSA NSW event: Encaustic Painting: History and Contemporary Perspectives with Randal Arvilla
11 Aug 2019 CSA NSW event: Aristotle and the Philosophy of Colour Perception with Professor Mohan Matthen
4 Jul 2019 CSA NSW event: Affect, Motion and Light with Christopher Moulder
29 May 2019 CSA NSW event: Leonardo da Vinci on Colour, Light and Vision with Dr David Briggs
23 Mar 2019 CSA NSW event: International Colour Day with Resene Paints
6 Mar 2019 CSA NSW Sydney Design Festival event, Unlocking the Structure of Colour with David Briggs & Annamaria di Cara
12 Feb 2019 CSA NSW event: Newton's red Hering? with Professor Paul Martin
7 Sep 2018 National Conference - Perception & Colour
7 Feb 2018 CSA QLD event: Global Fashion Colour Palettes
9 Sep 2016 Brisbane 2016 - Colour Speak
16 Apr 2016 CSA Southern Division event: Site Visit - Australia Garden Cranbourne
3 Oct 2014 Perth 2014 - Space Time Colour

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