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Upcoming Events

    • 16 Jul 2022
    • 10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • The Grove, 1 Leake St, Peppermint Grove, WA

    “Back to Basics”

    Saturday, 16 July 2022
    10:30am to 3:00pm
    The Grove, 1 Leake St, Peppermint Grove


    We invite you to our next meeting, a 'Back to Basics' program on aesthetic considerations in colour applications. Longstanding members will be presenting a rich program of short overview talks with discussion:

    - The Philosophy of Aesthetics,
    - The Psychology of Aesthetics,
    - Principles of Design for Interiors, and
    - Principles for Product Design;
    followed by a Workshop that will delight you!

    Parking is under the building from Leake St.  BYO lunch. Biscuits, tea and coffee will be provided.  Cost: $5 Members and $15 Non-members

    RSVP by Friday 15th July to Ruth Marrion at, so we have enough supplies for the Workshop. Thanks.  Feel free to invite an interested friend.

    As the WA Committee, we hope we can welcome you there!

    • 23 Jul 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Zoom

    The next in the series of free webinars organized and presented by the Colour Society of Australia will be a presentation by art educator Peter Donahue, who has rapidly bulit up a huge following on the social media platform TikTok. 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:

    Tiktok, a video sharing platform with over 1 billion active monthly users, is associated with dances, pranks, and beauty trends. However, it can also be a powerful engine for teaching and learning. Art educator Peter Donahue (known as @color.nerd) will discuss how the alchemy of Tiktok’s “suggestion engine” and user behavior has made him a better teacher of color theory. He’ll also review how comments and replies to his content provide a snapshot of the state of color theory education today, and how he has learned to counter the most common misbeliefs about color. Finally, Peter will demonstrate how to use some of the free charts and tools he's created, and answer your questions.

    Peter Donahue is an art educator, painter, cartoonist, and graphic designer. He chairs an Art and Design department at a small private school, where he teaches art history, an art foundations course, and creative writing. He’s done freelance graphic design work for universities, tech start-ups, and fashion brands. He’s published two collections of his comic strip, Rudek and the Bear, on Kickstarter. As an artist and educator working in both traditional and digital media, Peter came face to face with the problems inherent in color theory as it is traditionally taught and practiced, and began researching. On Tiktok, his goal is to make science-based color theory accessible to a wide variety of artists and creators. His free color tools and graphics have been adopted by university professors, make-up artists, opticians and other professionals, hobbyists, and students who work with color.

    This webinar is free but registration is essential and limited to 100 participants worldwide, so early registration is advised. 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, you must register by the deadline of midnight AEST on Friday July 22nd, but please note that some recent webinars have been booked out well over a week in advance.

    This event continues a series of webinars organized and presented free of charge by the Colour Society of Australia NSW Division. These webinars are free to CSA members and non-members around Australia and the world, but as a reward to our members we make bookings available to members-only for about a week before they are open to non-members, to ensure that no member need miss out on a place provided that they register promptly, and we also make all our webinar recordings permanently available to CSA members. CSA membership is open to all at

    If you do not plan to attend our webinar live, please do not register for this event, as it is subject to a limit of 100 registrants. Instead, if you'd like to view a recording of the webinar, please email by July 22nd to be sent a temporary link when this becomes available. 

Past Events

18 Jun 2022 CSA NSW June event: Darlinghurst Gallery Walk
29 May 2022 "Painting Light and Form" with Todd Casey (USA)
25 Mar 2022 Joondalup Festival 2022
20 Mar 2022 CSA International Colour Day 2022 event: Progress in Colour Education
2 Mar 2022 Inter-Society Color Council (USA) webinar with Nick Harkness in conversation with Paula Alessi
23 Jan 2022 CSA WA Annual General Meeting 2021
22 Jan 2022 Seeing the colours of Joondalup
5 Dec 2021 CSA December webinar: "Colours of Light: An Emotive Exploration" with designer Ilan El (Melbourne)
29 Nov 2021 CSA national Annual General Meeting 2021
29 Nov 2021 CSA NSW Division Annual General Meeting 2021
26 Nov 2021 CSA WA end-of-year event: Zoo trip
31 Oct 2021 CSA NSW October webinar: "A Conversation about Colour" with sculptor and painter Ron Robertson-Swann, hosted by artist Aly Indermühle
30 Oct 2021 CSA WA October event: Castaways sculptures at Rockingham foreshore
25 Sep 2021 CSA NSW September webinar "Concerning the Shape of Color" with Marcia R. Cohen, Professor Emerita SCAD Atlanta (USA)
11 Sep 2021 CSA Western Australian Division Meeting: Colour and Music 2
30 Aug 2021 AIC 14th Congress Milan 2021
15 Aug 2021 CSA NSW August webinar: "Light on Painting" with Adrien Lucca (Belgium)
3 Jul 2021 CSA NSW July webinar: "Colour and Composition in Hilma af Klint's Swan Series" with Kristen Tivey
21 May 2021 CSA Western Australian Division: Dwellingup weekend away
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)
13 Mar 2021 CSA Western Australian Division Meeting: Colour and Music Part 1
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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