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Upcoming Events

    • 28 Aug 2022
    • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Zoom
    • 86

    The next in the series of free webinars organized and presented by the Colour Society of Australia will be given by pioneer Australian fashion designer and artist Linda Jackson AO. We are very grateful to CSA NSW committee member Kerry O'Donnell for organizing this event.

    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:

    Linda Jackson AO was born in Melbourne in 1950 and studied fashion design at Emily McPherson College and photography at Prahran Tech before taking off overseas in the late 1960s to live in New Guinea and travel through Asia to Paris and London. Returning to Sydney in 1973 Linda met kindred spirit Jenny Kee and together colourful creativity was their flamboyant force, along with staging Flamingo Park fashion parades that became famous for their energetic amalgamation of art, fashion and music. 

    Travels to Central Australia and Lightning Ridge in 1980 re-inspired her long-term passion for colour and opal.  “I had to travel out to the Opal Fields from Lightning Ridge to Boulder Opal Country to immerse myself in the landscape and learn more about how the magic colours of Opal are formed. I already had the fascination with colour healing, art therapy, auras and the way colours inspire, so to experiment with hand painting and printing textiles was an obvious way to translate my ideas’. 

    Since closing her Sydney studio in 1992 and relocating to NT, then Far North Queensland and now residing in NSW Linda has been involved in many solo and group exhibitions and workshops across the Country. Her first children’s book “Rainbow Menagerie’ was released in November 2018. Linda's upcoming exhibition "Romance of the Swag" opens at the Bathurst Regional Art Gallery on the 13th of August and goes until the 2nd of October.

    Linda has received many accolades for her work, which has been acquired by the Australian National Gallery, National Gallery of Victoria, Powerhouse Museum, RMIT, Art Gallery of NT, Art Gallery of SA and the Queen Victoria Museum Tasmania. Awards include Life Fellow PHM, Australia Council Fellowship, Design Institute Hall of Fame and Prix de Marie Claire. Linda was awarded AO Officer in the order of Australia in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours List. The Linda Jackson and Jenny Kee “Step into Paradise” exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney 2019 was an extraordinary colourful survey of their fashion and art and was followed by the 2020 documentary Step into Paradise” which can be seen on ABC iView.

    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 August 26th, but please note that this webinar may be booked out well in advance of that date.

    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 August 26th to be sent a temporary link when this becomes available. 

Past Events

24 Jul 2022 CSA July Webinar: "Teaching (and Learning) Color Theory on Tiktok" with Peter Donahue (USA)
18 Jun 2022 CSA NSW June event: Darlinghurst Gallery Walk
29 May 2022 "Painting Light and Form" with Todd Casey (USA)
20 Mar 2022 CSA International Colour Day 2022 event: Progress in Colour Education
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
31 Oct 2021 CSA NSW October webinar: "A Conversation about Colour" with sculptor and painter Ron Robertson-Swann, hosted by artist Aly Indermühle
25 Sep 2021 CSA NSW September webinar "Concerning the Shape of Color" with Marcia R. Cohen, Professor Emerita SCAD Atlanta (USA)
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
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
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

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