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Upcoming Events

    • 12 Oct 2023
    • 9:00 AM (AWST)
    • 14 Oct 2023
    • 5:00 PM (AWST)
    • Fremantle (Western Australia) and online

    On behalf of the Colour Society of Australia, the Western Australian Division is proud to announce that the CSA National Conference for 2023, "Colour Sense and Sensibility" will be held in Fremantle, Western Australia, on October 12-14 of this year.  The Organizing Committee of the conference invites you to participate and submit an abstract of a paper you would like to present on this occasion.  It will be a “hybrid” conference where papers can be presented live on site or either live or pre-recorded from a distance by Zoom, so that international presenters can participate before an international audience on Zoom.

    The deadline for submission for abstracts of papers will be May 31.  Poster presentations are also welcome, with abstracts due by May 31 also.  Registrations will open on June 16 with an early-bird price for both live and Zoom participants. 

    Fremantle, Western Australia (Image credit: Kristian Maley, Wikipedia)

    About the Conference Theme “Colour Sense and Sensibility”

    Colour practitioners and researchers are invited to present their work with emphasis on how human beings relate to and understand colour experiences, from a scientific, historical or philosophical standpoint, including educators whose teaching programs span the art-science divide.

    Submissions on any colour-related topic are welcome.  These fields are recognized but other related fields may be considered.

    • Colour Vision, Neuroscience, Phenomenology of Colour, Colour Perception and Illusions, Colorimetry, Colour Appearance Models, Colour and Language, Psychology of Colour, Colour Aesthetics, Colour Symbolism, Philosophy of Colour 
    • Colour in Graphic Design, Fashion Design, Communication Design, Product Design, Packaging Design and Marketing, Colour in Photography, Image Processing, Television and Cinema
    • Colour in Architecture, Urban Environments, Landscape Design, Interior Design, Stage Design or Lighting Design and Technologies, Colour in Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) Environments
    • Colour in Painting, Sculpture, Drawing, Theatre, Dance, and Music, History of Colour Theory and Practice in the Fine and Applied Arts
    • Colour Education in the Arts, Design, Science, Engineering and in Schools, History of Colour Education

    Submission Process

    To submit your abstract for consideration for either an oral or a poster presentation, please email to obtain the CSA 2023 Abstract Template, and return it with a one-paragraph biographical note and photograph of the author(s) by May 31, 2023.  All abstracts will be reviewed by the Program Committee of the WA Division.  Authors will be notified if their abstract has been accepted for oral or poster presentation by 31st June, 2023.  Accepted abstracts will be published on the CSA website in mid-August.

    Next Step 

    Authors of abstracts accepted for poster or oral presentation will be invited to submit their presentation in full as a pdf document to be hosted on the CSA website. Submission of this paper will be greatly appreciated but is entirely at the discretion of the author(s).

    Copyright & Legal Obligations

    All information in the abstract submission, including author’s names, affiliations, authors order of listing, and the content of abstract, will be used in the conference publications. The contributor carries legal obligations of the abstract; any violation to a third party’s right will be the responsibility of the contributor him/herself.

    Best regards,

    Western Australian Division Committee,

Past Events

26 Mar 2023 International Colour Day 2023 event: "Controlled Palettes in Painting" with Tristan Elwell (USA)
5 Feb 2023 "Colour in Scientific Imaging and Space” with Dr Balthasar Indermühle
17 Dec 2022 CSA national Annual General Meeting 2022
17 Dec 2022 CSA NSW Division Annual General Meeting 2022
20 Nov 2022 "Making Sense of Ancient Greek Colour Names" with Dr Peter Gainsford (NZ)
2 Oct 2022 CSA NSW webinar: "A Colourful Life" with Linda Jackson AO
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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