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.
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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 https://coloursociety.org.au/membership.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by August 26th to be sent a temporary link when this becomes available.