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The (approximately) monthly events of the NSW Division for 2019 will be added here as they are announced. You can also subscribe to news of all upcoming CSA events around Australia by "liking" our Facebook page found here.

Upcoming Events

    • 8 Jun 2024
    • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    • Zoom
    • 24

    Whether you print at home on your own inkjet printer, or need to interact with high-end professional printers to produce large format prints (paper or canvas), our next webinar is for you! It will provide a clear framework and great tips from a world-class expert, Dr Les Walkling

    Les is an internationally renowned artist and educator. He works as an imaging, printing and colour management consultant, and regularly conducts courses. We are delighted that he has agreed to present this, the fifth and last in our Creating Colour series of webinars, and we again thank CSA NSW Division committee members Veronica Colvin and Jean Pretorius for organizing the series.

    The webinar will introduce the five domains of digital printmaking from the perspective of colour reproduction and colour fidelity across topics including monitor calibration, the preparation of digital images for print, selection of print media, colour management, and metamerism. Finally, Les will give some pointers on lighting and displaying prints, as well as hard proofing on a local printer. 

    Not to be missed if you are passionate about beautiful high fidelity colour images in print! Please take a moment to pass on this invitation to any of your friends, colleagues or students who would appreciate this special opportunity by sharing the event link:

    Dr Les Walkling is an artist, educator and consultant. His work is held in many public collections including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, The National Gallery of Australia, and The National Gallery of Victoria. Les is the former Director of Media Arts at RMIT University, and Senior Research Fellow and Australian Research Council Discovery Project grant recipient in the School of Art. He is a founding board member of the Centre for Contemporary Photography, (Australia), Fellow of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography, R&D photographic industry ambassador, and digitization consultant to Australia’s cultural heritage institutions. He also works as an imaging, printing and color management consultant, lecturer, and supervisor, regularly conducting digital photography workshops and contemporary art courses. Les has also served on numerous cultural advisory and management boards including the Museum of Australian Photography, and regularly presents at industry conferences, imaging seminars and contemporary art festivals.


    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 AEDT on Thursday June 6th.

    If you're unable to attend live, please do not register as the recording of this webinar will be made publically accessible on the CSA YouTube Channel, like all of the webinars in our Creating Colour series and International Colour Day events.

    • 31 Dec 2025
    • 12:00 PM
    • Online

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Past Events

13 Apr 2024 "Conversations on Colour and Place" with Dr Natalie O'Connor and Jo Mellor
22 Mar 2024 International Colour Day 2024 event: Phyllis Shillito and her Colour Curriculum 1945-79 (ONLINE ATTENDANCE)
20 Mar 2024 International Colour Day 2024 event: Phyllis Shillito and her Colour Curriculum 1945-79
17 Feb 2024 "Dynamic Colour in Digital Art" with Steve Forster (Long Island Academy of Fine Art, USA)
18 Dec 2023 CSA national Annual General Meeting 2023
18 Dec 2023 CSA NSW Division Annual General Meeting 2023
3 Dec 2023 Jocelyn Maughan on Colour
12 Oct 2023 CSA National Conference 2023 Colour Sense and Sensibility
17 Sep 2023 "Dyes Ancient and Modern" with Dr Mark Liu
27 Aug 2023 "The Colour Circle at the Bauhaus and Beyond" with Michael Mentler
30 Jul 2023 Creating Colour 2: A Practical Guide for Beginner and Intermediate Painters with Dr Jean Pretorius
1 Jul 2023 CSA NSW gallery visit: Francis Giacco (Australian Galleries) and Kerry McInnis (Wagner Contemporary)
25 Jun 2023 "Objectivity in colour experience and the elusiveness of aesthetic description" with Dr Joaquim Marcelino Santos
25 Apr 2023 "Creating Colour 1: Paint Making" with Ulysses Jackson (Golden Artist Colors Inc., USA)
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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