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  • 12 Jul 2020 10:50 PM | David Briggs (Administrator)

    A recording of the CSA NSW June webinar Paints and Paint Making with Michael Harding and a collection of slides from the Peter Tasker's presentation on Murobond paints for CSA NSW in February were added to this archive recently, along with several resources that we had available from previous years, including a never before released pdf summary of David Briggs' presentation Leonardo da Vinci on Colour, Light and Vision, given to mark the 500th anniversary of Leonardo's death in May 2019.

  • 24 Mar 2020 12:30 PM | David Briggs (Administrator)

    Video recordings of our ICD 2020 webinar presentations can now be viewed on the CSA NSW Division YouTube channel. In the first presentation "Colour Subjectivisms: What, Why, and Which One?" Dr Derek H Brown (U Glasgow), co-editor of the forthcoming "Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Colour", discusses the Routledge project and presents a very accessible overview of philosophy of colour. In the second video "What is a Colour?: Scientific Opinion about Colour and Colour Measurement" CSA NSW Division Chair Dr David Briggs explains current orthodox scientific opinion about colour and colour measurement based on his chapter in the Handbook, "Colour Spaces". The videos can be seen at: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLS-wuqMtzc7s_OzQSq9EjnOEdLMoSZ9wZ
    We had a great response to our ICD 2020 event with registrations from all over the world, including some AIC royalty! Unfortunately Derek had to travel to his home in Canada shortly before the event to be with his wife and son for the duration of the COVID crisis, which would have required him to give his presentation at 3.30 am central Canada time! We therefore decided to record our presentations as videos and make them available directly online.

  • 17 Mar 2020 9:02 PM | David Briggs (Administrator)


    We are very saddened to advise that Max Luescher, a long term member of the NSW Division of the Colour Society of Australia, slipped away earlier this month after a long battle with illness.
    Max began his technical career in Switzerland in the field of analytical chemistry. After migrating to Australia he joined Swiss chemical and pharmaceutical company Geigy in 1964 and was in charge of technical service for surface coatings, printing inks and plastics. When Geigy merged with Ciba forming Ciba-Geigy Max continued as Technical Manager for pigments and additives in the paint industry until 1992. He was the mastermind behind the 1996 edition of the AS2700 Australian Colour Standards for General Purposes.
    Max formed his Chromos Consulting Company in 1993, dealing with pigments, colour display on computer monitors and other colour science related matters until his retirement in 2002.
    Max was a member of the founding committee of the CSA when it joined the International Colour Association (AIC) in 1987. He was a most active member for many years attending all of our speaker meetings together with his wife Hanni. He also regularly gave presentations in the field of colour science at meetings and at our national biennial conferences. He was also a member of the organising committee for the 1999 CSA national conference "Colour Interaction" held in Sydney. Max was also a very active contributor on committees for several of the Sydney CSA national colour conferences.
    Max was the expert and man to go to for explanations of colour science and technical colour matters. Always open to discussion with designers about the ever-elusive phenomena of hue shifts under different sources of illumination. A legacy of Max’s work is his research in this area that led to the development of a computer program designed to quantify hue shifts under different illumination.

    We will miss you Max,
    Rest in Peace.

    We hope to advise at a later time of the date of Max's funeral, which has been postponed indefinitely due to the coronavirus situation.


  • 26 Jul 2018 2:07 PM | Anonymous

    Colour & Perception Conference

    Details are now available for the Colour Walkabout on Friday 7 September, the first day of our Melbourne conference. There are organized tours of the Australian Tapestry Workshop or of the National Gallery of Victoria, International in the morning and the Royal Botanical Gardens in the afternoon.

    Alternatively, there are options for Self-Guided Tours. Both the organized and Self-Guided Tours set the tone of the conference in terms of linking what we all observe and perceive around us and how this will later be addressed in the presentations and activities during the following days of the conference.

    Details of tour options HERE.

  • 27 Jun 2018 2:09 PM | Anonymous

    Preliminary Speaker Program now available

    EARLY BIRD RATES AVAILABLE UNTIL 25 JULY

    Our Speaker Program to date is now available.

    More about each of our Speakers and their topics here.

    Early Bird registration has been extended until 25 July. The Early Bird rates are $425 for Members and $520 for non-Members, conference dinner included.

    Student Fee is $150 for Members, $235 for non-Members - conference dinner excluded.

    Tickets for the Conference Dinner at $120 may be purchased by Students or for Delegate partners.

    Book now on https://www.trybooking.com/VGWT.

    We look forward to welcoming you to Melbourne in September.

  • 1 Apr 2018 9:49 AM | Anonymous

    7-9 September 2018

    The conference organising committee is working hard to bring together all that is colourful about Melbourne and to present the CSA Conference and Gala Dinner in locations that meet the high standards expected of this City. The programme too will focus on our Conference Theme and feature many speakers who will both entertain and share their knowledge for the benefit of Delegates.

    Dates are Friday 7, Saturday 8 and Sunday 9 September 2018.

    The venue for the conference is Quay West Suites Melbourne located in Southgate on the bank of the Yarra River next to the celebrated Victorian Arts precinct and just a short walk from the CBD. A modern and sophisticated conference venue it affords us great flexibility for our planned programme and is at the heart of the city’s transport hub.

    The Conference Dinner will also be in Southgate and will be held at Pure South Dining in their upstairs room with views over the Yarra to the recently renovated Flinders Street Station, an iconic building and part of Melbourne’s history.

    The conference programme will commence on Friday, September 7 with a 'Colour Walkabout' to introduce delegates to the colourful aspects of the Arts precinct and many other Architectural and Artisan features of Melbourne. This will set the tone of the conference in terms of linking what we all observe and perceive around us, and how this will later be addressed in the presentations and activities of our theme as evoked in our colourful conference logo.

    Our speaker programme ensures that we have presentations covering colour measurement and analysis, the evolution of colour from the artist to architectural colours, the creative use of light, how imagination in the form of image media can be manipulated by colour, how foods are perceived by their colour, plus much much more.

    Early Bird registration is now open and expires on May 10. The Early Bird rates are $425 for Members and $520 for non Members, conference dinner included.

    Student Fee is $150 for Members, $235 for non Members - conference dinner excluded.

    Book now on https://www.trybooking.com/VGWT.

    Keep visiting the CSA website and our Facebook Page as conference information will be added regularly as the programme moves from planning to implementation.

    CSA Southern Division looks forward to welcoming you in Melbourne in September for Perception & Colour – Evolution, Analysis, Imagination.


  • 11 Mar 2018 3:35 PM | Anonymous

    A symposium of four presentations to celebrate AIC International Colour Day 2018:

    Colour Exercises from the Shillito Design School (Eva Fay)
    The New Anatomy of Colour (David Briggs)
    Colour Education for Architecture and Interior Design in the 21st Century (Annamaria di Cara)
    Travels through Colour Space - a Painter's View (Jean Pretorius)

    Sunday March 25, 10.30 am to 2.30 pm including 30 minutes lunch break. International School of Colour and Design - iscd, 3/118 Walker St, North Sydney. Doors open 10.15 am. Tickets only $35 non-members/$25 members/$20 students; includes light lunch and use of materials. Booking essential by Thursday March 22nd at https://www.trybooking.com/UQNS.

    Full details at http://mailchi.mp/379a9cf7f5af/851zmd8dgx-1363385

  • 6 Mar 2018 10:10 AM | Anonymous

    ColourSpeak, 9 - 11 September (during Brisbane Festival)

    COLOUR SOCIETY OF AUSTRALIA BIANNUAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE

    QUT, Gardens Point, George Street, Brisbane City

    STOP PRESS …. Early Bird Rate up to 30 April!!

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