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Upcoming Events

    • 31 Oct 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Online
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    The next in the series of free webinars organized and presented by the Colour Society of Australia will be A Conversation about Colour with eminent Australian sculptor, painter and educator Ron Robertson-Swann, hosted by artist and CSA NSW Division Secretary Aly Indermühle. We are very grateful to Aly for organizing and conducting this webinar. 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:

    Ron Robertson-Swann OAM is a highly respected artist and art educator, best known for abstract metal sculptures often painted in bright colours, including Vault (1980), one of the most talked-about artworks in Australian history. In 2002 he was awarded an OAM for his contributions to art education and sculpture in Australia, and he is described as a mentor to numerous artists. Ron's passion for sculpture was influenced by his teachers, who included Lyndon Dadswell, Sir Anthony Caro, Phillip King, Clement Greenberg, and Harry Nicolson.

    Ron Robertson-Swann, Vault (1980)

    In 1969, the inaugural exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, hailed in Australian art history, presented the first comprehensive exhibition of colour field paintings and abstract sculpture, including 74 artworks by 40 artists in Australia. This groundbreaking exhibition launched the career of Ron Robertson-Swann along with a new generation of Australian artists. This webinar conversation for the Colour Society of Australia will focus on Ron's vibrant experiences as an artist, and on the influence of colour on and in his art practice and that of his contemporaries.

    Aly Indermühle's career has spanned multiple elements of film and television production to include 3D animation, artistic creation, sculpture, lighting, texturing and theme park design. She now focuses on sculpture, art installations and digital works in her artistic practice, which encompasses large-scale publicly displayed light art as seen in VIVID Sydney and The Australian Open to smaller more intimate works for the private sphere.

    Upcoming Ron Robertson-Swann exhibition, Australian Galleries Sydney

    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, the deadline for registration is 24 hours before the event, but please note that some recent webinars have been booked out well over a week in advance.

    This event continues a series of webinars organized and presented free of charge by the Colour Society of Australia NSW Division during the covid-19 crisis. These webinars are free to CSA members and non-members around Australia and the world, but as a reward to our wonderful members we make bookings available to members-only for about a week before we make them available to non-members, to ensure that no member need miss out on a place provided that they register promptly.

    CSA members who only intend to watch the video recording after the event do not need to register to access the recording, which will be freely available to all CSA members on our website shortly after the webinar. 

Past Events

25 Sep 2021 CSA NSW September webinar "Concerning the Shape of Color" with Marcia R. Cohen, Professor Emerita SCAD Atlanta (USA)
11 Sep 2021 CSA Western Australian Division Meeting: Colour and Music 2
30 Aug 2021 AIC 14th Congress Milan 2021
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
21 May 2021 CSA Western Australian Division: Dwellingup weekend away
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)
13 Mar 2021 CSA Western Australian Division Meeting: Colour and Music Part 1
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
5 Sep 2020 Walking, Looking, Seeing
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
7 Sep 2018 National Conference - Perception & Colour
7 Feb 2018 CSA QLD event: Global Fashion Colour Palettes
9 Sep 2016 Brisbane 2016 - Colour Speak
16 Apr 2016 CSA Southern Division event: Site Visit - Australia Garden Cranbourne
3 Oct 2014 Perth 2014 - Space Time Colour

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