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    • 22 Jul 2020
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (UTC+10:00)
    • online
    • 62

    “The resort of kings, the garden of France, the lands of arts and letters and the cradle of the Renaissance: the Loire valley.”  Jean-Marie Perouse de Montelos

    Mention of French interiors (and exteriors) evokes images of Louis XIV, XV and XVI and the Empire. French interior design ranges from the Baroque, Rococo and Neo-classical styles through to modern-day designers such as Philip Starck creating decorated spaces for Francois Mitterrand.

    Come on a colour journey through the Loire Valley with Virginia Handel and visit some French interiors and exterior designs encountered along the way. The journey will embrace world famous French chateaux with creative spaces and the countryside romanticism of French farmhouse style. We will also briefly visit some of the key elements of French interior design. This is the third in a series of international colour journeys presented by Virginia Handel for the Colour Society of Australia in recent years.

    Virginia Handel is Secretary of the NSW Division of the Colour Society of Australia. Virginia is an interior designer and has also had a very distinguished medical career and extensive experience in undergraduate, postgraduate and clinical teaching. Her previous internationally-themed colour presentations to the NSW Division of the CSA have included The Colours of Scandinavia at Great Dane and Autumn in New England at Cromwell Furniture. 

    This webinar is free but registration is essential and limited to 100 participants worldwide, so early registration is advised. Successful registrants will be advised by reply email and will be sent the link and instructions to join the webinar on the Zoom platform shortly before the event.

    This webinar is one of a series presented free of charge by the Colour Society of Australia NSW Division during the covid-19 crisis. These webinars are open to CSA members and non-members around Australia and the world, but as a reward to our wonderful members we make bookings available for members only for about a week before we announce the event publicly. (Please note that our last webinar with paint-maker Michael Harding was booked out a full week in advance). Now that this event has been opened to non-members please feel free to let others know about it using the link

    Members also have exclusive access to our growing archive of video recordings, lecture slides and other resources from earlier CSA presentations in the Member's Area of the CSA website. A recording of the Michael Harding webinar and a collection of slides from Peter Tasker's presentation on Murobond paints in February were added to this archive recently, along with several resources that we had available from previous years, and we hope to continue to add resources from all of our coming presentations. If you're not already a member please consider joining the CSA  to help us to continue our activities such as this free webinar series. Our membership year runs from July to June so now is the perfect time to join, and if you've been adversely affected by the coronavirus crisis please don't hesitate to pay the Concession rate for the coming year. 

    The next webinar in our series, with CSA royalty Annamaria di Cara FDIA on Thursday August 27 (not August 26 as previously advised), Please see the announcement in the notices below.

    • 6 Oct 2020
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • 9 Oct 2020
    • (UTC+02:00)
    • Popes’ Palace, Avignon, France




    1st CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – article or poster

    October 7th 2019

    2nd CALL

    January 6th 2020


    April 6th 2020


    June 6th 2020


    August 21th 2020


    August 31th 2020

    • 19 Mar 2021
    • 9:00 AM (UTC+11:00)
    • 21 Mar 2021
    • 5:00 PM (UTC+11:00)
    • To be confirmed


    On behalf of the Colour Society of Australia, the Organising Committee of the CSA National Conference Sydney 2021 would like to invite you to participate and to submit an abstract for presentation at the conference related to the theme COLOUR CONNECTIONS . . . . . . . . .

    Important dates

    First circular and call for abstracts 04 June 2020
    Second circular and call for abstracts 06 July 2020
    Submission deadline for abstracts 25 September 2020
    Notification of oral/poster presentation 02 November 2020
    Registration opens 16 November 2020
    Early bird registration deadline 29 January 2021
    General registration deadline 05 March 2021
    Submission of pdf for CSA website (optional) 31 March 2021


    About the conference theme

    The theme Colour Connections acknowledges the importance of multidisciplinary approaches to colour in this era of ever-narrowing specialization. Participants are invited to consider how their own work involving colour may be of interest and of importance in other disciplines, or to critically contrast and perhaps reconcile different specialized approaches to colour within their own discipline. We encourage participation from designers, artists and other colour practitioners whose work references scientific or philosophical understanding of colour, from colour educators whose teaching programs span the art-science divide, and from scientific, historical and other researchers who believe that their insights about colour have relevance beyond their specialized areas of interest.

    As previously advised, the Committee of the NSW Division of the Colour Society of Australia has been monitoring the ongoing coronavirus situation in order to decide if plans for the CSA conference, originally scheduled for September of this year, need to be modified. To maximize the chance of successfully holding a live event, the Committee has now resolved to postpone the conference for six months until March 2021. We have further resolved to make a decision in October on whether to proceed with the conference as a live event or to hold it entirely online. Provisionally the dates of the conference will be March 19-21 to coincide with International Colour Day, although this is currently subject to confirmation with our venue.


    Submissions on any colour-related topic are welcome, including but not limited to:

    Colour Vision I Neuroscience I Phenomenology of Colour I Colour Perception and Illusions I Colorimetry | Colour Appearance Models  

    Colour and Language | Psychology of Colour I Colour Aesthetics I Colour Symbolism I Philosophy of Colour

    Colour in Graphic Design, Fashion Design, Communication Design, Product Design, Packaging Design and Marketing I Colour in Photography, Image Processing, Television and Cinema

    Colour in Architecture, Urban Environments, Landscape Design, Interior Design, Stage Design or Lighting Design and Technologies I Colour in Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) Environments

    Colour in Painting, Sculpture, Drawing, Theatre, Dance, and Music I History of Colour Theory and Practice in the Fine and Applied Arts

    Colour Education in the Arts, Design, Science, Engineering and in Schools I History of Colour Education

    Submission process

    To submit your abstract for consideration for an oral/poster presentation at CSA COLOUR CONNECTIONS SYDNEY 2020, please use the CSA 2021 Abstract Template .docx  and send it, including a one-paragraph biographical note and photograph of the author, to by 25 September 2020. All abstracts will be reviewed by the Program Committee and scientific submissions will in addition be anonymously peer-reviewed. Authors will be notified if their abstract has been accepted for poster or oral presentation by 02 November 2020. Accepted abstracts will be published on the CSA website on 28 February 2021.

    Authors of papers accepted for poster or oral presentation at the conference will be invited to submit their presentation either in full or in summary form 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). Submission deadline 31 March 2021.

    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.

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