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Visual Thinking Talks

Visual Thinking Talks

26 March 2014

Wednesday 26 March
6.00 - 8.00pm

6.00 - 6.45pm
In the 19th century, Winsor & Newton were pioneers in creating consistency in artists' colours. Paul Robinson, Winsor & Newton, talks about methods they adopted to achieve this.

6.45 - 7.30pm
Jo Volley will introduce The Materials Research Project at the Slade School of Fine Art.

7.30 - 8.00pm
Onya McCausland marks the end of the Turning Landscapes into Colour project with an overview of the group's research, contributions and outcomes.

Turning Landscape into Colour investigates the origins of earth pigments - ochres - in the landscape and considers their significance as contemporary cultural materials. This project will explore the variations between different batches of colour collected from separate sites across the mid Pennines. Onya McCausland has invited researchers from different disciplines and institutions to contribute their specialist knowledge, insight and expertise to the project. McCausland will bring the collected earths to the Artists' Studio and begin processing the raw material, turning it into ochre pigment and finally paint.

This project has been programmed in response to themes within the current exhibitions of dance, landscape and transformation.

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