Visual Thinking: Turning the Landscape into Colour
Organised by Jo Volley and Onya McCausland
Camden Arts Centre 2014
Turning Landscape into Colour investigated the origins of earth pigments – ochres – in the landscape and considers their significance as contemporary cultural materials. This project explored the variations between different batches of colour collected from separate sites across the mid Pennines. Onya McCausland invited researchers from different disciplines and institutions to contribute their specialist knowledge, insight and expertise to the project. McCausland brought the collected earths to the Artists’ Studio at the Camden Arts Centre and began processing the raw material, turning it into ochre pigment and finally paint.
‘Turning Landscape into Colour’ was programmed by Camden Arts Centre in response to themes within exhibitions based on dance, landscape and transformation.
Wednesday 26 March, 2014
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, talked about methods they adopted to achieve this.
6.45 – 7.30pm
Jo Volley introduced the Materials Research Project at the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL
7.30 – 8.00pm
Onya McCausland marked the end of the Turning Landscapes into Colour project with an overview of the group’s research, contributions and outcomes.