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1. Turning the Landscape into Colour – Camden Arts Centre 2014
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1. Turning the Landscape into Colour,  Camden Arts Centre 2014  –  Jo Volley and Onya McCausland

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.

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.

This project was programmed in response to themes within exhibitions at the Camden Arts Centre of dance, landscape and transformation.

Jo Volley at Turning Landscape Into Colour, Camden Arts Centre

Jo Volley at Turning Landscape Into Colour, Camden Arts Centre

The Materials Research Project at Camden Arts Centre

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The MaterialsResearch Project at Camden Arts Centre