A a cross- and interdisciplinary event at the UCL Slade School of Fine Art to celebrate International Colour Day and World Poetry Day took place on 20th and 21st March 2019. This included all things colourful and poetic and often both, from talks, poetry readings, to making and mixing pigments, and looking at images in the accompanying exhibition The Nomenclature of Colours.
The symposium was conceived and organised by Jo Volley of the Slade School and the exhibition The Nomenclature of Colours was curated by Jo and Stephanie Nebbia. The photos used here were taken by Gabriela Giroletti and Ruth Siddall.
The full programme is available here.
Speakers talking about colour and research were; Michael Berkowitz, Malina Busch, Jane Bustin, Mark Cann, David Dobson, Taylor Enoch, Roland-Francois Lack, Liz Lawes, Andy Leak, Antoni Malinowski, Onya McCausland, Dimitris Mylonas, Ruth Siddall, Henrietta Simson, Estelle Thompson and Edward Winters.
The poets who read from their work were Mataio Austin Dean, Rhun Jones, Sharon Morris, Fabian Peake and George Szirtes. Caroline de Lannoy‘s ‘Colour Tale’ was performed by Caroline and Slade School students, the ‘Colour Tale Choristers’.
David Dobson, Ian Rowlands and Jo Volley demonstrated making and mixing pigments.
Looking at Josef Albers’s silk screen prints from the Slade’s edition of Interaction of Colour in a talk and discussion led by Malina Busch.
An exhibition of pigments in the Material Museum curated by Jo Volley.