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CSA NSW Sydney Design Festival Event Unlocking the Structure of Colour,
Wednesday March 6, 6.30 pm for 7.00 pm start, Albion Centre, corner of Albion and Crown St, Surry Hills.


Our first event for March will be a presentation on Wednesday March 6 on “Unlocking the Structure of Colour”. The event has been included as part of the Sydney Design Festival and will consist of two presentations, by Dr David Briggs and by Annamaria di Cara FDIA.

In several important ways colour education today presents not a simplified but a fossilized version of our current understanding of colour. David Briggs will survey the historical development of "colour theory" and show how notions like the traditional red, yellow and blue primary colours should not be simply dismissed as wrong but should be understood as important steps on the way to our current understanding. He will then explore the current standard scientific anatomy of perceived colour, which involves not only the relatively familiar attributes of hue, lightness (tone/value) and chroma, but also the distinct, additional attributes of brightness, colourfulness, and saturation. Then in our second presentation Annamaria di Cara will take a close look at a very important alternative conceptual framework of colour, the Scandinavian Natural Colour System (NCS), which has found widespread application internationally in many areas of design.

Wednesday March 6, 6.30 pm for light refreshments followed by talks beginning at 7.00 pm.


Albion Centre, Ground Floor, 349 Crown Street (entry corner of Albion and Crown Streets), Surry Hills. Street parking only. The Albion Centre is a short bus ride or about ten-minute walk from Central Station and is extremely well served by bus routes in Crown, Albion and nearby streets.


Pre-booking essential 
Tickets: $30 non-members/ $20 CSA members/ $15 students, including light refreshments.
RSVP Monday March 4.