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	Image: Wassily Kandinsky View of Murnau 1908 (detail), The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Celebrity talks: Off the charts

Colour in context

Modern artists from Monet to Kandinsky transformed the use of colour in art and it still draws us to their works today. Hear about how colour shapes our world with this series of talks on synaesthesia, colour and identity, and how colour is used in the marketing that surrounds us.

Image: Wassily Kandinsky View of Murnau 1908 (detail), The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg

Wednesdays 17, 24 & 31 Oct 2018, 6.30pm


No bookings required

Duration 30 minutes
Location: Entrance court

Related exhibition: Masters of modern art from the Hermitage

Colour in context: Anina Rich on synaesthesia

When you see certain colours, do you hear music? In tonight’s talk, Associate Professor Anina Rich from the Department of Cognitive Science at Macquarie University discusses synaesthesia, an interesting condition in which stimulation in one sense generates an experience in another. Hear from Anina Rich as she discusses the connection between art and synaesthesia.


Wednesday 17 October 2018 6:30pm – 7pm

Colour in context: Zena O'Connor on colour, power and identity

How does colour feed into our identities? Colour became a key element for artists like Matisse and led to a radical rethink about art in general. Zena O’Connor will discuss this revolution in colour and how branding emerged when artists were changing their ideas about colour. She will also look at the use of colour in advertising, retail and social media and the way colour is often a key element of brand strategy.


Wednesday 24 October 2018 6:30pm – 7pm

Colour in context: Linda Jackson on colour, fashion and design

Heralded as a pioneer in Australian Fashion, Linda Jackson is known for her colourful, striking textiles inspired by Australia’s natural landscape. At a time when Australian fashion was solely influenced by European trends, Linda and her design partner Jenny Kee reinvented the wheel, drawing inspiration from wildlife, landscapes and nations much closer to home. Hear Linda discuss the importance of colour in fashion and design in conversation with Australian VOGUE’s Sustainability Editor-at-Large and fashion journalist, Clare Press.


Wednesday 31 October 2018 6:30pm – 7pm