Our programme of events throughout the week will take the visitor on a journey of exploration that seeks to illustrate the relationship between Light and Colour, some of the ways they have influenced architects, designers and artists – and how they affect all of us in mind and body.
The programme begins by Unlocking the Code of Colour to understand its relationship with light. Natural light renders everything in true colour, allowing us to see the full breadth of the visible spectrum. Artificial light attempts to emulate this but there are limitations and bias. Our RIBA approved presentation explores colour through its three states – illumination, transmission and perception – the known physiological and psychological effects that colour and lighting have on the human condition and describes the evolution of LED as the leading sustainable artificial light source. Architects and engineers, artists and designers recognise the importance of light and colour in their work.
Jeremy Fielding of Atrium will explain all there is to know about LED (but you may have been afraid to ask). What is it, how does it work, how do you determine its colour rendering attributes, how should you specify and use it and what is its contribution to energy conservation and the environment?
Vessel by Heatherwick Studio presented by Blueprint Magazine is a dramatic, experiential structure built in New York consisting of interconnecting stairways rising from the ground. Characterised by its transparency and close relationship with natural light, we will transport you to this unique experience through the amazing medium of virtual reality.
Photo © Wade Zimmerman
Principal teacher of the Brighton & London Life Drawing Sessions and compulsive artist, Jake Spicer will host a tutorial on drawing with colour at the end of which, he assures us that all participants will have learned how to draw with more competence and increased confidence.
As part of our Thursday Beer & Bubbles informal gathering, artist Remi Rough describes how colour has informed his work throughout a career as both street and gallery artist. Remi’s works have been exhibited in London, Los Angeles, Paris, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Perth in Australia. One of his better-known works is a mural entitled Girl at a Window, based on a picture by Rembrandt and exhibited in the Dulwich Picture Gallery.