Sue Williams reports on this SDC London region event which took place in March 2014.
Richard Straughan, President of the SDC and a member of the London Region gave the Ismar Glasman Memorial lecture, entitled The Wonderful World of Colour.
Richard talked about how colour is very important, it constantly surrounds us and we use it in virtually every area of our lives, it is used to convey moods and individuality. Underground maps would be impossible to use without it. We use it for brand and product recognition. Colour allows us to know that a fruit is ripe.
Colour is used in symbolism such as hot colours like reds and oranges to evoke anger and strength whereas blues and greens can evoke calm moods and feelings of tranquility. Our association with colour has to be modified when you change cultures, in the West we relate black to a colour of mourning but in China it is white.
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Janet Best, Fashion Colourist, was invited to this recent show at the Royal College of Arts as a representative of the SDC. She reports on the event.
The event took place in the Department of Textiles. Professor Clare Johnston is Head of Programme, and her welcome on the RCA website puts the textiles programme in context: