Call for Submissions: Colour: What Do You Mean By That?
“An exhibition exploring colour as a phenomenon that crosses the boundaries of the arts and sciences.
Artists and designers revel in, and seek to understand, the visceral, physical and ephemeral qualities of colour. Sir Isaac Newton began his scientific experiments with light and prisms as ‘a very pleasing divertisement, to view the vivid and intense colours produced thereby’. His investigations ultimately changed our understanding of the fundamental nature of light and colour. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe challenged Newton’s understanding as limited, and introduced colour as an emotionally charged phenomenon. He proposed an alternative methodological approach based on ’empathic observation’.
Colour: What Do You Mean By That? calls for art inspired by, or questioning, scientific concepts about colour: art that encapsulates colour knowledge from multiple perspectives.“