Colour research project on show at USC Gallery

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Colour research project on show at USC Gallery


USC Senior Lecturer in Art and Design Kevin Todd

14 February 2014

More than 100 people, including international guests, attended the official opening of the Chroma256 exhibition at the University of the Sunshine Coast Gallery on Thursday 13 February.

This exhibition is the result of a collaborative research project into colour and design that involved eight universities from around the world.

It will remain on show at USC until 22 March before travelling to partner universities in China, Turkey, Ecuador, South Africa, India, Germany and the United States.

Project manager and USC Senior Lecturer in Art and Design Kevin Todd said Chroma256 aimed to create awareness of the complexity of people’s relationships with and use of colour in an international context.

USC’s Pro Vice-Chancellor (International and Quality) Professor Robert Elliot officially opened the exhibition, congratulating all those involved in the project, and Indigenous artist and educator Lyndon Davis provided a welcome to country.

Among the guests were former Honorary Consul of the Federal Republic of Germany Detlef Sulzer and Professor Susanne Mayer of Stuttgart Media University, which is a project partner university that will host the exhibition in July.

Mr Todd said the Chroma256 project provided an opportunity to assess whether the conformity required by digital technology has limited people in their use of colour.

“It was a simple idea that had a complex outcome, featuring elements of culture, research and personal expression,” he said.

The USC Gallery is at the University campus on Sippy Downs Drive, Sippy Downs. It is open free to the public from 10am to 4pm Monday to Saturday and closed Sundays and public holidays.

— Terry Walsh

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