DR DAVID BRIGGS
There’s Something You Should Know About Colour
Wednesday 25 May
Colour is often presented in art and design education in terms of a single two-dimensional “colour wheel”, often in a form embodying historical beliefs about three “primary colours”, and in terms of a single set of three colour attributes or dimensions taken to suffice for all purposes. David Briggs will illustrate alternative frameworks of colour relationships needed to describe different modes of colour perception and to meet the diverse needs of 21st century art and design students.
Dr David Briggs has taught classes on colour for painters for more than twenty years, including at NAS an undergraduate elective and currently an online public programs course “Understanding and Applying Colour”. David is President and NSW Divisional Chair of the Colour Society of Australia, Cochair of the International Colour Association (AIC) Study Group on Art and Design, and a member of the committee of the AIC/ ISCC Colour Literacy Project.
He is the author of the websites “The Dimensions of Colour” (launched 2007) and “Colour Online” (launched 2020), and his publications include a chapter in the “Routledge Handbook of Philosophy of Colour” (2020).
Image: Part of portfolio by Phyllis Shillito student Helen Burgess, ESTC, mid-1940’sPhoto: David Briggs. Portfolio held in the Caroline Simpson Library & Research Collection.