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Colour in our Lives: creating spaces for our well-being – Webinar Series
We all live colour – it informs, warns, comforts, cajoles and is an immense communicator.
This series of talks focuses on the importance of our association with art and colour and its impact on our environment. Our guests share their experiences, insight and personal relationship to the use of colour; so applicable to the challenges of the current global situation.
Art and Colour in the Healing Environment
Lucy Zacaria, Arts Manager
Imperial Health Charity – Supporting Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
With images from recent art and design projects Lucy will showcase how colour and artworks can change how patients experience the hospital environment. Research has shown that artworks have a therapeutic effect on patients in stressful situations and certain colours can also influence our feelings. Creativity is key to our health and wellbeing and the main objective for our curatorial team is to humanise the often sterile hospital environment for patients, staff and visitors. Key highlights will be projects by Josef & Anni Albers, Frea Buckler, Bridget Riley, Jo Bruton, Nadine G. Kahn-Dossos’s ‘Polychromy Plays’ and Mark Titchner.
Bringing colour into inpatient mental health wards
Tim A Shaw: co-founder, Hospital Rooms – arts and mental health charity
As co-founder of arts and mental health charity Hospital Rooms, Tim brings artists and mental health service users together to transform inpatient mental health units with extraordinary art. His talk introduces the work of the charity; focusing on how their commissioned artworks have challenged how colour can be used in some of the most cold, bland and clinical places.
Does colour have the power to make life better?
Marianne Shillingford: Creative Director Dulux
Living through a global pandemic whilst facing a future that offers even greater uncertainty and challenges is undoubtedly taking its toll on our mental and physical wellbeing. As designers and colourists we must explore every skill and resource we have to make the world we live in a place in which we can recharge, reset, and renew. In this talk we will explore the role colour has to play in promoting a better way of living that is as good for the well-being of humans as it is for the well-being of the planet.
The presentation is followed by a Q&A.
This is one of a series of webinars covering all aspects of textiles and coloration.
Of general interest they also provide SDC recognised CPD hours and certification.
SDC Members can access for free using the discount code provided or contact us for more detail. Apply the code at the checkout.
Main learning points
- How colour and artworks can change how patients experience the hospital environment.
- How their commissioned artworks have challenged how colour can be used in some of the most cold, bland and clinical places.
- Explore the role colour has to play in promoting a better way of living that is as good for the well-being of humans as it is for the well-being of the planet.