“Digital technology could be creating a cultural space that requires a particular kind of conformity and limiting us in terms of the use of colour,” he said.“Chroma256 is a project developed to explore relationships to colour in an international context, a simple idea with a complex outcome – part culture, research and personal expression.
“The project involves design students from Australia, China, Turkey, Ecuador, South Africa, India, Germany and the United States undertaking the same colour project with the outcome being exhibited in each country.”
A project initiated and managed by USC Lecturer Kevin Todd, the purpose of the Chroma 256 Project is to create an awareness of the complexity of our relationship and use of colour and to explore whether a standardisation is occurring due to computer-based technologies, both in terms of the internet and in the teaching of design, where software has also become international. Is digital technology creating a cultural space that requires a particular kind of conformity; technological sophistication masking cultural simplicity/homogeneity?
Chroma 256 is a project developed to explore relationships to colour in an international context, a simple idea with a complex outcome; part culture, research and personal expression.
The FADA Gallery is the host of the second chroma 256 Exhibition of the participating eight universities involved in the project.
The Chroma 256 colour experience has three components; the first of which involves a workshop directed at students documenting a daily journey in colour. The second explores the teaching of colour as experienced by Kevin Todd, the curator of this international traveling exhibition. The third is the opening of the Chroma 256 exhibition in the FADA Gallery.
- Student workshop Tuesday 2 December 09:00 – 13:00 (20 spaces available)
- Teachers workshop Wednesday 3 December 14:30 – 17:00 (20 seats available)
- Exhibition Opening Wednesday 3 December 18:00 (all welcome)
To participate in the above mentioned workshops contact the gallery and or curator of the exhibition; details provided below.
The FADA Gallery is on the UJ Bunting Road campus, corner of Annet and Bunting Road. It is open to the public from 9am to 4pm, Monday to Friday and closed weekends.
For further information, images and interviews please contact:
Eugene Hon, FADA Gallery Director,
Tel: (011) 559 1386
Inge Hyson, Exhibition Curator;
Tel: (011) 559 1025