Chromatopia Exhibition and Walk-through | Tacit Contemporary Art

Chromatopia Exhibition and Walk-through | Tacit Contemporary Art

Saturday 17th June 2017, 2-4 pm


Chromatopia is an exhibition on the history of colour. Spanning thousands of years, travel through the story of pigments and their incredible journeys from across the globe. Tales of dragons & beetles, alchemy & poisons, slaves & pirates, from the ancient world to the present come alive in this exhibition on colour’s creation.

This voyage of discovery features pigments made from deadly metals, poisonous minerals, bodily waste, crushed insects and predatory sea snails. Colours dug simply from the ground beneath us, others so expensive that only kings and popes could afford them. Within the exhibition, see the living process of historical colour manufacture in action. Also featured is the new world of strange modern colours that only reveal themselves when touched, are invisible in sunlight or shine in the dark.

On display until 18th of June 2017.

Tacit Contemporary Art
312 Johnston Street, Abbotsford, Vic 3067
Wednesday – Friday 11am–6pm
Saturday – Sunday 11am–5pm

David Coles, the creator of the Chromatopia exhibition, will be giving a series of public floor talks on the history of colour within the gallery. The two-hour walk-through tours will include detailed descriptions of each pigment, explaining their stories of their origins, manufacture processes and use throughout the ages: Saturday 17th June 2-4 pm.

Bookings not required, for more information contact Tacit Contemporary Art or 0423 323 188

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