Langridge Artist Colours, David Coles
Art & Exhibitions

The Painter and the Paint Maker In Conversation


Fri 1 Mar 2024


11.00 am - 12.00 pm


1 hour


Free, Bookings Essential

Join exhibiting artist Ash Keating in conversation with master paintmaker and founder of Langridge Artist Colours, David Coles.

Dive into the colour of Ash Keating's PRESSURE, with insightful conversation on the significance and impact of pigment. Learn about Keating and Coles colour-based practices as pigments tell historical, technological, contemporary stories. Situated in the gallery space, be immersed as conversation and art illuminate new ways of seeing and understanding pigment, paint, and creation.

About David Coles

David Coles is founder and master paint-maker at Langridge Artist Colours. He is a world-renowned authority on colour and author of multiple publications including Chromatopia, An Illustrated History of Colour published by Thames & Hudson.

As an artist, paint-maker and lecturer he has spent his whole life within the world of colour in pursuit of the alchemical transformation of raw material into colour. In the process, he founded a colour-house that has become one of the world’s most respected makers of artists’ oil paints.

David Coles has been an invited lecturer and guest speaker for the last 25 years. His knowledge on colour, from both an artistic, scientific and historical perspective has seen him speak at institutions around the world.

About Ash Keating

Ash Keating works within an expanded contemporary field, through painting, performance, sculpture, video and intervention. Keating’s large outdoor murals, created with paint-filled fire extinguishers, can be found across Melbourne.

Keating has exhibited extensively in galleries and created numerous large-scale, site-responsive art projects in Australia and internationally since 2004. He has undertaken numerous large-scale painting commissions in public spaces, including the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne (2013), the Adelaide Festival Centre (2015), Sydney’s Domain (2018), Museum Langmatt, Baden, Switzerland (2023).

His works are held in numerous public and private collections including the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Art Gallery of New South Wales; Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne and Artbank.

Image credit: David Coles. Courtesy of the artist.


Friday 1 March 2024

11.00 am - 12.00 pm


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