Yorkshire Sculpture Park Sunday 22nd November 2015 – Field Trip

The Yorkshire Sculpture Park is an open-air gallery in West Bretton near Wakefield in West Yorkshire, England, showing work by British and international artists, including Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth and until the 11th January 2016 it also includes Wave a sweeping arch of bright red poppy heads suspended on towering stalks [previously seen at the Tower of London]; 

WeepingWindow  is a cascade comprising several thousand handmade ceramic poppies seen pouring from a high window to the ground below. These two sculptures, by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper, created to mark the centenary of the outbreak of war.

This trip is planned to allow members the opportunity to see the poppies and other exhibits.  The location also includes the chance to walk the extensive grounds, including a lake and woodland areas.

I suggest departure from Melbourne at 09.00hours and travel to the YSP, arriving shortly after opening time.

Please Ian Pettit [ ian.pettit@talk21.com ] know if you are interested in participating in this trip by the end of day Sunday15th November 2016. Minimum participants 4.
Open 10.00 – 18.00hrs
Car Parking 8.00 all day
Resturant and other facilities on site
Yorkshire Sculpture Park

West Bretton


Love of Landscape – Chris Newham – 22nd October

This talk by Chris Newham will be in two parts,

“The first half  I will show some of my landscape work and share how I made the photo (settings etc.) and the story behind the shot. I will bring some prints for members to view during tea break. Second half I will give a Nik software demonstration showing the possibilities the software offers and how easy it is to use it.”

Details of Chris’s work can be found at https://www.flickr.com/photos/milo42

This should be an interesting night, and you can learn how some of the more experienced  members of our society have already found Nik Software a very simple front end to the Adobe toolset. Details of the Google Nik Collection can be found by following the link.


Colour Management – Thursday 9th April

Peter Lovelock will be presenting an  overview of colour workflow with emphasis on ensuring your monitor and capture devices deliver the best colour with the least stress; ultimately leading to a simple screen to print match.

This will help to answer those questions as to why do the colours look different between your screen and the projector, or look totally different when you print them off.

Peter works for Colour Confidence and their site should give you some insight into the products and tools that can be used.