2020 INTERNATIONAL COLOUR DAY
See how some of AIC member countries celebrated ICD.
Celebrating Colour during the Pandemic Lockdown: Britain 2020
Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown, the Colour Group (GB) could not celebrate International Colour Day 2020. Nevertheless paradoxically, the lockdown period became a time of celebrating colour across in the land of Newton. The ‘Chase the Rainbow’ campaign was instigated on Facebook. The entire nation, from children to local and national artists, engaged in the creation of millions of rainbows. The campaign encouraged people to display pictures of rainbows in their windows. Children were to go rainbow spotting whilst out for walks. For everybody these pictures became beacons of hope for better, brighter times ahead, a token of kindness and solidarity and a way of charitable giving.
Here are some of those rainbows from across the country that appeared in the public domain and lifted up the spirit of the nation:
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The Croatian Color Society, CroCoS, in co-organization with the University of Zagreb Faculty of Textile Technology, Faculty of Architecture, Faculty of Graphic Arts and the Academy of Fine Arts, has prepared a rich program to mark International Colour day 2020, which is traditionally celebrated on the first day of spring, March 21
The eventful all-day program, entitled "SPECTRUM", was supposed to be held at the Nikola Tesla Technical Museum. We have prepared for you a scientific and professional symposium, an exhibition thematically dedicated to color, workshops for children and adults, and International Exhibition of Digital Prints.
In the shadow of the current high-risk situation and circumstances caused by the COVID-19 virus pandemic, we had to give up organized activities, but International Exhibition of Digital Prints ZAGREB FULL COLOR 20 can be viewed on the wire fence of the Technical Museum Nikola Tesla in Zagreb from 21st of March at 12:00 till 26th of April 2020.
The virtual space is as infinite as the color space contained in the circle, therefore, with the poem N. Kalyani, chanted on the occasion of International Color Day 2019, showing the part of the exhibition that was to be held this year, an invitation to see the Zagreb Full Color 20 exhibition on the fence of the Nikola Tesla Technical Museum and a song bursting with the joy of colours „De Colores“, through our web site we send you joy of colors and wish you all a HAPPY INTERNATIONAL COLOUR DAY.
ZAGREB FULL COLOR 19
The colours of the spectrum vibrant,
Blending and merging in White,
Colours reflected in relief and landscape,
And in rainbows and vistas of the skyscape.
Colours of flowers in springtime blooming,
Sharing their perfumes with the breeze wafting.
Nature's life forms in shades and hues varied,
As life's expression of Divinity carried,
N. Kalyani, March 2019.