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Skills lab: colour theory 101 with Marianne Shillingford and Dulux 

Saturday 8th July 2023 , 11:00am to 1:00pm

Join Marianne Shillingford – Creative Director at Dulux – in this practical, hands-on skills lab exploring the transformative power of colour in how we see, make, and respond to art and the influence it has on how we navigate the world around us. 

After cooking up a spectrum of new colours and inventing and naming your own bespoke colour palette, you will collaborate with other artists to paint a collective artwork, bringing together the wealth of creativity in the room in a splash of colour and vibrancy.

This is a hands-on and interactive session, so be prepared to get stuck in! 

All materials and equipment are provided.

This event will be held in our outdoor courtyard (we have sheltered areas if the weather isn’t on our side!) at our main offices at Bow Arts Trust, 183 Bow Road, London, E3 2SJ.

Free Tickets must be booked to guarantee your place!

More about Marianne Shillingford (she/her) 

With over 30 years’ experience in the interiors and design industry Marianne Shillingford is an expert colourist with a deep understanding of its power to transform our experience of the world around us.   As Creative Director of Dulux she works with teams of leading colour scientists and experts in the built environment to create palettes that capture what we want and need from our homes and workplaces now and in the future.  Her career in colour began with painting traditional signs, narrow boats and fairground rides which migrated into large scale mural work and specialist interior decoration and design. Colour and its application through paint has been the foundation of her career and it continues to be her greatest source of joy and creativity.  Marianne is also the founder of the Colour in Design Awards which recognises and rewards inspiring use of colour in design by recent graduates. 

Access information 

The Bow Arts Trust courtyard has step-free access throughout from street level, including to the accessible toilet, and is service animal friendly. This venue does not have a hearing loop system. Accessible parking is not available on-site but blue badge parking can be found 500m away on Fairfield Road.  

If you have any questions regarding accessibility at this event or would like to make us aware of any access requirements that you have in advance of visiting, please email nunnery@bowarts.com

Access requirements could include things like providing equipment, services or support (e.g. information in Easy Read, speech to text software, additional 1:1 support), adjusting workshop timings (e.g. more break times), adjustments to the event space (e.g. making sure you have a table near the entrance) or anything else you can think of! 

About the East London Art Prize Events programme 

The East London Art Prize events programme is a dynamic, free public programme open to all, which builds on the Prize’s ethos of providing ongoing support, development, and networking opportunities for artists in east London and beyond.  

Featuring a constellation of workshops, talks, panels, lates, socials, labs, walks, and takeovers in collaboration with our Prize partners and featuring some familiar faces from our inaugural shortlist of 12 fantastic artists, this year’s events programme celebrates and pays homage to the huge abundance of talent and creativity nestled in east London. 

These events have been developed in collaboration with our Prize partners the British Council, The Line, London College of Fashion (LCF), London Legacy Development Corporation, University College London (UCL), V&A East, Whitechapel Art Gallery, and Dulux. 

Find out more about the wider events programme here.

More about the East London Art Prize

The East London Art Prize is an all-media art prize designed to showcase the talent of artists working and living in east London, with an accompanying event programme supporting artists’ careers and opportunities.  The Prize is generously funded by Minerva and Prue MacLeod. Find out more on the Prize webpage here.