Capturing colour

Date Posted: 13/12/2010

Capturing Colour: Film, Invention and Wonder is a new exhibition at Brighton Museum & Art Gallery, now open until the 20th March.

Promoted as an exploration and celebration of the quest for colour on film, the exhibition focuses on the moving image in Britain. Featuring rarely seen material from regional, national and private film archives and collections; with examples of the fantasy worlds and fairy tales, wonders of the natural world, and cinema blockbusters, illustrating the stories of our desire to capture the world in colour.

Visitors can view more than 25 film extracts, ranging from Georges Méliès fantastical Le Voyage à l’Impossible (1904) and Pathé’s Aladdin and His Magical Lamp (1906); unseen digital reconstructions of Kinemacolor films; home movies and travelogues in kodachrome; and scenes from The Persuaders! filmed on Brighton beach. Younger group members can become colour explorers, making new discoveries about film and colour as they participate in a host of activities.

Groups planning a visit to Brighton Museum & Art Gallery can take advantage of a variety of tailor-made tours.

For further information telephone: 030-0029 0901 or log onto www.brighton-hove-rpml.org.uk

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