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Lunch Session on BBC "White" - A presentation by SCANZ Historian Peter Walters!

  • 4 Aug 2023
  • 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • 478 - 486 Jackson Street, Petone

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We are delighted to invite you to an enlightening lunch session featuring the captivating BBC documentary "History of Art in Three Colours - White." This exclusive event, presented by our esteemed SCANZ Historian, Peter Walters, promises to be an engaging exploration of the significance of white in the world of art and surface coatings.

"History of Art in Three Colours - White" is a visually stunning documentary that unveils the profound impact of white as a colour in art, culture, and, more specifically, in surface coatings. Join us as we delve into the fascinating interplay between white pigment, artistic expression, and the enduring beauty of surface coatings.

Peter Walters will guide us through this enthralling journey, providing historical context, fascinating anecdotes, and expert insights. As a respected authority on the subject, Peter will shed light on the diverse uses of white in art and its influence on the development and application of surface coatings.

There will also be a light lunch served, so you don't miss out on food, and we thank Nuenz for hosting this event!

By attending this lunch session, you can expect the following highlights:

Journey through Time: 
Immerse yourself in a captivating exploration of white as a symbol of purity, spirituality, and power throughout history. Discover how artists and craftsmen have harnessed the essence of white to evoke emotions and create visually stunning works of art and coatings.

Insights into Surface Coatings:
Gain valuable knowledge about the historical and cultural significance of white coatings. Understand how the understanding of white pigments and their applications have evolved over time, contributing to the development of innovative coating solutions used in diverse industries today.

Engaging Presentation:
Peter Walters will share his vast expertise and passion for the subject, engaging you with captivating narratives and fascinating anecdotes. Be prepared to be inspired as you gain a deeper appreciation for the intricate relationship between art, coatings, and the colour white.

Networking Opportunities:
Connect with fellow SCANZ members, industry leaders, and experts during the networking sessions before and after the presentation. Share insights, exchange ideas, and forge meaningful connections with like-minded professionals.

We cordially invite you to reserve your seat for this extraordinary lunch session. As spaces are limited, we encourage you to secure your spot promptly. Don't miss out on this exceptional opportunity to expand your knowledge, network with industry peers, and gain fresh inspiration for your professional journey.

Join us as we unravel the captivating story of "History of Art in Three Colours - White" and explore the profound connection between art, coatings, and the enduring allure of the colour white.

We look forward to welcoming you to this memorable event and fostering a vibrant discussion among our esteemed members.

Peter Walters Bio:

Peter has been a member of OCCA/SCANZ since 1976 and involved in the Surface Coatings Industry since 1971. He was appointed to his first technical role in 1974.

Peter has been an active member of OCCA/SCANZ attending most of the SCANZ Conventions held from 1978 and a number of SCAA Conferences, particularly the joint SCAA/SCANZ Conferences.

Peter is a life member of SCANZ and now retired from fulltime employment. He continues to take an active role in our association by serving on our Committee, writing our regular Painted Memories Section of our bimonthly Brushstrokes magazine and with presentations such as this one.

He also continues to support our Industry by providing consultation services.


Surface Coatings Association New Zealand

The professional body of individuals involved in the surface coatings industry


+64 (9) 910-0142


P O Box 20145
Glen Eden, Auckland 0641
New Zealand

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