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Merv Moriarty on Understanding Colour Relationships

The colour relationships we find most satisfying to the eye are not the result of personal opinion, but exist independently as patterns of intervals that can be clearly demonstrated on the colour-wheel. We recognise them, just as in music we recognise a harmonious arrangement of notes within a scale.

Renowned Australian artist and founder of the Flying Arts School, Merv Moriarty, outlines how to plot a mathematically correct pathway between any two colours – a discovery which has led not only to the ability to mix colours accurately, but also to determine harmonious colour relationships.

This is an amazing aesthetic breakthrough, providing new tools for designers, graphic artists, artists and anyone who works with colour.


Sometimes there’s nothing better than a good rant. Every Thursday, the Wheeler Centre hosts an old-fashioned Speakers’ Corner in the middle of the city, where writers and thinkers can have their say on the topics that won’t let them sleep at night.

Featuring some of our most compelling voices across just about every sector of human endeavour you can imagine, the themes dominating Lunchbox/Soapbox are proudly idiosyncratic. BYO lunch. Ideas provided.


Portrait of Merv Moriarty

Merv Moriarty

Merv Moriarty has spent a lifetime committed to art and its teaching. Born in 1937 in northern NSW Moriarty’s work is represented in prominent Australian and international collections including the Queensland and New South Wales Art Galleries.

Lunchbox / Soapbox

We love exploring ideas at the Wheeler Centre, and encouraging others to do the same. That’s why every Thursday lunchtime we hand the microphone over to the great thinkers, dreamers and orators of our time.

With a dazzling range of passionate speakers and unusual topics, our soapbox provides a platform for the eclectic, topical and enlightening stories you won’t hear elsewhere. This is the most memorable lunch break you’ll have all week.

If you’re in need of sustenance of body as well as mind, the MOAT lunch cart will be serving delicious $10 lunchboxes in the Performance Space from 12.20pm.


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