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British Art Show – Information (4)

By | Education, Film, Fine Art, Galleries, Photography, Study visit review

The recent study day to the British Art Show during its Edinburgh leg seems now to me to have been all about information and the way it is shared. I met with a sterling group of engaged and interesting students. Meeting students and finding out more about why and how they study is vital for me a tutor as well as being a highly entertaining and enjoyable way to spend a day.

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Torn umbrella

By | Fine Art, Galleries, Student Work, Textiles

OCA textiles student Ailish Henderson, featured previously, has just closed her first solo show; Torn Umbrella. Coinciding with the exhibition the gallery asked a film crew to go to Ailish’s house and film her work.

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Whitworth textiles exhibitions review

By | Galleries, Textiles

Textiles exhibitions are not that common in our national museums and galleries, especially textile design exhibitions, so it’s exciting that the Whitworth Art Gallery in Manchester is currently host three textiles and surface pattern exhibitions concurrently.

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Photography Matters ii

By | Education, Film, Fine Art, Galleries, Photography, Popular Culture, Visual Communications

Here are some thoughts on how the Photography Matters symposium came to be. I think the doubts and fears, and above all the questions I have, and have had, around the medium may be familiar to many of you. Photography Matters is intended to be read two ways; matters pertaining to photography, and as a statement affirming that photography matters to us all.

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British Art Show – Bedwyr Williams (2)

By | Fine Art, Galleries

I am extremely lucky with this year’s British Art Show that two of my favourite artists have been selected to take part. One of those is the welsh artist Bedwyr Williams, currently represented by the Limoncello Gallery in London and shortlisted for the Artes Mundi 2017 prize.

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Alberto Giacometti

By | Fine Art, Galleries, Study Visits

Join OCA tutor Hayley Lock on the 25 June in Norwich at the Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts. This landmark exhibition is dedicated to the work of Alberto Giacometti, one of the giants of twentieth century art, celebrated as a sculptor, painter and draughtsman. The exhibition will commemorate 50th anniversary of the artist’s death and is an exciting opportunity to examine the artist’s influence amongst his contemporaries in Paris and his impact on British art in the post-war period.

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Sugar and spice

By | Fine Art, Galleries

Last week I took a couple of days off to walk down the Thames from Windsor Castle to Hampton Court in order to visit the palaces. My excuse was that I had been working over the previous few weekends and that I wanted to brush up on my knowledge of Tudor and Stuart paintings while getting a bit of spring sunshine.

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British Art Show – The curators decide (1)

By | Fine Art, Galleries

The British Art Show is in full swing. It is coming to the end of its run in Edinburgh, having already done a stint in Leeds and will move on to Norwich and Southampton. The Open College of the Arts is giving its students plenty of opportunities to engage with this important quinquennial event. As part of that I will be writing a series of blogs about aspects of the show

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