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Study visit: Georgia O’Keeffe

By | drawing, Fine Art, painting, study visit, Study Visits, We Are OCA

There’s a statement in the promotional material devoted to the Georgia O’Keeffe show currently on at Tate Modern: ‘with no works by Georgia O’Keeffe in UK public collections, this is a once-in-a-generation opportunity for audiences outside the US to view the exceptional beauty and skill of her remarkable paintings’. That’s reason enough to make the effort to see the show, don’t you think?

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Cambridge Original Printmakers Biennale

By | Creative Writing, Fine Art, Photography, printmaking, study visit, Study Visits, Textiles, Visual Communications, We Are OCA

Join OCA tutor Clare Wilson on the 25 September in Cambridge. The exhibition will take place at the wonderful historic Pitt Building.The goal is to promote and further a knowledge and understanding of printmaking and its technical variables

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Making the course work for you

By | Creative Writing, Film, Fine Art, graphic design, Illustration, Music, Photography, Popular Culture, Student Work, Textiles, Visual Communications, We Are OCA

As a tutor for the OCA I have at times had expressed to me a frustration from students on aspects of the course projects being a bit “vague”, or to put it another way, that there isn’t a clear set of instructions, such as “do this, now do that, in order to produce X,” and I thought it might be beneficial to current students to discuss this topic in a bit more detail…

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Study visit: Stanley Spencer

By | drawing, Fine Art, painting, study visit, Study Visits, We Are OCA

Join me on the 3 September at the Hepworth in Wakefield to see the Stanley Spencer show. As a bonus, there is also a show of objects, paintings, and sculptures from the fabulous Kettle’s Yard collection on display. It’s a great chance to see works by Alfred Wallis, Constantin Brancusi, Ben Nicholson, Naum Gabo…

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The Ghost of Musicals Past: Marni Nixon

By | Music, We Are OCA

A news item from this week probably quietly slipped past most people, announcing the death of soprano Marni Nixon. For those unaware of her body of work, I can assure you that you most probably have enjoyed the fruits of her labour at some point, and perhaps without even knowing it!

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The Ghost of Musicals Past: Marni Nixon

By | Music, We Are OCA

A news item from this week probably quietly slipped past most people, announcing the death of soprano Marni Nixon. For those unaware of her body of work, I can assure you that you most probably have enjoyed the fruits of her labour at some point, and perhaps without even knowing it!

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Waiting for the Macaws

By | contemporary art, exhibition, Fine Art, Galleries, Popular Culture, We Are OCA

At the opening of the new extension to Tate Modern there was a small notice next to one of the exhibits. ‘Due to expected visitor numbers’, it read, ‘the macaws have temporarily been returned to their owners.’ Given the quality of the other works on show, it is unlikely that this caused much disappointment to visitors…

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