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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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Je suis European – New photography from Rencontres d’Arles 2016

By | Ba(hons) Photography, exhibition, Galleries, Photography, Popular Culture, We Are OCA

The sun was shining stronger than ever on the first week of Rencontres. Those who have visited Europe’s most influential photo festival before will notice several changes. This year brings new venues, new categories, and new awards…

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Conceptual Art in Britain 1964–1979

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

Join OCA tutor Robert Enoch on the 20 August at Tate Britain. In the 1960s artists began to abandon traditional approaches and made ideas the essence of their work. This fascinating exhibition explores this pivotal period in British history.

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Exploring the Pastoral

By | Photography, Study Visits

I was thrilled to be in Sheffield earlier this week hanging my work at Bank Street Arts in Sheffield. I have been working on Elementary Husbandry for several years, beginning shortly after I relocated to the rural Mendip Hills in Somerset from living in the city…

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Making the most of the OCA community

By | Creative Writing, Education, Film, Fine Art, Music, Photography, Textiles, Visual Communications

At the OCA, our main way of connecting with each other is online which can feel more distant to meeting up face-to-face. But, if you’re a modern-day-human embracing social media, then how much of your social life is conducted and organised online now anyway? Whilst there’s plenty of debate to be had about whether this way of communicating is more beneficial, there’s no denying its popularity.

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New Pastoral Paradigms, Sheffield

By | Photography, Study Visits

How can we use visual representations of place to explore and express how we feel – not just about the place itself, but about  different things entirely? And in approaching place this way, are we distracting the viewer from learning about…

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Edinburgh Festival 2016

By | Creative Writing, Film, Fine Art, Galleries, Music, Photography, Popular Culture, Textiles, Visual Communications

Edinburgh Festival is actually a suite of festivals. I think probably what most people think of now as the Edinburgh Festival is actually a fringe festival, developed as an adjunct to the Edinburgh International Festival. We now have 12 festivals running in Edinburgh, with 6 of those running concurrently during August.

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