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Study visit review: vocal composition recordings

By | Music, Study Visits

On Saturday 2nd April, OCA music students gathered together from far and wide to pack out Music Room 1 of the MAC Birmingham. Students had a unique opportunity to write pieces for mezzo soprano and piano which would be recorded, premiered and discussed on the day with tutors and fellow students.

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Gamelan workshop

By | Music, Study Visits

Join OCA tutor and programme leader Carla Rees on the 11 June 2016 at the South Bank Centre in London to gain hands on experience with Javanese Gamelan.

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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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Looking at adverts: 16

By | Film, Photography, Popular Culture, Study Visits, Visual Communications

I decided to use this blog post to offer a sneak preview of some of the things I will be talking about in my paper for the ‘Photography Matters’ conference in Doncaster in May. I will be discussing how consumer culture affects identity in advanced capitalist societies, referring to the inclusion of ‘selfies’ in advertisements.

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The Scottish Endarkenment: Art and Unreason 1945 to Present

By | Film, Fine Art, Galleries, Photography, Study Visits

Join OCA tutor Wendy McMurdo on the 14 May in Edinburgh. The Scottish Endarkenment explores a wide range of disturbing and provocative topics, from ever-escalating international conflict, social inequality and unrest, gender identity and sexual prejudice – all fired by the dialectical struggles within the Scottish psyche between good and evil, self and the Other.

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London Print Fair

By | Fine Art, Galleries, Study Visits, Textiles, Visual Communications

Join OCA tutor Clare Wilson on the 7 May and the RA for the London Original Print Fair. The London Original Print Fair brings together 50 print specialists from across the globe in London’s favourite boutique art fair. Works of art for sale span 500 years of printmaking: from old and modern master prints to the latest editions by today’s leading artists.

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Stroud Textiles Festival

By | Study Visits, Textiles

Join OCA Textiles tutor Neil Musson on the 7 May in Stroud. Now in its tenth year the Select Festival offers a feast of delights with artist-led exhibitions, lectures, workshops and the fabulous Select Trail where you can meet artists and buy and commission work. Set in the glorious Stroud Valleys there is always lots to enjoy and inspire. We will visit artist-led exhibitions in lead venues.

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