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Susan Askew

By | drawing, Fine Art, Student Work, We Are OCA

Many students at first can be a bit tentative about using mixed media. Lack of confidence, a fear of the unknown perhaps or else they are just not sure how it will all turn out. Susan Askew, a student on the Drawing 1 course, has no such doubts and instead has dived straight in, fearlessly combining collage with various drawing and painting media.

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In the time of absence

By | Fine Art, Galleries, painting degree, Student Work, We Are OCA

OCA Level 3 student Sue Gilmore recently closed her exhibition ‘In the time of absence’ This was the culmination of working towards her degree. With only her final assignment to go I asked Sue to comment on her experience of studying with the OCA, her exhibition and her plans for the future.

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The Eleven MA Fine Art degree show

By | Alex Kershaw, Barnsley, Debjani Bhardwaj, Fine Art, Iain Holman, Jane Dudley, Jennifer Ault, Jennifer Boldt, Jilliene Sellner, Judith Farr, MA Fine Art, Mark Daniels, Roshni Goonraj Beeharry, Rosi Robinson, Student Work, The Civic Barnsley, The Eleven

The degree show of the 2013 cohort of MA Fine Art students opens to the public next week at The Civic, Barnsley, bringing together work created during three years of international collaboration. From England, the Far East, Mauritius, Oman, Scotland, Spain…

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How you see it?

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

I have just finished speaking to a student as part of a telephone tutorial. He is at that mid point in a project and the conversation was about taking the next steps forward. There were a few points that he made in his discussion that made me confident that he had achieved clarity and a sense of direction on the project that he was working on. “It is how I see it” was his comment to me. This was a definite statement, not a proposition, not a question. “It is how I see it” – here was a moment of realisation at the point he is it currently at.

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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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