was successfully added to your cart.



In conversation: Sarah Taylor Silverwood

By | Education, Fine Art, Galleries

I first encountered artist Sarah Taylor Silverwood’s work a couple of years ago when I went to see the Ruskin Prize exhibit in the Millennium gallery in Sheffield. Hers was my favourite piece in the show and I began to follow her websites and lust over her drawings. I asked Sarah if she wouldn’t mind asking some questions for us and she said yes!

The post In conversation: Sarah Taylor Silverwood appeared first on WeAreOCA.

Read More

Andrew Howe: In Parallel

By | Education, Fine Art, Galleries, Student Work

Level 3 Creative Arts student Andrew Howe has an exhibition opening this Friday at Participate Contemporary Artspace in Shrewsbury. Andrew is one of OCA’s longstanding students starting almost 12 years ago, this exhibition marks the end of his degree as he brings together his painting and photographic practice.

The post Andrew Howe: In Parallel appeared first on WeAreOCA.

Read More

Compare and contrast

By | Fine Art, Galleries

In the responses to the post I wrote about in praise of permanent collections it became clear that writing about art is sometimes and issue for students, especially if confronted with complex or difficult works. A better technique is to move towards a consideration of two works rather than one. By looking for similarity and difference between two works, each can reveal something of the other.

The post Compare and contrast appeared first on WeAreOCA.

Read More

Still there

By | 100 Strangers, Beccles Airfield, Coconut Loft Art Gallery, Galleries, John Walker, Lowestoft, new topographics, oca, Open College of the Arts, Photography, Photography degree, Snape Maltings, Student Work

What is the role of the photographer in preserving that which is to be destroyed? How can photographers reveal stories that lie buried in buildings and in the ground? Is photography as an art form particularly adept at capturing the character of people living on the fringes of society?

The post Still there appeared first on WeAreOCA.

Read More

What lies beneath

By | Fine Art, Galleries

Having moved to London a year ago, I am still revelling in the opportunity to compare and contrast a huge number of exhibitions that are available in the capital. For example, last weekend I accompanied an OCA group on a study day to the Hoyland exhibition at the Damien Hirst Gallery and the Auerbach at Tate Britain. This week I was reminded of our visit when I was looking at one of the permanent displays, Making Traces, at Tate Modern.

The post What lies beneath appeared first on WeAreOCA.

Read More

Devils in the detail

By | Fine Art, Galleries

Many local authority collections have a budget for purchasing from local artists, or indeed benefit from donations of work by local artists welcome or not. In Glasgow, which has such an important art scene internationally, the local authority museum has a small but interesting collection of work by Glasgow School of Art graduates which they regularly show with different curatorial slants…

The post Devils in the detail appeared first on WeAreOCA.

Read More

Strange Fruit

By | Fine Art, Galleries

Many of the projects and exercises in the visual arts courses with the OCA leave a great deal of room for you to experiment and develop your own responses to the issue of subject matter…

The post Strange Fruit appeared first on WeAreOCA.

Read More