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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?

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Study Visit: Martin Parr

By | documentary photography, Martin Parr, photographer, Photography, Study Visits

Prolific, successful, influential, over-rated? Parr is perhaps the leading British photographer. He is distinctive, eclectic and controversial but, love him or hate him, he’s been hugely influential and is impossible to ignore. Join tutor Derek Trillo on the 12 March at the Hepworth Wakefield which according to the Independent is “one of the finest contemporary art museums in Europe”

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OCA Foundations course news

By | Education, Fine Art, Photography, Textiles

OCA are pleased to announce a new pilot scheme for our Foundations students. As an alternative to assessment students are invited to submit a body of work to OCA Headquarters to receive admissions advice from course support advisers, Joanne and Eddie.

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About the length of a piece of string

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

How hard are you supposed to be working? Over the last 3 – 5 years at the Open College of the Arts there has been what could almost be described as a revolution in the proliferation of ways for students to interact with each other, see each other’s work and discuss their courses.

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Narrow groove

By | 'Off the shelf', Film, Fine Art, Music, new years' resolutions, Photography, Sheffield, Textiles, Vicky MacKenzie, Visual Communications, writers' walk, Writing

The start of a new year challenges all creative practitioners to think about what we can do better. Here are the usual suspects for writers. ‘I will write every single day, even if it’s just for five minutes!’ ‘My commonplace…

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