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Study Visit: Bridget Riley and Abstraction by Women Artists

Join OCA tutor Bryan Eccleshall on the 28 May at Graves Gallery in Sheffield. We will see a set of Bridget Riley paintings from a period during which she represented Britain at the Venice Biennale.

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Compare and contrast

In the responses to the post I wrote about in praise of permanent collections it became clear that writing about art is sometimes an 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.

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Book Review:101 Things to Learn in Art School

Lessons learned in pursuit of art are lessons that pertain to almost everything we experience. Art is not separate from life; it is the very description of the lives we lead. And so, this book is really for everyone who cares about art and the way it enriches our being.

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Book Review: Ways Of Looking

‘Ways Of Looking’ is a rich resource for any maker or viewer of art. What I like about it is that it doesn’t talk down to its readership and doesn’t offer ‘answers’ or approved ways to look at art but rather an approach to looking. This equates to a kind of tool kit that can be used to help manage any encounter with contemporary art.

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In Praise of the Permanent Collection

Like other OCA tutors I encourage students to see as much art in the flesh as possible and it’s easy to think that this means going to London or another large metropolitan centre to catch blockbuster shows that seem so significant. Not so.

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Sharon Mulberry-Rookes: Running With The Ball

In the Foundations Drawing course there’s a modest exercise in which students are asked to turn three circles into balls through shading.Most students do the three drawings and, perfectly reasonable, move on to the next exercise. Sharon Mulberry-Rookes had other ideas, recognising the potential to follow this thread a little further.

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What is Art For? Part Three

In the last two films in the What is Art for series of blogs, MIMA director Alistair Hudson addresses the importance of validation for artists and touches on the possibilities of new digital platforms for artist.

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What is Art For? Part two

In the third and fourth of the six films Alistair Hudson expands on his ideas for rebooting the museum and then speculates on the status of the artist in this radical rethink of the way that art, museums, and society interact. Bryan discusses…

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Jerwood Drawing Prize Review

The idea of drawing as meditation, mourning, enquiry, play, residue, process, is an important one to take on board. It isn’t just about showing how ‘well’ you can do it.

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What is Art For?

This is the first of three blogposts that comment on six short videos prepared by Axisweb. In the first film Alistair Hudson lays the ground for a new way of thinking about art and the way it is shown in galleries and museums. In the second film he expands this speculation to think about how the museum might reboot itself to change its relation with its public.

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