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Sarah Lucas at Henry Moore, Leeds

The Henry Moore Institute in Leeds is staging an exhibition of work by the sculptor Sarah Lucas. ‘Ordinary Things’ looks at Sarah Lucas’ work from a more straight forwardly sculptural, formal position than the one with which she is often viewed due to her ‘brit art sensation / mate of Tracy’ career path. The exhibition […]

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Van Gogh to Kandinsky at the Scottish National Gallery

Emma Drye reports from the Van Gogh to Kandinsky exhibition with her sketchbook drawings. Don’t forget there is a study visit coming up on 1st October at this exhibition, so secure your place by emailing enquiries@oca-uk.com.   When french poet Jean Moreas published his ‘symbolist manifesto’ in the newspaper le Figaro he urged artists to […]

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Learning Logs: what assessors are looking for

Assessment time again, I’m just back from Barnsley and thought I’d have another crack at learning logs from a different angle. Here are 5 invented statements from fictitious learning logs. Have a read of them and see what you think: 1. Lovely day so made up a flask and put my paints in my rucksack. Had […]

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Prunella Clough

A beautiful new book has been published about the artist Prunella Clough. The book, ‘Regions Unmapped’, has been written by Frances Spalding who many of you will know of as she wrote the Thames and Hudson book ‘British Art Since 1900’. This book is very much a biography, with intimate detail of Clough’s life including […]

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Jereme Crow

Following on from the questions that were raised about contextual study in my last blog, I’d like to take the opportunity to share the work of my new mixed media student, Jereme Crow, who is in the middle of his level 2 studies. Jereme’s studentship is exemplary, in particular his attitude to contextual studies which […]

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Ashmolean Museum and Gallery

The Ashmolean Museum and Gallery is situated in Oxford and for those of you who have never been it is a jewel of a place. Not surprisingly perhaps in such a wealthy city, the Ashmolean seems to punch far above it’s weight and often has really spectacular shows. The scale is small but the vision […]

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Assessment Feedback

Another assessment event is looming so I wanted to feed back to students some of the issues that have cropped up for me as an assessor. The course is open access but has a fixed end point. No special treatment is given at level three – all degrees are awarded for the same criteria. This […]

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It's Show Time !!

It is undergraduate degree show season and I would urge all students who are pursuing an OCA degree to visit a couple of degree shows. Just google undergraduate degree show and your nearest art college or large town and see what’s on offer. Further to my request in my last blog for all level 3 […]

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Hans Peter Feldman at The Serpentine Gallery

I had the very great pleasure to visit the new Hans Peter Feldman exhibition at the Serpentine Gallery recently. It is open until June 5th. Feldman’s output shares many themes with my own and so I had the usual,’ I wish I had done that moments as I went round as well as the odd’ […]

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Joe Clark – a student on drawing 1

I’d like to share with everyone the work of one of my drawing 1 students – Joe Clark. He is a capable student and very motivated. We are having some interesting discussions because when he first came onto the course his work seemed to have an aesthetic which was born out of advertising or graphic […]

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