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All is Vanity – Ken Currie at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   Conscious of the fact that my recent David Batchelor blog was about a show that had just closed, I would like to blog now about a show which has just opened! I went earlier this week […]

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David Batchelor – Flatlands

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   Last week I popped in for a last look at the David Batchelor show that has been running at the Fruitmarket in Edinburgh for the last few weeks. I had also attended the artists talk in […]

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Sanae Dvorjetz

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   I just wanted to do a wee blogette about these lovely paintings submitted as part of a level one assignment by Sanae Dvorjetz. What struck me about them was that although they are ostensibly unpretentious and […]

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Body Count

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   Our interest in historical art is full of strangeness and conflicted meanings. I was speaking to a student today about the pre Raphaelites. I was trying to put myself in their shoes; a group of angry […]

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Neal Tait describes his methodology and I attempt to uncover my own

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   Pottering about on the internet, I found this lovely little video of an artist being interviewed by a group of schoolboys. Although the tone of the video is quite basic (it was made for the now […]

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Fantin Latour

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   I got lost in the National Gallery of Scotland a couple of weeks ago, and thereby realised just how familiar I had become with my new local permanent collection. Between visits, the gallery had acquired some […]

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needles and pins

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   In response to the request, on my last blog, for more insight into the work of level 3 painting students, I would like to talk a little about student Jane Hordern and her work, which combines […]

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A sense of scale

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   I wanted to share with you a strange experience I had this month involving scale. I think it might be the most extreme scaled drawing I have come across in my work, although it was a […]

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a wee peek….

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   I thought it was about time I engaged in some light industrial espionage. The undergraduate students who work on the other side of the large sculpture court from us post grads in the centre of the […]

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Rosemary Trockel at the Serpentine

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   Last year at around Christmas time our Curriculum Director Jane Horton asked all of us bloggers which show of those we had visited in 2012 was our favourite. I found the question impossible to answer and […]

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