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Just Kids: IV thumb

Just Kids: IV

Gerald’s final blog piece on ‘Just Kids’ ; Linking Fine Art & Popular Culture

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Just Kids: III

Gerald on the Role of the Artist, Materials and Processes…

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Just Kids: II

Gerald on the influences which shaped Patti Smith’s and Robert Mapplethorpe’s work

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Just Kids

Read Patti Smith’s memoir along with Gerald..
And if you thought you had a good excuse, please note Just Kids is now available on Kindle.

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OCA Visit to 'Back to A Land and Song for Coal' thumb

OCA Visit to 'Back to A Land and Song for Coal'

Gerald reflects on a recent study visit to Yorkshire Sculpture Park

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From Velvet Underground to REM: Andy Warhol and Gretchen Bender at Tate Liverpool thumb

From Velvet Underground to REM: Andy Warhol and Gretchen Bender at Tate Liverpool

Over the years a number of exhibitions have attempted to capture the mass appeal of popular music within a gallery context. Their subjects have ranged from individual performers such as Kylie Minogue, Chrissie Hyndes and David Bowie to Tate Liverpool’s own 2013 exhibition Glam, which celebrated music and the fashion industry.

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Study Visit Review: Polke thumb

Study Visit Review: Polke

Perhaps none of us should have been surprised that those students who attended the study day about the Tate Modern exhibition of Sigmar Polke’s work should have ended up talking about Charlie Hebdo. Yet what was interesting about our discussion was that it was triggered by an artist who was not only one of the most gifted but one of the most anti-authoritarian and non-conformist of his generation.

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Seeing the Wood from the Trees thumb

Seeing the Wood from the Trees

This September eight students from the OCA visited Berlin for a whistle-stop tour of its museums and art works from the Northern Renaissance to the murals on the wall.

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Study Visit Review: Cézanne & Rickards thumb

Study Visit Review: Cézanne & Rickards

OCA Visit to Hannah Rickards, MOMA Oxford and Cézanne and the Modern, Ashmolean Museum

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Visit Report: Hannah Hoch and Stephen Willats thumb

Visit Report: Hannah Hoch and Stephen Willats

Not even unseasonably beautiful weather could deter 12 OCA students from enjoying the study day of Hannah Hoch’s work at the Whitechapel. Admittedly, several of them were less convinced by the Whitechapel‘s companion show of Steve Willatt’s photographs of community activism in seventies housing estates. Hoch’s work, however, proved unanimously popular – not least, perhaps, […]

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