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Study event: Stanley Kubrick archive

Join OCA tutor Jayne Taylor on a guided study trip on Friday 7 February to the Stanley Kubrick archive at the University of the Arts London Archives and Special Collections Centre.

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Study event: Misbehaving bodies

Join tutor OCA Jayne Taylor for a visit to Misbehaving Bodies: Jo Spence and Oreet Ashery on Friday 25 October 2019. Suitable for students from any level or discipline who are interested in how illness, loss and the body might be explored and expressed through the creative process. How have these artists tackled themes that […]

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Study event review: Brighton – Day 1

OCA made its fourth student group visit to Brighton Photo Biennial at the end of October this year. The trip took place over three days, from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon, around an itinerary planned in response to generous feedback from students who’d attended in 2016.

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Join OCA tutor Jayne Taylor on this study visit to Thresholds—British artist Mat Collishaw’s virtual reality restaging of the world’s first major photography exhibition—at the Science & Media Museum in Bradford on Saturday 5 May.

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Students are doing it for themselves

Sketchbooks. Context. Presentation of work. Articulation of ideas. Peer-group feedback. What do these topics have in common? They all come high on the list of absolute nail-biters for students of the creative arts – and they were all addressed in some way at the most recent meeting of the OCASA Thames Valley (Photography) Group.

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Art as Freedom

Creativity in itself can be understood as form of liberation – most of us will be familiar with the experience of “losing” oneself when in the creative “zone”, and of experiencing that temporary loss of connection to one’s immediate surroundings when creating or viewing an artwork.

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