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Study Visit: British Folk Art thumb

Study Visit: British Folk Art

Folk art has often been neglected in the story of British art: by uncovering this treasure trove of folk art objects, this exhibition asks why.

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Digital Material Concepts: a collision of craft & technology thumb

Digital Material Concepts: a collision of craft & technology

OCA tutor Sarah Taylor on her collaborative project exploring ways to create dynamic and unexpected visual effects within ‘a collision of craft and technology with responsive materials’

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Two textiles study visits coming up! thumb

Two textiles study visits coming up!

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   Two trips have been organised to the Dovecot Studios in Edinburgh and Salts Mill in West Yorkshire for Saturday 7th September and Saturday 26th October respectively. As part of the International Edinburgh Festival the Dovecot Studios […]

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Age-old crafts become next generation technology tools thumb

Age-old crafts become next generation technology tools

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   I have recently returned from a packed, 5 day eTextiles Summer Camp hosted by the Palliard Centre d’Art Contemporain & Residence d’Artists, France and organised by eTextile practitioners, Mika Satomi and Hannah Perner-Wilson from Kobakant studio, […]

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The promise in Linda Beadle's work thumb

The promise in Linda Beadle's work

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   Linda sent me a high standard of work in her portfolio for Print One, Assignment One. Already having completed Textiles One, Linda wrote, “ I have chosen to study An Introduction to Printmaking, as part of […]

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Archives inspire thumb

Archives inspire

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   Sarah Taylor, Curriculum Leader for Textiles, reports back on a stimulating day in the archivesThe Constance Howard Gallery at Goldsmiths University of London provided the two tutors and fifteen students (including one from Illustration) with an […]

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Yes, go and see a degree show near you! thumb

Yes, go and see a degree show near you!

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   OCA Curriculum Leader Sarah Taylor reports: As Bryan’s blog (15 May) pointed out, this is Showtime! So, don’t miss this perfect opportunity to view the work of your contemporaries in the field. It is not only […]

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A visual feast with a large helping of inspiration thumb

A visual feast with a large helping of inspiration

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   OCA Curriculum leader for Textiles, Sarah Taylor,  reports on a fascinating day. The title above was Stephanie Thompson’s response for Good Housekeeping magazine on the Kaffe Fassett – A Life in Colour exhibition at the Fashion and Textile […]

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Roger Ballen study visit review thumb

Roger Ballen study visit review

Sarah Gallear, OCA photography student gives her thoughts on last week’s study visit. Roger Ballen is a photographer who has generated mixed opinions throughout his career and this retrospective, the first major exhibition of his in the UK at Manchester art gallery is no exception. Shadowlands: Photographs 1983-2001 could not be a more apt title […]

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