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The new student website

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   On 1 September the OCA launched a new student website and emailed all students with new login details. Accessing this new website has caused issues for some students. If your studies were impacted by the delay […]

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Study Visit to 'Paper' at Saatchi in London

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   This study visit, on Friday 27 September, represents almost the last chance to see two of the most interesting exhibitions of contemporary art in London this year. ‘Paper’ comprises the work of 40 artists from a […]

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Study visit to see the Damien Hirst show in Walsall

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   The New Art Gallery, Walsall, is one of the great success stories of Lottery funding in Britain. Its collection of paintings, drawings and sculpture originally belonged to the sculptor, Jacob Epstein, and was added to by […]

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A room full of illustrators

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date. I attended an Illustration masterclass at the Guardian on 14th September. I really had little idea of what to expect but it was a packed day with insights into a range of illustrators’ working practices, plus tips […]

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Ian Dury and Elaine Sturtevant

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   On the way to see Ian Dury’s show at the Royal College of Art, I dropped into the Serpentine Gallery where Elaine Sturtevant was having an exhibition of her work. She is an American artist now […]

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Drawing off the page

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   OCA tutor Angela Rogers has a three dimensional drawing in The Big Draw (an annual national drawing event run by the Campaign for Drawing to get everyone drawing). AccessArt is doing a Big Draw online. It’s […]

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Study visit: Peter Doig: No Foreign Lands

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   This study visit to see Peter Doig’s work will be on Thursday 10th October 2013 at the Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh.  This exhibition focusses on paintings done in the last ten years. Living in Trinidad, Doig uses serial […]

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Peter Appleton wins the OCA prize for painting

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   Peter Appleton has just completed a degree with the OCA. His final body of work was so outstanding he has been awarded this year’s Richard Robbins prize at OCA. His award has helped him mount an […]

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Inventive, creative sketchbooks? Look no further…

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   Here is a glimpse into some of the most inventive and creative sketchbooks you may have seen: by second level OCA student Sandra Kendall. OCA tutor and assessor Emma Drye reports.

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Artist Talking

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   We have an exhibition of Peter Doig paintings in Edinburgh just now as part of the Edinburgh Arts Festival. Considering the status of Doig I was surprised and exited to see that he was giving an […]

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