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Light from the Middle East

 This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.     Two contrasting photography exhibitions form the basis of the next London photography study visit on Saturday 16 February. In the morning we will visit the V&A’s review of contemporary photography from and about the Middle […]

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An audience with Tom Hunter

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   We are very pleased to announce that Professor Tom Hunter will be giving a talk for OCA students on 2nd March in London. Woman Reading a Possession Order by Tom Hunter. There will be space for […]

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The Melancholy of Objects

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   In the exhibition of the etchings by Giorgio Morandi (“Giorgio Morandi: Lines of Poetry” until 7th April) at The Estorick Collection in London, nothing much changes. Nothing much changes – but each work is new and […]

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Organizing rewards

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   Relocation, following the tragic death of my wife, to a quiet Suffolk village in which very little happens to disturb the leisurely pace of life (something that requires considerable revision after a city life that encouraged […]

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Fantastical worlds, ceramic mugs and jingoism

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   OCA is running another study visit, rich with diversity, beginning with the Raqib Shaw Exhibition, followed by a tour of selected works at Manchester Art Gallery on the theme of ‘Constructing the Other’. This will run […]

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Reflecting on graphic design since the Millennium

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date. The exhibition Graphic Design: Now in Production features work produced by 250 different graphic designers, made since the millennium. It charts a number of contemporary strands from the cultures of design-led publishing, the renaissance of type design, […]

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Virtual Possibilities

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   Last year I wrote several blogs investigating tools for composition students, specifically those in distance learning environments, and recording possibilities for composers needing realisations of their work. Taking the concept of recording parts separately a step […]

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Paper at the Cutting Edge

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   Paper art – the use of paper itself as a means of expression in Fine Art, rather than simply as a support for drawing or painting, only began to emerge around the mid 20th century. Now […]

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Rattle snakes and mushroom clouds

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   On 12 January nine students and two tutors from the OCA visited the Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle. We began by looking at ‘Futureland’, a photographic exhibition by Chris Wainwright and John Kippin which the gallery […]

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Deeply unfashionable, but look again…

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   Painting in watercolour has never lost its attraction. It is by no means an easy technique to master but it is considered an easy medium to dismiss and of course many think of it as a […]

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