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Royal portraiture, what place in the 21st century?

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   The latest royal portrait, the first of our royal Kate, by Elmsey, Glasgow-born, South Africa-reared and winner of the 2007 BP portrait prize, has provoked a sea of negative comments, as well as defensive repostes. See […]

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A Man with two hats

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   Saturday saw 24 students and three tutors tackle a study visit to Tate Modern’s combined Moriyama Klein retrospective. And ‘tackle’ feels like the right word for what is a massive exhibition. Personally I think the approach […]

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Here is an interesting visit

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   Hopefully all of our study visits are interesting, but this visit looks particularly worth the train fare. On Saturday 9 February, tutors Peter Haveland and Keith Roberts will be hosting a visit to the Open Eye […]

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Reading hard and looking hard…

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   My new term at college begins on Monday (I am studying for an MA) and I start a 10 week block on curatorial theory. As a result I am reading really hard books, mostly written by […]

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Stories

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   I hope you are going to spend a bit of time with this blog post. It hasn’t taken me long to write it, for one simple reason. I have spent some time this morning catching up […]

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OCA announces a pre-degree course in drawing

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   Do you enjoy drawing, but not sure if you are ready for HE level study of art or design? OCA is proud of its open access policy, but sometimes students join up to do a degree […]

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OCA's new online induction course, free to all OCA students

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   OCA is pleased to announce a new online induction course, open to all OCA students. We really hope you will all take the time to do this course, since it will definitely help you with your […]

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Small Town Inertia

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   Jim Mortram’s work Small Town Inertia provokes strong reactions. When I first saw it, I immediately thought of Don McCullin’s images of Bradford from the ninety seventies; but this is not the North and not comfortably […]

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Writers' resolutions

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   To kick start the New Year for OCA writers, publisher and writer Andrew Oldham shares his advice about what to focus on when submitting work to publishers. His advice is direct and practical.  If 2013 is […]

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