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This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   You do not see much in the way of nature photography in the British Journal of Photography, and the above image (an advert for the BJP itself) made me wonder why? It was not just this […]

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Study visit to Frieze 2013

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   There will be another visit to Frieze, on Thursday October 17 2013, meeting at 11am at the Art Fair in Regents Park. London. There is an admission charge of £23 per head (which is reduced from […]

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Adolf Terschak. Who?

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   Adolf Terschak (1832-1901) is probably the most underrated and forgotten of all the flautist performer/composer virtuosi of the 19th century, and there were quite a few. So if he is forgotten there must be a reason, […]

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This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   OCA tutor and course writer Nina Milton is launching her crime fiction novel, In the Moors at Foyles Bookshop in Cabot Circus, Bristol. at 6pm on the 12th September. Praise has been pouring in for In the Moors from reviewers. […]

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OCA Creative Writing award winner Karen Gunning

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date   OCA tutor Liz Cashdan reports on Karen’s winning story. Karen was Liz’s student. It’s great that Karen Gunning has won the OCA annual competition prize for Creative Writing for her story “The Big 4-0”. Her story […]

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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 Information contained within it may now be out of date.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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Fantastic Paper exhibition study visit at the Saatchi Gallery

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, starting at 11am, 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 […]

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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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OCA students take an early Barthes in Manchester

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   >DigIt, the Manchester International Festival exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery that OCA students visited on the 18 July, is the sixtieth incarnation in one shape or another of an idea that had originally been devised in […]

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Iconic Combs

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   OCA art history tutor Julia Biggs reports for OCA from Cambridge: ‘If you get the chance this summer, I would recommend a visit to the Fitzwilliam Museum and the Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology (MAA) in […]

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