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All is Vanity – Ken Currie at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   Conscious of the fact that my recent David Batchelor blog was about a show that had just closed, I would like to blog now about a show which has just opened! I went earlier this week […]

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The winner of our student writing competition is……

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   Chris Arthur reports on our recent creative writing competition. He set the task and judged the work that was submitted. The task was to use this image as a starting point for work. You can also […]

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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 Information contained within it may now be out of date.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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David Batchelor – Flatlands

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   Last week I popped in for a last look at the David Batchelor show that has been running at the Fruitmarket in Edinburgh for the last few weeks. I had also attended the artists talk in […]

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Spontaneity

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   Eddie Braben died in May this year. He was the creator of all the words spoken by Eric Morecambe and Ernie Wise in their famous TV shows from 1968 until Morecambe’s death in 1984. And that […]

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Current Conflicts

Current Conflicts is an exhibition of new work by six photographers including OCA tutor Les Monaghan.

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‘It’s Late’ brings early publishing success for poet Josephine Edge

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   OCA creative writing student Josephine Edge has enjoyed poetry all her life but until last October, had never seriously attempted to write it.  She worked on two poems last year when she was studying the OCA […]

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‘Red Roots – Orange Sky’ published

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   OCA tutor Csilla Toldy’s first collection of poetry, ‘Red Roots – Orange Sky’, was launched in Belfast at the end of June.  Student Christine Gutsell, who is currently studying Writing 2: Poetry and Form, talked to Csilla […]

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The Uniqueness of Mikis Theodorakis

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date. I recently spent sometime on the Ionian Island of Corfu; on the north-east coast, and spent much time exploring the rugged mountains of the north. Everywhere I visited had the usual musical fare of British and American […]

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Melting at the Hepworth

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   On a bright and meltingly hot day 9 students joined myself at the Hepworth for a full day of viewing. My intention was to allow all the students to partake in the discussion of selected artworks […]

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