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‘I am tired of guilt…’

At ‘Don McCullin’ you’re not supposed to think so much as feel. But the other function of an art gallery, besides educating us, is surely to provide a public space for debate and criticism. And I’d like to concentrate on that part now, rather than the private response, because what is there to say about our private responses to those photographs except that they’re valid?

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Study event review: OCA South West

It’s about taking a 360degree approach to out practice to examine it and how it relates to the world now- so as to establish its currency in terms of dialogue (amongst other things).

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This old thing

This Old Thing is a project in which I’ll be wearing only charity shop-bought occasion dresses for two weeks. I’ll also be posting diary entries and a photo a day of me going about my normal life, doing mundane things. I want to use this to explore the various overlapping and contradictory ways we value our clothing, by being overdressed in garments which someone else threw away.

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Study event review: Thinking through art

Although some of the reading was quite heavy going, we were able to pick out the salient points and find quotations that resonated with our own experience, ideas or concerns or stimulated new thinking.

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Metal as a material for textiles

Designer Tine De Ruysser beautifully combines hard and soft mediums, crafting them into unique new wearable materials. The designer takes inspiration from Japanese origami and applies it to fabric. She has figured out an innovative way for textiles to hold the crisp shapes normally found in the paper craft, by adding metal. The textiles are […]

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What is your tutor up to? Caroline Wright

Caroline Wright , OCA tutor and Programme Leader for Fine Art, has her work featured on ITV during the week commencing 29 April 2019.

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Showing at Home: Apples and Pears Gallery

Another solution is to use your home to show work. Clearing some wall space and hanging a show – taking the endeavour seriously – and inviting friends and fellow students to an opening will help you think about your work differently. It could also lead to you curating a small group show in the same space.

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Study event review: Pierre Bonnard

Bonnard’s work is colourful and dense with brush marks and the best pieces are fairly large…

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East of England study event: Bookbinding

Join OCA tutor Andrea Norrington on 18 May.

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Keith Ashcroft studio visit

Join OCA Programme Leader for Drawing and Painting Emma Drye for this unique opportunity in Salford on Sunday 12 May.

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