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Student work: Krystyna Dembny
Posted: 17/09/20 09:15 | 27 Comments
Sally, the absolute antithesis of a ‘sissy’, Sally, a woman with chutzpah, who had just been diagnosed with a recurrence of her breast cancer and who, when I finally decided to grasp the nettle and face my own mental discomforts, was more than happy to become my exemplar of the naked post-menopausal: “Invisible Woman made Visible”.
Student work – Art & Ecology
Posted: 04/09/20 09:33 | 6 Comments
As Programme Leader for both the painting and drawing degree pathways I am very pleased to present the finissage of the painting and drawing ecology group’s recent group work, led by artist and tutor Lydia Halcrow.
In conversation: Digital assessment
Posted: 25/08/20 09:10 | 0 Comments
A chat with Arlene Sharp, Emma Drye and Therese Livonne about digital assessment
Instagram takeover – Celebrity curator!
Posted: 19/08/20 09:26 | 2 Comments
We are very honoured to have the excellent artist and influential curator Simon Carter taking over our instagram account over the weekend of 29/ 30 August.
OCA wellbeing: On self-care
Posted: 13/08/20 09:47 | 6 Comments
Increasing online presence may result in online fatigue with visual and somatic symptoms. To Self- care and to be aware of changing habits and maladaptive behaviour patterns may overcome not only chronic ‘online’ disease but also negative impact on concentration, mood and emotions.
OCA wellbeing: Community in lockdown
Posted: 23/07/20 09:15 | 3 Comments
Miranda shares what she has found helpful during the pandemic so far. Miranda is new to the Student Services Team at OCA, and has had the challenge of joining the OCA ‘virtually’ during the lockdown period!
OCA wellbeing: Pets
Posted: 16/07/20 09:51 | 3 Comments
I have settled reasonably well into life in lockdown and I think it’s largely to do with my furry companion. I’ve kept my normal routine of getting up and walking to work, which currently means taking Enzo out and looping back home to log on.
OCA wellbeing: Not quite art
Posted: 09/07/20 09:56 | 1 Comments
My relief and support throughout all this has been to immerse myself in a hobby and history in a way I’ve not done before.
OCA wellbeing: Photography
Posted: 02/07/20 09:51 | 6 Comments
I’d started up an Instagram account a while back, but I’d fallen into posting very sporadically, going months without and not making much of a contribution. So I decided to try out the whole ‘post an image a day’ and use some hashtags to get the message out that although we were in lockdown, we were still here.
OCA wellbeing: Volunteering
Posted: 25/06/20 09:52 | 2 Comments
When I drop shopping off some people like to have a distant chat, just general stuff about the weather and how they are coping, while others are very regimented and want their shopping leaving at the end of the drive and they come and collect, everyone is dealing with this pandemic in their own way and has to do what they feel is right, I completely respect that.