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Study Visit: Bridget Riley and Abstraction by Women Artists

Join OCA tutor Bryan Eccleshall on the 28 May at Graves Gallery in Sheffield. We will see a set of Bridget Riley paintings from a period during which she represented Britain at the Venice Biennale.

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London Print Fair

Join OCA tutor Clare Wilson on the 8 May and the RA for the London Original Print Fair. The London Original Print Fair brings together 50 print specialists from across the globe in London’s favourite boutique art fair. Works of art for sale span 500 years of printmaking: from old and modern master prints to the latest editions by today’s leading artists.

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Hilma af Klint & drawing at the V&A

Join OCA tutor Angela Rogers in London on the 30 April. We will visit Painting the Unseen an exhibition of work from Hilma af Klint at the Serpentine and following lunch we will head to the V&A for some afternoon sketching.

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Photography Matters

Photography Matters is a one-day OCA conference to be held at CAST, Doncaster, South Yorkshire on Saturday 21 May 2016. It seeks to map out areas for discussion in photography’s relationship to the everyday lived experience, visual culture, evolving technology, archiving and history, news media, education at all levels and public perception.

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The British Art Show: Edinburgh

Join OCA tutor Emma Drye in Edinburgh for our second venue visit to the British Art Show on the 9 April

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In search of a three-point plug?

What’s not to like about the exhibition, Electronic Superhighway, at the Whitechapel Gallery? Despite the slight frustration of finding that this survey from 1966 – 2016 is laid out in reverse, this is the most impressive exhibition about art and new technology in years.

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Study visit: Drawing as process

Artist Michelle Charles will be hosting a unique study day at the British Museum in London in conjunction with curators from the Department of Prints and Drawings. The workshop will examine the scope of drawing as thinking.

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Transformation

Sometimes it is good to have a deadline so short that there is no time to think, no time to ponder and no time to reverse decisions. Of course I would rather not be in this position very often but, when it does occur, there can be several benefits…

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In conversation: Sarah Taylor Silverwood

I first encountered artist Sarah Taylor Silverwood’s work a couple of years ago when I went to see the Ruskin Prize exhibit in the Millennium gallery in Sheffield. Hers was my favourite piece in the show and I began to follow her websites and lust over her drawings. I asked Sarah if she wouldn’t mind asking some questions for us and she said yes!

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Andrew Howe: In Parallel

Level 3 Creative Arts student Andrew Howe has an exhibition opening this Friday at Participate Contemporary Artspace in Shrewsbury. Andrew is one of OCA’s longstanding students starting almost 12 years ago, this exhibition marks the end of his degree as he brings together his painting and photographic practice.

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