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In Praise of the Permanent Collection

Like other OCA tutors I encourage students to see as much art in the flesh as possible and it’s easy to think that this means going to London or another large metropolitan centre to catch blockbuster shows that seem so significant. Not so.

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Going Public: Study Visit Review

OCA’s Programme leader for Fine Art Caroline Wright reviews a recently led study visit to Going Public in Sheffield.

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Redefining Print

I recently attended the ‘Redefining Print’ symposium at the Exeter Phoenix arts venue and wanted to share with you some of the topics and ideas covered. What was amazing about the day was the way it set out to expand our understanding of print within a contemporary arts context…

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Beacons

Sometimes it is liberating to make something simply because you want to…

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What is Art For? Part Three

In the last two films in the What is Art for series of blogs, MIMA director Alistair Hudson addresses the importance of validation for artists and touches on the possibilities of new digital platforms for artist.

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What can Art History do for you?

Art Historians are often asked: what is the use or relevance of studying Art History? Why does it matter? All those works of art and images! All those foreign-sounding names and terms! All that reading! Art History can seem unusually daunting but it’s really all about asking what you see, how you interpret it and equipping you with the skills you need to confidently analyse, critique and write about art.

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Tate Modern and the Science Museum Go Martian

This month Tate Modern and the Science Museum present two contrasting visions of the sixties: the first inspired by the spread of pop imagery, particularly in Eastern Europe, Asia, Africa and South America, and the second by the involvement of the former Soviet Union in the space race.

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Ahhh Vienna

On a recent trip to Vienna I had the opportunity to see what I thought was the best selection of artwork I’d ever seen. Not only was I blown away by the artwork, I thought the city was also very beautiful.

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