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OCA events: Hexham Book Festival  

This year, some festivals are staying online, to prevent having to cancel at a later date. But the established Hexham Festival, established in 2006, is planning to go ahead next month in beautiful Northumberland.  We’re delighted that three of our creative writing tutors will be running workshops at the event.

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OCA Student Association study event: Paul Harfleet, artist’s talk

OCA students are invited to join Artist Paul Harfleet via zoom on Saturday 12 June at 2pm to hear him talk about his work.

Harfleet plants pansies at the site of homophobic abuse; he finds the nearest source of soil to where the incident occurred and generally without civic permission plants one unmarked pansy.

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OCA Music: The virtual choir project

With in-person study visits, especially those involving singing, off the cards due to the pandemic, we had to think somewhat outside of the box to get a composition workshop together in 20/21! With a handful of singers within the student body of the music department, we decided to give a ‘Virtual Choir’ project a try.

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Focus Live – What is it?

Focus Live As part of a series on group work developments across the college, we invited the Focus Live group to blog about their current activity and direction. Focus Live — What is it?      Focus Live is a student-led bimonthly meet on Sunday evenings at 6pm UK time. Meets are friendly, open and informal, focusing on […]

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A (virtual) study visit with interview and Q&A

A tour of the project Climacteric with OCA student Jane Weinmann In a live discussion, final year photography student Jane Weinman and OCA tutor Derek Trillo will talk about the strategies and approaches Jane used to develop her major project.   The focus will be on topics that students at any level might encounter, with specific […]

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Short Film Collaboration – a painter and photographer talk

Andrew Fitzgibbon (photography level 3) and Paul Butterworth (painting level 2) met up to discuss their recent collaboration on Andrew’s short film, Leeds and Liverpool. Paul, who is a professional actor, liked the idea of swapping modelling for some headshots and posted his suggestion on OCA Discuss. Andrew was near completing his BoW project and […]

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Study Event: Contamination/Curation

Contamination/Curation was an online cross-discipline workshop over two Saturday mornings in October, part of the ongoing series of collaborative online events under the overall banner of Keeping Up Momentum organised by Level 3 photography student Helen Rosemier. This edition supported by tutor Bryan Eccleshall, who asked us to collaborate in randomly assigned groups of five […]

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Virtual Study Event: Black Textile Creatives with Faye Hall

The representation of black creatives in the art and design world is still, sadly, very much underrepresented, and amazing talent is not as readily recognised or acknowledged- even in 2021. Join OCA tutor Faye Hall for a two-hour study event where we get together to explore the work of exciting textile and other visual artists […]

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Virtual Study Event: Keeping Up Momentum – Student Stories

In need of a creative kick-start? The next Keeping up Momentum Zoom session will take place on Saturday, Feb 27th at 10 am GMT and will feature three students stories to inspire and motivate you.  Our fabulous speakers will be:    Jane Coxhill Jane joined OCA many years ago when she “semi-retired” and began part-time […]

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