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Study visit review
Student stories: Emma Arandjelović
Posted: 12/07/21 09:12 | 4 Comments
One of the most useful elements of OCA study visits is the chance for students to gain an insight into real-life creative scenarios and experience the complexities of day-to-day professional practice. In addition, study visits can often sow the seed for further projects and opportunities.
Study event review: Masterclass with Laura Rossi
Posted: 20/07/20 10:20 | 0 Comments
Since childhood I have been fascinated by the ability of film music to completely capture an audience’s imagination. The OCA Enterprise funding seemed the perfect opportunity to find out more about the work of film composers, and I was delighted that my application to fund a masterclass with acclaimed composer Laura Rossi was approved. Due […]
Study event review: OCA Europe
Posted: 17/06/20 09:23 | 1 Comments
As part of our annual virtual meetings with other international students, the Europe regional group invited tutor Hayley Lock to join us. Earlier in the year, many of the group had mentioned feeling a bit trapped by the medium of their degree and whether something ‘fitted’ into painting or photography or textiles. Hayley’s practice seemed to offer an opportunity to talk about breaking free of medium-specificity.
Study event review: In conversation with Naomi Incledon
Posted: 20/05/20 09:06 | 0 Comments
Participants were instead invited to view her work through a video documentation ‘Time Works’ emulating Cinema Verite- quite a Blair Witch style film where we walk through the Land Art works whilst being informed of her creative intentions, contexts and physical making in a serene and contemplative tone.
Virtual regional meetings – Adapting to life in lockdown
Posted: 03/04/20 09:37 | 0 Comments
The Thames Valley Group held their regular monthly meeting as usual in March, thanks to some timely advice from Paul Vincent in IT, OCA Tutor Jayne Taylor and the OCA Europe group, who have been maintaining remote contact for a while. Work was loaded up to OCA’s Padlet in advance, so attendees had a chance […]
Study event review: Lisbon 2020.
Posted: 25/03/20 09:25 | 3 Comments
Having been a student with the OCA now for four years I have attended many student study visits. When the news came of a study visit in Lisbon alongside my current tutor Diana Ali there was no doubt that the trip would be beneficial. Especially considering how inspiring Diana’s own work has been on my practice.
OCA study trip 2020 to Lisbon, tutors’ review.
Posted: 19/03/20 09:57 | 1 Comments
13 students, 2 tutors and 1 city; bringing different characters, levels, courses, ages, lives and backgrounds together.
Study event review: PADA studios – an artists residency, Lisbon 2020
Posted: 17/03/20 09:44 | 1 Comments
The concept of an artist’s residency may be familiar, but a tour around the PADA studios by co-founder Tim Rolston gave OCA students a fascinating insight into the practicalities and workings of an artist’s residency. The tour was an itinerary item on the cross-discipline OCA study visit to Lisbon, 25-27 February 2020, arranged and facilitated by tutors Diana Ali and Dr Michele Whiting (Michele having been a resident artist at PADA during 2019).
Study event review: OCA Europe
Posted: 17/03/20 09:22 | 0 Comments
The Regional Europe group organised a virtual meeting day where eleven students across the world worked together under guidance of an OCA tutor. Here is some feedback on the event, through the eyes of the main organiser, an attendee and the tutor.
Study event review: Lisbon 2020
Posted: 08/03/20 09:12 | 2 Comments
This study visit was a once in a life time opportunity to explore many works of art in their context and with the input of guides and tutors. However, much of the value of the trip lay in the conversations, particularly with tutors, around practice, research and the practicalities of getting your work out there .