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Study event review: OCA South West

It’s about taking a 360degree approach to out practice to examine it and how it relates to the world now- so as to establish its currency in terms of dialogue (amongst other things).

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Study event review: Thinking through art

Although some of the reading was quite heavy going, we were able to pick out the salient points and find quotations that resonated with our own experience, ideas or concerns or stimulated new thinking.

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Study event review: Pierre Bonnard

Bonnard’s work is colourful and dense with brush marks and the best pieces are fairly large…

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Study event review: East of England

Saturday 23 March 2019 12 students joined OCA tutor Andrea Norrington for an afternoon meeting on Saturday 23 March. There were students from a range of disciplines including drawing, painting, graphic design, photography and textiles. The students included some newly joined at Level 1 (HE4)  through to those at Level 3 (HE6). This gave a […]

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Regional group: OCA SW event review

Our first OCA SW study day of 2019 was led by Matt White, OCA tutor and former Programme Leader for Moving Image, who led a session on research and critical review. Thirteen OCA students attended across a range of disciplines, including painting, sculpture, textiles, creative writing.

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In praise of the study event

This post is aimed at those students who are still to attend a study event – those of you who already have will already understand the benefits. As tutors we always advocate visiting exhibitions, performances, readings, recitals, any event where there is potential for you to be presented with something new. Only by experiencing the […]

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Study event review: Brighton – Day 3

Day three begins bright and early(ish) with a chilly introduction to tutor Les Monaghan’s commission for Brighton Photo Fringe, the parallel biennial to the Biennial.

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Study event review: Brighton – Day 2

Brighton Photography Biennial: A Photoworks Guided Tour Day 2 of the study visit to Brighton saw the group meet first thing at the University of Brighton main campus for a bespoke guided tour with Lynn and Lisa from the Biennial’s organisers, Photoworks. The theme of the Biennial for 2018 is positioned as: Examining the current […]

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Study event review: Brighton – Day 1

OCA made its fourth student group visit to Brighton Photo Biennial at the end of October this year. The trip took place over three days, from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon, around an itinerary planned in response to generous feedback from students who’d attended in 2016.

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Photography that gets people looking, thinking and talking.

Expanding people’s perceptions and understanding of photography by ‘getting people looking, thinking and talking’. So, goes the ‘strap-line’ of Impressions gallery in Bradford, where I attended an exhibition study visit and portfolio review, along with a small cohort of committed and inquisitive students.

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