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Study event review: Arts & environment. Part 1.

In our discussion about trial and error and finding the right working conditions to be able to experiment as part of the creative process, OCA student Bernadette summed it up nicely, “Lets set out to make loads of mistakes.”

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‘I am tired of guilt…’

At ‘Don McCullin’ you’re not supposed to think so much as feel. But the other function of an art gallery, besides educating us, is surely to provide a public space for debate and criticism. And I’d like to concentrate on that part now, rather than the private response, because what is there to say about our private responses to those photographs except that they’re valid?

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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: 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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