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It’s not just black and white

I’m not sure I’ve ever seen Petherbridge’s work in the flesh before. There’s a patient, meditative quality about the meticulous ink drawings she makes…

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Study visit review: America After the Fall

The Study Day gave students a chance to meet fellow art students on differing courses that ranged from drawing, painting, illustration and photography and it was a valuable opportunity to enjoy a day out with like-minded enthusiasts.

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William Kentridge: Thick Time

If you can see any London exhibition over the holidays make it this one.

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Study visit review: Gamelan at the South Bank Centre, London

On 11 June, I took a group of enthusiastic OCA students to a Gamelan workshop at the South Bank Centre in London. This was a hands-on workshop, where we were able to try the instruments and rehearse a piece of music…

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Study visit review: The studium of Paul Strand

After the show we had a good hour talking about the work over a cup of coffee in the breezy and dazzling V&A garden. I was asked by some of the group to write something for the OCA blog, which I have to admit, has been quite difficult…

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Study visit review: Strange and familiar

The study visit to Martin Parr’s documentary show ‘Strange and Familiar’ at the Barbican in London raised some perplexing questions…
The premise of the show is to reveal Britain through an ‘outsider’ view (the photographers are not British), which is held to be particularly relevant to our current cultural/political moment.

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Study Visit Review: Hilma Af Klint

OCA tutor Angela Rogers reviews a recent study visit to the Serpentine Gallery in London.

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British Art Show – Information (4)

The recent study day to the British Art Show during its Edinburgh leg seems now to me to have been all about information and the way it is shared. I met with a sterling group of engaged and interesting students. Meeting students and finding out more about why and how they study is vital for me a tutor as well as being a highly entertaining and enjoyable way to spend a day.

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Select festival 2016, Stroud

This year, on a fine sunny Saturday in May, the Select festival of art and craft looked as strong as it ever has. Artist led exhibitions mixed with open studios and curated shows to form an atmosphere of creative energy.

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Handel House, Music Study Visit Review

On the 26 November students joined OCA’s Carla Rees at Handel House in London. Some of the students in attendance review the day…

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