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OCA’s online degree showcase – Live!
Posted: 30/07/21 06:13 | 1 Comments
I am delighted to announce that our first ever degree showcase at OCA launches this week at https://showcase.oca.ac.uk/. Students from the Creative Arts, Creative Writing, Painting, Photography and Textiles undergraduate degrees are all represented and the work is absolutely stunning.
Invitation to make art for a hot air balloon!
Posted: 19/07/21 10:03 | 0 Comments
I am sharing one of my current projects here as an opportunity for people to get involved either now or later in the year. This is an invitation to make artistic responses to stories describing the community of Thamesmead in South East London and have them included on our 23M high flying gallery.
Student Association study event: Visual Art and Text
Posted: 28/06/21 09:47 | 0 Comments
Join Bryan Eccleshall for two workshops (each two hours long) to explore how text has been used in visual art and to develop your own way of doing it.
edge zine 11: Catalyst
Posted: 11/06/21 01:25 | 0 Comments
We are pleased to announce the new issue of edge-zine is available now.
Talking Out Loud: Reflective videos within textile practice
Posted: 17/05/21 09:14 | 2 Comments
I want to share my thoughts on using video recordings as a useful tool in an active reflective practice. I will draw on my experiences as a tutor and as a textile designer and maker currently studying for an MA in Textile Design at the Royal College of Art (RCA).
OCA Textiles: Observational drawing as research
Posted: 05/05/21 09:31 | 0 Comments
Observational drawing can be a great start to any project research. By observing and responding to a subject matter directly, qualities can literally be “drawn out” that you can use to develop into new ideas. It is interesting to see the variety of different approaches there are to observational drawing.
The Art of Invitation – Part 2
Posted: 06/03/21 09:39 | 2 Comments
It is common for an artist to write a statement defining their practice. In my opinion this serves a greater purpose for the artist than for the audience (who, after all, should be free to respond emotionally to an experience rather than being instructed regarding its intention). I have been writing and rewriting my statement […]
The Art of Invitation – Part 1
Posted: 05/03/21 09:00 | 1 Comments
‘Beacon’ 2016, Installation on an ancient beacon site where the audience is invited by the light rather than by a selective process. My work is the investigation of pathways, migrations and unplanned encounters. It is only with hindsight that I can understand the rationale behind my creative practice. I call this retrospective research; looking back […]
Student work: Jane Murdock
Posted: 24/09/20 09:10 | 3 Comments
I am very pleased to be sharing with you the work of BA Textiles student Jane Murdock, who has just completed and had assessed her work for Textiles 2: Contemporary Practice.
Textiles and jewellery
Posted: 16/09/20 12:23 | 4 Comments
As my own textiles practice has, for the past few years now, been venturing more and more into the jewellery sector, I have built up a real fascination with how textiles and jewellery disciplines have such a fine line between them and so easily blurred. I know that many, many practitioners work in a multi-disciplinary way, with many choosing to not specify which ‘section’ of the art and craft sector they reside – which I equally appreciate as well- but focusing in on just the relationship between more ‘typical’ textiles and jewellery disciplines is a very interesting area of research to me.