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Study event: East of England

The OCA East of England Study Group will be meeting on November 30 between 11.30 and 3.30 at Melbourn Hub, in Melbourn. SG8 6DZ. The Study Group is open to any OCA students and Regular attendees should note that the start time is an hour earlier – 11.30am – the is usual for meetings at the venue.

For this meeting the Study Group has invited tutor Dr Bryan Eccleshall (Painting / Fine Art / Drawing) to deliver a lecture on ‘narrativity and non-narrativity in art’ and to talk a little about his own work. As is usual, there will also be a chance to discuss your own own work or experiences as an OCA student.

About the lecture:

Visual art has a fractious relationship with narrativity. Much pre-Modern work is narrative, illustrating Bible stories, classical myths, or historical events. Since the advent of Modernism narrative has taken a back seat to what might be termed ‘moments of expression’ that relate more to the maker or their interests than events external to them. This lecture uses lots of examples to explore how visual art (whether static or time-based) has dealt with narratives and narrativity. Though focussed on visual art the talk touches on literature and movies, too.

Bryan will talk about his own practice in terms of how he generates ideas. This will also be a chance to present and discuss student work, offering a forum for advice and peer support.

There is a cafe in the venue and there will be plenty of time to catch cup with other students.


Where: Melbourn Hub, 30 High St, Melbourn, Royston SG8 6DZ (Melbourn is about 14 mile south from the centre of Cambridge, just off the A10). https://melbournhub.co.uk/

When: Saturday November 30, 11.30am – 3.30pm

Please note there is a £5 booking fee for this event. Register your interest in attending by completing the booking form here.


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