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Exhibition review: Josef Frank

Recently I went to the Fashion and Textiles Museum in Bermondsey in London. The museum is currently showing some exciting textiles and watercolour Drawings of Austrian Architect and Designer Josef Frank, the exhibition is on until the 7 of May.

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Study visit review: Textiles in Manchester

Earlier this month I had the pleasure of doing a textiles study visit to Manchester. I had arranged for the students to see two quite different but related exhibitions.

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Manchester textiles study visit

On Sunday 13 November OCA tutor and programme leader Rebecca Fairley will host a study visit to two venues in Manchester. In the morning the group will visit The Whitworth then move onto Manchester Art Gallery for the afternoon. The day will be full of gorgeous textiles from stylish mid century fabrics to cutting edge fashion.

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Textile art and design that conveys ethical messages

Following on from my previous blog post about sustainability in textiles I thought it would be a good opportunity to look at some textile practitioners and artists that use textiles to convey messages or evoke discussions about ethical issues. In the post I will use a number of practitioners to illustrate the diverse ways textile practices and materials are used.

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An introduction to sustainability in textiles

In this blog post you will be taken through 3 key aspects of sustainable textiles. These are the Textiles Environment Design project (TED), the Slow Textiles Movement, and Design for disassembly. Every textile student and practitioner should have some knowledge and consider the ethics of textile production in their practice.

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Study visit: New Designers

On Saturday 2 July OCA tutor Sandra Flower will once again be hosting a study visit to the New Designers Exhibition at the Business Design Centre in London. New Designers is an annual event that showcases the work of the UK’s emerging designers. It is a huge design fair exhibiting the work of over 1500 students.

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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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Two more degrees…

Aspiring writers and textiles enthusiasts take note! The OCA has just had two new degrees validated — a BA(Hons) Creative Writing degree and a BA(Hons) Textiles degree. The BA(Hons) Creative Writing degree offers a wide range of specialist modules, including narrative and dialogue, writing for children, life writing and writing poetry. It’s the only open […]

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