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In praise of the study event thumb

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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Time thumb

Time

Open Art Collective was created by members of the OCA Thames Valley Group, undergraduates and graduate alumni studying photography, drawing and visual communications. ‘Time’ is our first group exhibition, the result of our shared interest in developing personal work and artistic interests alongside our OCA courses.

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What is your tutor up to? Chapter 27: Michelle Keegan thumb

What is your tutor up to? Chapter 27: Michelle Keegan

Michelle Keegan, OCA Printmaking tutor will be exhibiting etchings from the series Listening for the Past with Gallery 57, Arundel West Sussex as part of the Winter exhibition Organic Form. See here https://www.gallery57.co.uk/michelle-keegan. The process is a fundamental part of the work. The images emerge through allowing the print process of etching and the personality of the metal, […]

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What is your tutor up to? Chapter 26: Doug Burton thumb

What is your tutor up to? Chapter 26: Doug Burton

Being elected a member of the Royal Society of Sculptors is both professional validation and also a chance to expand my network of support.

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I’m Still Here: 2018 Koestler Awards exhibition thumb

I’m Still Here: 2018 Koestler Awards exhibition

Join OCA tutor Jayne Taylor on Sunday 21 October for a thought-provoking visit to the annual Koestler Trust exhibition at London’s Royal Festival Hall.

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Confessions of an art student: Sustaining practice thumb

Confessions of an art student: Sustaining practice

And when someone in the future asks you to talk about sustaining your practice, you are OBVIOUSLY going to say YES, not just because you have anxiety issues about letting people down… but because you have made so much damn work you have no space in your house anymore: that is ‘sustained as hell!’

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Study visit review: 2018 RCA Textiles summer show thumb

Study visit review: 2018 RCA Textiles summer show

The 2018 MA Textiles summer show at the Royal College of Art was a heady mix of product, experimentation and conceptual thinking. Having curated the show I took the opportunity to invite OCA students to view the work. The aim was to discuss the diversity in order to question the definition of the term ‘textiles’. 15 OCA students attended on a sunny summer Sunday to explore the galleries before meeting for a very lively discussion.

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