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Georgina Emmett

OCA tutor and assessor Bryan Eccleshall looks at the work of BA (Hons) Painting student Georgina Emmett. Bryan investigates how Georgina uses the shadows cast by trees as a compositional device. It reminds us that the shadows cast by objects are actually like objects themselves.

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Artes Mundi

Join OCA tutor Helen Warburton on the 12 November in Cardiff. Artes Mundi is an internationally focused arts organisation that identifies, recognises and supports contemporary visual artists who engage with the human condition, social reality and lived experience.

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If you build it, they will come

A few months ago we blogged about the [(6)] – six alumni photography students who have come together again to create a new body of work. This work shot in Oxford, England and exhibited in Oxford, Canada. To add further interest to an already exciting event the Oxford Riverside Gallery was set up by one of OCA’s MA students Mathew Aldred.

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Rodoulla Anastasiou

OCA tutor and assessor Doug Burton looks at the work of BA (Hons) Painting student Rodoulla Anastasiou. Through her approach to media and observational drawing in her sketchbooks she explores ideas and subjects and the outcomes are imaginative and visually exciting.

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In conversation with: Kid Acne

Last week I attended an illustrated talk by musician, illustrator and street artist Kid Acne. This event was part of the Off the Shelf festival in Sheffield and Kid Acne, real name Ed, designed the logo for this year’s festival. We got a snapshot of the last 20 years culmination of work which led to this design.

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The view from here

Join OCA tutor Wendy McMurdo on the 19 November at the Scottish National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh. The View From Here | Landscape Photography explores the theme of landscape through photographs from the 1840s to the present day. This exhibition brings together a selection of prints that transport the viewer around the world

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Fiona Tracey

OCA tutor and assessor Bryan Eccleshall looks at the work of Fiona Tracey. He examines how she uses mindmaps of images drawn and collated to relate things together.

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Study visit: Jerwood drawing prize

Join OCA tutor Polly Harvey on the 5 November in Bath. Selected from original drawings, the Jerwood Drawing Prize has established a reputation for its commitment to championing excellence, and to promoting and celebrating the breadth of contemporary drawing practice.

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