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Study event: Don McCullin

Join OCA tutor Robert Bloomfield in London on the 20 April.

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Conversations in an Unfamiliar Place.

So, when a dialogue is opened up, it is opened up not just for the minute that you start it, but for a sustainable period…

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Drawing from the past. Part 2.

Last time we spoke about the ideas that lie behind the Drawing from the Past. This time I want to focus on what students will get from completing the course.

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Colour, form & composition

In this article you will find four exciting textiles artists where colour, form and composition take an important place within their work.

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*New course alert* Drawing from the past. Part 1.

Artists and OCA tutors Cheryl Huntbach and Bryan Eccleshall have written a wonderful new course for foundation drawing students. Here we ask them a little about how they approached writing it and what the course has to offer students. The resulting conversation will be published across two blog posts.

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Why you Should Go To See The Leonardo Da Vinci Show

Da Vinci died 500 years ago this year, hence the shows. All of these drawings are over 500 years old and can’t really have any bearing on contemporary art or thinking, surely?
Well, I disagree.

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Urania

“The journal Urania is somehow poly-vocal. Urania ran from 1915 until 1940 and it was the first British magazine to produce a cultural and political discourse on gender issues and the demands of lesbian and gay individuals and communities. The name refers to a specific idea of Utopia, as a place where the categories of ‘male’ and ‘female’ do not exist.”

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Study event: Format19 festival

Join OCA tutors Derek Trillo and Helen Warburton in Derby 15-17 March 2019. Spread over three days you could choose one or two days, but would get more from the weekend and a greater sense of community and cohesion with fellow students the more days you can attend.

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OCA North event: Thinking through art – a workshop

Join OCA tutor and Programme Leader Emma Drye in Halifax on the 30 March.

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LGBT artists

February is LGBT History Month – a national initiative focused on recognising lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, their lives and experiences, and promoting equality. Marking the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots and the birth of the modern Pride movement, this year a number of galleries and museums, from London to Liverpool and Birmingham to Brighton, are running talks, exhibitions, film screenings and workshops to highlight previously hidden or unknown LGBT histories in their collections.

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