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A lively debate in the cold – David Hockney gets OCA students talking

We had a lively visit to the Hockney exhibition last week with OCA tutors David Winning and Tony Hogan. The tutors didn’t share the same views on Hockney’s work, which added to the debate afterwards as we huddled together in the Royal Academy forecourt. All this added to the quality of the reflections students had […]

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David Shrigley or David Hockney?

Having viewed David Shrigley at the Hayward Gallery, checked out Maurice de Vlaminck’s ‘Landscape with dead wood’ 1906 in the Courtauld collection, I joined the queue for David Hockney’s controversial latest exhibition at the Royal Academy. Reviews have been mixed. While serious art critics express reservations, the art loving public reportedly adore it. David Hockney, […]

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Monoprint Workshop

Yorkshire Landscapes are the theme of our next art study visit and practical workshop. Landscape artist Stephen Court will be leading his highly popular Monoprint workshop at York Art Gallery on the 21st May. The workshop will start with an introduction to David Hockney’s largest landscape work ‘Bigger Trees Near Water’, which is enjoying its […]

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Unmissable tutorial with Hockney

There are 21 days left to see this insightful programme that is part of the Channel four series promoting young artists by getting them mentored by well known artists, film makers, etc. Hockney appearances in the media are notoriously rare, so seeing him talking about painting and drawing is a real opportunity. It is also […]

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