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In conversation with: Áine Byrne

Áine Katrina Byrne is a Textile Artist and Designer originally from Ireland and now based in London. After Completing her MA at the RCA, Áine spent time working as a designer in India, before returning to London to continue her work within the field of textile design. Áine woven designs both digitally and by hand for the fashion industry, supplying high end clients and the high street. Áine is based in Hackney Wick Space studio and works as a lecturer at CSVPA.

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Showing at Home: Apples and Pears Gallery

Another solution is to use your home to show work. Clearing some wall space and hanging a show – taking the endeavour seriously – and inviting friends and fellow students to an opening will help you think about your work differently. It could also lead to you curating a small group show in the same space.

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Only Artists

Although all the artists have fascinating things to say, as a creative writer I prick up my ears when writers are talking, to see if I can pick up any tips, or just have that moment where you think…yes, that’s so true!

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In conversation with: Rebecca Fairley

As part of the #weareoca30 campaign we are having creative conversations with some of our tutors. Watch and listen to OCA Programme Leader for Textiles, Rebecca Fairley, answering questions from students.

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In conversation with: Beth Dawson

Watch OCA tutor Beth Dawson below in our latest Creative Conversations video.

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In conversation with: Les Monaghan

As part of the #weareoca30 campaign we are having creative conversations with some of our tutors. Watch and listen to OCA Photography tutor Les Monaghan below answering questions from students.

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In conversation with: Suzannah Evans

As part of the #weareoca30 campaign we are having creative conversations with some of our tutors. Watch and listen to OCA Creative Writing tutor Suzannah Evans below answering questions from students.

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In conversation with: David Price

Throughout the time that David has been emailing his work to me I have been impressed by his organisational skills, the development of his written and visual work and his willingness to take on board my suggestions for developing the work.

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Personal work

It would be fantastic if we could make a living taking only the photographs we wanted, expressing our vision through our own personal work, just like the artists that we look upon for inspiration. Unfortunately, the majority of us still have bills to pay.

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In conversation with: Rob Bentall

“I think piece titles are very important! A piece should drape naturally from its title, in the same way a coat hangs off a peg. I often find the music suggests a title, which certainly happened in Summer Anthem, with the title drawing upon the generic association of dance music with the summer season and of this genre with club ‘anthems’, this term often indicating a big hook.”

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