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Student work: Selina Wallace

OCA BA (Hons) Photography student Selina Wallace has a current exhibition Perfectly Imperfect. The show runs until 20 October as part of the Ballarat International Foto Biennale. Below Selina tells us about putting the exhibition together and about her experience of studying with the OCA. “My work is part of the open program for the […]

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Study event: Misbehaving bodies

Join tutor OCA Jayne Taylor for a visit to Misbehaving Bodies: Jo Spence and Oreet Ashery on Friday 25 October 2019. Suitable for students from any level or discipline who are interested in how illness, loss and the body might be explored and expressed through the creative process. How have these artists tackled themes that […]

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Study event review: OCA Photography Midlands

10 of us Midlands OCA photography students spent a highly enjoyable afternoon with Birmingham based artist Stephen Burke at the Blast! Festival of Photography Sandwell, West Midlands. 

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The Making of Books. Part 2.

Making individual page layouts is an essential part of the book planning process. Play around with the sequencing of images. This stage can take longer than you imagine. It is good to spend time with various versions of your book before completing it.

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The Making of Books: Part 1

If you are new to bookmaking, then experimenting with making artist style books is a fantastic learning experience.  They are a great way to understand the basic structure of books, play around with different materials and methods of production.

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‘I am tired of guilt…’

At ‘Don McCullin’ you’re not supposed to think so much as feel. But the other function of an art gallery, besides educating us, is surely to provide a public space for debate and criticism. And I’d like to concentrate on that part now, rather than the private response, because what is there to say about our private responses to those photographs except that they’re valid?

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Piloting a new way of interacting with tutors online.

In response to student and tutor feedback the Photography team have started to trial the provision of regular online groups, defined by unit and led by a tutor who has a special interest in that area. These groups are intended to compliment (not replace) the existing regular hangouts happening that are forum-wide, facilitated by tutors and those that are student led. The idea is to diversify and create other alternate, online spaces for student communities.

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Documentary evidence and artistic expression.

Exhibition: Empire of Memory at ‘Temporary Contemporary’ Huddersfield, January 2019. As a photojournalist I grapple with a number of problems: can a realistic medium such as photography ever really show the underlying causes of social problems? A mechanical recording instrument has a limited capacity to convey a point of view, or express an author’s emotional […]

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