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Virtual study event: Paradise, Garden.

Across both sessions, we will look further at the relationship between the real, the photographic, the digital and the physical. You will be sharing work on a group Padlet as well as working together from time to time. There is a playful edge to these sessions to reflect the considerations of Bosch as well as the theme of the fantastical garden.

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Virtual study event: Contamination/Curation

The October Keeping up Momentum sessions will aim to motivate and challenge and help you to contextualise your work. There will be two workshops, approximately two hours each, led by OCA tutor Bryan Eccleshall.  The first session will be on October 3 at 10am with a follow-up on the 24. 

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Calling all Level Three creative writing students!

The Creative Writing department is now offering Zoom-based peer hangouts and workshops for students at HE6 (Level 3) on a regular basis. 

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On collaboration 

To study as a distant learner with OCA might seem to be a lonely endeavour. However, there are many ideas and opportunities to collaborate with fellow students. Collaboration can be a core to one’s contemporary art practice. It goes beyond the making of a shared object. 

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Instagram takeover – Celebrity curator!

We are very honoured to have the excellent artist and influential curator Simon Carter taking over our instagram account over the weekend of 29/ 30 August.

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Regional group in focus: OCA East of England

My hope is that we can resume in person meetings as soon as practicable with a combination of tutor contributions, gallery visits and more informal meetings. We could also continue to meet remotely recognising that it is a useful addition to our programme and aids access.

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Virtual study event: Photography during a Global Pandemic 

Join OCA tutor Arpita Shah on the 28 August in this unique virtual study event, which will explore the creative ways contemporary photographers having been working in to make inspiring and meaningful photography work during these unprecedented times. 

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Virtual study event: NO SHOW, MA Fine Art 2020

Join students from the MA Fine Art cohort along with tutor Hayley Lock to view and discuss the work made for NO SHOW, the first virtual exhibition held by the OCA. Wednesday 29 July 6pm – 8pm

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