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Throwback Thursday: Where do you do it?

Four years ago we asked Where do you do it? Students, staff and tutors sent us images of their work spaces and we compiled them into the video below.

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Edge-zine issue 9: Inside

From Vicky Mackenzie’s ‘Tutors thoughts’ through Steve Cusson’s work ‘Prison Cinema’ and onto Therese Livonne and her self portrait the 9th edition of Edge-zine is packed with thought provoking work and articles from across the Open College of the Arts range of disciplines.

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Throwback Thursday: Your views

In 2014 OCA students contributed to a collaborative film project by artist Gillian Wearing called Your Views. You can watch the result below. With the world in lock down it seems fitting to share the views from our window once again.

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Virtual study event: Writing the future

We’re living through increasingly strange times, and artists have an important role to play in articulating what is happening in the world. In this workshop we’ll consider how we can use our art to think and write about the future.

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Group work review: Fine Art

I want to give a big ‘thank-you’ to Caroline, Helen and Dan for their dedication in developing our skills within the Fine Art framework. At these times of increasing social distancing and isolation these sessions will be a huge motivator, and I would encourage all students on the Fine Art Pathway to join us. 

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Virtual regional meetings – Adapting to life in lockdown

The Thames Valley Group held their regular monthly meeting as usual in March, thanks to some timely advice from Paul Vincent in IT, OCA Tutor Jayne Taylor and the OCA Europe group, who have been maintaining remote contact for a while. Work was loaded up to OCA’s Padlet in advance, so attendees had a chance […]

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Study event review: Lisbon 2020.

Having been a student with the OCA now for four years I have attended many student study visits. When the news came of a study visit in Lisbon alongside my current tutor Diana Ali there was no doubt that the trip would be beneficial. Especially considering how inspiring Diana’s own work has been on my practice.

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OCA study trip 2020 to Lisbon, tutors’ review.

13 students, 2 tutors and 1 city; bringing different characters, levels, courses, ages, lives and backgrounds together. 

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Study event review: PADA studios – an artists residency, Lisbon 2020

The concept of an artist’s residency may be familiar, but a tour around the PADA studios by co-founder Tim Rolston gave OCA students a fascinating insight into the practicalities and workings of an artist’s residency. The tour was an itinerary item on the cross-discipline OCA study visit to Lisbon, 25-27 February 2020, arranged and facilitated by tutors Diana Ali and Dr Michele Whiting (Michele having been a resident artist at PADA during 2019).

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Study event review: OCA Europe

The Regional Europe group organised a virtual meeting day where eleven students across the world worked together under guidance of an OCA tutor. Here is some feedback on the event, through the eyes of the main organiser, an attendee and the tutor.

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