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Exploring the Pastoral

I was thrilled to be in Sheffield earlier this week hanging my work at Bank Street Arts in Sheffield. I have been working on Elementary Husbandry for several years, beginning shortly after I relocated to the rural Mendip Hills in Somerset from living in the city…

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Study Visit: Winifred Knights

There are still spaces available for the study visit this weekend at the Dulwich Picture Gallery in London. Winifred Knights was the most promising painter of her generation at a time when it was difficult for women to have a career in art. Her work embraced the new modernism of the early 20th century together with the traditional concerns and draughtsmanship taught at the Slade School of Art.

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Study visit: Chawton and Jane Austen’s Tricks

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   On a sunny summer afternoon, a small group of students enjoy a picnic lunch on the lawn of an English garden, talking of re-writing and editing. It’s a simple scene, and one that flatters the too-often-accepted […]

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Study visit: Chawton and Jane Austen's Tricks

This is a post from the weareoca.com archive. Information contained within it may now be out of date.   For the second of our three summer creative writing study visits, we head to Hampshire on Saturday 29 June to visit Jane Austen’s House Museum at Chawton in Hampshire.  It was here that the novelist wrote ‘Mansfield […]

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Study Visit to Lacock Abbey in Wiltshire and Seminar

  On Friday 7th December there will be a study visit to Lacock Abbey, the museum, current exhibition The Theatre of Insects by Jo Whaley, followed by a seminar in the afternoon. Lacock Abbey was the home of William Henry Fox Talbot, and was where he developed the Calotype contact-printing process in the 1830s, which is […]

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Study Visit to Conways of Halifax: Bookbinders

Coinciding with the launch of OCA’s new Book Design 1 course a study visit has been organised to Conways of Halifax bookbinding workshop on Saturday 10 November. The visit will be led by bookbinder and printmaker Roger Grech and will include a tour of the facilities by workshop owner, Stephen Conway, and a hands-on bookbinding […]

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Textiles study visit in Manchester

There will be a textiles study visit to the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester on 14 April starting at 11 am. Textiles have formed part of the Whitworth’s collection since the gallery opened in 1890. Objects in the collection date from the 3rd century AD to the present day and reflect the social function of textiles […]

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