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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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OCA music team announcement

I am sorry to announce that Douglas Seville, passed away recently after a brief illness. Douglas joined the OCA as a music tutor in 1997.

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What is your tutor up to? Chapter 20: Jim Cowan

These days it is also necessary for tutors to have websites and while the appeal of a gallery exhibition might be paramount, showing your work on a digital platform is becoming increasingly important and can in some cases reach a greater number of viewers.

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Exhibition review: Great Exhibition of the North. Part 2

Yesterday, I blogged about my visit to Great Exhibition of the North at Baltic. I got as far as the ground floor and ran out of space. This morning, I woke up wanting to tell you more… Moving around Baltic, I enjoyed the playful speaking sculptural faces built into the internal walls by Joanne Tatham and Tom O’Sullivan. I also took […]

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Exhibition review: Great Exhibition of the North. Part 1

This post is to tell you about some of the art and exhibitions you can see for free, summer-long across Newcastle-Gateshead as part of the Great Exhibition of the North, ‘in celebration of the North of England’s pioneering spirit.’

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“There is no over there, away from here, everything goes somewhere.”

“Twenty-five years ago I sat floating in a brown turgid sea full of poo and plastic, seems a bit crazy, not so now, it’s shaped and formed my artistic and creative life.”
Sneaking through fences and running across Donald Trump’s golf course, surfer, photographer, OCA tutor and environmental advocate, Andy Hughes goes to great lengths documenting the plastic waste washed up on beaches around the globe. In this interview with Carve Magazine he discusses his substantial body of work that responds to the plastic waste washed up on beaches around the globe.

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OCA news: A note from Will Woods, Principal

OCA are proud to increase access to the arts, as we approach the end of our 30th anniversary year I wanted to share a few of the ways we are doing that.
We have a new mission:
“To be at the forefront of student-led creative arts education through innovative open, enhanced, & supported distance learning, for an evolving society.”

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Edinburgh Art Festival

Join OCA tutor Emma Drye for an extended study ‘day’ at the Edinburgh Art Festival. Visit the show in an independent student group or by yourself any time between the 11 August and the 26 August. 

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What is your tutor up to? Chapter 18: Lydia Halcrow

OCA tutor Lydia Halcrow has a solo show which opened on Wednesday 30 May and runs until Saturday 16 June in Arcade Gallery Cardiff.

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Relative Poverty

Relative Poverty would be stories – based in fact, as we understand documentaries to be – and the intent was overt; to show the lives lived in as much detail as it takes to overcome the naysayers. A tall order I know.

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