Category: Fine Art

British Art Show 8: Norwich


Join OCA tutor Hayley Lock on the 27 August in Norwich for the British Art Show. The exhibition is taking place across two venues in Norwich in summer 2016: Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery and Norwich University of the Arts.

Conceptual Art in Britain 1964–1979


Join OCA tutor Robert Enoch on the 20 August at Tate Britain. In the 1960s artists began to abandon traditional approaches and made ideas the essence of their work. This fascinating exhibition explores this pivotal period in British history.

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.

Study Visit: Making Space

Jug of Tulips by Suzy Shackleton

Join OCA textiles tutor Priscilla Jones at the Silk Museum in Macclesfield on the 6 August. We will visit Making Space the latest exhibition from the internationally renowned 62 Group of Textile Artists.

Susan Askew

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Many students at first can be a bit tentative about using mixed media. Lack of confidence, a fear of the unknown perhaps or else they are just not sure how it will all turn out. Susan Askew, a student on the Drawing 1 course, has no such doubts and instead has dived straight in, fearlessly combining collage with various drawing and painting media.

Making the most of the OCA community


At the OCA, our main way of connecting with each other is online which can feel more distant to meeting up face-to-face. But, if you’re a modern-day-human embracing social media, then how much of your social life is conducted and organised online now anyway? Whilst there’s plenty of debate to be had about whether this way of communicating is more beneficial, there’s no denying its popularity.

In the time of absence


OCA Level 3 student Sue Gilmore recently closed her exhibition ‘In the time of absence’ This was the culmination of working towards her degree. With only her final assignment to go I asked Sue to comment on her experience of studying with the OCA, her exhibition and her plans for the future.