Christian Lloyd & Emma Powell look at the visual communications work of Tracy McDermott, Lina Homer & Joanna Beaumont.
Barbara Henderson, programme leader, tutor and assessor for Creative Writing, looks at the flash fiction work of Eve Turner on her level 3 (HE6)…
Glasgow International is Scotland’s largest festival for contemporary art, taking place over three weeks every two years across the city of Glasgow. Renowned as a centre for contemporary art, the festival draws on the city’s strengths as a vibrant and distinctive centre of artistic production and display.
Join OCA BA Photography alumni, John Umney and Stan Dickinson, on a study visit to an exhibition of work by John Stezaker at the Whitworth Gallery, Manchester – 28 April 2018.
Usually when a novel comes out I have found you have about six weeks. Then (unless there is some unexpected surprise further down the line) a subtle but pronounced fade in the attention your book gets. For my last novel, An Honest Deceit, it has happily been a different experience.
As part of the #weareoca30 campaign we are having creative conversations with some of our tutors. Watch and listen to OCA tutor and assessor Bryan Eccleshall below speaking about his work and and answering questions from students.
Creative writing tutor and programme leader Barbara Henderson’s fifth novel will be released on 1 March. Barbara uses the writing name Bea Davenport for her children and adult fiction. The Misper, her latest novel, is aimed at readers aged thirteen-plus.
Join OCA tutor Clare Wilson on April 15 at Whitechapel Art Gallery, London. Mark Dion is an American conceptual artist who makes work in response to the fragility and wonder of the natural world. He travels through rainforests, muddy rivers and rubbish dumps to uncover objects, both natural and man made.
Have a look around you. What could you animate? A coffee cup that hates tea? A printer that has a mind its own? A camera that takes pictures when no one’s looking? There are endless possibilities…
The basic aim is that your work looks coherent and that the assessors can effortlessly navigate it. It may take you a couple of assessment events to get this right but as you progress through the degree programme, repeatedly sending work for assessment you will develop and perfect ways of organising your work.
Join OCA tutor Jayne Taylor on the 31 March at The Photographers’ Gallery in London.
As newly appointed programme leader for the OCA Interior Design course, I thought it appropriate that I introduced the new course and myself, and what better way to do that than via the brilliant WeAreOCA blog site!