OCA made its fourth student group visit to Brighton Photo Biennial at the end of October this year. The trip took place over three days, from Friday afternoon to Sunday afternoon, around an itinerary planned in response to generous feedback from students who’d attended in 2016.
Join OCA tutor Jayne Taylor on this study visit to Thresholds—British artist Mat Collishaw’s virtual reality restaging of the world’s first major photography exhibition—at the Science & Media Museum in Bradford on Saturday 5 May.
Join OCA tutor Jayne Taylor on the 31 March at The Photographers’ Gallery in London.
Sketchbooks. Context. Presentation of work. Articulation of ideas. Peer-group feedback. What do these topics have in common? They all come high on the list of absolute nail-biters for students of the creative arts – and they were all addressed in some way at the most recent meeting of the OCASA Thames Valley (Photography) Group.
Creativity in itself can be understood as form of liberation – most of us will be familiar with the experience of “losing” oneself when in the creative “zone”, and of experiencing that temporary loss of connection to one’s immediate surroundings when creating or viewing an artwork.