In conversation with: Rebecca Fairley

As part of the #weareoca30 campaign we are having creative conversations with some of our tutors. Watch and listen to OCA Programme Leader for Textiles, Rebecca Fairley, answering questions from students. Watch our other conversations here.

Creative Conversations – Rebecca Fairley from Open College of the Arts on Vimeo.

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  1. sheena514848 29 August 2018 at 12:17 pm

    I really enjoyed this, Rebecca, it helped me understand the way you think creatively.

    1. becka fairley 30 August 2018 at 8:11 pm

      Thanks Sheena. It’s a pleasure sharing something of myself with you : )

  2. Inger Weidema 30 August 2018 at 4:33 pm

    Lovely to ‘be on the other side’ to see you as a person and artist too. Having your as a tutor I so enjoyed your professionalism, and I feel your point in taking ourselves seriously is really a core point for me too. Thanks for letting us in.

    1. becka fairley 30 August 2018 at 8:13 pm

      Thank you Inger, nice to hear from you. I appreciate your comment : )

  3. robin508310 31 August 2018 at 8:29 am

    Well Rebecca, I have to say that although this stage of my journey is just about to come to an end, I really enjoyed (perhaps one of the few occasions) the personal nature of your conversation and its content. An extremely relaxed and competent reply to questions that are upper most in many students minds. This is an excellent way of communicating with students that are some distance from OCA itself. The pressures we place on ourselves to perform and comply with course regulations will always be with us but seeing you in person and hearing your thoughts have been well received by me. Well done and thank you.
    Robin (508310)

    1. becka fairley 31 August 2018 at 1:22 pm

      Hello Robin. I am very touched by your comments and pleased my message reached you in New Zealand. I too hope we at the oca will use a fuller range of communication methods to connect with our student body : )

  4. Fiona Hardman 31 August 2018 at 9:57 am

    Thankyou Rebecca- a very useful insight into both life as a tutor and your personal creative journey and methods. Your thoughts on taking our own work seriously if we want others to, I have to say is light a light bulb moment for me! Also no more excuses about lack of space!

    1. becka fairley 31 August 2018 at 1:25 pm

      I am thrilled to have provoked a ‘light bulb’ moment in you Fiona. Thank you for sharing your thoughts : )


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