Peepshows, men and mature students

One of the pleasing features of the expansion of the OCA student numbers over the last few years is we have been able to bring people into the team who can add to the student experience. Lee Gasgoyne, who graduated as a mature student from the Fine Art programme at the University of Huddersfield last summer, joined us part-time at OCA as an adviser in the Academic Services team. As a mature student himself, he has a good understanding of some of the issues that face potential students considering study with the OCA. Fortunately, however, this hasn’t prevented him from continuing with his creative work and along with a couple of colleagues, he has an installation on exhibition in Barnsley at the moment. Mark and I went along to see it and captured what we found on video. Take a look here…

The installation is in the foyer of the Digital Media Centre in Barnsley until 27 April and really needs to be visited to be fully appreciated. Lee has a blog here which is well worth a visit.

1 Comment

  1. Olivia Irvine 3 April 2012 at 9:49 am

    What an interesting idea to exhibit works bought in charity shops. As a lover of such shops I often see things that attract me. I recently bought a small display cabinet which holds twenty small plates. The plates are ratehr cheaply transferred with images of flowers, buildings and aeroplanes. I’m waiting for the right idea and will paint a series of images on them- a bit like a story board.
    I also enjoyed hearing the stories of the mature students who had taken such a new direction. Good luck to them.


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