Artist Fiona Yaron-Field has agreed to give a talk to OCA students on 8 February. Fiona is a practising artist who has been using photography for over 25 years; her practice centres around people, so this study visit will be particularly pertinent with those with an interest in portraiture. Fiona was selected for the 2013 Taylor Wessing exhibition and author of ‘Up Close, a Mother’s View‘ (Bunker Hill Publishing, 2008), in which she describes, through image and text, her relationship with her daughter Ophir who has Down’s Syndrome.
Fiona is one of the founders and co-editors of ‘Uncertain States’ which holds talks, seminars, exhibitions and publishes a contemporary photography broadsheet. She is also a visiting Lecturer at Sir John Cass School of Art, Media and Design. At the heart of Fiona Yaron-Field’s photographic practise is a belief that the further one explores the deeply personal and intimate world of ourselves then the closer we get to the universal themes which connect us all.
Space will be limited for this event to be held in Thatcham near Newbury. Although this event is being organised by the OCA Students’ Association, bookings are being handled by the OCA office. Places are free to OCA students. To book your place email firstname.lastname@example.org