Experimentation is a very important part of the creative process. It is through trying different ways, mixing techniques, combining processes, challenging your thinking that we come up with unexpected and new outcomes, it is the way to move forward. I would like to share a few textile artists with you, that take experimentation very seriously, hoping that they inspire you.
From 26 to 28 October OCA will be running a weekend study visit to the Brighton Photo Biennial. The weekend will run from 2pm on Friday to 2pm on Sunday and students can attend for the whole weekend or specific days.
Join OCA tutor Jayne Taylor at the Barbican in London on the 1 September.
The 2018 MA Textiles summer show at the Royal College of Art was a heady mix of product, experimentation and conceptual thinking. Having curated the show I took the opportunity to invite OCA students to view the work. The aim was to discuss the diversity in order to question the definition of the term ‘textiles’. 15 OCA students attended on a sunny summer Sunday to explore the galleries before meeting for a very lively discussion.
The next OCA North Group will be meeting on the 8 September in Newcastle at Newcastle City Library. The morning will begin with an…
Join OCA’s Gerald Deslandes on the 15 September in London.
OCA tutor, Curator and Visual Artist, Diana Ali in collaboration with Santa Ana College Art Gallery and Director, Phil Marquez, is pleased to present the exhibition ‘Loss & Lucidity’ an exhibition of contemporary artwork investigating the misplaced, the missed and the mended.
Please note there are only a couple of spaces remaining for students who have not previously attended a study event but do register your interest and we can look to add another date.
When the OCA tutor’s twins came down with chicken pox, a planned study visit to Glasgow International looked to be inevitably cancelled as cover at short notice was difficult to arrange. The visit went ahead however, with the 4 OCA students from different disciplines meeting up independently.
Join OCA tutor Derek Trillo on the 11 August at the Sailing School Gallery, New Brighton, Wallasey. This is a unique opportunity to view up close the rarely seen seminal – and controversial – work by this country’s best-known photographer, in the location where it was shot.
OCA tutor Pauline Rose has recently signed a contract with Liverpool University Press for her book entitled ‘Working Against the Grain: Women Sculptors in Britain c.1885-1950’. The book will be published in 2020.
OCA tutors Moira Lovell and Les Monaghan have work in Northern Light 2018, a group show at Yorkshire Artspace, Persistence Works, Sheffield.