Yarn Bombing has been around since the early 2000’s, springing up in different cities around the world under names like guerrilla knitting, yarn storming and urban knitting. It varies in style, aesthetics and meaning but it’s attitude is always warm and fun, bringing beauty to urban spaces. What is common is a sense of community, belonging and working together to improve or reconnect with the places we live.
The idea that pointing your camera at things that are not part of your experience can only be tourism is also problematic – if you have privilege why not use that to highlight those less fortunate?
Join OCA tutor Emma Drye for an extended study ‘day’ at the Edinburgh Art Festival. Visit the show in an independent student group or by yourself any time between the 11 August and the 26 August.
This blogpost is an attempt to pass on some of what I’ve learned about drawing in a gallery. It’s not the only way to go about it, and it isn’t for everyone, but I hope that after reading it you feel that it might be something you want to try.
Who is Bill Jay? Some of you may know of the name, but he is probably one of the most unappreciated writers on photography. I, for one, knew very little about him until this year. Anyone who has been tutored by me over the years has probably had the book, On Being A Photographer by Bill Jay and David Hurn recommended to them. Despite being the co-author of this much read title, I had never really comprehended who Jay was.
At the end of April twelve students from seven different countries and two OCA bodies met in Copenhagen for a weekend to look at art and make connections.
Join OCA tutor Neil Musson on the 1 July in London.
The prestigious exhibition, which has been curated by Neil features 55 graduates showing a wide range of textiles. The exhibits will include MA work form conceptual to craft based textiles.
OCA tutor Lydia Halcrow has a solo show which opened on Wednesday 30 May and runs until Saturday 16 June in Arcade Gallery Cardiff.
Join OCA’s Gerald Deslandes on the 14 July at Tate Britain in London. This must-see exhibition brings together the giants of 20th century British figurative painting
OCA’s Kimberley Foster has a busy June ahead of her.
Join drawing and painting tutor Bryan Eccleshall on Saturday 16 June in Liverpool to see the work of Austrian Egon Schiele alongside the work of American Francesca Woodman
“We prepare a face to meet the faces that we meet.”