Yesterday, I blogged about my visit to Great Exhibition of the North at Baltic. I got as far as the ground floor and ran out of…
This post is to tell you about some of the art and exhibitions you can see for free, summer-long across Newcastle-Gateshead as part of the Great Exhibition of the North, ‘in celebration of the North of England’s pioneering spirit.’
“Twenty-five years ago I sat floating in a brown turgid sea full of poo and plastic, seems a bit crazy, not so now, it’s shaped and formed my artistic and creative life.”
Sneaking through fences and running across Donald Trump’s golf course, surfer, photographer, OCA tutor and environmental advocate, Andy Hughes goes to great lengths documenting the plastic waste washed up on beaches around the globe. In this interview with Carve Magazine he discusses his substantial body of work that responds to the plastic waste washed up on beaches around the globe.
OCA are proud to increase access to the arts, as we approach the end of our 30th anniversary year I wanted to share a few of the ways we are doing that.
We have a new mission:
“To be at the forefront of student-led creative arts education through innovative open, enhanced, & supported distance learning, for an evolving society.”
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.
OCA tutor Lydia Halcrow has a solo show which opened on Wednesday 30 May and runs until Saturday 16 June in Arcade Gallery Cardiff.
Relative Poverty would be stories – based in fact, as we understand documentaries to be – and the intent was overt; to show the lives lived in as much detail as it takes to overcome the naysayers. A tall order I know.
As an educator it is always delightful to sit back and absorb the ideas and knowledge of others. A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending the Textile and Place Conference co organised by Manchester School of Art and the Whitworth Gallery. It proved to be two days of textile nourishment spending time with other textile types.
OCA Printmaking tutor Michelle Keegan is exhibiting new etchings as part of the exhibition ‘Make Colour Sing’ A Review of Contemporary Abstraction in Nottingham
I spend time walking in these places, talking to people who I meet along the way, researching the histories, stories, geology, geographies. My aim is to try to capture and distil some of the unique visual qualities of each place through a record of my time spent there. I think of my work as alternative ‘maps’ of a place or ‘recordings’.
What makes this particular student’s yarns so exciting is that she has clearly been inspired and demonstrates so well that she has been stimulated by her source material. Whether this is her secondary research in the form of a medieval artwork or her primary research in the colour studies of glass vessels, there are clear links and reference points between her work and its creative source.