I am sorry to announce that Douglas Seville, passed away recently after a brief illness. Douglas joined the OCA as a music tutor in 1997.
These days it is also necessary for tutors to have websites and while the appeal of a gallery exhibition might be paramount, showing your work on a digital platform is becoming increasingly important and can in some cases reach a greater number of viewers.
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