Category Archives: Study Visits and Exhibitions

Being Brave – Exhibiting

One of the great benefits of being a printmaker, as opposed to a painter, say, is that we often come together to work in an open press situation and therefore readily form part of a practicing community. During my course, … Continue reading

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Rembrandt Exhibition

The exhibition at the National Gallery of Rembrandt’s later works from 1659 onwards. This was a time when Rembrandt was no longer fashionable and he was facing increasing difficulty obtaining commissions. He had overstretched himself financially, borrowing heavily to build … Continue reading

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London Original Print Fair

As part of my research into mark making, I went to the LOPF at the RA, hoping to see some inspiring work. There was lots of work by famous printmakers; Ravillious, Bawden, Piper, Hockney, Picasso etc, so the visit was … Continue reading

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Study Visit – Cezanne and the Modern

This exhibition at the Ashmolean, Oxford, is drawn from the collection of Henry and Rose Pearlman. Henry, a successful New York business man, bought his first painting, a landscape by Soutine, in 1945 and subsequently developed a passion for post … Continue reading

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Study Visit – Klee

The OCA Sketchbook Facebook group arranged a group trip to see the Klee EY exhibition at Tate Modern.The group included people studying Drawing, Painting, Mixed Media, Textiles, Printmaking and History of Art and we all found much to interest us. … Continue reading

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Bacon and Moore, Flesh and Bones – Study Visit

The recent OCA study visit to the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford offered the opportunity to see work by two Titans of British art juxtaposed. Although contemporaries, Moore was twenty years older than Bacon, and had the additional life burden of … Continue reading

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Australian Landscapes at the Royal Academy – Mike Parr et Al.

The recent ‘Australia’ exhibition at the RA was a blockbuster which lived up to the hype, unlike some other recent exhibitions. The context was Australia’s landscape and artists’, often overpowering, reaction to it. The work ranged from early settler art … Continue reading

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