Category Study Visits

Study Visit: Bradford, Part Two (National Media Museum)

See part one of the study visit “Open for Business”, National Media Museum After a short coffee break, we visited the “Open for Business” exhibition of Magnum photographers, at the National Media Museum. I’d not visited the museum before and I was very pleased to get the opportunity for a (brief) look around. This was […]

Study Visit: Bradford, Part One (Impressions Gallery)

“Day Dreaming About The Good Times”, Bradford Impressions Gallery A few weeks ago I attended an OCA study visit to the Bradford Impressions Gallery, which was showing a retrospective of the work of Paul Reas. Reas is a documentary photographer, from the working class Buttershaw estate, in Bradford. It feels like a really good time […]

Study Visit: You Never See Them Like This by Tim Hetherington, Open Eye Gallery

This is a belated write up of a study visit in October to the Open Eye Gallery in Liverpool, to view the exhibition ‘You Never See Them Like This’ by war photographer Tim Hetherington. I’ve noticed a subtle change over the last 18 months in that I’m now talking about ‘making’ rather than ‘taking’ a […]

Study Visit: The Motorway Service Station as a Destination in its own Right, Bank Street Arts Centre

OCA study visits always seem to come in pairs, and this time it was a trip over to Sheffield and the Bank Street Arts Centre to see the exhibition, ‘The Motorway Service Station as a Destination in its own Right’.  Some background to the theme, including a video and poem can be found on the […]

Study Visit: Look/13, Liverpool (Afternoon)

The OCA kindly organised a study visit to LOOK/13, the Liverpool International Photography Festival. The theme for this year’s festival was “identity, subjectivity and the self”, summed up in the festival brochure as “who do you think you are?” The first post about this study visit can be found here. Walker Art Gallery ‘Alive in […]

Study Visit: Look/13, Liverpool (Morning)

The OCA kindly organised a study visit to LOOK/13, the Liverpool International Photography Festival. The theme for this year’s festival was “identity, subjectivity and the self”, summed up in the festival brochure as “who do you think you are?” This was reflected in the large number of portraits on display. The bright and sunny day […]

Study Visit: Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool

Another weekend, and another study visit. This time to the Open Eye Gallery in Liverpool, for a trip organised by Peter Haveland and Keith Roberts. A Lecture Upon a Shadow Taking its name from a poem by John Donne, this first exhibition was a collaboration between Chinese artists and artists from the North West of […]