Category: Exhibitions

The Stained Glass Museum at Ely

I had the opportunity to visit Ely and whilst in the cathedral went to the stained glass museum. It was really interesting to see the development of stained glass through the examples that they have there dating from the 13th to the 20th century. The guidebook states “at a time when few could read, painted …

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Julia Margaret Cameron at the V&A

There is a double exhibition of Julia Margaret Cameron’s work at the moment; one at the Victoria and Albert Museum, the other at the science Museum. I visited the exhibition at the V&A. The first thing to remark on was the room in which the display was held. A high ceilinged room with walls painted …

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Greek and Roman Sculpture at Messene

I was fortunate to be able to attend a lecture at the British Museum given by Petros Themelis concerning the archaeological excavations at Ancient Messene and the sculptures found there. It was a great opportunity to hear at first hand from one of the people involved in excavating the site. Ancient Messene is in the …

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OCA Study visit Hoyland and Auerbach

I attended this study visit at the new Damien Hurst Gallery and Tate Britain. I like study visits a great deal as I think that you get a great deal more out of them through conversation and discussion with tutors and fellow students. This was very much the case with this particular visit. We started …

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Enchanted Dreams – Birmingham Art Gallery

I went to view this exhibition of the work of E. R. Hughes at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. Hughes was closely associated with the Pre-Raphaelite circle, he was the nephew of Arthur Hughes, acted as a model for Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Edward Burne-Jones; and for many years served as a studio assistant to …

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Celts: art and identity – British Museum

This was an absolutely fascinating exhibition at the British Museum. I, like many others I’m sure, thought that Celts referred mainly to people from Scotland, Wales or Ireland. I learnt from this exhibition that the description, Celts, applies much more widely and that the Celtic people were widespread over mainland Europe. The exhibition was extremely …

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OCA Study visit Hoyland and Auerbach

I attended this study visit at the new Damien Hurst Gallery and Tate Britain. I like study visits a great deal as I think that you get a great deal more out of them through conversation and discussion with tutors and fellow students. This was very much the case with this particular visit. We started …

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The World of Ray and Charles Eames

I went to this exhibition at the Barbican not too sure what to expect. I had heard of the Eames and their furniture design, but that was about as far as it went. I was quite amazed at the breadth of their work and the influence they had on design. As Ellis Woodman says in …

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Build Your Own – Tools for Sharing

I visited this special exhibition at Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery. I wasn’t too sure of the ‘Art’ content when I first looked at what would be on display. The Museum’s literature said ‘Artists, makers, creative technologists and collectives have been invited to propose and share new tools to shape the world around us. …

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OCA Study Visit – East London Photography Festival

I joined a group of other OCA students on this multi-site visit. We were quite a large number so we split into two groups to visit the first two galleries, then re-joined as a single group for lunch and the walk (trek!) to the final exhibition. In this post I am just going to consider …

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