Island life Vs life as an Island -Joanne Coates

“Greenvoe, an exploration of island life versus We Live by Tha’ Water an exploration of the self as an island.”  – Current OGC Mentorship winner and recent Close Up V speaker Joanne Coates writes for us about documenting life on an island, the split narrative within her work and exploring her own mental health issues…   Greenvoe…

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Instagram for Professionals – Top Tips & Close Up V Review

Last month we held our 5th Close Up Talk investigating Instagram as an accessible career for visual artists. Hosted at Gallery Six at The Old Truman Brewery our audience heard from four industry professionals working in the field of photography and learned about their careers, experiences and advice on Instagram for professionals.    …

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The OGC Mentorship III: SHORTLIST

After heaps of applications, a bunch of website technical difficulties and a few too many coffees we’ve finally selected the shortlist for our third mentorship program. Below is a list of 13 artists (in alphabetical order only) who will now be viewed once again by  The OGC team and an independent…

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The Good & The Not So Good… – Elanor Marielle

Current winner of The OGC Mentorship Elanor Marielle, opens up about her work and invites us all in for a catch-up …  Hi OGC! I have quite a few updates since the last time I wrote a blog post! I’ll start with the good! – First of all I was long listed…

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