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Jennifer Boldt, OCA postgraduate student and weaver

Jennifer Boldt, a postgraduatestudent of the Open College of the Arts (OCA) from Chicago, Illinois, has been shortlisted in the 3rd International Emerging Artist Award (OCA press release here).

Jennifer’s website: http://jenniferboldt.com/

Jennifer’s work is an exciting, contemporary, use of weaving. This is absolutely the sort of work or approach to work that I want to get to. Even more exciting is that she has chosen to be a student at OCA. The undergraduate course doesn’t seem to have much specifically focused on constructed textiles and I sometimes wonder if my OCA studies are a diversion, an interesting sidetrack. Asked and answered?

Hannah Gadsby’s Oz

http://www.abc.net.au/arts/HannahsOz/

I’ve just watched the first episode of this series (on ABC1 Tues, 10:00pm). I’m going to have to watch it quite a few more times – it speaks so directly to some of my current reading and thinking for the OCA course. I hadn’t heard the phrase “scar tissue of history” before and it resonates – except so much of my concern isn’t history, it’s what’s happening today.

Interesting to see the different perspective / emphasis to the 3 part series presented by Edmund Capon last year (http://www.abc.net.au/arts/artofaustralia/default.htm).

Some of the artists included in Hannah’s episode 1:

Julie Gough
http://juliegough.wordpress.com/

Dan Boyd
http://aboriginalartandculture.wordpress.com/2012/03/11/daniel-boyds-historical-reversals/

Joan Ross
http://www.gbk.com.au/artists/joan-ross/the-claiming-of-things
http://artblart.com/2013/06/23/exhibition-joan-ross-touching-other-people%CA%BCs-shopping-at-bett-gallery-hobart/


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