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Artist Profile: Tiaki

Please introduce yourself? I was Born in Rotorua, New Zealand and then I migrated to Brisbane at the age of 5. I moved home another twenty or so times before settling in Geelong, Australia. I am now a 26-year-old innovator aspiring to concrete myself within my creative lane of music, singer / songwriter. I am…
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Five Ways to Make a Living in the Arts

The arts is always admired for its creative abilities, and not the wages. While this may be true for many, there are ways to make a decent living while loving what you do.   1. Teach a class and share your knowledge Whatever your specialty, whether it’s photography, painting or something avant-garde, there’s always interest…
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Artist Profile: Noah Vernon

Please introduce yourself? My name is Noah Vernon I’m 19 and I am a singer songwriter from a small rural area just out of Geelong called Gherang.   How would you describe the genre of music you play? The best way to describe my music would be versatile, I play a wide range of Pop,…
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Artist Profile: Jimi C. White

Please introduce yourself? I’m Jimi C. White, 25 years old, eccentric, eclectic, egotist.   How would you describe the genre of music you play? I’m very influenced by blues, funk and jazz.I play a sort of Lofi jazz-hop style but try to not be confined by the limitations of genres.   Can you tell us…
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Ballarat Visual Arts Exhibition

Last Friday evening saw another group of talented Ballarat students conclude their Certificate III in Visual Arts studies with an exhibition showcasing their chosen artworks. The 11 students lined the walls of our Ballarat campus with a range of works including colourful landscapes, intricate and creative portraits and bold still life images utilising a range…
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What we learnt from Ali Barter’s visit to Oxygen College

The day before kicking off her One Foot In tour in Geelong, Melbourne musician Ali Barter stopped by Oxygen College to share some wisdom with students for what lies ahead and to perform a few songs. Sitting up on stage in front of a room full of Oxygen Students, Ali told the story of starting…
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Artist Profile: Harry Dodd

Please introduce yourself Harry, 19, Bass.   How would you describe the genre of music you play? Currently I’m playing in a Hard/Stoner rock band, however I attempts write in genres like Jazz, Sludge Metal, Shoegaze, Post/Math Rock and Noise.   Can you tell us about your musical journey to this point, when did you…
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Artist Profile: Emily Martin

Please introduce yourself. My name is Emily, I sing and play guitar. I’m 22 and I’m from Geelong.   How would you describe the genre of music you play? I love to sing a lot of different genres, like jazz, soul, blues and flamenco. When I play guitar though, I mainly play traditional Spanish and…
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Why interest in photography is on the rise

Of the marketing campaigns, social feeds, and websites you love there’s usually a common theme: great photography. With the rise of the gig economy (which simply means a move from the traditional economy to one that favours flexible and temporary jobs), small and large businesses alike are looking towards contract work with creatives rather than…
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British India discuss their creative process with Oxygen College

We were lucky enough to speak with Declan Melia of British India to find out the band’s approach to creating music and how they’ve honed their craft. A large focus of our Artist Development Program is song writing and professional creative process, so if you are interested in our programs, contact us today about our…
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