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 ABOUT edge-zine

edge-zine is a non-profit, student-led, art publication showcasing various artistic approaches. It supports cross-disciplinary works of an international collective of students and alumni of the Open College of the Arts.


The mission is simple: to showcase work and provide insights into the process of contemporary art practices. We consider edge-zine as an evolving and developing publication and a platform for creative approaches.

Founded in 2016, edge-zine began with the idea of bringing the creations of students who live apart, together. It developed further into an online magazine published on the issuu platform. edge-zine is present through its own website as well as various social media platforms.

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Michael Green



Michael works as a photography and dive guide who travels to the Arctic and Antarctic. In his spare time, he enjoys walking, photography, and travelling.

My ambition is for our magazine to develop so it becomes a vital part of the OCA's communication with students and tutors. I would like it to be a place where all can showcase their work, all while helping us learn how they achieved the result.

Catherine Banks


Catherine was born and raised in Sheffeild, eventually moving on to leafy Surrey. Prior to retirement, she worked first as a probation officer, then a mental health social worker and became involved in NVQ and post-qualification training for social care managers.

My ambition is for edge-zine to be recognised as a collaborative, multimedia publication that other artists seek to be included in, and to gain funding for it to appear in print as well as online.

Sophie Edwards



Sophie is a British author specialising in works for young adults and lives in the UK with her husband and four home-schooled children. When she is not studying, you can find her gazing out over the mountains or working on her eighth novel—usually with a child on each knee.


My motivation stems from the joy that comes with touching hearts and changing lives through creativity and talents. Everyone has something to share. Everyone has their own abilities, and I want to help share those gifts with the world. I want to be a part of the change that only creatives can give.

Amy-Sarah Opitz


Amy-Sarah worked as a graphic designer, small business advisor on demographics and targeting before giving it up to work as an artist and illustrator, promoting normalisation of mental health issues. In her free time, she enjoys working on her VW Camper, named Matilda, playing the saxophone, and walking the dogs.

I like developing an idea and taking it to the end product. As one having bipolar and living with more than one non-neurotypical person in our household, I never know what the morning will bring. But for edge-zine, I would like it to evolve beyond the pages.

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