Alumni News


OSE alumnus Louis-Jack dives into the mind of a woman struggling with depression in the film ‘Sink or swim’ released in February and supported in part by The Royal Ballet, Studio Wayne McGregor and mental health charity Mind.

In February 2018 for the Dhaka Art Summit, Open School East is delivering a three-part collaborative and practice-based workshop working with sound, conversation, the body, print and publishing. The workshops will be led by OSE alumni Tina Rowe and Eleanor Vonne Brown and OSE mentor Trish Scott.


OSE 2015 alumnus Sophie Mallett is artist-in-residence at Hangar in Lisbon, Portugal with support from Gasworks November-December

The Hand refrains at Mauve, Vienna 8 September features two works by OSE alumnus Laura Yuile that explore the domestic and urban through the intimate matters of family or living together, personal care and household maintenance.

In September OSE 2016 alumnus Theo Shields is engaging with the landscape at Brow Head, Mizen Peninsula, West Cork and produce site responsive sculptural installations.

September 28 – October 1 OSE 2015 alumnus Laura Yuile presents an exhibition of sculptural work in the setting of her live/work studio-home at The Old Fire Station (ACME).

Sydney’s alt-Biennale Underbelly Arts Festival and Lab features OSE 2015 alumnus Sophie Mallett developing and creating work with an audience present throughout 23 Sep – 08 Oct 2017

Join FEAST Thursday 14 September, 7-9pm for an evening of food and performance celebrating the launch of the publication Hot Pot – a collection of texts, artworks and recipes responding to the work of Anthony Burgess -featuring table cloth designs by OSE 2015 alumnus Marie Toseland.

8 September – 7 October OSE 2015 Alumnus Paul Maheke is showing at DRAF as part of  (X) A Fantasy – an exhibition of new commissions and works by historical and contemporary artists curated by Vincent Honoré + Zoe Williams.

OSE 2015 Alumni Laura Yuile and Paul Maheke are performing at ‘Habits of Care’ at Blackwood Gallery alongside more than 100 artists, activists, curators and researchers confronting the crisis of care as part of a five-part exhibition series curated by Helena Reckitt 11-30 September.

Institute of Contemporary Arts is hosting The Bad Vibes Club: Feeling Bad Workshops with founder and OSE 2013 alumnus Matthew Kersaint de Girardeau and OSE 2015 alumnus Sophie Mallett 15 August 11-16.45pm.

Cove Park’s 2017 One-to-One residency 24 July – 31 July is awarded to SMT – OSE alumni 2015 Sophie Mallett and Marie Toseland – and will focus on the development of a commission for the Tate St Ives in the autumn.

Live-scored by OSE 2016 alumnus Anneke Kampman , Daphne Oram’s Wonderful World of Sound is a journey through the amazing life of one of the great, unsung composers of the twentieth century 31 May-2 June.

Sophie Mallett – OSE 2015 alumnus –  is reading Walter Tevis’ ‘The Queen’s Gambit’ as part of the on going project ‘Portrait (for a Screenplay) of Bet Harmon at TenderPixel Wednesday 3 May, 7–9pm.

OSE 2016 Alumnus Anni Movsisyan is speaking at  I/Mages of Tomorrow – held at Goldsmiths University – a free anti-conference convened by Ama Josephine Budge that works to envision Black & People of Colour futures, disabled futures, queer & trans futures, feminist futures 2-4 June.

 ANTI-UNIVERSITY Co-organised by OSE 2015 alumnus Shiri Shalmy is taking place 10-16 June in venues across the UK.

Saturday 10 June 2-5pm at E5Process OSE 2015 alumnus Tina Rowe are hosting interactive workshop ‘Smart Phone to Cyanotype’. You will take a photograph with your phone, edit it to make a negative and make a real print using an antique process without needing to go into a darkroom.

Using the playful composition of the surrealist game of “Consequences”, OSE alumnus 2015 Alex Ressel will host a collaborative filmmaking workshop 125pm, Saturday 17 June at Arts Catalyst Centre

Diaspora Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale brings together a group of 19 British-based, ethnically diverse artists including OSE 2015 alumnus Paul Maheke from May 13 – November 26


The multiplication of signs is brought to the surface through OSE 2015 alumni Mathis Collins’ work in Adult world at Clearview 15-30 April

Encompassing photography, painting, sculpture, sound and moving image works, These Rotten Words focuses on the physicality of textual, gestural and vocal forms of communication and features a sound piece (a vinyl record) called ‘Songs For Another Voice’ by OSE 2016 alumnus Anneke Kampman at Chapters Arts Centre from Saturday 18 March.

Friday 3 March, 6.30pm join X Marks the Bökship – run by OSE 2016 alumnus Eleanor Vonne Brown – for a record launch and winter cocktails at Matt’s Gallery.

OSE 2015 alumnus John Lawrence presents The Solar Pessimist, a new light and sound installation for the vast space at Spit & Sawdust, Cardiff, as a result of his 2016 Kim Fielding Award Sunday 4 March, 7.30pm.

OSE 2015 alumnus Paul Maheke presents a new performance at Tate Modern, part of his ongoing project, which takes its roots in the idea of hydro feminism on Saturday 25 March, 7pm.

OSE 2016 alumnus Ève Chabanon has created a new work around the growing anxiety about gentrification and the consequences of austerity on women. In addition to this Ève has created Antisocial Social Club – a performance that takes the form of a public debate on the topic of ‘dispossession’ Barking Town Hall Council Chambers at 7pm on Thursday 15 June.

Paradise Island was bought by an American tycoon and transformed into a resort complex for which he created a flag that he believed would be a beacon of peace. OSE 2015 alumnus Sophie Mallett will perform a new soundtrack based on what the national anthem for Paradise Island would be at OUTPOST Norwich 28 January 2017, 6pm.

In January Assembly Point will present a solo project by French artist and OSE 2015 alumnus Paul Maheke, titled ‘What Flows Through and Across’, one of three exhibitions that form his ongoing international project: ‘Becoming a Body of Water or How to Unlearn Resistance as Opposition’.


2015 OSE associate artist John Lawrence is included in Book Works’ new publication and radio broadcast The Happy Hypocrite_ACCUMULATOR_PLUS selected by Hannah Sawtell. A live performance event will take place on Thursday 10 November and will be broadcast on NTS Radio the following day.

2015 associate artist Paul Maheke, performance ‘As Far As You Are Unconcerned’
Friday 11 November, 6-9pm, The Showroom, London, and solo show ‘In Me Everything is Already Flowing’,
16 December – 12 February 2017, Center, Berlin

2014 OSE associate artist Matt de Kersaint Giraudeau, The Bad Vibes Club presents a night of performances involving the use and abuse of language, set within Bedwyr Williams’s installation The Gulch Thursday 24 November, 7pm

Solopreneur, curated by 2016 OSE associate artist Ellie Davies, Kingsgate Project Space, 12 November – 17 December 2016, exhibition preview: Friday 11 November 2016 6-9pm

2015 OSE associate Laure Yuile, ‘Ludicrously Ideal and Beautifully Placed’, duo show with Amy Boulton,  11 November – 4 December, Generator Projects, Dundee, and OpenPROCESS #10, artist talk at The White Building, London,  Wednesday 16 November

2015 OSE associates Sophie Mallett and Marie Toseland performing at PiLOT, Worcester

Hypersea, by 2015 OSE associates Paul Maheke and Sophie Mallett, Tuesday 29 November, Turner Contemporary, Margate

2016 OSE Associate Louis-Jack Horton-Stephens co-organises Doremifasolasido, a group residency this summer at Florence Art Centre in the Lake District National Park, Saturday 20 August – Sunday 21 August.

2016 OSE Associate Anneke Kampman presents Where Blips of Light Called Players Disintegrate, as part of the Jerwood Staging Series group event: Blend the Acclaim of your Chant with the Timbrels, curated by George Vasey. Tuesday 12 July.


2016 OSE Associate Bekki Perriman at Metal Liverpool, from Thursday 7 July.

2015 OSE resident artist Carla Cruz is part of the Right to the New City at The Buszy in Milton Keynes. Wednesday 6 July.

2015 OSE Associate John Lawrence has been awarded the 2016 Kim Fielding Award. His solo touring project Sickly Revelations* also opens at the Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art in Sunderland on Saturday 2 July 2016, accompanied by a parallel publication.

July’s FORM IV features an article by 2016 OSE Associate Louis-Jack Horton-Stephens on Ronnie O’Sullivan’s greatest escape.

2015 OSE Associate Leslie Kulesh in group show is it rude or polite to leave the room, at Cell. Thursday 30 June – Sunday 7 August.


2015 OSE Associate Sophie Mallett, SPACE White Building Residency, Opening and Screening. Wednesday 29 June.

2014 OSE Associate Jonathan Hoskins with Margareta Kern at Living Together symposium, Spacex Gallery, Exeter, Tuesday 28 June.

2015 OSE Associate Paul Maheke is part of group show No Ordinary Love. Thursday 23 June – Friday 9 September.


DKUK presents Liquid Rye, an exhibition of collaborative new work by the South London Gallery’s Art Assassins. DKUK is a project by 2015 OSE Associate/hairdresser Daniel Kelly. Wednesday 22 June – Saturday 2 July.


2013-14 OSE associate Jonathan Hoskins presents at The Living School: Social Space (South London Gallery event taking place at OSE). Saturday 11 June.

Retreat 2016 publication launch by 2015 OSE Associate Michael Whitby at The Caged Antelope, Wednesday 1 June .


The Walking Reading Group on Commons and Participation with 2013-14 OSE Associate Ania Bas. Across June and July.

2015 OSE Associate John Lawrence solo show Sickly Revelations at Project Number. Friday 27 May – Sunday 19 June.

2015 OSE Associate Paul Maheke performs at Ways of Living, David Roberts Art Foundation. Sunday 21 May.


2015 OSE Associate Tina Rowe at Revela-T festival, beginning Friday 20 May.

2015 OSE Associate Sophie Mallet’s artist talk Borders, Surveillance and Sounds with Sophie Mallett at Music Hackspace. Monday 9 May.

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2015 OSE Associate Laura Yuile presents work in the group show Sorry about last night at  The Washington, Sheffield. Friday 6 May – Monday 6 June.

2015 OSE Associate Paul Maheke in conversation at South London Gallery. Wednesday 18 May.


The Doorways Project, by 2016 OSE Associate Bekki Perriman, shown as part of Brighton Festival, Saturday 7 – Sunday 29 May.

2015 OSE Associates Marie Toseland and Sophie Mallett perform for Performance as Publishing : Take Three, at Eastside Projects, Birmingham, Friday 6 May. Watch it here.


2016 OSE Associate Louis-Jack Horton Stephens, shows Gill & Gill at Real to Reel, part of London Craft Week. Thursday 5 May.


AntiUniversity Now Festival, programme announced Sunday 1 May, co-produced by 2015 OSE Associate Shiri Shalmy.

Priceless at Light Eye Mind, with Alice Foxen, Penelope Diaz and 2016 OSE Associate Eleanor Davies. Sunday 24 – Friday 29 April.

London Pinhole Festival at Doomed Gallery, featuring 2015 OSE Associate Tina Rowe, with panel discussion Friday 22 April 2016 7PM. Thursday 21 – Sunday 24 April.

2015 OSE Associate Paul Makeke performs A Gesture Towards Transformation at The Rebel Man Standard festival at Guest projects. Friday 15 April.

2015 OSE Associates Daniel Kelly, Leslie Kulesh and Laura Yuile exhibit at the Savoy Centre as part of Glasgow International Festival. Friday 8 – Monday 25 April.


2015 OSE Associates Marie Toseland and Sophie Mallett perform for Performance as Publishing : Take Two, at Eastside Projects, Birmingham, Friday 1 April. Watch it here.


2015 OSE Associate Paul Maheke runs Decolonial Love, Eventually: Could my Desire have Acted out all the -isms I Call Out workshop at ICA, London as part of Ruptures. Thursday 31 March.

2015 OSE Associate Paul Maheke’s solo show Green Ray Turns Out To Be Mauve, at Green Ray, Enclave. Thursday 24 March – Saturday 23 April.


2013-14 OSE Associate Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau’s The Bad Vibes Club presents  Bodies of Interruption at MK Gallery. Thursday 24 March.

2015 OSE Associate Paul Maheke’s solo show I Lost Track of The Swarm at South London Gallery. Friday 18 March – Sunday 22 May.


The Walking Reading Group open conversation on ‘Commons’ at SPACE, organised by 2013-14 OSE Associate Ania Bas. Wednesday 9 March.

2015 OSE Associate Sophie Mallett presents her collaboration with Emma Letizia Jones. Liminal States in Curating Contemporary Art Exhibitions at the RCA, Tuesday 8 – Sunday 20 March.


Ursus at The Caged Antelope, Sunday 6 March, 2-6pm, a new space in Deptford courtesy of 2013-14 OSE Associates Eva Rowson, Ross Jardine, Jonathan Hoskins and Andrea Francke.

DKUK presents Work and other works, Ian Breakwell.  DKUK is a project by 2015 OSE Associate/hairdresser Daniel Kelly. Wednesday 17 February – Saturday 9 April.


2015 OSE Associate Laura Yuile’s performance Cloud, Seed, Silver included in HypeTime: Pilot at Global Blanding at the Zabludowicz Collection. Saturday 13 February.


2015 Associate John Lawrence shows his film The Olympus Test alongside Bryony Hussey and Yuri Pattison at Southend’s Big Screen in association with Focal Point Gallery. Sunday 9 February.


Anti-University 2016 Festival Launch & Workshop (co-produced by 2015 OSE associate Shiri Shalmy). Part of the Dialectics of Liberation – Reconvened programme at Cafe Oto. Thursday 7 February.

Play Loteria! Unhealthy Obsessions with sorryyoufeeluncomfortable (featuring 2016 OSE associate Anni Movsisyan) as part of Wellcome Collection’s Friday Late Spectacular: Feeling Emotional. Tuesday 5 February.


2015 OSE Associate Leslie Kulesh is the 47th desktop residency. Tuesday 2 – Saturday 20 February.

2015 OSE Associate Marie Toseland featured in group show Objects from the Temperate Palm House at Bargain Spot, Edinburgh. Friday 15 January – Saturday 27 February.

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2015 OSE Associate Leslie Kulesh speaks on an ICA panel discussion on artists’ visibility in the current increased transmissibility of information enabled by the internet. Friday 15 January.

2013-14 OSE Associate Lucy Beech and Edward Thomasson in residence at Site Gallery for PLATFORM Residency. Tuesday 19 January – Saturday 6 February.



Sonic Blind Dates, every Tuesday 5:30–6:30pm on Resonance 104.4FM or An experiment in shared listening, from 2015 OSE Associate Sophie Mallett; indulging ignorance, live on air.


2015 OSE Associate Paul Maheke speaks at Ruptures. Saturday 12 December.

2015 OSE Associate Kristin Luke featured in the group show PLANES at Bas Fisher Invitational, Miami. Tuesday 1 – Sunday 6 December.

Guilt and Spectatorship at Birkbeck, featuring 2013-14 OSE associate Jonathan Hoskins. Saturday 28 November.

2015 OSE associate Marie Toseland featured in group show Qwaypurlake at Hauser & Wirth Somerset. Sunday 15 November – Monday 31 January 2016.


Community Arts? Learning from the Legacy of Artists’ Social Initiatives, at the Black-E, part of Liverpool Biennial and featuring 2013-14 OSE associate Ania Bas and OSE co-director Anna Colin. Sunday 1 November.

2015 OSE Associate Paul Maheke awarded the South London Gallery Graduate residency. The residency is for three months, with a solo show in March 2016. November.

Interruptions commissioned by Field Broadcast. Interruptions is an ongoing work by 2013-4 OSE Associate Matt De Kersaint Giradeau and Sam Mercer. November.

October’s Art Monthly features a profile of 2013-14 OSE Associate Jonathan Hoskins, in which he discusses projects Own De Beauvoir! and Catallax Point.

2015 OSE Associate Marie Toseland features in Crab Walk, a group show at Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art. Friday 30 October – Saturday 20 February 2016.

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Dry French at Palais de Tokyo, a solo show by 2015 OSE Associate Mathis Collins. Monday 19 October – Sunday 22 November.


Project Radio at &Model, Leeds. A project by 2015 OSE Associate Sophie Mallett and artist Marion Harrison. Wednesday 7 – Sunday 25 October.


The Walking Reading Group at The Feminist Library, organised by 2013-14 OSE Associate Ania Bas. Wednesday 7 October.

Book-ish: a book fair of sorts, an exhibition of printed matter, publications and performances, at 38b Peckham Rye. Organised by 2013-14 OSE Associate Eva Rowson and Luke Drozd, as part of Art Licks Weekend. Friday 2 – Sunday 4 October.

2015 OSE Associate/hairdresser Daniel Kelly shows Jack Strange, It want It at DKUK as part of Art Licks weekend. Friday 2 – Sunday 4 October.


Sickly Revelations* a solo show by 2015 OSE Associate John Lawrence, at Oriel Davies Gallery.  Saturday 19 September – Wednesday 4 November.


2015 OSE Associates Sophie Mallett and Marie Toseland’s collaborative sound work playing at The Very Last Time publication launch, Firstsite, Colchester.  Saturday 12 September.

2015 OSE Associate Tina Rowe runs E5 Process workshop, as part of Chatsworth Road Festival. Saturday 5 September.

Squares & Triangles album launch at OSE, the inaugural release from Oh, a label instigated by 2015 OSE Associate John Lawrence and artist Mat Jenner. Friday 4 September.

2015 OSE Associate/hairdresser Daniel Kelly shows Ben Washington, Territory Appendage at DKUK. July.


Dead Air Party at The Ivy House, London SE15 3BE. A unique live experience at the crossroads of an underground gig, participative performance and silent disco, brought to you by 2013-14 OSE Associate Eva Rowson. Sunday 12 July.


Co-Pourri at Caustic Coastal. Artworks, events and services by an anonymous group of artists making work in the Co-Pourri style, administered by 2015 OSE Associates Leslie Kulesh and Laura Yuile. At Caustic Coastal during Manchester International Festival. Friday 10 – Sunday 19 July.


2015 OSE Associate Laura Yuile’s solo show The Capital at Vulpes Vulpes. Saturday 4 – Sunday 26 July.


2013-14 OSE Associate Ania Bas organised a Show me How – series of practical craft/making sessions as part of Market Town with Loughborough University. June–August.


2015 OSE Associates Sophie Mallett and Marie Toseland exhibit in in The Spirit of the Staircase, a group show curated by Elinor Morgan at The Sunday Painter. Friday 26 June – Sunday 9 August.

2015 OSE Assoicates Sophie Mallett and Marie Toseland perform a live ASMR experience on Resonance 104.4fm. Monday 1 June.


2015 OSE Associates Paul Maheke and Mathis Collins both exhibit as part of ODRADEK, at Les Instants Chavirés, Montreuil, France. Saturday 30 May – Sunday 5 July.

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2015 OSE Associate Afshin Dehkordi performs at Local Transport, alongside artists and writers whose work questions the notion of truth and identity today. Wednesday 27 May. Watch it here.


Guilt in Utopian Space – an evening featuring a new lecture-performance by the former 2013-14 OSE Associate John Hoskins, drawing on research from the project Own De Beauvoir! and his two-year involvement with Birkbeck’s Guilt Working Group. Birkbeck College. Thursday 21 May.


Opening event for the culmination of 2015 OSE Associate John Lawrence’s Residency in a Record Store featuring live instore set by the band HENGE. In association with Pangaea Sculptors’ Centre. Thursday 7 May.

2015 OSE Associate Paul Maheke in the group show Parti(e) du Paysage hosted by 60th Salon de Montrouge, France. Tuesday 5 May – Wednesday 3 June.

2015 OSE Associate Leslie Kulesh screens her film NO ROSE, at contemporary arts festival London Open Source. Saturday 2 – Sunday 3 May.


2015 OSE Associate/hairdresser Daniel Kelly shows Vanity Suite/Sorry, Alan Kane at DKUK. Friday 24 April – Saturday 20 June.


2015 OSE Associate Leslie Kulesh part of the group show Club Caligula at Supplement Gallery. Friday 3 April – Saturday 30 May.


2015 OSE Associate Shiri Shalmy curates the show Data, at Rochester Art Gallery, with artists Salvatore Arancio, James Brooks, Leo Fitzmaurice, Helen Kincaid, Noa Lidor and Tom Richards. Friday 3 April – Sunday 31 May.


2015 OSE Associate Kristin Luke involved in the group show Wilderness, at New Shelter Plan in Copenhagen, Friday 17 April – Saturday 23 May.


Over 3 days 2015 OSE Associate Mathis Collins interprets and produces a recital for voice and abstract score for accordion of “A Thin Mountain Ash,” through the sculpting of 80 singing faces in pieces of charcoal and chalk for DO DISTURB, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France, Friday 10 – Sunday 12 April.

DKUK screens Bare Life & Bio-politics in Kennington Park. DKUK is a project by 2015 OSE Associate/hairdresser Daniel Kelly. Friday 27 February – Thursday 26 March.


2015 OSE Associate Marie Toseland presents a new body of work, featuring a collaboration with musician Kinlaw, as part of her solo show pushing sumthin’ nice (feat. Kinlaw) for the Southwest Showcase. Thursday 26 February –  Wednesday 18 March.


2015 OSE Associate Leslie Kulesh maintains a comment-able Google Doc covering the events of AW15 fashion month, as seen through the prism of Sylvanian Families; a line of collectible anthropomorphic animal figurines made of flocked plastic. See Sylvanian Fashion Week for Cosmos Carl here.


2013-14 OSE Associate Eva Rowson and partner Luke Drozd’s project space 38b welcomes print duo Palefroi from Berlin for an intimate exhibition of their collection of screen-printed and self-produced books and prints. Friday 4 July.


2013-14 OSE Associate Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau presents a new performance work, The Extinction of the Human Race: What Does it Mean for Me? at Gustav Metzger’s Facing Extinction conference at UCA Farnham. Saturday 7 June.

2013-14 OSE Associate Eva Rowson and Luke Drozd host a two-man show about drawing, paper and felt tip pens with work from Mick Welbourn and Mike Ryder at 38b  – an occasional series of exhibitions and events in their Peckham flat. Friday 21 February


A new performance work by 2013-14 OSE Associate Lucy Beech with Edward Thomasson, marking the culmination of their project in Camden Arts Centre’s Artists’ Studio. Sunday 9 February.


2013-14 OSE Associate Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau presents a new film installation The mud formed a finger, pointed at Sutton House as part of the ARKA Group (with Ben Jeans Houghton), and created in collaboration with dancer and choreographer Nicole Vivien Watson. Friday 7 February – Sunday 2 March.


2013-14 OSE Associate Andrea Franke’s event CRÈCHE COURSE, a Survival Strategies for Cultural Workers event in support of the RCA childcare campaign at The Showroom, Saturday 11 January, 12–4pm