Press

“A former library in Hackney may seem an unlikely venue for London’s most talked-about new art school. The 1970s Rose Lipman building lacks the architectural wow factor of Central Saint Martins King’s Cross campus, but demand for places on the postgraduate Open School East in De Beauvoir town is high.”
David Batty, The Guardian

“… something of a flagship for self-organized educational initiatives…”
Coline Milliard, artnet

“… reminiscent of the radical atmosphere at Hornsey College of Art in the Sixties or Goldsmiths and Glasgow School of Art in the Nineties…”
Sophie Hastings, GQ Magazine

Press coverage

The Isle of Thanet News – 4 May 2017
Kathy Bailes,  “Take a look inside Cliftonville’s Open School East”

The Art Newspaper – 8 November 2016
Louisa Buck, “Art world luminaries raise funds for Open School East to go south”

Frieze.com – 14 October 2016
“Parisian museum comes under fire for its descriptions of slavery; free art school OSE relocates from London to the coast”

Artnet News – 12 October 2016
Amah-Rose Abrams, “London’s Open School East Makes the Move to Margate”

The Art Newspaper – 11 October 2016
Gareth Harris,“Open School East decamps from London to seaside resort Margate”

ES Magazine – 23 June 2016
Samuel Fishwick, “Life beyond cash: meet the people living in London for free”

The Fader – 18 April 2016
Niloufar Hadari, “Meet OOMK, The Collective Championing Muslim Women In The Zine World”

Open Democracy UK – 18 April 2016
Jeremy Gilbert, “Why did ‘working-class culture’ disintegrate in the 1980s? A sort of reply to Paul Mason”

The Guardian – 11 April 2016
Adrian Searle, “Glasgow International rules the waves”

Mouvement.net – 22 March 2016
OSE interviewed by Alain Berland, Pédagogie artistique alternative

Royal Academy of Arts Magazine – Spring 2016
Anna Coatman, “Watch these spaces”

Times Higher Education – 17 March 2016
Anna Coatman, “What next for art schools?”

Hackney Post – 3 March 2016
Daniel Kraemer, “Inside the radical Hackney art school that’s shaking up the fees culture

The Art Newspaper – 29 December 2015
Gareth Harris, “Art-world experts on their highs and lows of 2015—and their top tips for next year”

The Guardian – 14 December 2015
Daniel C Blight, “It’s time to liberate arts education

ArtSlant – October 2015
Phoebe Stubbs, “The Best Non-Profit Art Spaces in London

ArtRabbit  20 May 2015
Profile interview, “Changing the face of education: Open School East” 

GQ Magazine  April 2015
Sophie Hastings, “Leaders of the new school

Financial Times  9 January 2015
Nicholas Kenyon, “Give the arts space to flourish

Vice  December, 2014
Daisy Jones, “Britain’s free art schools are making art education accessible again

Apollo  September 2014 
Maggie Gray, “Creative schools: the artists taking education into their own hands

Artnet  July, 2014
Coline Milliard, “What future for London’s Open School East?

Temporary Review  14 May 2014
Profile interview, “Open School East

Axis Web – May 2014
Lawrence Bradby, “Attractive and malleable: DIY art education in the UK

Islington Gazette  28 December 2013
Rachel Banning-Lover, “De Beauvoir radio project unites young and old

Hackney Post  29 November 2013
Rachel Banning-Lover, “Hackney takes to the airwaves

frieze  October 2013
Tom Morton, “Best in Show

Art Review – October 2013
JJ Charlesworth, “How the public sphere in art isn’t disappearing, it’s relocating

The Guardian – 22 October 2013
David Batty, “Alternative art schools: a threat to universities?

The Art Newspaper – October 16, 2013
Gareth Harris, “Art school open to all

Hackney Today – October 7, 2013
A new school which focuses on the arts opens in De Beauvoir

Hackney Gazette – October 4, 2013
Emma Bartholomew, “Radical way of paying for unaffordable arts education launches with Open School East

The Guardian – October 4, 2013
Shelly Asquith, “Arts students harness social media to fight cuts