Peter Monkman looking at the exhibits submitted for the inaugural OCAS prize.


OCAS is delighted to announce the winner of the inaugural OCAS Prize for the most promising of the Second Year Art Specialists, currently showing their Pre-University work at Studio.


The judges were enormously impressed by the overall standard of work, the variety of approaches and the depth of thought and found much to admire and discuss. Honourable mentions go to Luis Enriquez (g) for his fine multimedia work and to Jil Sinnes for her witty and mordant film piece.


However, in the end the decision has gone to Millie Valher (V), who receives a prize of £200 for a beautiful series of abstract ceramics based on observations of Roman architecture.


We wish Millie the very best for her future career and welcome her as a member of OCAS.

Welcome to the Old Carthusian Art Society.


OCAS is amongst the most flourishing OC societies and our membership continues to grow every year.


One of the highlights of our calendar is the biennial exhibition when all members of OCAS have the chance to exhibit their work. Images from the 2017 Exhibition can be seen here.


Upcoming events for this year include:


Our next event is on 15th September 2018: a visit to the Harlesden studio of sculptor Paul Vanstone (www.paulvanstone.co.uk)


Paul's incredible organic work with stone and marble has won several awards including the Henry Moore award and he has made several works on behalf of Anish Kapoor. He has shown at the V&A, the British Museum and also at Tate Modern.


Paul himself will be hosting us and we will go on to lunch with him at a local restaurant after the visit. The event cost is t.b.c. but anticipated to be in the region of £30 including lunch.


Contact ocas@hotmail.co.uk to book a place.


Pre-Christmas - OCAS Dinner


To see images from our recent events click here.



To join the society, suggest events, attend events or to find out more email OCAS Secretary Pete Burgess (g 80)





OCAS members on a tour of contemporary commercial galleries in the East End and Bethnal Green


You can see more images from this trip here.