October Gallery

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October Gallery
October Gallery is located in Central London
October Gallery
Location within Central London
Established 1979
Location 24 Old Gloucester St, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AL, England, United Kingdom
Coordinates 51°31′14″N 0°07′19″W / 51.520654°N 0.121843°W / 51.520654; -0.121843
Public transit access Holborn
Website www.octobergallery.co.uk

The October Gallery is an art gallery based in central London.[1]

October Gallery has been instrumental in bringing worldwide attention to international artists, including El Anatsui, Rachid Koraïchi, Romuald Hazoumè, Nnenna Okore, Laila Shawa and Kenji Yoshida. The Gallery promotes the Transvangarde, as well as maintaining a cultural hub in central London for poets, writers, intellectuals and artists, and hosts talks, performances and seminars.

Institutions such as the British Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Museum Kunstpalast, Düsseldorf, Germany; Neue Galerie, Kassel, Germany; Setagagya Art Museum, Tokyo, Japan, have all collected works from October Gallery.


Founded in 1979, October Gallery is a charitable trust which is supported by sales of art, rental of the Gallery's facilities, grants from various funding bodies and the active support of dedicated artists, musicians, writers and others[citation needed].

From its beginnings, the October Gallery has promoted the art and artists of the Transvangarde or trans-cultural avant-garde. Since then, the October Gallery has exhibited the work of artists from over 65 different countries, and from regions that include Africa,[2] Asia, Australia, the Americas,[3] Europe, the Middle East, India and Oceania.[1]



  1. ^ a b October Gallery, About Us. Accessed on 22 December 2007.
  2. ^ El Anatsui installation in New York City, Accessed on 22 December 2007
  3. ^ BBC, "Three’s a crowd". Accessed on 22 December 2007.

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Coordinates: 51°31′15″N 0°07′18″W / 51.5208°N 0.1218°W / 51.5208; -0.1218