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, showing contemporary work from all cultures around the world.[1]

October Gallery has been instrumental in bringing to worldwide attention many of the world’s leading international artists, including El Anatsui, Rachid Koraïchi, Romuald Hazoumè, Nnenna Okore, Laila Shawa and Kenji Yoshida. The Gallery promotes the Transvangarde, the very best in contemporary art from around the planet, as well as maintaining a cultural hub in central London for poets, writers, intellectuals and artists, and hosts talks, performances and seminars, see www.octobergallery.co.uk/events

The rich diversity of art presented is an inspiration to collectors and enthusiasts. 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 unique facilities, grants from various funding bodies and the active support of dedicated artists, musicians, writers and many friends from around the world. The Gallery’s Education Department is inclusive of all ages from under-5s to PGCE student and delivers a wide range of provision.

Since first opening its doors in 1979, the October Gallery has promoted the art and artists of the Transvangarde or trans-cultural avant-garde; work by artists who, while at the forefront of their own culture's artistic practices, are also alive to cross-currents and developments taking place in the arts practice of other cultures. In more than 28 years of showing art from around the planet, 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