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Founded in 1979, October Gallery, in central London, exhibits innovative, contemporary art from around the world. For over 35 years, October Gallery has pioneered the development of the Transvangarde - the trans-cultural avant-garde.

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El Anatsui

9 February - 2 April 2005

One of Africa's most celebrated artists, El Anatsui presents a unique exhibition of works made from recycled materials. Constructed from discarded obituary printing plates, the ten-foot tall 'Wastepaper Bag', stands as a reminder of temporality and decay. In the 'Cloth' series (represented in the British Museum's African Galleries), thousands of discarded liquor-bottle tops are sewn with copper wire into monumental cloth hangings. Anatsui weaves the debris of consumerist excess into a glittering textile in the long tradition of West African textile production, subverting notions of tradition and modernity, and prompting us to re-examine what makes up the very fabric of our lives.

A selection of the works in this show will be drawn from Gawu - an exhibition of El Anatsui's work currently touring the UK originating in the Oriel Mostyn Gallery.

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