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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.

Exhibitions

1995

Aubrey Williams -
The Cosmos Series
13 December 1995 - 27 January 1996

Reflections of Armenia -
Contemporary Art from Armenia
22 November - 9 December 1995
Ablade Glover
25 October - 18 November 1995
The renowned Ghanaian painter and teacher, and the Founding Director of the impressive Artists Alliance Gallery in Accra, Ghana, presented a new series of his thickly impastoed and vibrant oil paintings showing scenes of life in Ghana intensely alive with colour and movement.
Africa - A Celebration of Ritual
4 October - 21 October 1995
Concurrent with the above exhibitions, an exhibition of photographs by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher celebrating the astounding diversity of ritual across the entire continent of Africa. African Ceremonies, an amazing work, as important in anthropological as in photographic terms, containing the results of more than ten years of work in Africa has just been published by Abrams Inc. 
El Anatsui
13 September - 21 October 1995
El Anatsui's unconventional tool, the powersaw, and his use of fire to scorch and shape wood marks him as one of Africa's most innovative of contemporary artists. Considered as one of the most important sculptors of his generation this exhibition of his reliefs, sculptures and installations was his first solo show in the UK.
Fante Flags
13 September - 21 October 1995
An exhibition of Fanté flags from Ghana, from the collection of Peter Adler. These flags, used by battalions of Fanté soldiers, borrowed much of their imagery from the symbols found on the ensigns of Colonial British battalions yet still retain sources of inspiration and execution that are uniquely African.
Contemporary Art from Pakistan-
Paperworks by Sabah Hussain
21 June - 29 July 1995
An exhibition that combined the music-inspired paperworks of Sabah Husain with a major installation based on the popular art-form of 'truck painting,' and including the work of London-based artist Ali Zaidi. The exhibition was staged in collaboration with Music Village and was accompanied by a series of musical events. 
Haiti - Photos, Paintings and Ironworks
26 April - 17 June 1995
An exhibition that combined photographic images of Haiti with the powerful paintings and metalwork sculptures of Haitian artists Edouard Duval-Carrié, Frantz Lamothe, Stevenson Magloire, Prosper Pierre-Louis, Julio Balan, Chantal Regnault, Maggie Steber, Les Stone & Roger Hutchings.

 

   
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