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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

1996

Transvangarde - Cutting-edge Work from Africa, Asia, The Americas and Europe
11 December 1996 - 1 February 1997
This exhibition looks at signs as ancestral iconographic forms, exploring ways in which some contemporary Yoruba artists use highly eometric and patterned work to reference and reinvent their ancient sign language. Work by Osi Audu, LeRoy Clarke, Mestre Didi and James Phillips.

Aboriginal Artists
23 October - 7 December 1996
A selection of works by contemporary Aboriginal artists from Western Desert dot paintings to the exquisite cross-hatched work of Arnhem Land.
Voodoo Flags -
Metalworks and Paintings from Haiti
11 September - 19 October 1996
South Africa II -
Tradition in Transition
19June - 27 July 1996
Second part of the exhibition of South African art in collaboration with Music Village, and marking the first visit to the UK of President Mandela, featuring works by Willie Bester, Thomas Kgope, Jackson Hlungwani and Johannes Maswanganye. 
South Africa I -
At the Forefront
15 May - 15 June 1996
Second part of the exhibition of South African art in collaboration with Music Village, and marking the first visit to the UK of President Mandela, featuring works by Willie Bester, Thomas Kgope, Jackson Hlungwani and Johannes Maswanganye..
Transforms
3 April - 11 May 1996
Works by Gallery Artists representing the Transvangarde including: Gerald Wilde, Francesco Rimondi, El Anatsui, Aubrey Williams, Kenji Yoshida, Elisabeth Lalouschek and Julieta Rubio
Hafis Bertschinger -
Pre-Dragon
28 February - 30 March 1996
An exhibition of Paintings, installations and a video recordings by the colourful Swiss artist presently resident in Japan. 

 

   
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