October Gallery

October Gallery
24 Old Gloucester Street
Greater London






020 7242 7367


020 7405 1851

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Art Gallery showing contemporary Art from Africa, Asia, Australia, the Americas, Europe and the Middle East

Cafe - serving cuisine from around the world

Open air courtyard, library, theatre, concert hall to hire.

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Opening hours

Tue-Sat 1230-1730

Closed: Mondays and Sundays

Admission charges


Past exhibtions have included work by Gerald Wilde, William S Burroughs, Aubrey Williams, Kenji Yoshida, Ablade Glover, El Anatsui and Laila Shawa.

Collection details

Fine Art

Key artists and exhibits

  • 1. Australian Aboriginal artist Rosella Namok until 23rd October
  • 2. 25 year celebrations from November 5th- January 31st. Centred around a spectacular visual arts exhibition, Intelligence Now! will also include poetry readings, live dance performances and children’s workshops.
  • Many of the works featured have been specially commissioned for the event.
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
photograph of metal sculptures in gallery

El Anatsui: Selected Works

  • 12 February — 28 March 2015 *on now

October Gallery presents a selection of works in metal by celebrated artist El Anatsui.

El Anatsui’s sculptural experiments with media and form have challenged the definition of sculpture itself. In particular, his metal wall-hangings have received international acclaim. Throughout a distinguished forty-year career as both an artist and teacher, El Anatsui has addressed a wide range of social, political and historical concerns and embraced an equally diverse range of media and processes.

The exhibition focuses on a range of intricate metal sculptures. October Gallery has worked with El Anatsui since 1993, during which time, his work has received worldwide recognition. These magnificent sculptures have been collected by major international museums, including the British Museum, London; the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York and the Centre Pompidou, Paris, amongst others. Over the last two decades, the works have increased in size, enhancing the external walls of museums and galleries around the world.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly



Resources listed here may include websites, bookable tours and workshops, books, loan boxes and more. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all.

Participate - Global Citizenship through Art & Design

The aim of PARTICIPATE is to provide teachers with the resources to effectively teach Global Citizenship through art and design. Run as a partnership project by the October Gallery and Reading International Solidarity Centre (RISC), PARTICIPATE offers teachers an exciting opportunity to widen their knowledge and understanding of contemporary arts from the majority world.


  • Liz Fraser-Betts, Education Coordinator, October Gallery
  • Shehnoor Ahmed, Arts Coordinator, RISC