October Gallery

  • Contacts Director: Chili Hawes, Artistic Director: Elisabeth Lalouschek
  • Opening hours Public: Tues - Sat 12.30 - 5.30 & by appointment. Business hours: Mon - Fri 9.30 - 5.30

Contemporary Art from around the planet


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.

The rich diversity of art presented is an inspiration to collectors and enthusiasts. Institutions such as the British Museum, London; 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 5’s to PGCE student and delivers a wide range of provision.

Artists represented:

El Anatsui
James Barnor
William S. Burroughs
Sokari Douglas Camp
Ira Cohen
Jordan Ann Craig
Golnaz Fathi
Sylvie Franquet
Naomi Wanjiku Gakunga
Ablade Glover
Tapfuma Gutsa
Brion Gysin
Romuald Hazoumè
Eddy Kamuanga Ilunga
Rachid Koraïchi
Jukhee Kwon
Elisabeth Lalouschek
Zana Masombuka
Hassan Massoudy
Nnenna Okore
Alexis Peskine
Gérard Quenum
Benji Reid
Govinda Sah ‘Azad’
Laila Shawa
Julien Sinzogan
Daniele Tamagni
Rafael Trelles
LR Vandy
Tian Wei
Gerald Wilde
Aubrey Williams
Huang Xu
Kenji Yoshida