Music performance by the BAULS OF BENGAL in honour of Mimlu’s book <em>The Honey Gatherers, telling the story of the Bauls</em>, 2010.A performance by <strong>GENESIS BREYER P-ORRIDGE</strong>, 2015.
Photo: J. Greet.Greg Dugan, Virtual/Actor, Theater of All Possibilities, at the 25th Year Anniversary of October Gallery, 2004.

October Gallery Events

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Past Events

Photo: Jonathan Greet
Gallery Talk:
Artists Ablade Glover in conversation with Chili Hawes, Director of October Gallery
Saturday, 6 July, 2024
3 pm - 4:30 pm. Entry Free
Join renowned Professor Ablade Glover for an in-depth discussion about his artistic practice and his latest exhibition, Inner Worlds, Outer Journeys, with Chili Hawes, Director of October Gallery. In celebration of the artist’s 90th birth year, the talk will explore Glover’s arc of development and how this prominent artist and educator helped shape the current course and future pathways of Ghanaian art. The conversation, moderated by Gerard Houghton, Director of Special Projects, will delve into the historical relationship between the gallery and this exceptional artist. In 1982, Ablade Glover was the first artist from sub-Saharan Africa to exhibit at October Gallery. Since then, the Gallery has devoted ten solo shows to the colourful and always energetic canvases of this acclaimed master of oil-on-canvas painting.
Gallery Talk:
Artists Theresa Weber & Matheus Marques Abu
in conversation with Curator Eleri Fanshawe
Saturday, 1 June, 2024
11am - 12:30pm. Entry Free
Join us for our next gallery talk with Theresa Weber and Matheus Marques Abu. The conversation explores the artists’ ideas, their practice and the new works presented in the exhibition Emergent Energies.
Through multi-disciplinary installations and collaborative performances, Theresa Weber seeks to question existing power hierarchies and fixed categorisations. Her works often refer to existing mythologies and historical research fields, which are communicated through dense collages and sculptural networks.

The paintings of Matheus Marques Abu are influenced by his ancestry, spirituality and the daily lives of those of the African diaspora in Brazil. His work reveals a personal perspective on colonial history and its reverberations in the daily lives of Black people.

The talk takes place on the gallery’s ground floor and has disabled access.
Photo © Pete Carr.
Gallery Talk:
LR Vandy in conversation with Elisabeth Lalouschek
Saturday, 27 April, 2024
3.00 – 4.30pm. Entry Free
The conversation explores Vandy’s working processes and materials, the creation of the artist’s new rope sculptures and examines her daily approach to her work in the studio. Vandy’s recent work was highly influenced by her relocation to a site adjacent to the Ropery at Chatham Historic Dock Yard – an establishment which has preserved traditional rope-making since the 19th century. The exchange will investigate the artist’s use of this versatile material as well as re-visit her series of Hull works.

The talk accompanies LR Vandy's new solo exhibtion, Twist.

The event takes place in the gallery’s ground floor and has disabled access.
Photo: © Laurent Boullard.
Film Screening:
Koraïchi : Tu manques même à mon ombre
Saturday, 6 April, 2024
3.00 – 4.30pm. Entry Free
In this film, world renowned artist, Rachid Koraïchi, takes us to the sources of his inspiration in the Sahara. This initiatory journey, which originates between Djanet and Tamanrasset, continues in the Sufi brotherhood to which he belongs.

Koraïchi shares with us his discourse about peace and humanism, which can be found reflected in his works and installations. Koraïchi: Tu manques même à mon ombre highlights Rachid Koraïchi’s artistic journey and his strong commitment to peace and Tolerance for all. Directed by Laurent Boullard, Koraïchi : Tu manques même à mon ombre dedicated to Rachid Koraïchi, was produced in 2021.

The film is an intimate portrait of a committed and humanist artist, recognised worldwide. Boullard is a television journalist and director of numerous news reports, investigations and documentaries for major French television channels.

(Duration: 64 mins - October Gallery theatre, 2nd Floor - This event has no disabled access).

View the Trailer for the film.