3 ART EXHIBITIONS to See This May featuring: LR Vandy, Ghizlane Sahli, Gillian Ayres, El Anatsui

“Dream No Small Dream”

October Gallery, 24 Old Gloucester Street, London WC1N 3AL (Until 25 MAY)

Celebrating its 40th anniversary, The October Gallery will be exhibiting the works of some of the Gallery’s major artists, such as El Anatsui, William S. Burroughs, Paul Friedlander, Brion Gysin, Jukhee Kwon, Romuald Hazoumè, Eddy Kamuanga Ilunga, LR Vandy, Gerald Wilde, Aubrey Williams and Kenji Yoshida. LR Vandy told Alt A:

‘’The Hull series transforms model boat hulls into ‘masks’, I animate the hulls with objects such as fishing floats, porcupine quills and acupuncture needles. The hulls allude to the transportation of migrants as commodities. As masks they present a transformation of identity, drawing upon the tradition of talismans, charms and amulets. My work unearths the underbelly of transport systems and their hidden human costs.‘’


Histoires de Tripes. Chapter II” by Ghizlane Sahli

Sulger-Buel Gallery, 51 Surrey Row, Unit 2 La Gare, London SE1 0BZ (Until 7 MAY)

The acclaimed Moroccan female artist is presenting “Histoires de Tripes. Chapter II”, an exhibition with recycled materials that explores the primitive origins of humanity and their stigmas, and the concept of ‘Universitality’, with its sophisticated and complex mechanism.Website: 

“Song Beneath the Stars” by Gillian Ayres

Allan Cristea Gallery, 43 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5JG (Until 11 MAY)

This exhibition celebrates the career of Gillian Ayres (1930-2018), one of Britain’s best-loved female artists. Passionate of printmaking, Ayres worked as an artist for fifty years, and this exhibition includes her early prints dating from the 1960s to her very last works made in 2017. Website:



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