The exhibition features artworks created over the last two years by their OG Youth Collective, their Beacon School partners and the wider education community
This exhibition features the October Galleries major lockdown art project 10×10, a huge hanging sculpture, which was made by many hands over the past year and is inspired by the work of El Anatsui. Each square has been created by artists of all ages. On the reverse messages of hope and gratitude written during lockdown can be seen.
Courtesy of October Gallery Education.
OG Youth Collective have created and curated their own pieces responding to themes of identity, colonialism, repatriation, and the recent events causing the toppling of monuments in the UK and wider world.
Alongside these is a series of works made by local schools and the Beacon Schools who we have worked online and on-site. These are inspired by October Gallery artists and the students’ own experiences of lockdown life.
The exhibition will be on view from the 28th until the 31st of July 2021.