October Gallery: Aubrey Williams: Realm of the Sun

Thursday 8th October - Saturday 21st November 2015

October Gallery’s next exhibition: Aubrey Williams: Realm of the Sun, which opens on the 8th of October and continues until the 21st of November, 2015.

Williams’ was a visionary artist from Guyana who concerned himself much with ecology and founder member of CAM, within the Black British movement of the 60s.

In the 25 years since Aubrey Williams’ death (1990), his work has been exhibited in a wide range of contexts and institutions, in addition to important solo exhibitions. The Whitechapel Art Gallery’s major retrospective, in 1998, was followed by a room display and accompanying Study Day at Tate Britain in 2007 and then more significant exhibitions in Liverpool and London in 2010.  Further acquisitions of paintings by Tate, and material for its Archive, have enabled ever-growing recognition of Williams’ unique place in British art historyAubrey Williams’ work Tribal Mark II, oil on canvas, 1961, will be displayed within Tate Britain’s new exhibition Artist and Empire, which will open this November. His work is currently displayed in the exhibition No Colour Bar at the Guildhall Art Gallery.

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