Exciting news! A new space dedicated to showcasing African art has opened in London.
The Gallery of African Art (GAFRA) which soft launched last month is located on Cork Street, W1, home to a cluster of contemporary galleries and one of the city’s most prolific art hubs. FYI: Its the street that via the The Mayor Gallery saw the first London exhibitions of creative titans such as Joan Miró, Max Ernst and Francis Bacon.
GAFRA is spread over two floors and is currently exhibiting the work of a giant of African modernism – Bruce Onobrakpeya. You’ll have to hurry if you want to catch Art and Literature, a collection of his innovative sculptures, etchings and illustrations (based on the literary works of important African writers including J.P. CLark, Chinua Achebe and Wole Soyinka), as the show finishes this Friday.
Ethiopian painter and mixed-media artist Wosene Worke Kosrof is up next and AAIL will have more details on his exhibition closer to it opening.
As the crow flies the nearest tube station to the gallery is Green Park but Piccadilly Circus and Oxford Street are roughly 10 minutes walk away.
9 Cork Street,
London, W1S 3LL.