Pump House Gallery

Pump House Gallery
Battersea Park
London
Greater London
SW11 4NJ
England

Website

www.pumphousegallery.org.uk

E-mail

info@pumphousegallery.org.uk

Telephone

020 8871 7572

Fax

020 7228 9062

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Red brick building with arched windows next to and reflected in a lake.
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Pump House Gallery is a public artspace on the lakeside in Battersea Park, offering a unique venue for experiencing the contemporary visual arts. In a beautiful park setting the Victorian listed tower building dates from 1861 in which we offer an exciting programme of exhibitions with events, workshops and talks.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Heritage site, Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Wednesday - Sunday: 11am - 5pm

Closed Monday and Tuesday and during exhibition installation.

Admission charges

free admission

Getting there

Pump House Gallery is located on the lakeside in Battersea Park, a five minute stroll from park entrances.
Buses: 19, 44, 49, 137, 239, 319, 344, 345
Train: Battersea Park or Queenstown Road
Tube: Sloane Square
Car: There are three pay and display car parks in Battersea Park. They are situated at Albert Gate, Chelsea Gate and Rosery Gate.

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Andy Harper's painting The Threefold Law

The First Humans

  • 22 January — 29 March 2015 *on now

Featuring work by artists Caroline Achaintre, Salvatore Arancio, Vidya Gastaldon, Andy Harper, Ben Rivers and Jack Strange

The First Humans looks at contemporary art with a prehistoric feel. Often incorporating synthetic colours or materials and a sci-fi aesthetic, much of it is spoof or tongue-in-cheek.

This exhibition identifies and questions a trend among artists to evoke the very distant past. Could dramatic new archaeological findings explain it? Or is society suffering an identity crisis? Do we wish we could start again? We’ll be inviting visitors to supply the answers to these questions.

The First Humans is curated by Angela Kingston and supported by Arts Council England.

Suitable for

  • Any age
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Unknown Territories workshop

Sunday Socials: The First Humans

  • 1 February — 29 March 2015

Throughout The First Humans exhibition, join us every Sunday at our free family workshops led by practicing artists. Drop in and get hands on with a range of materials and techniques. Work with ceramic artist Amy Hughes and Martha Todd to create prehistoric looking creatures or experiment with natural materials to create cave paintings inspired by the exhibition. Guest artist Caroline Claisse will also run three family workshops as part of the research project Unknown Territories, for which she will be mapping the local area and asking: why we are so fascinated with the prehistoric world?

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://pumphousegallery.org.uk/things-to-do/sunday-socials/

Getting there

Pump House Gallery is located on the lakeside in Battersea Park, a five minute stroll from park entrances.
Buses: 19, 44, 49, 137, 239, 319, 344, 345
Train: Battersea Park or Queenstown Road
Tube: Sloane Square
Car: There are three pay and display car parks in Battersea Park. They are situated at Albert Gate, Chelsea Gate and Rosery Gate.

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