Pump House Gallery

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.
Harun Farocki, How to live in the FRG, 1990, still. Image courtesy Video Data Bank at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Each fighting its own little battle in happy ignorance

  • 11 October — 11 December 2016

Each fighting its own little battle in happy ignorance
12 October – 11 December 2016
Preview: Tuesday 11 October, 6.30 – 8.30pm

Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Lenka Clayton, Harun Farocki, Thomas McCaughan

Pump House Gallery presents a group exhibition based on Graham Greene’s novel It’s a Battlefield. Greene’s book, written and based in Wandsworth, takes on ideas of administrative power, disempowerment of the individual and the impact of bureaucratic structures on the individual when misused. The artists in the exhibition evoke both the thematic concerns and the narrative essence of the book. By investigating areas such as the voice and agency, political structures and individuals, labour and language, the work in the exhibition locates the individual in the confusing world of bureaucracy.

For more information please visit our website.

Website

http://pumphousegallery.org.uk/programme/each-fighting-its-own-little-battle-in-happy-ignorance

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.
INHOUSE FAMILY WORKSHOPS: CRIME SCENE ANIMATION

INHOUSE PROJECT: CRIME SCENE ARCHIVE

  • 12 October — 11 December 2016

INHOUSE PROJECT: CRIME SCENE ARCHIVE
12 October – 11 December 2016

Ongoing drop-in activities for all ages
Open during gallery hours

Have you ever felt like something wasn’t fair, verging on criminal or was just plain outrageous? Alongside the exhibition Each fighting its own little battle in happy ignorance, artists Ivan Thorley and Caroline Bowman invite you to create a story about people behaving badly.

In response to the novel It’s a Battlefield by Graham Greene, create your own crime scenes with objects and puppets during our drop-in sessions in the gallery Project Space. As characters are moved, manipulated and re-arranged over the project, join us as we investigate who decides what is right and wrong?

More information on this project and other activities at the gallery can be found on our website.

Website

http://pumphousegallery.org.uk/programme/crime-scene-archive

INHOUSE FAMILY WORKSHOPS: CRIME SCENE ANIMATION

INHOUSE FAMILY WORKSHOPS: CRIME SCENE ANIMATION

  • 16 October 2016 12-4pm
  • 30 October 2016 12-4pm
  • 13 November 2016 12-4pm
  • 27 November 2016 12-4pm
  • 11 December 2016 12-4pm

INHOUSE FAMILY WORKSHOPS: CRIME SCENE ANIMATION
Sunday 16 October, Sunday 30 October, Sunday 13 November, Sunday 27 November, Sunday 11 December
12 – 4pm

Free family workshops for all ages

Alongside the exhibition Each fighting its own little battle in happy ignorance artist Ivan Thorley and Caroline Bowman have created an interactive display inviting visitors to create a scene illustrating a moment when something wasn’t fair, verging on criminal or was just plain outrageous.
Join us every other Sunday, from 12 – 4pm, for a series of playful drop-in workshops as we explore, uncover and interpret these crime scenes. Work with Ivan Thorley and Caroline Bowman from Puppets with Guts as we experiment with puppetry, creative writing, drawing and improvisation games.
More information on these workshops and other activities at the gallery can be found on our website.

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.

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

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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