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.
Jiri Kovanda

The Grounds We Tread

  • 20 April — 19 June 2016 *on now

The work questions how public space is inhabited by social relations, by ideas, by language and communication and by technology. The consecutive nature of the presentations by artists Jiří Kovanda, Lloyd Corporation, Ilona Sagar and Cara Tolmie complicates notions of public space and the way in which it is utilised and governed.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free

Website

http://pumphousegallery.org.uk/exhibitions/the-grounds-we-tread

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.
Performances

Ilona Sagar: Performances

  • 28 — 29 May 2016 *on now

Tuesday 24, Saturday 28, Sunday 29 May
Ilona Sagar has a practice spanning performance, film and assemblage that responds to the social, historical and cultural contexts of occupied private and public space. For her new live performance and multimedia installation, Ilona Sagar draws upon references to the scales of language associated to the space of care and emotional labour.
Preview night performances: Tuesday 24 May 6.30-8.30pm
Weekend performances: Saturday 28 - Sunday 29 May
Ilona Sagar is an artist based in London. Her work is featured in The Grounds We Tread exhibition at Pump House Gallery between 24 and 31 May. Recent solo exhibitions include; Haptic Skins of a Glass Eye, Tenderpixel, London, Mute Rehearsal, Vitrine Gallery (2015) and P: MHB, Assembly Passage, LSondon (2014). Sagar has exhibited internationally in group exhibitions with Acadia Missa, Budapest (2015), Firstsite Gallery, Essex (2015), Hayward Gallery Project Space, London (2014).

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://pumphousegallery.org.uk/things-we-do/ilona-sagar-performances

Exuberant Flesh

Exuberant Flesh: Bernice Donszelmann in-conversation with Ilona Sagar

  • 28 May 2016 2-4pm *on now

‘Device culture has now made the human body evermore remote and co-dependent on technology. Pioneering advances in user-driven technologies threaten to shift our social interactions from one of collective interests to networks of individual desires. In recent times, new terms such as the 'quantified self' highlight the increasing neurosis associated with our individual wellness. Such wearable devices are data-rich, always on and are profitable forms of self-surveillance. Perversely, the obsession with personal monitoring and wellness comes at a time when our relationship to public welfare and benefits is unhinging. Whilst we become slowly more focused on our individual, internal narratives and mental wellbeing, our relationship to the public domain becomes increasingly distant.’
(Ilona Sagar, 2016)
In-conversation with Ilona Sagar, artist and writer Bernice Donszelmann looks at issues of the individual and social body as confronted by Ilona Sagar in her work for this exhibition, drawing upon references to the exuberant 'flesh' of Walt Whitman’s poetry and conversely, the fascist ‘armoured’ body as analysed by theorist Hal Foster in respect of Surrealist practices. The conversation will also draw upon references to the scales of language associated to care and emotional labour.

More information here

This event sits within a weekend of performances that will take place at the gallery on 24th, 28th, 29th May 11am-5pm. Please visit our website for more information.

Please note that there are a limited amount of places for this event. To book a place RSVP info@pumphousegallery.org.uk

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://pumphousegallery.org.uk/things-we-do/exuberant-flesh-bernice-donszelmann-in-conversation-with-ilona-sagar

We Touch Talking the Hum

Cara Tolmie: We Touch Talking the Hum Workshop and Performance Weekend

  • 10 — 11 June 2016 11am-5pm

Friday 10 - Saturday 11 June, 11am-5pm

Across this weekend Cara Tolmie presents a workshop and performance as part of her solo presentation We Touch Talking the Hum featured in The Grounds We Tread exhibition. The performance will take place on Friday 10 June followed by a workshop on Saturday 11 June.

Cara Tolmie’s long-term project investigates fundamental questions about what it means to sing live in front of others, and how the use of the voice as a rhetorical, seductive agent might be corrupted and re-configured through experimentation in performance making. For her installation, performance and workshop Tolmie extends her research towards consideration of the body that enunciates and the sounds that accompany this singing voice.

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Solo exhibitions include Pley, Spike Island, Bristol, 2013. Recent events and series include Litmus Shuffle, Kunst-werke, Berlin, 2014, Counterflows, Glasgow International, 2014. Group exhibitions include Home Theatre, Baro, Sao Paulo, 2013, Deep Cuts, Marres, Maastricht, 2013, Soundworks, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 2012 (group exhibition).

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://pumphousegallery.org.uk/things-we-do/cara-tolmie-we-touch-talking-the-hum-workshop-and-performance-weekend

Gallery tour

Gallery Tour

  • 18 June 2016 1-3pm

Saturday 18 June 2016, 1pm & 3pm

Join Gallery Assistant Amy Smith for an informal tour of the exhibition The Grounds We Tread. Drop in and chat with Amy about performing and public space as we explore the work by artist Cara Tolmie.

Free event, no need to book.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://pumphousegallery.org.uk/things-we-do/gallery-tour

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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