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.
Image courtesy of Pil & Galia Kollectiv

Progress Report from the Strategic Sanctuary for the Destruction of Free Will

  • 24 February — 3 April 2016

Preview 23 February 6.30-8.30pm all welcome

For their first solo exhibition at Pump House Gallery, Pil and Galia Kollectiv will transform the building into a makeshift film set. They will create environments that juxtapose the institutional and the psychedelic, creating a distorted, jagged architecture in which to shoot a film during the gallery’s closing hours, screening short missives as the exhibition progresses.

The project aims to think through the possibility of collectivity in a society that demands the total management of individual, private experience. Drawing on the ideas of the emancipatory psychedelic culture of the sixties, the anti-psychiatry movement that came with it, and more recent writing on the biopolitics of pharmaceutical control, this new work takes on difficult questions of labour and its intersections with chemical mediations of everyday experience.

Through filmed, synchronised movement set within the neo-expressionist, makeshift installation, Pil and Galia ask what happens to the idea of opening the mind and superseding the illusion of the ego in an age when the constant production of the self is an imperative of post-Fordist labour.

The exhibition will culminate in a screening of the full film draft accompanied by live music on Saturday 2 April, 2-3.30pm. To find out more visit our website. To book a place on this event please RSVPinfo@pumphousegallery.org.uk.

Image courtesy of Pil & Galia Kollectiv

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

n/a

Website

http://pumphousegallery.org.uk/exhibitions/we-are-now-closed-until-24th-february-2016

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.
courtesy of Pump House Gallery

SUNDAY SOCIALS: Cut and Paste

  • 28 February 2016 11:30am-3:30pm
  • 13 March 2016 11:30am-3:30pm
  • 27 March 2016 11:30am-3:30pm

Drop in to our free family workshops during the exhibition 'Progress Report from the Strategic Sanctuary for the Destruction of Free Will'. Gallery assistant Amy Smith has worked with the exhibiting artists Pil and Galia Kollectiv to create a range of art activities for all ages. Taking themes from the exhibition, workshops will range from creating cardboard sets to making costumes - drop in and join us as we experiment with a range of creative hands on activities.

Free, no booking required. Suitable for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Our Sunday Socials are a part of an ongoing activity based in the Project Space. Alongside each exhibition, Pump House Gallery invites an artist to present a project that provides a space for visitors and families to explore key themes from the exhibition through hands on making activities. We encourage visitors to drop in during gallery hours and contribute their thoughts on the exhibition.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • Especially for children

Website

http://pumphousegallery.org.uk/things-we-do/cut-and-paste

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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