Past events

Sunday Social: Exploring Unknown Territories

25 January 2015

11:30am – 3:30pm

Join us for the first Sunday Social alongside the exhibition The First Humans, as we begin to imagine who lived around London and what our prehistoric ancestors' landscape might have looked like. This workshop will introduce Unknown Territories, a project…

Ginger Abstracts and Rice Words

14 December 2014

11:30am – 3:30pm

On the final day of the exhibition, join us as we experiment with painting with food dyes, icing sugar and rice paper.  On the final day, artist Raksha Patel will be joined by baker Rachael Hill and the Project…

Fragmented Faces behind the Printed Curtain.

7 December 2014

11:30am – 3:30pm

In response to Abi Freckleton’s piece in the exhibition, join artist Raksha Patel as we create fragmented portraits using mirrors. The workshop explores how different artists create representations of themselves using a range of materials and methods, such…

OutHouse: Some[w]Here GO-CART MAKING!

6 December 2014–7 December 2014

11:00am – 3:00pm

Opposite the shops on Thessaly Road, SW8Some[w]Here is a contemporary arts project led by Sally Labern and Bobby Lloyd of the drawing shed and taking place on the housing estates of Carey, Patmore and Savona in Nine…

Paint + Gravity = ?

30 November 2014

11:30am – 3:30pm

How does a painting react to gravity? Is it bad to let paint drip? Investigate the delicate nature of watercolour and its translucent effects as it defies the effects of gravity. Drop in and turn a painting around on a…

OutHouse: Make your own Mechanical Christmas Toy

29 November 2014

11:00am – 5:00pm

Pump House Gallery is delighted to be back at Southside Shopping Centre. Look out for us as we pop up next to Cineworld.  Drop in from 11am – 5pm as we get into the Christmas spirit by creating…

SLAM Friday Event: What is the Trouble with Painting Today?

28 November 2014

6:30pm – 8:30pm

Curator Hannah Conroy hosts a discussion with artists Tina Jenkins, Cara Nahaul and Sarah West on what it means to paint today. The artists featured in the current exhibition will talk about their work, and dialogue will open out to…

Photographic Painting

23 November 2014

11:30am – 3:30pm

In response to Lucy Smalley’s piece in the exhibition, join artist Raksha Patel as we explore how painting and photography combine.  Experiment with photographic paint and explore different ways to make a painting.Alongside the workshop, at …

Saturday Curator Led Tour: The Trouble With Painting Today

22 November 2014

2:00pm – 3:00pm

Members of The University of the Third Age and Curator Hannah Conroy, will lead a tour of the exhibition The Trouble With Painting Today. They will reveal their curatorial process to discuss the selection and presentation of the artworks at…

Is it a sculpture? No, wait it’s a painting.

16 November 2014

11:30am – 3:30pm

How do we know whether a sculpture is still a sculpture if it has paint on it? Surely that makes it a painting? Come and see how you can create sculptural forms through the use of paint. Join artist…

Repainting Old Paintings

9 November 2014

11:30am – 3:30pm

Experiment with painting over old Masterpieces and have a hand in reinventing the past. Work with artist Raksha Patel to rework and recreate old classics.  Drop in for a whistle stop tour through the range of techniques and…

Projected Paintings

2 November 2014

11:30am – 3:30pm

See your painting come to life on the gallery wall as over head projectors and acetate sheets are taken out of the office and transformed into artist tools.  Join artist Raksha Patel for our first family workshop alongside the…

OutHouse: Spooky Big Draw

28 October 2014–31 October 2014

11:00am – 5:00pm

Pump House Gallery is delighted to be back at Southside Shopping Centre.  Over the next 9 months Pump House Gallery will be running a series of free art activities and kicking off with four days of workshops over the October…

Big Draw Family Workshop Take Over

12 October 2014

11:30am – 3:30pm

Come along for the Big Draw take over as we reveal the artwork created as part of the School Programme.  Working with artists Mark Long and Mark Oliver from Pencil and Help, students have created artwork in response to…

Big Draw: Up close

5 October 2014

11:30am – 3:30pm

Join artists Amy Pennington on our first workshop with Big Draw to explore the hidden world of the Thames.  Step into our lab, complete with petri dishes and jars of lake and river water.  Become a marine biologist…

Wayfinding Project: Redesigning Pump House Gallery signage

1 October 2014

Early on in 2014 Pump House Gallery invited students from Royal College of Art's Information Experience Design course to develop proposals for new signage directing Battersea Park visitors to the gallery. The competition asked students to consider the gallery's…

Pick a Card

28 September 2014

11:30am – 3:30pm

You cannot step twice into the same river exhibition explores the history of the River Thames. Inspired by this exhibition, artist Amy Pennington has created over 50 unique tasks to help explore the world around us.  Drop in, pick a…

A Guided Tour by Patrick Coyle

27 September 2014

2:00pm – 4:00pm

Patrick Coyle expands on his research into property and ownership in relation to the River Thames, presented in the form of a guided walk. Coyle will be leading visitors along the river whilst drawing on a wide range of cultural…

LUX Artists’ Moving Image film screening (SLAM Friday event)

26 September 2014

6:30pm – 8:30pm

As part of SLAM Last Fridays, LUX presents a screening of moving image works from their collection. Expanding upon the broader themes within You cannot step twice into the same river exhibition, the programme considers notions of documentary veracity, narrative…

Teacher’s workshop: Film, stories & animation

23 September 2014

5:00pm – 7:00pm

On Tuesday 23 September, artist Mark Long and Mark Oliver from Pencil and Help will be facilitating a workshop for teachers.  In September – October, Pencil and Help will be delivering free artist led workshops to schools…