The First Humans

22 January 2015- 29 March 2015

Preview: Wednesday 21 January, 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Caroline Achaintre, Salvatore Arancio, Vidya Gastaldon, Andy Harper, Ben Rivers, Jack Strange

In Battersea Park, where humans once hunted mammoths on frozen boglands, Pump House Gallery is filled with primitive artefacts and primeval geology. But in fact, everything has been newly made by artists.

Many art works in The First Humans are tongue-in-cheek; others refer to sci-fi.

A boulder by Jack Strange contains videos of an ape, a caveman and an alien. Vidya Gastaldon's drawings suggest dawnings, spawnings and New Age […]

The Trouble with Painting Today

30 October 2014- 14 December 2014

Exhibiting artists: Russell Chater, Brian Cheeswright, Yumi Chung, Susan Connolly, Sarah Cooney, Daisy Delaney, Robin Footitt, Marita Fraser, Abi Freckleton, Tina Jenkins, Nnena Kalu, Hannah Luxton, William Mackrell, Jaya Mansberger, Cara Nahaul, Raksha Patel, Niki Russell, Ellis Sharpe, Lucy Smalley, Joan Sugrue, Guo-Liang Tan, Sarah West, Felice Zhukov

Curated by Hannah Conroy and members from Wandsworth University of the Third Age

Pump House Gallery celebrates its […]

You cannot step twice into the same river

4 September 2014- 12 October 2014

You cannot step twice into the same river is a video and photography exhibition of international artists that explores the history of the River Thames. Through the work of artists Alia Syed, Ellie Ga and Laura Pawela, the exhibition looks at the reliability of documentary forms and devices. You cannot step twice into the same river challenges the notion of truth content amid intersecting narratives, historical and pictorial evidence and […]

Faisal Abdu’Allah: Take the leap

26 June 2014- 3 August 2014

Private view: 25th June, 6.30-8.30pm

A participatory project with Katherine Low Settlement featuring work by Linda Hackett Munson

As part of the Katherine Low Settlements 90th birthday celebrations Pump House Gallery presents Faisal Abdu’Allah: A Participatory Project featuring Faisal Abdu’Allah and current and past members of the Battersea charity. The works produced as part of this project are displayed alongside […]

Making Places

4 June 2014- 15 June 2014

Eleanor Shipman, Yemi Awosile, Amy Pennington, Zoe Burt and students from Westbridge, St George’s, Christ Church CE and Griffin primary schools.

Following on from the success of last years exhibition, Thomas’ School Foundation and Pump House Gallery are pleased to be present Making Places: an art exhibition and competition at the Pump House Gallery.  This year’s exhibition investigates how humans have transformed raw materials into shelters and into the world in which we live in now. From caves to primary building blocks of housing and shelter, the exhibition scopes modern […]

The Garment Project

26 April 2014- 25 May 2014

A Wandsworth Youth Fashion exhibition

Wandsworth’s young fashionistas participanting in the Youth Fashion Wandsworth project will present their results in this exhibition during the Wandsworth Arts Festival and Fringe.

A group of young people aged 15-19 will be taken on a fashion journey, with the chance to develop their skills in the design and creation of garments.

The young people will submit ideas for garments that will be professionally made up, […]

At Home

7 February 2014- 30 March 2014

Private view: 6 February 2014 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Hetain Patel

The Pump House Gallery is delighted to present At Home, a major touring exhibition by artist Hetain Patel.

At Home will include existing and newly commissioned work by Patel. This exhibition at the Pump House Gallery will mark a shift in the artist’s work, as the result of a new approach by the artist to his way of working. At Home started with the […]

Pump House Open

28 November 2013- 22 December 2013

The Pump House Gallery is delighted to hold its first Open exhibition.  Curated by six young artists from Action Space London Studio in collaboration with Hannah Conroy, the exhibition will showcase local artists work and will offer an insight into an unconventional approach to curating an Open exhibition.

As a result of an open call, the exhibition will be showing the selected works on the subject of ‘Tradition’ and […]

Everyday Objects

20 September 2013- 10 November 2013

Jason Taylor

Artist Jason Taylor works with everyday items or ‘readymades’, and loves tinkering with them to combine, adapt and transform them in to new designs. This exhibition includes over 100 of his ‘Everyday Objects’ displayed in specially designed units, created from wallpaper paste table. It also includes a selection of Taylor’s classic object, his Grate Lights, his Walk Lights and his scrubbing brush seats.

Jason Taylor is […]

The Mayor’s Thames Festival

4 September 2013- 15 September 2013

Artists of the River Pageant

Now, one year on from the Thames Diamond Jubilee River Pageant and as part of this year’s Mayor’s Thames Festival, more than 50 works of art created at various points along the route, commemorating the biggest event the river has ever seen, will go on display for the first time.

Three years in the making, close to a million people turned out on the banks of the river to […]

Art in the American Embassy

17 July 2013

Pupils from St George’s Church of England, Chesterton and Sir James Barrie Primary schools.

From June to July, pupils from local primary schools have been working on a project to introduce the local community to their neighbour-to-be the American Embassy.  The Embassy will be moving to Nine Elms in 2017, and ahead of this artist Jasleen Kaur has worked with Sir James Barrie, St George's CE and Chesterton Primary Schools on a project exploring travel, transport and new homes.

This project explores […]

Delicious Monsters: Plants of the Imagination

26 June 2013- 30 June 2013

11am – 5pm

Since April, pupils from Westbridge, St George’s, Christ Church CE and Falconbrook primary schools in Battersea have been working with four artists to cover each floor of the Pump House Gallery with individual environments inspired by the borough park.  The gallery will be filled with plant pots containing a range of artwork such as painting, sculpture, textiles and word art as part […]

Common Knowledge

2 May 2013- 19 May 2013

Jacques Nimki and Guardians of Common Knowledge

Working alongside artist Jacques Nimki the Guardians of Common Knowledge, a group of local young people, have been exploring the natural and social heritage of Tooting Bec Common. Through a series of multimedia artworks, this exhibition illustrates their ongoing research into one of London’s most unique green spaces.

Guardians of Common Knowledge are Tejui Parajiea Joe Herley, Jess Gell, Hamza Javaid and Catherine Parkes.

Presented by […]

Inspirational Objects: Nature as Designer

2 May 2013- 16 June 2013

Alison Milner (artist and curator), Steve Speller (photographer)

We live in a world created by nature but designed by man. Everyday we interact with hundreds of objects, the majority of which we take for granted. Some are inventive and ingenious, some are full of poetry and memories and some seem indispensable but can ultimately be destructive.  Curator Alison Milner and photographer Steve Speller encourage you to look a little differently at these everyday objects.

An ongoing self-led workshop space […]

D Eye Y

6 February 2013- 7 April 2013

BBKP- Nathan Birchenough, Nicholas Brown, Craig Kao, Savvas Papasavva

Artists group BBKP, Nathan Birchenough, Nicholas Brown, Craig Kao, Savvas Papasavva, present their photography commission exhibition D Eye Y at the Pump House Gallery from the 6 February 2013.

D Eye Y is an animated, imaginative journey exploring non digital photography.  Over the past months, Wandsworth based Artist Group BBKP have been working with residents, artists and community groups to experiment with photographic processes and equipment.  This exhibition is a celebratory […]

Beauty is the First Test

12 September 2012- 25 November 2012

Michael Brennand-Wood, Suresh Dutt, Janice Gunner, Lesley Halliwell, Lucy McMullen, Janette Matthews, Peter Randall Page, Ann Sutton, Laura Thomas

A group exhibition that will explore how mathematical concepts underpin craft techniques and artistic development, in an attempt to demystify a subject that intimidates both adults and children, by showing unique and stimulating works of art. ‘Beauty is the First Test’ will draw together existing and new artworks to invite in-depth consideration of contemporary craft practice in this wider context. Beauty and playfulness will be evident in the exhibits to illustrate what […]

Departure Lounge

5 July 2012- 8 July 2012

An interdisciplinary project by post-graduate students of the Royal College of Art, London.

This exhibition is the result of an experimental project by students and staff from the Royal College of Art.  To a great extent, airports are increasingly dominating our lives - the endless repetition of tensor barriers, check-ins and notice boards, which easily represent our slick, modern age. Together with excessive information and excessive space, this protracted invasion of the world we encounter is described as 'supermodernity'. Five teams from the programmes of Applied […]


6 June 2012- 24 June 2012

June will see Battersea Park become a hive of activity in celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. As part of the festivities, Pump House Gallery is hosting a month long exhibition of royal memorabilia and royal memories provided by the public. The exhibition will see artefacts come together alongside photo portraits and written testaments of the owner’s anecdotal stories.

'Souvenir' is an ongoing project by artist-curator Josh […]

Social States: Baptist Coelho and Nadia Kaabi-Linke

15 March 2012- 20 May 2012

Baptist Coelho, Nadia Kaabi-Linke

An exhibition of new works developed during the artists’ residencies at Delfina Foundation in autumn 2011. The artists are responding to the environment of the gallery, exploring it’s social and physical landscapes, and the juxtaposition of social and personal contexts.
Baptist Coelho lives and works in Mumbai, India. He merges personal approaches to research with local cultural languages, geographies and histories. He is exploring traces of conflict in people […]

Art, Performance & Activism in Contemporary Japan

19 January 2012- 26 February 2012

Teiji Furuhashi, DumbType, Bubu de la Madeleine, Cho Yukio/Akira the Hustler, Yoshiko Shimada, Soni Kum, Chikako Yamashiro

Art, Performance & Activism features the work of artists/activists based in Japan who push the boundaries of where art, performance and activism intersect. Presenting visually powerful and pioneering works from the mid-1990s to the present the exhibition explores differing strategies of intervention that seek to engage in contemporary debates and to change how we think and act.
Engaging with contemporary themes of art and action, private and public, memory […]

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