Saturday 20 September 10am – 1pm
Thursday 25 September 3pm – 5pm
Saturday 27 September 10am – 1pm
The iconic Battersea Gasholders are being dismantled and we are approaching the final days to see them before they are gone. Open on 20, 25 and 27 September, visit the Gasholder site to see artwork created by local schools alongside photographs of the site by artist Ben Murphy.
In June, artist Amy Hughes worked with pupils from Griffin, St George’s, John Burns and St Mary’s primary schools to create this exhibition that documents the life of this architectural landmark which has dominated the London skyline for over 90 years and stands as monuments of the area’s rich industrial past.
As part of the commission by National Grid, Pump House Gallery has delivered a schools engagement programme exploring the heritage, demolition and regeneration of the site. The workshops continue in the school where the children will use their drawings to create 3D ceramic sculptures. Imaginariums showcases four collectively-built ceramic cylindrical towers constructed of individually stacked ceramic components, one from each child. Each of the cylinders is decorated and covered with the children’s drawings, with each tower telling a different story.
The work is on display alongside photographs by artist Ben Murphy. The photographs, serving as unique industrial portraits, cover a wide range of perspectives of the gasholders and offer atmospheric interpretations of these industrial monoliths before they are dismantled.
This programme contributes to Wandsworth Council and the Nine Elms Vauxhall Partnership’s commitment to the creation of a culturally vibrant place, which offers opportunities for participation and engagement for all.