12:00pm – 4:00pm daily
Pump House Gallery reflected on the history of Katherine Low Settlement who, as part of their 90th anniversary celebrations, collaborated with artist Faisal Abdu’Allah to produce the exhibition, Faisal Abdu’Allah: Take the leap.
The display provided a glimpse of the life, work and activity of the Katherine Low Settlement over decades past. It gave a fascinating insight into the stories and activities that have forged fleeting and lasting bonds whilst reflecting on the resilience of the organisation itself. The materials on display were extracted from a mass of archival material recently discovered in the Settlement’s basement. Reading Project marked and celebrated the first display of this material, which has since been sorted through a special archiving project late last year.
The Settlement was opened in 1924 as a permanent memorial to the work of Katherine Low, a well-loved figure who completed 15 years of service as Honorary Treasurer of The United Girls School Mission in Camberwell. The charity was opened on the corner of Battersea High Street and Orville Street during a time when light industry had moved into the area bringing with it poor living conditions. Over the years the Settlement has continued to support the needs of the neighbourhood as they arise, offering a place of hope, inspiration and ongoing support for local residents.
As an extension of this episode, we also presented resources loaned by Faisal Abdu’Allah. The range of texts, including artist books, autobiographies and theoretical texts, offered an insight into the influences and research behind the artist’s work.
Each Sunday, hands-on workshops led by artist Yemi Awosile will introduce you to different techniques and materials as a way of exploring the themes of the exhibition. Varying from printmaking to photography, drop in and join us as we celebrate Katherine Low Settlements 90th birthday.
Drop-in workshop for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult.