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Pump House Gallery
London SW11 4NJ
+44 (0)20 8871 7572
Wed-Sun, 11-5 (Summer), 11-4 (Winter)
Tube Sloane Square; Bus 137, 19, 44, 49, 239, 249, 319
The Pump House is a public contemporary visual arts space on the lakeside in Battersea Park, South London. It is the highest profile public visual arts space in Wandsworth, attracting over 30,000 visitors. In the past few years the gallery has been recognised, both nationally and increasingly internationally, as a centre of excellence in the provision of contemporary visual art.
The gallery incorporates four floors of exhibition space with stunning views overlooking the 200-acre park and the unusual architecture of the building makes it a unique, ‘one of a kind’ exhibition space in London, if not in the UK.
The current exhibition programme integrates exhibitions of work by emerging artists, projects created locally through educational initiatives, as well as providing more established practitioners with the opportunity to develop new ideas and directions in their practice within a small-scale and supportive organisation. The programme aims to include a full range of visual arts media and different curatorial approaches to engage a large and diverse audience in the contemporary visual arts. The gallery is owned, managed and funded by Wandsworth Council and plays a leading role in the cultural life of the borough.
Inspirational Objects: Nature as Designer 02.May - 16.Jun.13, Common Knowledge 02.May - 19.May.13, D Eye Y 06.Feb - 07.Apr.13, Beauty is the First Test 12.Sep - 25.Nov.12, Departure Lounge 05.Jul - 08.Jul.12, Souvenir 06.Jun - 24.Jun.12, Baptist Coelho and Nadia Kaabi-Linke 15.Mar - 20.May.12, Art, Performance & Activism in Contemporary Japan 19.Jan - 26.Feb.12, I AM THE WARRIOR: Juneau Projects 22.Oct - 11.Dec.11, A Future Pump House: Ideas, Thoughts and Plans 29.Jul - 25.Sep.11, Somewhere, Nowhere: Jodie Carey 20.May - 19.Jun.11, Jodie Carey 'Somewhere Nowhere' 20.May - 19.Jun.11, Free Family Days 2011 15.May - 11.Dec.11, Magic Show 06.Oct - 19.Dec.10, The Sugar Cane Allegory 10.Jun - 01.Aug.10, PUMP HOUSE ANTHOLOGY 28.Jan - 15.Mar.09, Ongoing Conversation: Aisha Khalid 11.Jun - 27.Jul.08, Uncertified Documents Peter Kennard 30.Jan - 30.Mar.08, HUNTED (the cannibalism of colonial collectorexia) 26.Oct - 20.Jan.08, Dallas Seitz - HUNTED (the cannibalism of colonial collectorexia) 26.Oct - 20.Jan.08, Anything You Want: Walead Beshty, Anne Collier, Annette Kelm 15.Aug - 14.Oct.07, May Day Festival & Procession 19.Apr - 28.May.07, TAKE OVER : ARTIST RESIDENCIES PROGRAMME 17.Jan - 18.Feb.07, Solo Show 08.Nov - 17.Dec.06, Single Shot 08.Nov - 17.Dec.06, pigisback 30.Sep - 29.Oct.06, Small mischiefs 26.Jul - 17.Sep.06, Solo Show 24.May - 16.Jul.06, Solo Show 22.Mar - 14.May.06