Pump House Gallery Holds First Open Exhibition

Featuring local established and emerging artists

The Pump House Gallery is preparing to hold its first open exhibition – having received more than 140 submissions from emerging and established local artists.

Last month, the Battersea Park-based gallery invited artists to send in work inspired by the theme of tradition and what it means to people today – and the selection process is now complete.

The Pump House Open exhibit is being curated by six young artists from Action Space’s London Studio, which supports the development of, and creates projects for, artists with learning disabilities, along with Royal College of Art-trained curator, Hannah Conroy.

The six young curators are Emily Battersby, Kieron Hanlon, Michael Sporik, George Blankson, Wayne McGregor and Selina Assan-Sackey. By involving young people in the process of curating the exhibition, it is hoped visitors will rethink the hierarchies of how artworks are selected for contemporary displays.

You can learn about the curators’ preparation work by visiting pumphousegallery.org.uk/exhibitions/pump-house-open/blog.

Pump House Open runs from November 28 until December 22.

For the duration of the exhibition the gallery will be hosting a series of free family workshops every Sunday from 11am to 3pm. These workshops are open to all and their themes will change each week.

For more information about the exhibition, workshops and other events at the Pump House Gallery, which is owned and operated by Wandsworth Council, visit www.pumphousegallery.org.uk.

Alternatively, call 020 8871 7572 or email info@pumphousegallery.org.uk.

November 19, 2013