About the Pump House Gallery
Pump House Gallery, situated beside a lake in Battersea Park, provides a welcoming space for audiences to see, participate and engage in contemporary art.
Supporting high quality artistic activity that provides audiences with different perspectives on how, where and why we live the way we do is at the heart of Pump House Gallery’s programme. Presenting work both in the gallery and off site, Pump House Gallery provides its audiences with a range of experiences and activities that unpack challenging, thought-provoking, contemporary issues.
Unpacking contemporary art is a skill that requires practice. It is our aspiration to provide our audiences with a variety of opportunities to test out and practice this skill. We are committed to ensuring that the perspectives, views and experiences presented are open for all to engage with, regardless of age or experience.
12 April – 11 June 2017
Pump House Gallery and Czech Centre London present an exhibition of new and existing work by sisters Pavla and Lucia Sceranková. Their first major exhibition in the UK reflects visual, material and conceptual influences on their work and its contexts. Pavla and Lucia Sceranková have developed the show in response to the unique architecture of the gallery and its setting in Battersea Park.
Pavla Scerankova’s sculptural installations and video-performances express minimalism, subtle humour and sensitivity to surroundings. They invite the viewer to interact and explore the relationships between perception and the perceived world. Lucia Sceranková makes photographic and sculptural installations, inspired by her surroundings, playing with illusion, reality and fiction.
In addition to the exhibition at Pump House Gallery a new, temporary public artwork will be sited in Battersea Park’s Pleasure Garden fountains, inspired by their research on the history of the fountains as part of the 1951 Festival of Britain. Accents of this research are picked up in the work on display at the gallery.
Tension is at the heart of the exhibition: the tension between two artists’ and their work that is being presented at such close quarters, the physical tension within many of the works and the tension of the artists inviting the audience to interact with certain works. The audience is invited to explore the site of Battersea Park as a whole and think about the meaning of the exhibition within the setting of the park.
This exhibition was initiated by Czech Centre London, organised in partnership with Pump House Gallery and curated by Pump House Gallery and Lily Hall.
Supported by The Elephant Trust; the Ministry of Culture, Czech Republic; and the Embassy of Slovakia in London.
PUMP HOUSE GALLERY
Battersea Park, London, SW11 4NJ
Telephone: + 44 (0)20 8871 7572
TRAVELLING TO PUMP HOUSE GALLERY
To reach the gallery you must come through the park. The entrances to the park nearest the gallery are Chelsea Gate and Rosery Gate. It is about 10-15 minutes walk from the gate to the gallery.
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Battersea Park or Queenstown Road stations.
Sloane Square (20-30 minutes walk)
There are three pay and display car parks in Battersea Park. They are situated at Albert Gate, Chelsea Gate and Rosery Gate. For information on charges please see Parking Charges.
There are other routes through the park from Albert Gate and Sun Gate and take about 20-30 minutes.
Once in the park you can follow these signs: