September 2017

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Battersea Park Fireworks – Ignite the Night

Battersea Park Fireworks – Ignite the Night

Tickets are on sale for Wandsworth Council’s 2017 Battersea Park Fireworks

Book in your friends and family as the annual Battersea Park Fireworks display is back on Saturday 4 November 2017 to ignite the skies of Wandsworth. The award-winning pyro-technicians, Jubilee Fireworks, are powering up for what promises to be an electrifying 22 minute firework display, set to music inspired by this year’s theme “Power”.

Gates open at 6pm for pre show entertainment and to grab something tasty from the food and drink stalls. Remember to bring cash as there are no card facilities onsite. The bonfire is lit at 7.30pm by Councillor Jim Maddan OBE Mayor of Wandsworth and the firework display starts at 8pm.

Tickets for the 50,000 capacity sell out in advance and are only available online here. There are limited Super Early Bird and Early Bird offers so it’s best to book as quickly as possible to avoid missing out.

For further information visit the website: www.enablelc.org/fireworks

Wandsworth Council’s Battersea Park Fireworks is managed and delivered by Enable Events Team.

 

 

Details:

Name: Battersea Park Fireworks

Date: Saturday 4 November

Time: Gates open for food, drink and entertainment at 6pm. Bonfire is lit at 7.30pm. There is no entry after 8pm as the fireworks start promptly.

Location: Battersea Park, SW11 4NJ

How to get there: Tube – Sloane Square Underground Station; National Rail – Battersea Park Station or Queenstown Road Station; Buses – 19, 44, 49, 137, 170, 319, 344, 345, 452

 

 

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No tickets available on the gates, tickets must be bought in advance from the website.

Fireworks, sparklers, animals, and glass bottles are not permitted onsite. Bag searches will be in place.

No parking available at the event, members of the public are strongly advised to use public transport.

Unwanted Memory Bank

Unwanted Memory Bank

Unwanted Memory Bank

3 August – 24 September 2017

Wednesdays – Sundays 11am –  5pm

 

Ania Bas, Dangerous Play, archival image from Jubilee Arts Archive, 2014

 

Ongoing during gallery hours

The exhibition Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell is accompanied by an exciting programme of events and activities for children and adults.

Pump House Gallery’s InHouse Project Space presents ‘Unwanted Memory Bank’ – a new piece of work by artist Ania Bas to complement Zadie Xa’s exhibition in the gallery.

This project invites visitors to consider the value we attach to objects and memories. Inspired by objects around the Project Space, we challenge you to dig into your bag to find unwanted things from which to make a sculpture, or make drawings of things you don’t need or want anymore.

Join Ania Bas for free drop-in family workshops throughout August and September to experiment with writing, drawing and publishing. This is a fun and interactive way for families to creatively explore their unwanted belongings and memories.

About the artist

Ania Bas is an artist working across text, performance, publishing and social engagement to create situations that support dialogue and exchange, as well as explore and question existing frameworks of participation. She is interested in the ways that objects and narratives shape understanding, mythology and knowledge of places and people.

Upcoming family workshops

Sundays 6 August, 20 August, 3 September, 17 September, with a final event and workshop on 24 September.

Drop-in workshops for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free, no booking required.

Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

3 August – 24 September 2017

Wednesdays – Sundays 11am – 5pm

 

Zadie Xa, The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell, 2017. Courtesy the artist

 

Visitors to Wandsworth Council’s Pump House Gallery can see the first major solo exhibition in the UK of Canadian artist Zadie Xa, who uses paint, textile, video and sound to tell her story.

Xa, who is based in London, exhibits The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell at Pump House Gallery from 3 August to 24 September, which tells the story of a displaced body’s journey and return to a ‘homeland’. The story of the protagonist’s search for belonging unfolds through the gallery, revealing a journey of excitement, rejection, and bewilderment…

In collaboration with PS/Y’s Hysteria programme, Xa uses moving-image, soundscapes, objects and textiles Zadie Xa interlaces imagined and learned Korean folklore in search of a space which explores how diasporic knowledge can be transformed into new realities. Filmic flashbacks, almost recognisable figures and looping dream states invite the audience to join Xa on a journey through her own memory, Korean cultural memory and future possible scenarios. Using the ritual of storytelling, rhythm, and repetition, the exhibition responds to a desire to reach states of true enlightenment.

In her work Zadie Xa interweaves fact with fiction, past with future, to explore identity, desire and personal fantasy. Through mysterious stories she seeks to create a space where we can reconsider notions of national identity, cultural ownership, and folkloric displacement. Employing painting, textile, video, and sound within her storytelling, Xa’s practice looks at performances where traditional cultural knowledge is passed between diasporic bodies.

This exhibition is part of PS/Y’s Hysteria programme and is curated by Mette Kjærgaard Præst in partnership with Pump House Gallery.

Hysteria is a combined arts programme inviting audiences to explore health and illness in contemporary society, focusing on issues of gender, race and cultural identity. The programme is delivered by PS/Y and takes place in partnership with organisations and institutions across London.

During the development of The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell Zadie Xa presented Basic Instructions B4 Leaving, as part of PS/Y’s Hysterical X, at Café OTO in December 2016.

The exhibition is supported by Wandsworth Council, Arts Council England, Canada Council for the Arts and Wellcome Trust.

                   

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Unwanted Memory Bank

Unwanted Memory Bank

Unwanted Memory Bank

3 August – 24 September 2017

Wednesdays – Sundays 11am –  5pm

 

Ania Bas, Dangerous Play, archival image from Jubilee Arts Archive, 2014

 

Ongoing during gallery hours

The exhibition Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell is accompanied by an exciting programme of events and activities for children and adults.

Pump House Gallery’s InHouse Project Space presents ‘Unwanted Memory Bank’ – a new piece of work by artist Ania Bas to complement Zadie Xa’s exhibition in the gallery.

This project invites visitors to consider the value we attach to objects and memories. Inspired by objects around the Project Space, we challenge you to dig into your bag to find unwanted things from which to make a sculpture, or make drawings of things you don’t need or want anymore.

Join Ania Bas for free drop-in family workshops throughout August and September to experiment with writing, drawing and publishing. This is a fun and interactive way for families to creatively explore their unwanted belongings and memories.

About the artist

Ania Bas is an artist working across text, performance, publishing and social engagement to create situations that support dialogue and exchange, as well as explore and question existing frameworks of participation. She is interested in the ways that objects and narratives shape understanding, mythology and knowledge of places and people.

Upcoming family workshops

Sundays 6 August, 20 August, 3 September, 17 September, with a final event and workshop on 24 September.

Drop-in workshops for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free, no booking required.

 

Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

3 August – 24 September 2017

Wednesdays – Sundays 11am – 5pm

 

Zadie Xa, The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell, 2017. Courtesy the artist

 

Visitors to Wandsworth Council’s Pump House Gallery can see the first major solo exhibition in the UK of Canadian artist Zadie Xa, who uses paint, textile, video and sound to tell her story.

Xa, who is based in London, exhibits The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell at Pump House Gallery from 3 August to 24 September, which tells the story of a displaced body’s journey and return to a ‘homeland’. The story of the protagonist’s search for belonging unfolds through the gallery, revealing a journey of excitement, rejection, and bewilderment…

In collaboration with PS/Y’s Hysteria programme, Xa uses moving-image, soundscapes, objects and textiles Zadie Xa interlaces imagined and learned Korean folklore in search of a space which explores how diasporic knowledge can be transformed into new realities. Filmic flashbacks, almost recognisable figures and looping dream states invite the audience to join Xa on a journey through her own memory, Korean cultural memory and future possible scenarios. Using the ritual of storytelling, rhythm, and repetition, the exhibition responds to a desire to reach states of true enlightenment.

In her work Zadie Xa interweaves fact with fiction, past with future, to explore identity, desire and personal fantasy. Through mysterious stories she seeks to create a space where we can reconsider notions of national identity, cultural ownership, and folkloric displacement. Employing painting, textile, video, and sound within her storytelling, Xa’s practice looks at performances where traditional cultural knowledge is passed between diasporic bodies.

This exhibition is part of PS/Y’s Hysteria programme and is curated by Mette Kjærgaard Præst in partnership with Pump House Gallery.

Hysteria is a combined arts programme inviting audiences to explore health and illness in contemporary society, focusing on issues of gender, race and cultural identity. The programme is delivered by PS/Y and takes place in partnership with organisations and institutions across London.

During the development of The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell Zadie Xa presented Basic Instructions B4 Leaving, as part of PS/Y’s Hysterical X, at Café OTO in December 2016.

The exhibition is supported by Wandsworth Council, Arts Council England, Canada Council for the Arts and Wellcome Trust.

           

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Unwanted stuff posters

Unwanted stuff posters

Unwanted stuff posters

Sunday 3 September 12 – 4pm

 

Ania Bas, Dangerous Play, archival image from Jubilee Arts Archive, 2014

 

Do you own objects you don’t want or need? We all do. This session with Ania Bas will give you a chance to scrutinise your pockets and bags to create observational drawings of unwanted belongings. Take home a poster advertising your superfluous possessions.

Drop-in workshops for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free, no booking required.

 

Ongoing during gallery hours

3 August – 24 September 2017, Wednesdays – Sundays 11am –  5pm

The exhibition Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell is accompanied by an exciting programme of events and activities for children and adults.

Pump House Gallery’s InHouse Project Space presents ‘Unwanted Memory Bank’ – a new piece of work by artist Ania Bas to complement Zadie Xa’s exhibition in the gallery.

This project invites visitors to consider the value we attach to objects and memories. Inspired by objects around the Project Space, we challenge you to dig into your bag to find unwanted things from which to make a sculpture, or make drawings of things you don’t need or want anymore.

Join Ania Bas for free drop-in family workshops throughout August and September to experiment with writing, drawing and publishing. This is a fun and interactive way for families to creatively explore their unwanted belongings and memories.

About the artist

Ania Bas is an artist working across text, performance, publishing and social engagement to create situations that support dialogue and exchange, as well as explore and question existing frameworks of participation. She is interested in the ways that objects and narratives shape understanding, mythology and knowledge of places and people.

Upcoming family workshops

Sundays 6 August, 20 August, 3 September, 17 September, with a final event and workshop on 24 September.

Drop-in workshops for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free, no booking required.

Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

3 August – 24 September 2017

Wednesdays – Sundays 11am – 5pm

 

Zadie Xa, The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell, 2017. Courtesy the artist

 

Visitors to Wandsworth Council’s Pump House Gallery can see the first major solo exhibition in the UK of Canadian artist Zadie Xa, who uses paint, textile, video and sound to tell her story.

Xa, who is based in London, exhibits The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell at Pump House Gallery from 3 August to 24 September, which tells the story of a displaced body’s journey and return to a ‘homeland’. The story of the protagonist’s search for belonging unfolds through the gallery, revealing a journey of excitement, rejection, and bewilderment…

In collaboration with PS/Y’s Hysteria programme, Xa uses moving-image, soundscapes, objects and textiles Zadie Xa interlaces imagined and learned Korean folklore in search of a space which explores how diasporic knowledge can be transformed into new realities. Filmic flashbacks, almost recognisable figures and looping dream states invite the audience to join Xa on a journey through her own memory, Korean cultural memory and future possible scenarios. Using the ritual of storytelling, rhythm, and repetition, the exhibition responds to a desire to reach states of true enlightenment.

In her work Zadie Xa interweaves fact with fiction, past with future, to explore identity, desire and personal fantasy. Through mysterious stories she seeks to create a space where we can reconsider notions of national identity, cultural ownership, and folkloric displacement. Employing painting, textile, video, and sound within her storytelling, Xa’s practice looks at performances where traditional cultural knowledge is passed between diasporic bodies.

This exhibition is part of PS/Y’s Hysteria programme and is curated by Mette Kjærgaard Præst in partnership with Pump House Gallery.

Hysteria is a combined arts programme inviting audiences to explore health and illness in contemporary society, focusing on issues of gender, race and cultural identity. The programme is delivered by PS/Y and takes place in partnership with organisations and institutions across London.

During the development of The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell Zadie Xa presented Basic Instructions B4 Leaving, as part of PS/Y’s Hysterical X, at Café OTO in December 2016.

The exhibition is supported by Wandsworth Council, Arts Council England, Canada Council for the Arts and Wellcome Trust.

         

Unwanted Memory Bank

Unwanted Memory Bank

Unwanted Memory Bank

3 August – 24 September 2017

Wednesdays – Sundays 11am –  5pm

 

Ania Bas, Dangerous Play, archival image from Jubilee Arts Archive, 2014

 

Ongoing during gallery hours

The exhibition Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell is accompanied by an exciting programme of events and activities for children and adults.

Pump House Gallery’s InHouse Project Space presents ‘Unwanted Memory Bank’ – a new piece of work by artist Ania Bas to complement Zadie Xa’s exhibition in the gallery.

This project invites visitors to consider the value we attach to objects and memories. Inspired by objects around the Project Space, we challenge you to dig into your bag to find unwanted things from which to make a sculpture, or make drawings of things you don’t need or want anymore.

Join Ania Bas for free drop-in family workshops throughout August and September to experiment with writing, drawing and publishing. This is a fun and interactive way for families to creatively explore their unwanted belongings and memories.

About the artist

Ania Bas is an artist working across text, performance, publishing and social engagement to create situations that support dialogue and exchange, as well as explore and question existing frameworks of participation. She is interested in the ways that objects and narratives shape understanding, mythology and knowledge of places and people.

Upcoming family workshops

Sundays 6 August, 20 August, 3 September, 17 September, with a final event and workshop on 24 September.

Drop-in workshops for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free, no booking required.

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Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

3 August – 24 September 2017

Wednesdays – Sundays 11am – 5pm

 

Zadie Xa, The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell, 2017. Courtesy the artist

 

Visitors to Wandsworth Council’s Pump House Gallery can see the first major solo exhibition in the UK of Canadian artist Zadie Xa, who uses paint, textile, video and sound to tell her story.

Xa, who is based in London, exhibits The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell at Pump House Gallery from 3 August to 24 September, which tells the story of a displaced body’s journey and return to a ‘homeland’. The story of the protagonist’s search for belonging unfolds through the gallery, revealing a journey of excitement, rejection, and bewilderment…

In collaboration with PS/Y’s Hysteria programme, Xa uses moving-image, soundscapes, objects and textiles Zadie Xa interlaces imagined and learned Korean folklore in search of a space which explores how diasporic knowledge can be transformed into new realities. Filmic flashbacks, almost recognisable figures and looping dream states invite the audience to join Xa on a journey through her own memory, Korean cultural memory and future possible scenarios. Using the ritual of storytelling, rhythm, and repetition, the exhibition responds to a desire to reach states of true enlightenment.

In her work Zadie Xa interweaves fact with fiction, past with future, to explore identity, desire and personal fantasy. Through mysterious stories she seeks to create a space where we can reconsider notions of national identity, cultural ownership, and folkloric displacement. Employing painting, textile, video, and sound within her storytelling, Xa’s practice looks at performances where traditional cultural knowledge is passed between diasporic bodies.

This exhibition is part of PS/Y’s Hysteria programme and is curated by Mette Kjærgaard Præst in partnership with Pump House Gallery.

Hysteria is a combined arts programme inviting audiences to explore health and illness in contemporary society, focusing on issues of gender, race and cultural identity. The programme is delivered by PS/Y and takes place in partnership with organisations and institutions across London.

During the development of The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell Zadie Xa presented Basic Instructions B4 Leaving, as part of PS/Y’s Hysterical X, at Café OTO in December 2016.

The exhibition is supported by Wandsworth Council, Arts Council England, Canada Council for the Arts and Wellcome Trust.

         

Unwanted Memory Bank

Unwanted Memory Bank

Unwanted Memory Bank

3 August – 24 September 2017

Wednesdays – Sundays 11am –  5pm

 

Ania Bas, Dangerous Play, archival image from Jubilee Arts Archive, 2014

 

Ongoing during gallery hours

The exhibition Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell is accompanied by an exciting programme of events and activities for children and adults.

Pump House Gallery’s InHouse Project Space presents ‘Unwanted Memory Bank’ – a new piece of work by artist Ania Bas to complement Zadie Xa’s exhibition in the gallery.

This project invites visitors to consider the value we attach to objects and memories. Inspired by objects around the Project Space, we challenge you to dig into your bag to find unwanted things from which to make a sculpture, or make drawings of things you don’t need or want anymore.

Join Ania Bas for free drop-in family workshops throughout August and September to experiment with writing, drawing and publishing. This is a fun and interactive way for families to creatively explore their unwanted belongings and memories.

About the artist

Ania Bas is an artist working across text, performance, publishing and social engagement to create situations that support dialogue and exchange, as well as explore and question existing frameworks of participation. She is interested in the ways that objects and narratives shape understanding, mythology and knowledge of places and people.

Upcoming family workshops

Sundays 6 August, 20 August, 3 September, 17 September, with a final event and workshop on 24 September.

Drop-in workshops for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free, no booking required.

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Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

3 August – 24 September 2017

Wednesdays – Sundays 11am – 5pm

 

Zadie Xa, The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell, 2017. Courtesy the artist

 

Visitors to Wandsworth Council’s Pump House Gallery can see the first major solo exhibition in the UK of Canadian artist Zadie Xa, who uses paint, textile, video and sound to tell her story.

Xa, who is based in London, exhibits The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell at Pump House Gallery from 3 August to 24 September, which tells the story of a displaced body’s journey and return to a ‘homeland’. The story of the protagonist’s search for belonging unfolds through the gallery, revealing a journey of excitement, rejection, and bewilderment…

In collaboration with PS/Y’s Hysteria programme, Xa uses moving-image, soundscapes, objects and textiles Zadie Xa interlaces imagined and learned Korean folklore in search of a space which explores how diasporic knowledge can be transformed into new realities. Filmic flashbacks, almost recognisable figures and looping dream states invite the audience to join Xa on a journey through her own memory, Korean cultural memory and future possible scenarios. Using the ritual of storytelling, rhythm, and repetition, the exhibition responds to a desire to reach states of true enlightenment.

In her work Zadie Xa interweaves fact with fiction, past with future, to explore identity, desire and personal fantasy. Through mysterious stories she seeks to create a space where we can reconsider notions of national identity, cultural ownership, and folkloric displacement. Employing painting, textile, video, and sound within her storytelling, Xa’s practice looks at performances where traditional cultural knowledge is passed between diasporic bodies.

This exhibition is part of PS/Y’s Hysteria programme and is curated by Mette Kjærgaard Præst in partnership with Pump House Gallery.

Hysteria is a combined arts programme inviting audiences to explore health and illness in contemporary society, focusing on issues of gender, race and cultural identity. The programme is delivered by PS/Y and takes place in partnership with organisations and institutions across London.

During the development of The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell Zadie Xa presented Basic Instructions B4 Leaving, as part of PS/Y’s Hysterical X, at Café OTO in December 2016.

The exhibition is supported by Wandsworth Council, Arts Council England, Canada Council for the Arts and Wellcome Trust.

         

Unwanted Memory Bank

Unwanted Memory Bank

Unwanted Memory Bank

3 August – 24 September 2017

Wednesdays – Sundays 11am –  5pm

 

Ania Bas, Dangerous Play, archival image from Jubilee Arts Archive, 2014

 

Ongoing during gallery hours

The exhibition Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell is accompanied by an exciting programme of events and activities for children and adults.

Pump House Gallery’s InHouse Project Space presents ‘Unwanted Memory Bank’ – a new piece of work by artist Ania Bas to complement Zadie Xa’s exhibition in the gallery.

This project invites visitors to consider the value we attach to objects and memories. Inspired by objects around the Project Space, we challenge you to dig into your bag to find unwanted things from which to make a sculpture, or make drawings of things you don’t need or want anymore.

Join Ania Bas for free drop-in family workshops throughout August and September to experiment with writing, drawing and publishing. This is a fun and interactive way for families to creatively explore their unwanted belongings and memories.

About the artist

Ania Bas is an artist working across text, performance, publishing and social engagement to create situations that support dialogue and exchange, as well as explore and question existing frameworks of participation. She is interested in the ways that objects and narratives shape understanding, mythology and knowledge of places and people.

Upcoming family workshops

Sundays 6 August, 20 August, 3 September, 17 September, with a final event and workshop on 24 September.

Drop-in workshops for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free, no booking required.

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Unwanted Memory Bank

Unwanted Memory Bank

Unwanted Memory Bank

3 August – 24 September 2017

Wednesdays – Sundays 11am –  5pm

 

Ania Bas, Dangerous Play, archival image from Jubilee Arts Archive, 2014

 

Ongoing during gallery hours

The exhibition Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell is accompanied by an exciting programme of events and activities for children and adults.

Pump House Gallery’s InHouse Project Space presents ‘Unwanted Memory Bank’ – a new piece of work by artist Ania Bas to complement Zadie Xa’s exhibition in the gallery.

This project invites visitors to consider the value we attach to objects and memories. Inspired by objects around the Project Space, we challenge you to dig into your bag to find unwanted things from which to make a sculpture, or make drawings of things you don’t need or want anymore.

Join Ania Bas for free drop-in family workshops throughout August and September to experiment with writing, drawing and publishing. This is a fun and interactive way for families to creatively explore their unwanted belongings and memories.

About the artist

Ania Bas is an artist working across text, performance, publishing and social engagement to create situations that support dialogue and exchange, as well as explore and question existing frameworks of participation. She is interested in the ways that objects and narratives shape understanding, mythology and knowledge of places and people.

Upcoming family workshops

Sundays 6 August, 20 August, 3 September, 17 September, with a final event and workshop on 24 September.

Drop-in workshops for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free, no booking required.

Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

3 August – 24 September 2017

Wednesdays – Sundays 11am – 5pm

 

Zadie Xa, The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell, 2017. Courtesy the artist

 

Visitors to Wandsworth Council’s Pump House Gallery can see the first major solo exhibition in the UK of Canadian artist Zadie Xa, who uses paint, textile, video and sound to tell her story.

Xa, who is based in London, exhibits The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell at Pump House Gallery from 3 August to 24 September, which tells the story of a displaced body’s journey and return to a ‘homeland’. The story of the protagonist’s search for belonging unfolds through the gallery, revealing a journey of excitement, rejection, and bewilderment…

In collaboration with PS/Y’s Hysteria programme, Xa uses moving-image, soundscapes, objects and textiles Zadie Xa interlaces imagined and learned Korean folklore in search of a space which explores how diasporic knowledge can be transformed into new realities. Filmic flashbacks, almost recognisable figures and looping dream states invite the audience to join Xa on a journey through her own memory, Korean cultural memory and future possible scenarios. Using the ritual of storytelling, rhythm, and repetition, the exhibition responds to a desire to reach states of true enlightenment.

In her work Zadie Xa interweaves fact with fiction, past with future, to explore identity, desire and personal fantasy. Through mysterious stories she seeks to create a space where we can reconsider notions of national identity, cultural ownership, and folkloric displacement. Employing painting, textile, video, and sound within her storytelling, Xa’s practice looks at performances where traditional cultural knowledge is passed between diasporic bodies.

This exhibition is part of PS/Y’s Hysteria programme and is curated by Mette Kjærgaard Præst in partnership with Pump House Gallery.

Hysteria is a combined arts programme inviting audiences to explore health and illness in contemporary society, focusing on issues of gender, race and cultural identity. The programme is delivered by PS/Y and takes place in partnership with organisations and institutions across London.

During the development of The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell Zadie Xa presented Basic Instructions B4 Leaving, as part of PS/Y’s Hysterical X, at Café OTO in December 2016.

The exhibition is supported by Wandsworth Council, Arts Council England, Canada Council for the Arts and Wellcome Trust.

         

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Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

3 August – 24 September 2017

Wednesdays – Sundays 11am – 5pm

 

Zadie Xa, The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell, 2017. Courtesy the artist

 

Visitors to Wandsworth Council’s Pump House Gallery can see the first major solo exhibition in the UK of Canadian artist Zadie Xa, who uses paint, textile, video and sound to tell her story.

Xa, who is based in London, exhibits The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell at Pump House Gallery from 3 August to 24 September, which tells the story of a displaced body’s journey and return to a ‘homeland’. The story of the protagonist’s search for belonging unfolds through the gallery, revealing a journey of excitement, rejection, and bewilderment…

In collaboration with PS/Y’s Hysteria programme, Xa uses moving-image, soundscapes, objects and textiles Zadie Xa interlaces imagined and learned Korean folklore in search of a space which explores how diasporic knowledge can be transformed into new realities. Filmic flashbacks, almost recognisable figures and looping dream states invite the audience to join Xa on a journey through her own memory, Korean cultural memory and future possible scenarios. Using the ritual of storytelling, rhythm, and repetition, the exhibition responds to a desire to reach states of true enlightenment.

In her work Zadie Xa interweaves fact with fiction, past with future, to explore identity, desire and personal fantasy. Through mysterious stories she seeks to create a space where we can reconsider notions of national identity, cultural ownership, and folkloric displacement. Employing painting, textile, video, and sound within her storytelling, Xa’s practice looks at performances where traditional cultural knowledge is passed between diasporic bodies.

This exhibition is part of PS/Y’s Hysteria programme and is curated by Mette Kjærgaard Præst in partnership with Pump House Gallery.

Hysteria is a combined arts programme inviting audiences to explore health and illness in contemporary society, focusing on issues of gender, race and cultural identity. The programme is delivered by PS/Y and takes place in partnership with organisations and institutions across London.

During the development of The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell Zadie Xa presented Basic Instructions B4 Leaving, as part of PS/Y’s Hysterical X, at Café OTO in December 2016.

The exhibition is supported by Wandsworth Council, Arts Council England, Canada Council for the Arts and Wellcome Trust.

         

Unwanted Memory Bank

Unwanted Memory Bank

Unwanted Memory Bank

3 August – 24 September 2017

Wednesdays – Sundays 11am –  5pm

 

Ania Bas, Dangerous Play, archival image from Jubilee Arts Archive, 2014

 

Ongoing during gallery hours

The exhibition Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell is accompanied by an exciting programme of events and activities for children and adults.

Pump House Gallery’s InHouse Project Space presents ‘Unwanted Memory Bank’ – a new piece of work by artist Ania Bas to complement Zadie Xa’s exhibition in the gallery.

This project invites visitors to consider the value we attach to objects and memories. Inspired by objects around the Project Space, we challenge you to dig into your bag to find unwanted things from which to make a sculpture, or make drawings of things you don’t need or want anymore.

Join Ania Bas for free drop-in family workshops throughout August and September to experiment with writing, drawing and publishing. This is a fun and interactive way for families to creatively explore their unwanted belongings and memories.

About the artist

Ania Bas is an artist working across text, performance, publishing and social engagement to create situations that support dialogue and exchange, as well as explore and question existing frameworks of participation. She is interested in the ways that objects and narratives shape understanding, mythology and knowledge of places and people.

Upcoming family workshops

Sundays 6 August, 20 August, 3 September, 17 September, with a final event and workshop on 24 September.

Drop-in workshops for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free, no booking required.

 

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Unwanted Memory Bank

Unwanted Memory Bank

Unwanted Memory Bank

3 August – 24 September 2017

Wednesdays – Sundays 11am –  5pm

 

Ania Bas, Dangerous Play, archival image from Jubilee Arts Archive, 2014

 

Ongoing during gallery hours

The exhibition Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell is accompanied by an exciting programme of events and activities for children and adults.

Pump House Gallery’s InHouse Project Space presents ‘Unwanted Memory Bank’ – a new piece of work by artist Ania Bas to complement Zadie Xa’s exhibition in the gallery.

This project invites visitors to consider the value we attach to objects and memories. Inspired by objects around the Project Space, we challenge you to dig into your bag to find unwanted things from which to make a sculpture, or make drawings of things you don’t need or want anymore.

Join Ania Bas for free drop-in family workshops throughout August and September to experiment with writing, drawing and publishing. This is a fun and interactive way for families to creatively explore their unwanted belongings and memories.

About the artist

Ania Bas is an artist working across text, performance, publishing and social engagement to create situations that support dialogue and exchange, as well as explore and question existing frameworks of participation. She is interested in the ways that objects and narratives shape understanding, mythology and knowledge of places and people.

Upcoming family workshops

Sundays 6 August, 20 August, 3 September, 17 September, with a final event and workshop on 24 September.

Drop-in workshops for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free, no booking required.

 

Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

3 August – 24 September 2017

Wednesdays – Sundays 11am – 5pm

 

Zadie Xa, The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell, 2017. Courtesy the artist

 

Visitors to Wandsworth Council’s Pump House Gallery can see the first major solo exhibition in the UK of Canadian artist Zadie Xa, who uses paint, textile, video and sound to tell her story.

Xa, who is based in London, exhibits The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell at Pump House Gallery from 3 August to 24 September, which tells the story of a displaced body’s journey and return to a ‘homeland’. The story of the protagonist’s search for belonging unfolds through the gallery, revealing a journey of excitement, rejection, and bewilderment…

In collaboration with PS/Y’s Hysteria programme, Xa uses moving-image, soundscapes, objects and textiles Zadie Xa interlaces imagined and learned Korean folklore in search of a space which explores how diasporic knowledge can be transformed into new realities. Filmic flashbacks, almost recognisable figures and looping dream states invite the audience to join Xa on a journey through her own memory, Korean cultural memory and future possible scenarios. Using the ritual of storytelling, rhythm, and repetition, the exhibition responds to a desire to reach states of true enlightenment.

In her work Zadie Xa interweaves fact with fiction, past with future, to explore identity, desire and personal fantasy. Through mysterious stories she seeks to create a space where we can reconsider notions of national identity, cultural ownership, and folkloric displacement. Employing painting, textile, video, and sound within her storytelling, Xa’s practice looks at performances where traditional cultural knowledge is passed between diasporic bodies.

This exhibition is part of PS/Y’s Hysteria programme and is curated by Mette Kjærgaard Præst in partnership with Pump House Gallery.

Hysteria is a combined arts programme inviting audiences to explore health and illness in contemporary society, focusing on issues of gender, race and cultural identity. The programme is delivered by PS/Y and takes place in partnership with organisations and institutions across London.

During the development of The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell Zadie Xa presented Basic Instructions B4 Leaving, as part of PS/Y’s Hysterical X, at Café OTO in December 2016.

The exhibition is supported by Wandsworth Council, Arts Council England, Canada Council for the Arts and Wellcome Trust.

         

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Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

3 August – 24 September 2017

Wednesdays – Sundays 11am – 5pm

 

Zadie Xa, The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell, 2017. Courtesy the artist

 

Visitors to Wandsworth Council’s Pump House Gallery can see the first major solo exhibition in the UK of Canadian artist Zadie Xa, who uses paint, textile, video and sound to tell her story.

Xa, who is based in London, exhibits The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell at Pump House Gallery from 3 August to 24 September, which tells the story of a displaced body’s journey and return to a ‘homeland’. The story of the protagonist’s search for belonging unfolds through the gallery, revealing a journey of excitement, rejection, and bewilderment…

In collaboration with PS/Y’s Hysteria programme, Xa uses moving-image, soundscapes, objects and textiles Zadie Xa interlaces imagined and learned Korean folklore in search of a space which explores how diasporic knowledge can be transformed into new realities. Filmic flashbacks, almost recognisable figures and looping dream states invite the audience to join Xa on a journey through her own memory, Korean cultural memory and future possible scenarios. Using the ritual of storytelling, rhythm, and repetition, the exhibition responds to a desire to reach states of true enlightenment.

In her work Zadie Xa interweaves fact with fiction, past with future, to explore identity, desire and personal fantasy. Through mysterious stories she seeks to create a space where we can reconsider notions of national identity, cultural ownership, and folkloric displacement. Employing painting, textile, video, and sound within her storytelling, Xa’s practice looks at performances where traditional cultural knowledge is passed between diasporic bodies.

This exhibition is part of PS/Y’s Hysteria programme and is curated by Mette Kjærgaard Præst in partnership with Pump House Gallery.

Hysteria is a combined arts programme inviting audiences to explore health and illness in contemporary society, focusing on issues of gender, race and cultural identity. The programme is delivered by PS/Y and takes place in partnership with organisations and institutions across London.

During the development of The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell Zadie Xa presented Basic Instructions B4 Leaving, as part of PS/Y’s Hysterical X, at Café OTO in December 2016.

The exhibition is supported by Wandsworth Council, Arts Council England, Canada Council for the Arts and Wellcome Trust.

         

Unwanted Memory Bank

Unwanted Memory Bank

Unwanted Memory Bank

3 August – 24 September 2017

Wednesdays – Sundays 11am –  5pm

 

Ania Bas, Dangerous Play, archival image from Jubilee Arts Archive, 2014

 

Ongoing during gallery hours

The exhibition Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell is accompanied by an exciting programme of events and activities for children and adults.

Pump House Gallery’s InHouse Project Space presents ‘Unwanted Memory Bank’ – a new piece of work by artist Ania Bas to complement Zadie Xa’s exhibition in the gallery.

This project invites visitors to consider the value we attach to objects and memories. Inspired by objects around the Project Space, we challenge you to dig into your bag to find unwanted things from which to make a sculpture, or make drawings of things you don’t need or want anymore.

Join Ania Bas for free drop-in family workshops throughout August and September to experiment with writing, drawing and publishing. This is a fun and interactive way for families to creatively explore their unwanted belongings and memories.

About the artist

Ania Bas is an artist working across text, performance, publishing and social engagement to create situations that support dialogue and exchange, as well as explore and question existing frameworks of participation. She is interested in the ways that objects and narratives shape understanding, mythology and knowledge of places and people.

Upcoming family workshops

Sundays 6 August, 20 August, 3 September, 17 September, with a final event and workshop on 24 September.

Drop-in workshops for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free, no booking required.

 

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Putney Vale Crematorium and Wandsworth Cemeteries Memorial Service

Putney Vale Crematorium and Wandsworth Cemeteries Memorial Service

Our annual service of thanksgiving and remembrance will take place on Sunday 10th September at 2pm. More information will be published on the bereavement pages nearer the time. Please note that this years service will start 1 hour earlier than previous services.

Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

3 August – 24 September 2017

Wednesdays – Sundays 11am – 5pm

 

Zadie Xa, The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell, 2017. Courtesy the artist

 

Visitors to Wandsworth Council’s Pump House Gallery can see the first major solo exhibition in the UK of Canadian artist Zadie Xa, who uses paint, textile, video and sound to tell her story.

Xa, who is based in London, exhibits The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell at Pump House Gallery from 3 August to 24 September, which tells the story of a displaced body’s journey and return to a ‘homeland’. The story of the protagonist’s search for belonging unfolds through the gallery, revealing a journey of excitement, rejection, and bewilderment…

In collaboration with PS/Y’s Hysteria programme, Xa uses moving-image, soundscapes, objects and textiles Zadie Xa interlaces imagined and learned Korean folklore in search of a space which explores how diasporic knowledge can be transformed into new realities. Filmic flashbacks, almost recognisable figures and looping dream states invite the audience to join Xa on a journey through her own memory, Korean cultural memory and future possible scenarios. Using the ritual of storytelling, rhythm, and repetition, the exhibition responds to a desire to reach states of true enlightenment.

In her work Zadie Xa interweaves fact with fiction, past with future, to explore identity, desire and personal fantasy. Through mysterious stories she seeks to create a space where we can reconsider notions of national identity, cultural ownership, and folkloric displacement. Employing painting, textile, video, and sound within her storytelling, Xa’s practice looks at performances where traditional cultural knowledge is passed between diasporic bodies.

This exhibition is part of PS/Y’s Hysteria programme and is curated by Mette Kjærgaard Præst in partnership with Pump House Gallery.

Hysteria is a combined arts programme inviting audiences to explore health and illness in contemporary society, focusing on issues of gender, race and cultural identity. The programme is delivered by PS/Y and takes place in partnership with organisations and institutions across London.

During the development of The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell Zadie Xa presented Basic Instructions B4 Leaving, as part of PS/Y’s Hysterical X, at Café OTO in December 2016.

The exhibition is supported by Wandsworth Council, Arts Council England, Canada Council for the Arts and Wellcome Trust.

         

Unwanted Memory Bank

Unwanted Memory Bank

Unwanted Memory Bank

3 August – 24 September 2017

Wednesdays – Sundays 11am –  5pm

 

Ania Bas, Dangerous Play, archival image from Jubilee Arts Archive, 2014

 

Ongoing during gallery hours

The exhibition Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell is accompanied by an exciting programme of events and activities for children and adults.

Pump House Gallery’s InHouse Project Space presents ‘Unwanted Memory Bank’ – a new piece of work by artist Ania Bas to complement Zadie Xa’s exhibition in the gallery.

This project invites visitors to consider the value we attach to objects and memories. Inspired by objects around the Project Space, we challenge you to dig into your bag to find unwanted things from which to make a sculpture, or make drawings of things you don’t need or want anymore.

Join Ania Bas for free drop-in family workshops throughout August and September to experiment with writing, drawing and publishing. This is a fun and interactive way for families to creatively explore their unwanted belongings and memories.

About the artist

Ania Bas is an artist working across text, performance, publishing and social engagement to create situations that support dialogue and exchange, as well as explore and question existing frameworks of participation. She is interested in the ways that objects and narratives shape understanding, mythology and knowledge of places and people.

Upcoming family workshops

Sundays 6 August, 20 August, 3 September, 17 September, with a final event and workshop on 24 September.

Drop-in workshops for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free, no booking required.

 

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Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

3 August – 24 September 2017

Wednesdays – Sundays 11am – 5pm

 

Zadie Xa, The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell, 2017. Courtesy the artist

 

Visitors to Wandsworth Council’s Pump House Gallery can see the first major solo exhibition in the UK of Canadian artist Zadie Xa, who uses paint, textile, video and sound to tell her story.

Xa, who is based in London, exhibits The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell at Pump House Gallery from 3 August to 24 September, which tells the story of a displaced body’s journey and return to a ‘homeland’. The story of the protagonist’s search for belonging unfolds through the gallery, revealing a journey of excitement, rejection, and bewilderment…

In collaboration with PS/Y’s Hysteria programme, Xa uses moving-image, soundscapes, objects and textiles Zadie Xa interlaces imagined and learned Korean folklore in search of a space which explores how diasporic knowledge can be transformed into new realities. Filmic flashbacks, almost recognisable figures and looping dream states invite the audience to join Xa on a journey through her own memory, Korean cultural memory and future possible scenarios. Using the ritual of storytelling, rhythm, and repetition, the exhibition responds to a desire to reach states of true enlightenment.

In her work Zadie Xa interweaves fact with fiction, past with future, to explore identity, desire and personal fantasy. Through mysterious stories she seeks to create a space where we can reconsider notions of national identity, cultural ownership, and folkloric displacement. Employing painting, textile, video, and sound within her storytelling, Xa’s practice looks at performances where traditional cultural knowledge is passed between diasporic bodies.

This exhibition is part of PS/Y’s Hysteria programme and is curated by Mette Kjærgaard Præst in partnership with Pump House Gallery.

Hysteria is a combined arts programme inviting audiences to explore health and illness in contemporary society, focusing on issues of gender, race and cultural identity. The programme is delivered by PS/Y and takes place in partnership with organisations and institutions across London.

During the development of The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell Zadie Xa presented Basic Instructions B4 Leaving, as part of PS/Y’s Hysterical X, at Café OTO in December 2016.

The exhibition is supported by Wandsworth Council, Arts Council England, Canada Council for the Arts and Wellcome Trust.

        

Unwanted Memory Bank

Unwanted Memory Bank

Unwanted Memory Bank

3 August – 24 September 2017

Wednesdays – Sundays 11am –  5pm

 

Ania Bas, Dangerous Play, archival image from Jubilee Arts Archive, 2014

 

Ongoing during gallery hours

The exhibition Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell is accompanied by an exciting programme of events and activities for children and adults.

Pump House Gallery’s InHouse Project Space presents ‘Unwanted Memory Bank’ – a new piece of work by artist Ania Bas to complement Zadie Xa’s exhibition in the gallery.

This project invites visitors to consider the value we attach to objects and memories. Inspired by objects around the Project Space, we challenge you to dig into your bag to find unwanted things from which to make a sculpture, or make drawings of things you don’t need or want anymore.

Join Ania Bas for free drop-in family workshops throughout August and September to experiment with writing, drawing and publishing. This is a fun and interactive way for families to creatively explore their unwanted belongings and memories.

About the artist

Ania Bas is an artist working across text, performance, publishing and social engagement to create situations that support dialogue and exchange, as well as explore and question existing frameworks of participation. She is interested in the ways that objects and narratives shape understanding, mythology and knowledge of places and people.

Upcoming family workshops

Sundays 6 August, 20 August, 3 September, 17 September, with a final event and workshop on 24 September.

Drop-in workshops for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free, no booking required.

 

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Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

3 August – 24 September 2017

Wednesdays – Sundays 11am – 5pm

 

Zadie Xa, The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell, 2017. Courtesy the artist

 

Visitors to Wandsworth Council’s Pump House Gallery can see the first major solo exhibition in the UK of Canadian artist Zadie Xa, who uses paint, textile, video and sound to tell her story.

Xa, who is based in London, exhibits The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell at Pump House Gallery from 3 August to 24 September, which tells the story of a displaced body’s journey and return to a ‘homeland’. The story of the protagonist’s search for belonging unfolds through the gallery, revealing a journey of excitement, rejection, and bewilderment…

In collaboration with PS/Y’s Hysteria programme, Xa uses moving-image, soundscapes, objects and textiles Zadie Xa interlaces imagined and learned Korean folklore in search of a space which explores how diasporic knowledge can be transformed into new realities. Filmic flashbacks, almost recognisable figures and looping dream states invite the audience to join Xa on a journey through her own memory, Korean cultural memory and future possible scenarios. Using the ritual of storytelling, rhythm, and repetition, the exhibition responds to a desire to reach states of true enlightenment.

In her work Zadie Xa interweaves fact with fiction, past with future, to explore identity, desire and personal fantasy. Through mysterious stories she seeks to create a space where we can reconsider notions of national identity, cultural ownership, and folkloric displacement. Employing painting, textile, video, and sound within her storytelling, Xa’s practice looks at performances where traditional cultural knowledge is passed between diasporic bodies.

This exhibition is part of PS/Y’s Hysteria programme and is curated by Mette Kjærgaard Præst in partnership with Pump House Gallery.

Hysteria is a combined arts programme inviting audiences to explore health and illness in contemporary society, focusing on issues of gender, race and cultural identity. The programme is delivered by PS/Y and takes place in partnership with organisations and institutions across London.

During the development of The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell Zadie Xa presented Basic Instructions B4 Leaving, as part of PS/Y’s Hysterical X, at Café OTO in December 2016.

The exhibition is supported by Wandsworth Council, Arts Council England, Canada Council for the Arts and Wellcome Trust.

        

Unwanted Memory Bank

Unwanted Memory Bank

Unwanted Memory Bank

3 August – 24 September 2017

Wednesdays – Sundays 11am –  5pm

 

Ania Bas, Dangerous Play, archival image from Jubilee Arts Archive, 2014

 

Ongoing during gallery hours

The exhibition Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell is accompanied by an exciting programme of events and activities for children and adults.

Pump House Gallery’s InHouse Project Space presents ‘Unwanted Memory Bank’ – a new piece of work by artist Ania Bas to complement Zadie Xa’s exhibition in the gallery.

This project invites visitors to consider the value we attach to objects and memories. Inspired by objects around the Project Space, we challenge you to dig into your bag to find unwanted things from which to make a sculpture, or make drawings of things you don’t need or want anymore.

Join Ania Bas for free drop-in family workshops throughout August and September to experiment with writing, drawing and publishing. This is a fun and interactive way for families to creatively explore their unwanted belongings and memories.

About the artist

Ania Bas is an artist working across text, performance, publishing and social engagement to create situations that support dialogue and exchange, as well as explore and question existing frameworks of participation. She is interested in the ways that objects and narratives shape understanding, mythology and knowledge of places and people.

Upcoming family workshops

Sundays 6 August, 20 August, 3 September, 17 September, with a final event and workshop on 24 September.

Drop-in workshops for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free, no booking required.

 

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Unwanted Memory Bank

Unwanted Memory Bank

Unwanted Memory Bank

3 August – 24 September 2017

Wednesdays – Sundays 11am –  5pm

 

Ania Bas, Dangerous Play, archival image from Jubilee Arts Archive, 2014

 

Ongoing during gallery hours

3 August – 24 September 2017, Wednesdays – Sundays 11am –  5pm

The exhibition Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell is accompanied by an exciting programme of events and activities for children and adults.

Pump House Gallery’s InHouse Project Space presents ‘Unwanted Memory Bank’ – a new piece of work by artist Ania Bas to complement Zadie Xa’s exhibition in the gallery.

This project invites visitors to consider the value we attach to objects and memories. Inspired by objects around the Project Space, we challenge you to dig into your bag to find unwanted things from which to make a sculpture, or make drawings of things you don’t need or want anymore.

Join Ania Bas for free drop-in family workshops throughout August and September to experiment with writing, drawing and publishing. This is a fun and interactive way for families to creatively explore their unwanted belongings and memories.

About the artist

Ania Bas is an artist working across text, performance, publishing and social engagement to create situations that support dialogue and exchange, as well as explore and question existing frameworks of participation. She is interested in the ways that objects and narratives shape understanding, mythology and knowledge of places and people.

Upcoming family workshops

Sundays 6 August, 20 August, 3 September, 17 September, with a final event and workshop on 24 September.

Drop-in workshops for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free, no booking required.

 

Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

3 August – 24 September 2017

Wednesdays – Sundays 11am – 5pm

 

Zadie Xa, The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell, 2017. Courtesy the artist

 

Visitors to Wandsworth Council’s Pump House Gallery can see the first major solo exhibition in the UK of Canadian artist Zadie Xa, who uses paint, textile, video and sound to tell her story.

Xa, who is based in London, exhibits The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell at Pump House Gallery from 3 August to 24 September, which tells the story of a displaced body’s journey and return to a ‘homeland’. The story of the protagonist’s search for belonging unfolds through the gallery, revealing a journey of excitement, rejection, and bewilderment…

In collaboration with PS/Y’s Hysteria programme, Xa uses moving-image, soundscapes, objects and textiles Zadie Xa interlaces imagined and learned Korean folklore in search of a space which explores how diasporic knowledge can be transformed into new realities. Filmic flashbacks, almost recognisable figures and looping dream states invite the audience to join Xa on a journey through her own memory, Korean cultural memory and future possible scenarios. Using the ritual of storytelling, rhythm, and repetition, the exhibition responds to a desire to reach states of true enlightenment.

In her work Zadie Xa interweaves fact with fiction, past with future, to explore identity, desire and personal fantasy. Through mysterious stories she seeks to create a space where we can reconsider notions of national identity, cultural ownership, and folkloric displacement. Employing painting, textile, video, and sound within her storytelling, Xa’s practice looks at performances where traditional cultural knowledge is passed between diasporic bodies.

This exhibition is part of PS/Y’s Hysteria programme and is curated by Mette Kjærgaard Præst in partnership with Pump House Gallery.

Hysteria is a combined arts programme inviting audiences to explore health and illness in contemporary society, focusing on issues of gender, race and cultural identity. The programme is delivered by PS/Y and takes place in partnership with organisations and institutions across London.

During the development of The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell Zadie Xa presented Basic Instructions B4 Leaving, as part of PS/Y’s Hysterical X, at Café OTO in December 2016.

The exhibition is supported by Wandsworth Council, Arts Council England, Canada Council for the Arts and Wellcome Trust.

          

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Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

3 August – 24 September 2017

Wednesdays – Sundays 11am – 5pm

 

Zadie Xa, The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell, 2017. Courtesy the artist

 

Visitors to Wandsworth Council’s Pump House Gallery can see the first major solo exhibition in the UK of Canadian artist Zadie Xa, who uses paint, textile, video and sound to tell her story.

Xa, who is based in London, exhibits The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell at Pump House Gallery from 3 August to 24 September, which tells the story of a displaced body’s journey and return to a ‘homeland’. The story of the protagonist’s search for belonging unfolds through the gallery, revealing a journey of excitement, rejection, and bewilderment…

In collaboration with PS/Y’s Hysteria programme, Xa uses moving-image, soundscapes, objects and textiles Zadie Xa interlaces imagined and learned Korean folklore in search of a space which explores how diasporic knowledge can be transformed into new realities. Filmic flashbacks, almost recognisable figures and looping dream states invite the audience to join Xa on a journey through her own memory, Korean cultural memory and future possible scenarios. Using the ritual of storytelling, rhythm, and repetition, the exhibition responds to a desire to reach states of true enlightenment.

In her work Zadie Xa interweaves fact with fiction, past with future, to explore identity, desire and personal fantasy. Through mysterious stories she seeks to create a space where we can reconsider notions of national identity, cultural ownership, and folkloric displacement. Employing painting, textile, video, and sound within her storytelling, Xa’s practice looks at performances where traditional cultural knowledge is passed between diasporic bodies.

This exhibition is part of PS/Y’s Hysteria programme and is curated by Mette Kjærgaard Præst in partnership with Pump House Gallery.

Hysteria is a combined arts programme inviting audiences to explore health and illness in contemporary society, focusing on issues of gender, race and cultural identity. The programme is delivered by PS/Y and takes place in partnership with organisations and institutions across London.

During the development of The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell Zadie Xa presented Basic Instructions B4 Leaving, as part of PS/Y’s Hysterical X, at Café OTO in December 2016.

The exhibition is supported by Wandsworth Council, Arts Council England, Canada Council for the Arts and Wellcome Trust.

           

Unwanted Memory Bank

Unwanted Memory Bank

Unwanted Memory Bank

3 August – 24 September 2017

Wednesdays – Sundays 11am –  5pm

 

Ania Bas, Dangerous Play, archival image from Jubilee Arts Archive, 2014

 

Ongoing during gallery hours

Ania Bas presents ‘Unwanted Memory Bank’, a project that invites you to consider the value we attach to objects and memories. The space is filled with provocations waiting to be activated by visitors. Drop in to create three-minute-long sculptures from objects found in your pockets, observational drawings of stuff you don’t need or want, make lists of things you want to stop worrying about or leave outlines of unwanted belongings.

The Pump House Gallery’s InHouse Project Space is designed to create a space for artists to present work that invites visitors and families to share their thoughts and ideas through hands-on activities. Ania Bas’s ‘Unwanted Memory Bank’ compliments the Zadie Xa’s exhibition in the gallery.

About the artist

Ania Bas is an artist working across text, performance, publishing and social engagement to create situations that support dialogue and exchange, as well as explore and question existing frameworks of participation. She is interested in the ways that objects and narratives shape understanding, mythology and knowledge of places and people.

Upcoming family workshops

Sundays 6 August, 20 August, 3 September, 17 September, with a final event and workshop on 24 September.

Join us for free drop-in family workshops led by Ania Bas. As part of the InHouse project, these workshops are experiments in writing, drawing and publishing, providing a fun and interactive way for families to creatively explore their unwanted belongings and memories.

Drop-in workshops for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free, no booking required.

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Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

3 August – 24 September 2017

Wednesdays – Sundays 11am – 5pm

 

Zadie Xa, The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell, 2017. Courtesy the artist

 

Visitors to Wandsworth Council’s Pump House Gallery can see the first major solo exhibition in the UK of Canadian artist Zadie Xa, who uses paint, textile, video and sound to tell her story.

Xa, who is based in London, exhibits The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell at Pump House Gallery from 3 August to 24 September, which tells the story of a displaced body’s journey and return to a ‘homeland’. The story of the protagonist’s search for belonging unfolds through the gallery, revealing a journey of excitement, rejection, and bewilderment…

In collaboration with PS/Y’s Hysteria programme, Xa uses moving-image, soundscapes, objects and textiles Zadie Xa interlaces imagined and learned Korean folklore in search of a space which explores how diasporic knowledge can be transformed into new realities. Filmic flashbacks, almost recognisable figures and looping dream states invite the audience to join Xa on a journey through her own memory, Korean cultural memory and future possible scenarios. Using the ritual of storytelling, rhythm, and repetition, the exhibition responds to a desire to reach states of true enlightenment.

In her work Zadie Xa interweaves fact with fiction, past with future, to explore identity, desire and personal fantasy. Through mysterious stories she seeks to create a space where we can reconsider notions of national identity, cultural ownership, and folkloric displacement. Employing painting, textile, video, and sound within her storytelling, Xa’s practice looks at performances where traditional cultural knowledge is passed between diasporic bodies.

This exhibition is part of PS/Y’s Hysteria programme and is curated by Mette Kjærgaard Præst in partnership with Pump House Gallery.

Hysteria is a combined arts programme inviting audiences to explore health and illness in contemporary society, focusing on issues of gender, race and cultural identity. The programme is delivered by PS/Y and takes place in partnership with organisations and institutions across London.

During the development of The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell Zadie Xa presented Basic Instructions B4 Leaving, as part of PS/Y’s Hysterical X, at Café OTO in December 2016.

The exhibition is supported by Wandsworth Council, Arts Council England, Canada Council for the Arts and Wellcome Trust.

         

Unwanted Memory Bank

Unwanted Memory Bank

Unwanted Memory Bank

3 August – 24 September 2017

Wednesdays – Sundays 11am –  5pm

 

Ania Bas, Dangerous Play, archival image from Jubilee Arts Archive, 2014

 

Ongoing during gallery hours

Ania Bas presents ‘Unwanted Memory Bank’, a project that invites you to consider the value we attach to objects and memories. The space is filled with provocations waiting to be activated by visitors. Drop in to create three-minute-long sculptures from objects found in your pockets, observational drawings of stuff you don’t need or want, make lists of things you want to stop worrying about or leave outlines of unwanted belongings.

The Pump House Gallery’s InHouse Project Space is designed to create a space for artists to present work that invites visitors and families to share their thoughts and ideas through hands-on activities. Ania Bas’s ‘Unwanted Memory Bank’ compliments the Zadie Xa’s exhibition in the gallery.

About the artist

Ania Bas is an artist working across text, performance, publishing and social engagement to create situations that support dialogue and exchange, as well as explore and question existing frameworks of participation. She is interested in the ways that objects and narratives shape understanding, mythology and knowledge of places and people.

Upcoming family workshops

Sundays 6 August, 20 August, 3 September, 17 September, with a final event and workshop on 24 September.

Join us for free drop-in family workshops led by Ania Bas. As part of the InHouse project, these workshops are experiments in writing, drawing and publishing, providing a fun and interactive way for families to creatively explore their unwanted belongings and memories.

Drop-in workshops for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free, no booking required.

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Unwanted Memory Bank

Unwanted Memory Bank

Unwanted Memory Bank

3 August – 24 September 2017

Wednesdays – Sundays 11am –  5pm

 

Ania Bas, Dangerous Play, archival image from Jubilee Arts Archive, 2014

 

Ongoing during gallery hours

Ania Bas presents ‘Unwanted Memory Bank’, a project that invites you to consider the value we attach to objects and memories. The space is filled with provocations waiting to be activated by visitors. Drop in to create three-minute-long sculptures from objects found in your pockets, observational drawings of stuff you don’t need or want, make lists of things you want to stop worrying about or leave outlines of unwanted belongings.

The Pump House Gallery’s InHouse Project Space is designed to create a space for artists to present work that invites visitors and families to share their thoughts and ideas through hands-on activities. Ania Bas’s ‘Unwanted Memory Bank’ compliments the Zadie Xa’s exhibition in the gallery.

About the artist

Ania Bas is an artist working across text, performance, publishing and social engagement to create situations that support dialogue and exchange, as well as explore and question existing frameworks of participation. She is interested in the ways that objects and narratives shape understanding, mythology and knowledge of places and people.

Upcoming family workshops

Sundays 6 August, 20 August, 3 September, 17 September, with a final event and workshop on 24 September.

Join us for free drop-in family workshops led by Ania Bas. As part of the InHouse project, these workshops are experiments in writing, drawing and publishing, providing a fun and interactive way for families to creatively explore their unwanted belongings and memories.

Drop-in workshops for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free, no booking required.

Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

3 August – 24 September 2017

Wednesdays – Sundays 11am – 5pm

 

Zadie Xa, The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell, 2017. Courtesy the artist

 

Visitors to Wandsworth Council’s Pump House Gallery can see the first major solo exhibition in the UK of Canadian artist Zadie Xa, who uses paint, textile, video and sound to tell her story.

Xa, who is based in London, exhibits The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell at Pump House Gallery from 3 August to 24 September, which tells the story of a displaced body’s journey and return to a ‘homeland’. The story of the protagonist’s search for belonging unfolds through the gallery, revealing a journey of excitement, rejection, and bewilderment…

In collaboration with PS/Y’s Hysteria programme, Xa uses moving-image, soundscapes, objects and textiles Zadie Xa interlaces imagined and learned Korean folklore in search of a space which explores how diasporic knowledge can be transformed into new realities. Filmic flashbacks, almost recognisable figures and looping dream states invite the audience to join Xa on a journey through her own memory, Korean cultural memory and future possible scenarios. Using the ritual of storytelling, rhythm, and repetition, the exhibition responds to a desire to reach states of true enlightenment.

In her work Zadie Xa interweaves fact with fiction, past with future, to explore identity, desire and personal fantasy. Through mysterious stories she seeks to create a space where we can reconsider notions of national identity, cultural ownership, and folkloric displacement. Employing painting, textile, video, and sound within her storytelling, Xa’s practice looks at performances where traditional cultural knowledge is passed between diasporic bodies.

This exhibition is part of PS/Y’s Hysteria programme and is curated by Mette Kjærgaard Præst in partnership with Pump House Gallery.

Hysteria is a combined arts programme inviting audiences to explore health and illness in contemporary society, focusing on issues of gender, race and cultural identity. The programme is delivered by PS/Y and takes place in partnership with organisations and institutions across London.

During the development of The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell Zadie Xa presented Basic Instructions B4 Leaving, as part of PS/Y’s Hysterical X, at Café OTO in December 2016.

The exhibition is supported by Wandsworth Council, Arts Council England, Canada Council for the Arts and Wellcome Trust.

         

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Forget-me-now songs

Forget-me-now songs

Forget-me-now songs

Sunday 17 September 12 – 4pm

 

Ania Bas, Dangerous Play, archival image from Jubilee Arts Archive, 2014

 

What are the things and situations you would rather forget? Join Ania Bas as we create lyrics to a brand new ‘Forget me now’ song. Choose your tune or compose a new one and write lyrics that help you let go. We will perform our work-in-progress in the gallery.

Drop-in workshops for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free, no booking required.

 

Ongoing during gallery hours

3 August – 24 September 2017, Wednesdays – Sundays 11am –  5pm

The exhibition Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell is accompanied by an exciting programme of events and activities for children and adults.

Pump House Gallery’s InHouse Project Space presents ‘Unwanted Memory Bank’ – a new piece of work by artist Ania Bas to complement Zadie Xa’s exhibition in the gallery.

This project invites visitors to consider the value we attach to objects and memories. Inspired by objects around the Project Space, we challenge you to dig into your bag to find unwanted things from which to make a sculpture, or make drawings of things you don’t need or want anymore.

Join Ania Bas for free drop-in family workshops throughout August and September to experiment with writing, drawing and publishing. This is a fun and interactive way for families to creatively explore their unwanted belongings and memories.

About the artist

Ania Bas is an artist working across text, performance, publishing and social engagement to create situations that support dialogue and exchange, as well as explore and question existing frameworks of participation. She is interested in the ways that objects and narratives shape understanding, mythology and knowledge of places and people.

Upcoming family workshops

Sundays 6 August, 20 August, 3 September, 17 September, with a final event and workshop on 24 September.

 

Unwanted Memory Bank

Unwanted Memory Bank

Unwanted Memory Bank

3 August – 24 September 2017

Wednesdays – Sundays 11am –  5pm

 

Ania Bas, Dangerous Play, archival image from Jubilee Arts Archive, 2014

 

Ongoing during gallery hours

Ania Bas presents ‘Unwanted Memory Bank’, a project that invites you to consider the value we attach to objects and memories. The space is filled with provocations waiting to be activated by visitors. Drop in to create three-minute-long sculptures from objects found in your pockets, observational drawings of stuff you don’t need or want, make lists of things you want to stop worrying about or leave outlines of unwanted belongings.

The Pump House Gallery’s InHouse Project Space is designed to create a space for artists to present work that invites visitors and families to share their thoughts and ideas through hands-on activities. Ania Bas’s ‘Unwanted Memory Bank’ compliments the Zadie Xa’s exhibition in the gallery.

About the artist

Ania Bas is an artist working across text, performance, publishing and social engagement to create situations that support dialogue and exchange, as well as explore and question existing frameworks of participation. She is interested in the ways that objects and narratives shape understanding, mythology and knowledge of places and people.

Upcoming family workshops

Sundays 6 August, 20 August, 3 September, 17 September, with a final event and workshop on 24 September.

Join us for free drop-in family workshops led by Ania Bas. As part of the InHouse project, these workshops are experiments in writing, drawing and publishing, providing a fun and interactive way for families to creatively explore their unwanted belongings and memories.

Drop-in workshops for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free, no booking required.

Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

3 August – 24 September 2017

Wednesdays – Sundays 11am – 5pm

 

Zadie Xa, The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell, 2017. Courtesy the artist

 

Visitors to Wandsworth Council’s Pump House Gallery can see the first major solo exhibition in the UK of Canadian artist Zadie Xa, who uses paint, textile, video and sound to tell her story.

Xa, who is based in London, exhibits The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell at Pump House Gallery from 3 August to 24 September, which tells the story of a displaced body’s journey and return to a ‘homeland’. The story of the protagonist’s search for belonging unfolds through the gallery, revealing a journey of excitement, rejection, and bewilderment…

In collaboration with PS/Y’s Hysteria programme, Xa uses moving-image, soundscapes, objects and textiles Zadie Xa interlaces imagined and learned Korean folklore in search of a space which explores how diasporic knowledge can be transformed into new realities. Filmic flashbacks, almost recognisable figures and looping dream states invite the audience to join Xa on a journey through her own memory, Korean cultural memory and future possible scenarios. Using the ritual of storytelling, rhythm, and repetition, the exhibition responds to a desire to reach states of true enlightenment.

In her work Zadie Xa interweaves fact with fiction, past with future, to explore identity, desire and personal fantasy. Through mysterious stories she seeks to create a space where we can reconsider notions of national identity, cultural ownership, and folkloric displacement. Employing painting, textile, video, and sound within her storytelling, Xa’s practice looks at performances where traditional cultural knowledge is passed between diasporic bodies.

This exhibition is part of PS/Y’s Hysteria programme and is curated by Mette Kjærgaard Præst in partnership with Pump House Gallery.

Hysteria is a combined arts programme inviting audiences to explore health and illness in contemporary society, focusing on issues of gender, race and cultural identity. The programme is delivered by PS/Y and takes place in partnership with organisations and institutions across London.

During the development of The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell Zadie Xa presented Basic Instructions B4 Leaving, as part of PS/Y’s Hysterical X, at Café OTO in December 2016.

The exhibition is supported by Wandsworth Council, Arts Council England, Canada Council for the Arts and Wellcome Trust.

         

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Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

3 August – 24 September 2017

Wednesdays – Sundays 11am – 5pm

 

Zadie Xa, The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell, 2017. Courtesy the artist

 

Visitors to Wandsworth Council’s Pump House Gallery can see the first major solo exhibition in the UK of Canadian artist Zadie Xa, who uses paint, textile, video and sound to tell her story.

Xa, who is based in London, exhibits The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell at Pump House Gallery from 3 August to 24 September, which tells the story of a displaced body’s journey and return to a ‘homeland’. The story of the protagonist’s search for belonging unfolds through the gallery, revealing a journey of excitement, rejection, and bewilderment…

In collaboration with PS/Y’s Hysteria programme, Xa uses moving-image, soundscapes, objects and textiles Zadie Xa interlaces imagined and learned Korean folklore in search of a space which explores how diasporic knowledge can be transformed into new realities. Filmic flashbacks, almost recognisable figures and looping dream states invite the audience to join Xa on a journey through her own memory, Korean cultural memory and future possible scenarios. Using the ritual of storytelling, rhythm, and repetition, the exhibition responds to a desire to reach states of true enlightenment.

In her work Zadie Xa interweaves fact with fiction, past with future, to explore identity, desire and personal fantasy. Through mysterious stories she seeks to create a space where we can reconsider notions of national identity, cultural ownership, and folkloric displacement. Employing painting, textile, video, and sound within her storytelling, Xa’s practice looks at performances where traditional cultural knowledge is passed between diasporic bodies.

This exhibition is part of PS/Y’s Hysteria programme and is curated by Mette Kjærgaard Præst in partnership with Pump House Gallery.

Hysteria is a combined arts programme inviting audiences to explore health and illness in contemporary society, focusing on issues of gender, race and cultural identity. The programme is delivered by PS/Y and takes place in partnership with organisations and institutions across London.

During the development of The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell Zadie Xa presented Basic Instructions B4 Leaving, as part of PS/Y’s Hysterical X, at Café OTO in December 2016.

The exhibition is supported by Wandsworth Council, Arts Council England, Canada Council for the Arts and Wellcome Trust.

         

Unwanted Memory Bank

Unwanted Memory Bank

Unwanted Memory Bank

3 August – 24 September 2017

Wednesdays – Sundays 11am –  5pm

 

Ania Bas, Dangerous Play, archival image from Jubilee Arts Archive, 2014

 

Ongoing during gallery hours

Ania Bas presents ‘Unwanted Memory Bank’, a project that invites you to consider the value we attach to objects and memories. The space is filled with provocations waiting to be activated by visitors. Drop in to create three-minute-long sculptures from objects found in your pockets, observational drawings of stuff you don’t need or want, make lists of things you want to stop worrying about or leave outlines of unwanted belongings.

The Pump House Gallery’s InHouse Project Space is designed to create a space for artists to present work that invites visitors and families to share their thoughts and ideas through hands-on activities. Ania Bas’s ‘Unwanted Memory Bank’ compliments the Zadie Xa’s exhibition in the gallery.

About the artist

Ania Bas is an artist working across text, performance, publishing and social engagement to create situations that support dialogue and exchange, as well as explore and question existing frameworks of participation. She is interested in the ways that objects and narratives shape understanding, mythology and knowledge of places and people.

Upcoming family workshops

Sundays 6 August, 20 August, 3 September, 17 September, with a final event and workshop on 24 September.

Join us for free drop-in family workshops led by Ania Bas. As part of the InHouse project, these workshops are experiments in writing, drawing and publishing, providing a fun and interactive way for families to creatively explore their unwanted belongings and memories.

Drop-in workshops for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free, no booking required.

Putney School of Art And Design Autumn Term Programme

Putney School of Art And Design Autumn Term Programme

Putney School of Art And Design Autumn Term Programme

18 September

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Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

3 August – 24 September 2017

Wednesdays – Sundays 11am – 5pm

 

Zadie Xa, The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell, 2017. Courtesy the artist

 

Visitors to Wandsworth Council’s Pump House Gallery can see the first major solo exhibition in the UK of Canadian artist Zadie Xa, who uses paint, textile, video and sound to tell her story.

Xa, who is based in London, exhibits The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell at Pump House Gallery from 3 August to 24 September, which tells the story of a displaced body’s journey and return to a ‘homeland’. The story of the protagonist’s search for belonging unfolds through the gallery, revealing a journey of excitement, rejection, and bewilderment…

In collaboration with PS/Y’s Hysteria programme, Xa uses moving-image, soundscapes, objects and textiles Zadie Xa interlaces imagined and learned Korean folklore in search of a space which explores how diasporic knowledge can be transformed into new realities. Filmic flashbacks, almost recognisable figures and looping dream states invite the audience to join Xa on a journey through her own memory, Korean cultural memory and future possible scenarios. Using the ritual of storytelling, rhythm, and repetition, the exhibition responds to a desire to reach states of true enlightenment.

In her work Zadie Xa interweaves fact with fiction, past with future, to explore identity, desire and personal fantasy. Through mysterious stories she seeks to create a space where we can reconsider notions of national identity, cultural ownership, and folkloric displacement. Employing painting, textile, video, and sound within her storytelling, Xa’s practice looks at performances where traditional cultural knowledge is passed between diasporic bodies.

This exhibition is part of PS/Y’s Hysteria programme and is curated by Mette Kjærgaard Præst in partnership with Pump House Gallery.

Hysteria is a combined arts programme inviting audiences to explore health and illness in contemporary society, focusing on issues of gender, race and cultural identity. The programme is delivered by PS/Y and takes place in partnership with organisations and institutions across London.

During the development of The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell Zadie Xa presented Basic Instructions B4 Leaving, as part of PS/Y’s Hysterical X, at Café OTO in December 2016.

The exhibition is supported by Wandsworth Council, Arts Council England, Canada Council for the Arts and Wellcome Trust.

         

Unwanted Memory Bank

Unwanted Memory Bank

Unwanted Memory Bank

3 August – 24 September 2017

Wednesdays – Sundays 11am –  5pm

 

Ania Bas, Dangerous Play, archival image from Jubilee Arts Archive, 2014

 

Ongoing during gallery hours

Ania Bas presents ‘Unwanted Memory Bank’, a project that invites you to consider the value we attach to objects and memories. The space is filled with provocations waiting to be activated by visitors. Drop in to create three-minute-long sculptures from objects found in your pockets, observational drawings of stuff you don’t need or want, make lists of things you want to stop worrying about or leave outlines of unwanted belongings.

The Pump House Gallery’s InHouse Project Space is designed to create a space for artists to present work that invites visitors and families to share their thoughts and ideas through hands-on activities. Ania Bas’s ‘Unwanted Memory Bank’ compliments the Zadie Xa’s exhibition in the gallery.

About the artist

Ania Bas is an artist working across text, performance, publishing and social engagement to create situations that support dialogue and exchange, as well as explore and question existing frameworks of participation. She is interested in the ways that objects and narratives shape understanding, mythology and knowledge of places and people.

Upcoming family workshops

Sundays 6 August, 20 August, 3 September, 17 September, with a final event and workshop on 24 September.

Join us for free drop-in family workshops led by Ania Bas. As part of the InHouse project, these workshops are experiments in writing, drawing and publishing, providing a fun and interactive way for families to creatively explore their unwanted belongings and memories.

Drop-in workshops for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free, no booking required.

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New Gym at Latchmere Recreation

Residents are invited to attend a free personal training session on Wednesday 20 September between 4 to 6pm to celebrate the opening of the new gym facilities.

Free, no booking required – just turn up!

 

 

Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

3 August – 24 September 2017

Wednesdays – Sundays 11am – 5pm

 

Zadie Xa, The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell, 2017. Courtesy the artist

 

Visitors to Wandsworth Council’s Pump House Gallery can see the first major solo exhibition in the UK of Canadian artist Zadie Xa, who uses paint, textile, video and sound to tell her story.

Xa, who is based in London, exhibits The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell at Pump House Gallery from 3 August to 24 September, which tells the story of a displaced body’s journey and return to a ‘homeland’. The story of the protagonist’s search for belonging unfolds through the gallery, revealing a journey of excitement, rejection, and bewilderment…

In collaboration with PS/Y’s Hysteria programme, Xa uses moving-image, soundscapes, objects and textiles Zadie Xa interlaces imagined and learned Korean folklore in search of a space which explores how diasporic knowledge can be transformed into new realities. Filmic flashbacks, almost recognisable figures and looping dream states invite the audience to join Xa on a journey through her own memory, Korean cultural memory and future possible scenarios. Using the ritual of storytelling, rhythm, and repetition, the exhibition responds to a desire to reach states of true enlightenment.

In her work Zadie Xa interweaves fact with fiction, past with future, to explore identity, desire and personal fantasy. Through mysterious stories she seeks to create a space where we can reconsider notions of national identity, cultural ownership, and folkloric displacement. Employing painting, textile, video, and sound within her storytelling, Xa’s practice looks at performances where traditional cultural knowledge is passed between diasporic bodies.

This exhibition is part of PS/Y’s Hysteria programme and is curated by Mette Kjærgaard Præst in partnership with Pump House Gallery.

Hysteria is a combined arts programme inviting audiences to explore health and illness in contemporary society, focusing on issues of gender, race and cultural identity. The programme is delivered by PS/Y and takes place in partnership with organisations and institutions across London.

During the development of The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell Zadie Xa presented Basic Instructions B4 Leaving, as part of PS/Y’s Hysterical X, at Café OTO in December 2016.

The exhibition is supported by Wandsworth Council, Arts Council England, Canada Council for the Arts and Wellcome Trust.

         

Unwanted Memory Bank

Unwanted Memory Bank

Unwanted Memory Bank

3 August – 24 September 2017

Wednesdays – Sundays 11am –  5pm

 

Ania Bas, Dangerous Play, archival image from Jubilee Arts Archive, 2014

 

Ongoing during gallery hours

Ania Bas presents ‘Unwanted Memory Bank’, a project that invites you to consider the value we attach to objects and memories. The space is filled with provocations waiting to be activated by visitors. Drop in to create three-minute-long sculptures from objects found in your pockets, observational drawings of stuff you don’t need or want, make lists of things you want to stop worrying about or leave outlines of unwanted belongings.

The Pump House Gallery’s InHouse Project Space is designed to create a space for artists to present work that invites visitors and families to share their thoughts and ideas through hands-on activities. Ania Bas’s ‘Unwanted Memory Bank’ compliments the Zadie Xa’s exhibition in the gallery.

About the artist

Ania Bas is an artist working across text, performance, publishing and social engagement to create situations that support dialogue and exchange, as well as explore and question existing frameworks of participation. She is interested in the ways that objects and narratives shape understanding, mythology and knowledge of places and people.

Upcoming family workshops

Sundays 6 August, 20 August, 3 September, 17 September, with a final event and workshop on 24 September.

Join us for free drop-in family workshops led by Ania Bas. As part of the InHouse project, these workshops are experiments in writing, drawing and publishing, providing a fun and interactive way for families to creatively explore their unwanted belongings and memories.

Drop-in workshops for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free, no booking required.

From 1st-15th December 2017

From 1st-15th December 2017

Friends Fair

From 20th November- 1st December 2017

From 20th November- 1st December 2017

Apples and Pears exhibition- Café Display Cabinet

From 1st – 15th December 2017

From 1st – 15th December 2017

Friends of PSAD -Christmas Fair

From 20th November – 15th December 2017

From 20th November – 15th December 2017

Photoclub students exhibition

From 30th October – 17th November 2017

From 30th October – 17th November 2017

Painting solo exhibition by Eric Larmont

From 2nd – 20th October 2017

From 2nd – 20th October 2017

Exhibition by Thursday Etching classes

Solo Exhibition of paintings by Mario Riccio

Ceramics exhibition by Wednesday Pottery students

From 18th – 29th September 2017 – Exhibition by Open Studio Students

From 18th – 29th September 2017 – Exhibition by Open Studio Students

Students working on their own painting projects with guidance by Sarah Sparkes

Putney School of Art and Design Wandsworth Open House & The Big Draw

Putney School of Art and Design Wandsworth Open House & The Big Draw

Sundays 8 and 15 October 2017

Local artists exhibiting: 11am-5pm

Free Workshops

Pottery, Drawing and Printmaking workshops:

1pm-4.30pm

Café open for tea/ coffee and homemade cake

12pm-4pm

Places still available to exhibit free on both Sundays – open to local artists/ craftsperson please contact Belinda Bates for further information

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Unwanted Memory Bank

Unwanted Memory Bank

Unwanted Memory Bank

3 August – 24 September 2017

Wednesdays – Sundays 11am –  5pm

 

Ania Bas, Dangerous Play, archival image from Jubilee Arts Archive, 2014

 

Ongoing during gallery hours

Ania Bas presents ‘Unwanted Memory Bank’, a project that invites you to consider the value we attach to objects and memories. The space is filled with provocations waiting to be activated by visitors. Drop in to create three-minute-long sculptures from objects found in your pockets, observational drawings of stuff you don’t need or want, make lists of things you want to stop worrying about or leave outlines of unwanted belongings.

The Pump House Gallery’s InHouse Project Space is designed to create a space for artists to present work that invites visitors and families to share their thoughts and ideas through hands-on activities. Ania Bas’s ‘Unwanted Memory Bank’ compliments the Zadie Xa’s exhibition in the gallery.

About the artist

Ania Bas is an artist working across text, performance, publishing and social engagement to create situations that support dialogue and exchange, as well as explore and question existing frameworks of participation. She is interested in the ways that objects and narratives shape understanding, mythology and knowledge of places and people.

Upcoming family workshops

Sundays 6 August, 20 August, 3 September, 17 September, with a final event and workshop on 24 September.

Join us for free drop-in family workshops led by Ania Bas. As part of the InHouse project, these workshops are experiments in writing, drawing and publishing, providing a fun and interactive way for families to creatively explore their unwanted belongings and memories.

Drop-in workshops for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free, no booking required.

Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

3 August – 24 September 2017

Wednesdays – Sundays 11am – 5pm

 

Zadie Xa, The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell, 2017. Courtesy the artist

 

Visitors to Wandsworth Council’s Pump House Gallery can see the first major solo exhibition in the UK of Canadian artist Zadie Xa, who uses paint, textile, video and sound to tell her story.

Xa, who is based in London, exhibits The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell at Pump House Gallery from 3 August to 24 September, which tells the story of a displaced body’s journey and return to a ‘homeland’. The story of the protagonist’s search for belonging unfolds through the gallery, revealing a journey of excitement, rejection, and bewilderment…

In collaboration with PS/Y’s Hysteria programme, Xa uses moving-image, soundscapes, objects and textiles Zadie Xa interlaces imagined and learned Korean folklore in search of a space which explores how diasporic knowledge can be transformed into new realities. Filmic flashbacks, almost recognisable figures and looping dream states invite the audience to join Xa on a journey through her own memory, Korean cultural memory and future possible scenarios. Using the ritual of storytelling, rhythm, and repetition, the exhibition responds to a desire to reach states of true enlightenment.

In her work Zadie Xa interweaves fact with fiction, past with future, to explore identity, desire and personal fantasy. Through mysterious stories she seeks to create a space where we can reconsider notions of national identity, cultural ownership, and folkloric displacement. Employing painting, textile, video, and sound within her storytelling, Xa’s practice looks at performances where traditional cultural knowledge is passed between diasporic bodies.

This exhibition is part of PS/Y’s Hysteria programme and is curated by Mette Kjærgaard Præst in partnership with Pump House Gallery.

Hysteria is a combined arts programme inviting audiences to explore health and illness in contemporary society, focusing on issues of gender, race and cultural identity. The programme is delivered by PS/Y and takes place in partnership with organisations and institutions across London.

During the development of The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell Zadie Xa presented Basic Instructions B4 Leaving, as part of PS/Y’s Hysterical X, at Café OTO in December 2016.

The exhibition is supported by Wandsworth Council, Arts Council England, Canada Council for the Arts and Wellcome Trust.

         

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Unwanted Memory Bank

Unwanted Memory Bank

Unwanted Memory Bank

3 August – 24 September 2017

Wednesdays – Sundays 11am –  5pm

 

Ania Bas, Dangerous Play, archival image from Jubilee Arts Archive, 2014

 

Ongoing during gallery hours

Ania Bas presents ‘Unwanted Memory Bank’, a project that invites you to consider the value we attach to objects and memories. The space is filled with provocations waiting to be activated by visitors. Drop in to create three-minute-long sculptures from objects found in your pockets, observational drawings of stuff you don’t need or want, make lists of things you want to stop worrying about or leave outlines of unwanted belongings.

The Pump House Gallery’s InHouse Project Space is designed to create a space for artists to present work that invites visitors and families to share their thoughts and ideas through hands-on activities. Ania Bas’s ‘Unwanted Memory Bank’ compliments the Zadie Xa’s exhibition in the gallery.

About the artist

Ania Bas is an artist working across text, performance, publishing and social engagement to create situations that support dialogue and exchange, as well as explore and question existing frameworks of participation. She is interested in the ways that objects and narratives shape understanding, mythology and knowledge of places and people.

Upcoming family workshops

Sundays 6 August, 20 August, 3 September, 17 September, with a final event and workshop on 24 September.

Join us for free drop-in family workshops led by Ania Bas. As part of the InHouse project, these workshops are experiments in writing, drawing and publishing, providing a fun and interactive way for families to creatively explore their unwanted belongings and memories.

Drop-in workshops for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free, no booking required.

Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

3 August – 24 September 2017

Wednesdays – Sundays 11am – 5pm

 

Zadie Xa, The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell, 2017. Courtesy the artist

 

Visitors to Wandsworth Council’s Pump House Gallery can see the first major solo exhibition in the UK of Canadian artist Zadie Xa, who uses paint, textile, video and sound to tell her story.

Xa, who is based in London, exhibits The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell at Pump House Gallery from 3 August to 24 September, which tells the story of a displaced body’s journey and return to a ‘homeland’. The story of the protagonist’s search for belonging unfolds through the gallery, revealing a journey of excitement, rejection, and bewilderment…

In collaboration with PS/Y’s Hysteria programme, Xa uses moving-image, soundscapes, objects and textiles Zadie Xa interlaces imagined and learned Korean folklore in search of a space which explores how diasporic knowledge can be transformed into new realities. Filmic flashbacks, almost recognisable figures and looping dream states invite the audience to join Xa on a journey through her own memory, Korean cultural memory and future possible scenarios. Using the ritual of storytelling, rhythm, and repetition, the exhibition responds to a desire to reach states of true enlightenment.

In her work Zadie Xa interweaves fact with fiction, past with future, to explore identity, desire and personal fantasy. Through mysterious stories she seeks to create a space where we can reconsider notions of national identity, cultural ownership, and folkloric displacement. Employing painting, textile, video, and sound within her storytelling, Xa’s practice looks at performances where traditional cultural knowledge is passed between diasporic bodies.

This exhibition is part of PS/Y’s Hysteria programme and is curated by Mette Kjærgaard Præst in partnership with Pump House Gallery.

Hysteria is a combined arts programme inviting audiences to explore health and illness in contemporary society, focusing on issues of gender, race and cultural identity. The programme is delivered by PS/Y and takes place in partnership with organisations and institutions across London.

During the development of The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell Zadie Xa presented Basic Instructions B4 Leaving, as part of PS/Y’s Hysterical X, at Café OTO in December 2016.

The exhibition is supported by Wandsworth Council, Arts Council England, Canada Council for the Arts and Wellcome Trust.

         

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Unwanted Memory Bank

Unwanted Memory Bank

Unwanted Memory Bank

3 August – 24 September 2017

Wednesdays – Sundays 11am –  5pm

 

Ania Bas, Dangerous Play, archival image from Jubilee Arts Archive, 2014

 

Ongoing during gallery hours

Ania Bas presents ‘Unwanted Memory Bank’, a project that invites you to consider the value we attach to objects and memories. The space is filled with provocations waiting to be activated by visitors. Drop in to create three-minute-long sculptures from objects found in your pockets, observational drawings of stuff you don’t need or want, make lists of things you want to stop worrying about or leave outlines of unwanted belongings.

The Pump House Gallery’s InHouse Project Space is designed to create a space for artists to present work that invites visitors and families to share their thoughts and ideas through hands-on activities. Ania Bas’s ‘Unwanted Memory Bank’ compliments the Zadie Xa’s exhibition in the gallery.

About the artist

Ania Bas is an artist working across text, performance, publishing and social engagement to create situations that support dialogue and exchange, as well as explore and question existing frameworks of participation. She is interested in the ways that objects and narratives shape understanding, mythology and knowledge of places and people.

Upcoming family workshops

Sundays 6 August, 20 August, 3 September, 17 September, with a final event and workshop on 24 September.

Join us for free drop-in family workshops led by Ania Bas. As part of the InHouse project, these workshops are experiments in writing, drawing and publishing, providing a fun and interactive way for families to creatively explore their unwanted belongings and memories.

Drop-in workshops for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free, no booking required.

Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

3 August – 24 September 2017

Wednesdays – Sundays 11am – 5pm

 

Zadie Xa, The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell, 2017. Courtesy the artist

 

Visitors to Wandsworth Council’s Pump House Gallery can see the first major solo exhibition in the UK of Canadian artist Zadie Xa, who uses paint, textile, video and sound to tell her story.

Xa, who is based in London, exhibits The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell at Pump House Gallery from 3 August to 24 September, which tells the story of a displaced body’s journey and return to a ‘homeland’. The story of the protagonist’s search for belonging unfolds through the gallery, revealing a journey of excitement, rejection, and bewilderment…

In collaboration with PS/Y’s Hysteria programme, Xa uses moving-image, soundscapes, objects and textiles Zadie Xa interlaces imagined and learned Korean folklore in search of a space which explores how diasporic knowledge can be transformed into new realities. Filmic flashbacks, almost recognisable figures and looping dream states invite the audience to join Xa on a journey through her own memory, Korean cultural memory and future possible scenarios. Using the ritual of storytelling, rhythm, and repetition, the exhibition responds to a desire to reach states of true enlightenment.

In her work Zadie Xa interweaves fact with fiction, past with future, to explore identity, desire and personal fantasy. Through mysterious stories she seeks to create a space where we can reconsider notions of national identity, cultural ownership, and folkloric displacement. Employing painting, textile, video, and sound within her storytelling, Xa’s practice looks at performances where traditional cultural knowledge is passed between diasporic bodies.

This exhibition is part of PS/Y’s Hysteria programme and is curated by Mette Kjærgaard Præst in partnership with Pump House Gallery.

Hysteria is a combined arts programme inviting audiences to explore health and illness in contemporary society, focusing on issues of gender, race and cultural identity. The programme is delivered by PS/Y and takes place in partnership with organisations and institutions across London.

During the development of The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell Zadie Xa presented Basic Instructions B4 Leaving, as part of PS/Y’s Hysterical X, at Café OTO in December 2016.

The exhibition is supported by Wandsworth Council, Arts Council England, Canada Council for the Arts and Wellcome Trust.

         

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Final event: Unwanted Memory Book-making

Final event: Unwanted Memory Book-making

Final event: Unwanted Memory Book-making

Sunday 24 September 2017 12 – 4pm

 

Ania Bas, Dangerous Play, archival image from Jubilee Arts Archive, 2014

 

Join Ania Bas at the project’s final event to create your own bespoke, loose-leaf publication, using copies of work generated throughout the project. Browse through all ‘regret-and-forget’ poems, ‘forget-me-now’ songs, unwanted stuff posters and scare paintings, and select what you wish to keep! Once your selection is ready you will have a chance to make your own cover and contents page and take your publication home. A copy of your cover and contents page will form part of the final display.

Drop-in workshops for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free, no booking required.

 

Ongoing during gallery hours

3 August – 24 September 2017, Wednesdays – Sundays 11am –  5pm

The exhibition Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell is accompanied by an exciting programme of events and activities for children and adults.

Pump House Gallery’s InHouse Project Space presents ‘Unwanted Memory Bank’ – a new piece of work by artist Ania Bas to complement Zadie Xa’s exhibition in the gallery.

This project invites visitors to consider the value we attach to objects and memories. Inspired by objects around the Project Space, we challenge you to dig into your bag to find unwanted things from which to make a sculpture, or make drawings of things you don’t need or want anymore.

Join Ania Bas for free drop-in family workshops throughout August and September to experiment with writing, drawing and publishing. This is a fun and interactive way for families to creatively explore their unwanted belongings and memories.

About the artist

Ania Bas is an artist working across text, performance, publishing and social engagement to create situations that support dialogue and exchange, as well as explore and question existing frameworks of participation. She is interested in the ways that objects and narratives shape understanding, mythology and knowledge of places and people.

 

Unwanted Memory Bank (last day)

Unwanted Memory Bank (last day)

Unwanted Memory Bank

3 August – 24 September 2017, Wednesdays – Sundays 11am –  5pm

 

Ania Bas, Dangerous Play, archival image from Jubilee Arts Archive, 2014

 

The exhibition Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell is accompanied by an exciting programme of events and activities for children and adults.

Pump House Gallery’s InHouse Project Space presents ‘Unwanted Memory Bank’ – a new piece of work by artist Ania Bas to complement Zadie Xa’s exhibition in the gallery.

This project invites visitors to consider the value we attach to objects and memories. Inspired by objects around the Project Space, we challenge you to dig into your bag to find unwanted things from which to make a sculpture, or make drawings of things you don’t need or want anymore.

Join Ania Bas for free drop-in family workshops throughout August and September to experiment with writing, drawing and publishing. This is a fun and interactive way for families to creatively explore their unwanted belongings and memories.

About the artist

Ania Bas is an artist working across text, performance, publishing and social engagement to create situations that support dialogue and exchange, as well as explore and question existing frameworks of participation. She is interested in the ways that objects and narratives shape understanding, mythology and knowledge of places and people.

Upcoming family workshops

Sundays 6 August, 20 August, 3 September, 17 September, with a final event and workshop on 24 September.

Drop-in workshops for all ages. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free, no booking required.

 

Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell (last day)

Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell (last day)

Zadie Xa: The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell

3 August – 24 September 2017

Wednesdays – Sundays 11am – 5pm

 

Zadie Xa, The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell, 2017. Courtesy the artist

 

Visitors to Wandsworth Council’s Pump House Gallery can see the first major solo exhibition in the UK of Canadian artist Zadie Xa, who uses paint, textile, video and sound to tell her story.

Xa, who is based in London, exhibits The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell at Pump House Gallery from 3 August to 24 September, which tells the story of a displaced body’s journey and return to a ‘homeland’. The story of the protagonist’s search for belonging unfolds through the gallery, revealing a journey of excitement, rejection, and bewilderment…

In collaboration with PS/Y’s Hysteria programme, Xa uses moving-image, soundscapes, objects and textiles Zadie Xa interlaces imagined and learned Korean folklore in search of a space which explores how diasporic knowledge can be transformed into new realities. Filmic flashbacks, almost recognisable figures and looping dream states invite the audience to join Xa on a journey through her own memory, Korean cultural memory and future possible scenarios. Using the ritual of storytelling, rhythm, and repetition, the exhibition responds to a desire to reach states of true enlightenment.

In her work Zadie Xa interweaves fact with fiction, past with future, to explore identity, desire and personal fantasy. Through mysterious stories she seeks to create a space where we can reconsider notions of national identity, cultural ownership, and folkloric displacement. Employing painting, textile, video, and sound within her storytelling, Xa’s practice looks at performances where traditional cultural knowledge is passed between diasporic bodies.

This exhibition is part of PS/Y’s Hysteria programme and is curated by Mette Kjærgaard Præst in partnership with Pump House Gallery.

Hysteria is a combined arts programme inviting audiences to explore health and illness in contemporary society, focusing on issues of gender, race and cultural identity. The programme is delivered by PS/Y and takes place in partnership with organisations and institutions across London.

During the development of The Conch, Sea Urchin and Brass Bell Zadie Xa presented Basic Instructions B4 Leaving, as part of PS/Y’s Hysterical X, at Café OTO in December 2016.

The exhibition is supported by Wandsworth Council, Arts Council England, Canada Council for the Arts and Wellcome Trust.

        

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