Following on from the success of last year’s exhibition, Thomas’s Schools Foundation (TSF), a local volunteer-led charity, and Pump House Gallery are pleased to present Making Places: an art exhibition and competition at the Pump House Gallery in Battersea Park.
Pupils from Westbridge, St George's, Christ Church CE and Griffin primary schools in Battersea have been working with four artists to create the exhibition Making Places, with artwork ranging from illustration, textiles, sculpture and photography.
This exhibition investigates how humans have transformed raw materials into shelters and into the world in which we live in now. From caves to primary building blocks of housing and shelter, the exhibition explores how humans have used materials around them to construct our cities.
The childrens’ work will be on display across the whole gallery, with each school having a floor to transform with individual environments inspired by structures and habitats. The exhibition will run from 4 June until 15 June, and a panel of judges will choose five specific art works from each school to receive a special prize. One school will be selected to receive an overall prize for the most impressive contribution. The winners will be announced on Wednesday 4 June.
On Sunday 8 June there will be a free family event at the gallery, featuring art workshops and activities for all ages.
The project is the result of joint work between local organisations, including Thomas’ Schools Foundation, the Friends of Battersea Park, Pump House Gallery, artists Eleanor Shipman, Yemi Awosile, Amy Pennington, Zoe Burt and the schools themselves.
This exhibition is part of a year long research project with A New Direction (AND). Over the last 9 months Pump House Gallery has been researching what makes an excellent, locally resonant, arts curriculum. Making Places is part of a case study that explores how opportunities from cultural organisations can be integrated into the curriculum and extended across schools. On Tuesday 10 June, 4 – 6pm, there is a free event open to teachers and practictioners, where we will be discussing the work with the schools.
The gallery, which is owned and operated by Wandsworth Borough Council, is open from 11am to 5pm on Wednesday to Sunday. Entry is free.
For more information on the exhibition and the workshops please visit the Pump House Gallery website www.pumphousegallery.org.uk or contact us at email@example.com or 020 8871 7572
For more information on Thomas’s Schools Foundation visit www.tsfoundation.org.
Wednesday 4 June – Prize Giving Celebration Day (Schools Programme)
Main event at 4pm
Inviting participants, teachers, parents and friends to an event at the gallery that celebrates the participants work and achievements.
Sunday 8 June - Making Places: Become an urban planner (Sunday Social)
If you could build a city, what would you make? Would it be bird’s house in the sky or a concrete jungle? Drop in to our family day, filled with a variety of activities to help you explore our cities.
Tuesday 10 June – Discussing Pump House Gallery’s work in Schools (Schools Programme)
Over the last 9 months Pump House Gallery has been researching what makes an excellent, locally resonant, arts curriculum. Making Places is part of a case study that explores how opportunities from cultural organisations can be integrated into the curriculum and extended across schools.
Sunday 15 June – How do we teach art? With artist Rosalie Schweiker (Gallery Event)
Pump House Gallery turns its attention to how artists work within pedagogical structures. For this event artist and lecturer Rosalie Schweiker discusses her most recent collaborative projects. Rosalie creates low-key infrastructures that position art in everyday life and defy common notions of outcomes and authorship.
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