About the Pump House Gallery

About us

Pump House Gallery, situated beside a lake in Battersea Park, provides a welcoming space for audiences to see, participate and engage in contemporary art.

Supporting high quality artistic activity that provides audiences with different perspectives on how, where and why we live the way we do is at the heart of Pump House Gallery’s programme. Presenting work both in the gallery and off site, Pump House Gallery provides its audiences with a range of experiences and activities that unpack challenging, thought-provoking, contemporary issues.

Unpacking contemporary art is a skill that requires practice. It is our aspiration to provide our audiences with a variety of opportunities to test out and practice this skill. We are committed to ensuring that the perspectives, views and experiences presented are open for all to engage with, regardless of age or experience.

Pump House Gallery is managed by Enable Leisure & Culture on behalf of Wandsworth Council. Funded by Wandsworth Council.

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Current exhibition

Sriwhana Spong: a hook but no fish

10 January – 1 April 2018

Wandsworth Council’s Pump House Gallery presents a hook but no fish, the first UK solo exhibition of recent work from London-based New Zealand artist Sriwhana Spong.

The exhibition follows the artist’s research into the Lingua Ignota, a language invented by twelfth century mystic Hildegard von Bingen during her 39 years at Disibodenberg monastery, Germany.

Central to the exhibition is a new film titled a hook but no fish. For the film, Spong travelled to the site of the monastery where an 8 year old Von Bingen was enclosed with two others and raised as a nun against her will.

There will also be a series of workshops and events reflecting the themes of the exhibition, please see below.

This exhibition is supported by Wandsworth Council, Arts Council England and Creative New Zealand .



Battersea Park, London, SW11 4NJ
Telephone: + 44 (0)20 8871 7572
Email: pumphouse@phg.org.uk


To reach the gallery you must come through the park. The entrances to the park nearest the gallery are Chelsea Gate and Rosery Gate. It is about 10-15 minutes walk from the gate to the gallery.


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Battersea Park or Queenstown Road stations.


Sloane Square (20-30 minutes walk)


There are three pay and display car parks in Battersea Park. They are situated at Albert Gate, Chelsea Gate and Rosery Gate. For information on charges please see Parking Charges.

There are other routes through the park from Albert Gate and Sun Gate and take about 20-30 minutes.

Once in the park you can follow these signs:


Closed from Sunday 17 December 2017 to Wednesday 10 January 2018. (Private view Tuesday 9 January 6.30pm – 8.30pm.)

Normal opening hours Wednesday – Sunday 11am – 4pm.
Admission free

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