‘Pop-up’ exhibitions at Battersea gasholder site

Published: Tuesday 24th June 14

National Grid has teamed up with Wandsworth Council and the Pump House Gallery to launch two special ‘pop up’ exhibitions at the Battersea Gasholders site in Nine Elms.

Pupils from John Burns Primary School at the exhibition.

The exhibitions were launched this week at the site where National Grid is dismantling the four disused gas holders to make way for new homes.

Work by local school children from St Mary’s Catholic Primary School, John Burns Primary School, Griffin Primary School and St George’s Church of England Primary School, is being showcased in the exhibition.

The children visited the site and learnt about its history and engineering and then worked with professional artist Amy Jayne Hughes to create drawings and sculptures interpreting what they had seen and learnt.

Also on display are a series of industrial portraits by specialist photographer Ben Murphy, who was commissioned by National Grid. The photographs cover a wide range of perspectives of the gasholders including interior and exterior views and offer atmospheric interpretations of the industrial monoliths.

Keith Johnston, Land Regeneration Manager at National Grid, said: “We’re delighted to launch these exhibitions which showcase some dedicated work from Ben Murphy, Amy Jayne Hughes and the local children.

“In its day our site helped keep thousands of Londoners supplied with gas for cooking and heating. Changes in technology mean we no longer need this site and it can be redeveloped to provide much needed housing for the capital.”

Pupils from St Mary Catholic Primary School at the Battersea gasholder exhibition

Schools, parents and local people are invited to view the exhibition this week on Wednesday 25 June and Thursday 26 June between 11am-3pm and on Saturday 28 June, 10am to 1pm.

It is located at Engineer’s House, Battersea Gasholders, Prince of Wales Drive, London, SW8 4BL.

A series of open days for the general public will be held on the following dates:

  • Saturday, 26 July 10am-1pm
  • Thursday, 31 July 3pm-5pm
  • Thursday 28 August 3pm-5pm
  • Saturday 30 August 10am-1pm
  • Saturday 20 September 10am-1pm
  • Thursday 25 September 3pm-5pm

For more information on the exhibition and National Grid’s work at Battersea call 0800 319 6165, email info@BatterseaGasholders.com or write to Battersea Gasholders, Local Dialogue, FREEPOST NAT3717, London, SE1 2BR.

Further information is also available at www.BatterseaGasholders.com


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