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Key details


  • 12pm – 5:30pm


  • External (UK)
  • The Pump House Gallery, Battersea Park, London SW11 4NJ


  • Free

Who could attend

  • Everyone


  • Exhibition

The second annual Material Engagements Research Cluster (MERC) exhibition: Colour Made Manifest, takes place at Pumphouse Gallery in Battersea Park from the 11 to 13 July 2024. This exhibition brings together practice-based and material-led academics from the Royal College of Art highlighting the world leading research taking place under the umbrella of the Material Engagements Research Cluster.

The overarching focus, questions and offers to illuminate the paradoxical realm of colour, through research activities exploring how the immaterial notion of colour can be explored and evidenced through a number of materialising projects. It also builds from staff discussions embedded within the MA and PhD group teaching this year prompted by Neil Parkinson and the RCA’s Colour Library Collection.

Through works-in-progress, finished outputs, and an attached event Colour Made Manifest will contextualise research alongside creating a generative space for research activities to happen. This will facilitate the continuing collaboration of researchers within MERC further developing routes for the creation of collaborative funding bids to be submitted over the 2024–2025 academic year.

Private View: 11 July 2024

Opening times

All dates are free and not ticketed including the Private View.

General opening:

  • Thursday 11 July, 12:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Friday 12 July, 12:00pm - 5:30pm
  • Saturday 13 July, 12:00pm - 5:30pm

Private View:

  • Thursday 11 July, 5:30pm - 9:00pm