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The London Children's Book Fair at Parasol unit Friday 16 & Saturday 17 December 2017

The London Children's Book Fair at Parasol unit

Join us for the first edition of The London Children's Book Fair® celebrating the best in contemporary children's literature.

Illustration by Alice Bowsher. Courtesy of Parasol unit

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Video: Nathaniel Rackowe: Black Shed Expanded

Video: Nathaniel Rackowe: Black Shed Expanded

London-based artist Nathaniel Rackowe presentS his extraordinary light sculpture 'Black Shed Expanded', 2014/16, as part of the Parasolstice - Winter Light series 2016 at Parasol unit.

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Nathaniel Rackowe: 'Black Shed Expanded', 2014/2016. Timber Shed, Fluorescent lights and fittings, Bitumen, Paint, Steel. 240 x 220 x 220 cm. Edition 2 of 2 (2016 edition). Courtesy of the artist. Image courtesy of Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai.

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New Publication! Robert Therrien: Works 1975–1995

New Publication! Robert Therrien: Works 1975–1995

To mark the occasion of 'Robert Therrien: Works 1975–1995' exhibition, Parasol unit has published a comprehensive, limited edition publication.

'Robert Therrien: Works 1975–1995', publication, 2016.

Current Exhibition

Robert Therrien: Works 1975–1995 2 October - 11 December 2016

Robert Therrien: Works 1975–1995

Robert Therrien, No title, 1991. Steel, paper, enamel, mixed media, 147.3 x 269.2 x 33 cm (58 x 106 x 13 in). Courtesy of Berlingieri Collection. Photography by Douglas M. Parker Studio.


 
Current Project

Parasolstice - Winter Light 2016: Nathaniel Rackowe: 'Black Shed Expanded' 27 October 2016 - 12 March 2017

Parasolstice - Winter Light 2016: Nathaniel Rackowe: 'Black Shed Expanded'

London-based artist Nathaniel Rackowe presentS his extraordinary light sculpture 'Black Shed Expanded', 2014/16, as part of the Parasolstice - Winter Light series 2016 at Parasol unit.

Nathaniel Rackowe: 'Black Shed Expanded', 2014/2016. Timber Shed, Fluorescent lights and fittings, Bitumen, Paint, Steel. 240 x 220 x 220 cm. Edition 2 of 2 (2016 edition). Courtesy of the artist.


 
Upcoming Christmas Event

The London Children's Book Fair at Parasol unit Friday 16 & Saturday 17 December 2016

The London Children's Book Fair at Parasol unit

Join us for the first edition of The London Children's Book Fair® celebrating the best in contemporary children's literature.

Illustration by Alice Bowsher. Courtesy of Parasol unit.


 
Upcoming Exhibition

Tschabalala Self 17 January - 12 March 2017

Tschabalala Self

Tschabalala Self's first UK solo exhibition at Parasol unit, brings together a body of dynamic works, in painting, print and sculpture, spanning the first five years of Self's artistic career.

Tschabalala Self, 'Bodega Run' (detail), 2015. Oil, pigment and Flashe® on canvas, 111.8 x 76.2 cm (44 x 30 in). Courtesy of Arthur Lewis and Hau Nguyen, Los Angeles. Photograph by Thomas Nelford


 
Past exhibition

Rana Begum: The Space Between 30 June - 18 September 2016

Rana Begum: The Space Between

An exhibition by Rana Begum, the Bangladeshi-British artist’s first solo presentation in a public institution in the UK, bringing together a selection of past and recent works.

Rana Begum: 'No. 480' (detail), 2013. Paint on powder-coated aluminium, 200 x 155 x 8 cm (20 sections). Courtesy of the artist and Begum Studio.


 
Educational events

Educational events

Educational events

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Family

Family

Family

Parasol unit’s Sunday Family Workshops offer creative afternoons of art activities suitable for all 5-15 year old and levels of ability. The foundation works regularly with local artist educators to deliver a dynamic array of activities as a means of exploring the current exhibitions, ranging from clay-modelling, mask making and lino printing to photography and moving image workshops.


 

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