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Educational events

Launched in 2007, the Parasol unit Educational Events programme aims to encourage people to develop their interest in contemporary art through a variety of expansive activities. Its cinema evenings, poetry readings, music and performance, artist and/or curator talks, exhibition tours and symposia are all designed to provide unique insight into the work of a currently exhibiting artist. Already immensely popular, the regular, artist-led, Sunday Family Workshops offer creative afternoons of art activities for children and adults of all ages and levels of interest. Most of the events and workshops take place at the foundation’s gallery, but some may include a small excursion.


Committed to involving local people from the boroughs of Hackney and Islington, Parasol unit regularly works with nearby schools and community organisations. If you would like to arrange a group visit please click here.

Talks & Lectures Panel Discussion: On Book Arts: Shinro Ohtake and the Artists’ Book Thursday 27 November, 7 pm

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This panel will look at both the history and the future of the artists' book, and will discuss its place within the artists' practice, the bookshop and the gallery.

Image courtesy: Ami Clarke


Talks & Lectures Artist Talk: Nothing was simply one thing with Artist Linder Thursday 4 December, 7 pm

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Artist Linder will discuss the practice of collage and the cut-and-paste techniques of Ohtake's work.

Image courtesy: Linder Sterling


Family Sunday Family Workshop: Material Words 7 December 2014

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Families will experiment with drawing and mark-making techniques, developing letterforms and words into a concertina book

Image credit: Neringa Plange


Poetry Poetry Writing Workshop: Time Memory Tuesday 9 December, 6 pm

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In this workshop with Simon Pomery, engage with the work of Shinro Ohtake and develop your own creative writing practice.

Image courtesy: Shinro Ohtake/Take Ninagawa, Tokyo


Youth Programme

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Image credit: Hydar Dewachi


Film

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Parasol unit Film + Video presents film screening series in response to the exhibition programme. The diverse programme screens the work of international artists and film-makers and includes contemporary and historical artists’ moving image; feature length film and video and animation.


Past events

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'A place to live when we are old', 2012. Courtesy of Ana Gallardo, Mario Gomez Casas, Ramiro Gallardo and Parasol unit, London. Photography: Hugo Glendinning