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Early Years Workshops: 'Project Light' Thursday, 11 May, 10am - 12pm

Early Years Workshops: 'Project Light'

Creative workshop catered for very young children where they can respond and create through the playful experimentation of light, shapes and material.

Image credit: Natalie Zervou

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Julien Tiberi: 'The Panoramic Dailies #2', 2016 29 March - 21 May 2017

Julien Tiberi: 'The Panoramic Dailies #2', 2016

Parasol unit presents 'The Panoramic Dailies' by French artist Julien Tiberi

ulien Tiberi, 'The Panoramic Dailies #2', 2016. Concrete, resin and glitter 110 x 130 x 218 cm (43.3 x 51.2 x 85.8 in). Photography by Ben Westoby.

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Artist-led Tour: Elger Esser Wednesday 17 May, 7 pm

Artist-led Tour: Elger Esser

A unique opportunity to join Elger Esser in a special artist-led tour of his solo exhibition 'Morgenland' at Parasol unit.

Elger Esser, portrait, courtesy of Nicolas Cattelain.

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Sunday Family Workshop: 'Setting Sail To Another Land' Sunday 7 May, 2 - 4pm

Sunday Family Workshop: 'Setting Sail To Another Land'

Design and decorate your boat to sail Esser's exotic landscape!

Image credit: Alexandra Hughes

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Poetry Workshop: 'Drive-through Sublime' Tuesday 9 May, 7 - 8:30pm

Poetry Workshop: 'Drive-through Sublime'

Engage in lively discussion and poetic exercises that take inspiration from the photographic work of Elger Esser.

Image credit: Parasol unit

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Upcoming Exhibition: Monique Frydman 7 June - 12 August 2017 (preview: Tuesday 6 June, 6-8 pm)

Upcoming Exhibition: Monique Frydman

This solo exhibition of paintings by Monique Frydman surveys over thirty years of the French artist’s career.

Monique Frydman, 'L’Absinthe' (detail), 1989. Pastel and pigments on cotton canvas. 190 × 570 cm (75 × 224½ in), overall 190 × 190 cm (75 × 75 in), each of 3 panels. Collection of the artist. Photograph by Monique Frydman Studio.

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Elger Esser: 'Morgenland' 29 March - 21 May 2017

Elger Esser: 'Morgenland'

Elger Esser's first UK solo exhibition focuses on a new series of works, entitled 'Morgenland', created during his travels in the Eastern countries of Lebanon, Egypt and Israel from 2004 to 2015.

Elger Esser, 'Shivta' (detail), Israel, 2015. C-print, Alu-Dibond, 184 x 228.5 x 4 cm (72½ x 90 x 1½ in). Courtesy of the artist.

Current Exhibition

Elger Esser: 'Morgenland' 29 March - 21 May 2017

Elger Esser: 'Morgenland'

Elger Esser, 'Enfeh I' (detail), Lebanon, 2005. C-print, Diasec Face, 142 x 184 x 5 cm (56 x 72½ x 2 in). Courtesy of the artist.


 
Current Project

Julien Tiberi: 'The Panoramic Dailies #2' 29 March - 21 May 2017

Julien Tiberi: 'The Panoramic Dailies #2'

Parasol unit presents 'The Panoramic Dailies' by French artist Julien Tiberi

Julien Tiberi, 'The Panoramic Dailies #2' (detail), 2016. Concrete, resin and glitter 110 x 130 x 218 cm (43.3 x 51.2 x 85.8 in). Photography by Ben Westoby.


 
Upcoming Exhibition

Monique Frydman 15 January - 8 March 2015

Monique Frydman

Monique Frydman, 'L’Absinthe' (detail), 1989. Pastel and pigments on cotton canvas. 190 × 570 cm (75 × 224½ in), overall 190 × 190 cm (75 × 75 in), each of 3 panels. Collection of the artist. Photograph by Monique Frydman Studio.


 
Past 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 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.


 
Past 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.


 
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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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