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Parasol unit - foundation for contemporary art


Video: Los Carpinteros 'Tomates' installation

Video: Los Carpinteros 'Tomates' installation

Cuban art collective Los Carpinteros installing their evocative piece 'Tomates' at Parasol unit using real tomatoes.

Image credit: Hydar Dewachi courtesy of Parasol unit


Los Carpinteros: 'Galletas de Sal', 2015 Prices on request

Los Carpinteros: 'Galletas de Sal',  2015

Parasol unit presents Katy Moran's limited edition print 'primal cat (variations), 2015, available to purchase from our online shop and at the gallery.

Katy Moran Edition: 'primal cat (variation)' (detail), 2015


Los Carpinteros 25 March - 24 May 2015

Los Carpinteros

Parasol unit presents an exhibition of works by Cuban art collective, Los Carpinteros - their first major show in public London institution.

Los Carpinteros, Los Carpinteros. 'Cuarteto Rebelde', 2012. Wood and chrome metal, dimensions variable. Private collection. Courtesy of Ivorypress, Madrid © Los Carpinteros


Walking Workshop: Reclaiming the City with Andrew Stuck Saturday 25 April, 2 - 4.15 pm

Walking Workshop: Reclaiming the City with Andrew Stuck

This participatory ‘walkshop’ will lead you from Parasol unit’s galleries into the surrounding neighbourhood and invite you to explore and ‘repatriate’ spaces.

Image credit: Sophie Gost courtesy of the Museum of Walking


Video: Towards Tomorrow - 10th Anniversary Auction Film 16 September 2014

Video: Towards Tomorrow - 10th Anniversary Auction Film

In celebration of Parasol unit’s 10th Anniversary, this film created by Sonny Sanjay Vadgama weaves together the narrative of Parasol unit's past, present and future featuring interviews with Shezad Dawood, Antony Gormley and Conrad Shawcross.

Current Exhibition

Los Carpinteros 25 March - 24 May 2015

Los Carpinteros

Los Carpinteros, 'Candela' (detail), 2013. Painted MDF, LED lights, dimensions variable. Photo by Paco Gómez. Courtesy of Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, and Matadero de Madrid © Los Carpinteros

Future Exhibition

Katrín Sigurðardóttir: 'Supra Terram' 12 June - 8 August 2015 (Preview: Thursday 11 June, 6.30 - 9 pm)

Katrín Sigurðardóttir: 'Supra Terram'

Parasol unit presents 'Katrín Sigurðardóttir: Supra Terram', the Icelandic artist's first major exhibition in a public London institution.

Katrín Sigurðardóttir, sketch of 'Supra Terram' (detail). Courtesy of the artist and Parasol unit

Past Exhibition

Katy Moran 15 January - 8 March 2015

Katy Moran

Katy Moran, 'Joe's in Town' (detail), 2012, acrylic, paper, leather and collage on board, 52.2 x 87.6 cm. Collection Walker Art Center, Minneapolis Justin Smith Purchase Fund, 2013

Educational events

Educational events

Educational events

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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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