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Live Poetry: Colours and Kobita: Contemporary British Bangladeshi Poetry Thursday 25 August, 7 pm

Live Poetry: Colours and Kobita: Contemporary British Bangladeshi Poetry

An evening of spoken word and music inspired by the theme 'Colours and Poetry'.

Image credit: S Chamak

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Early Years Workshops: Project Light Monday 5 September, 10 am - 12 pm

Early Years Workshops: Project Light

Parasol unit introduces a new series of immersive drop-in workshops tailored to Early Years.

Image credit: Natalie Zervou

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New Publication! Rana Begum: The Space Between

New Publication! Rana Begum: The Space Between

To mark the occasion of 'Rana Begum: The Space Between' exhibition, Parasol unit has published a comprehensive, limited edition publication.

Rana Begum, 'The Space Between', publication, 2016.

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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. 680' (detail), 2016. Acrylic paint on MDF, 80 x 25 x 4cm (each painting). Grouped: 200 x 260 x 3 cm. Courtesy of the artist and Jhaveri Contemporary. Photography by Philip White.

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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.


 
Past Exhibition

Magical Surfaces: The Uncanny in Contemporary Photography 13 April - 19 June 2016

Magical Surfaces: The Uncanny in Contemporary Photography

Parasol unit presents an exhibition that explores the uncanny in photography, as exemplified in the works of seven contemporary artists: Sonja Braas, David Claerbout, Elger Esser, Julie Monaco, Jörg Sasse, Stephen Shore and Joel Sternfeld.

David Claerbout, 'KING (after Alfred Wertheimer’s 1956 picture of a young man named Elvis Presley)' [detail], 2015-16. Courtesy of the artist and galleries, Sean Kelly, New York and Micheline Szwajcer, Brussels.


 
Past Project

Parasolstice - Winter Light 2015: Charles Avery 15 October - 6 December 2015

Parasolstice - Winter Light 2015: Charles Avery

For Parasolstice - Winter Light 2015, Parasol unit and Edinburgh Art Festival have co-commissioned Charles Avery's 'Tree no.5 (from the Jadindagadendar)', 2015.

Charles Avery: 'Tree no.5 (from the Jadindagadendar)' (detail), 2015. Image credit: Parasol unit.


 
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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