Launched in 2007, the Parasol unit Educational Events programme provides visitors of all ages with opportunities to expand their interest in contemporary art through a wide variety of dynamic events and activities. Join us at Parasol unit for an evening of cinema, poetry, music or performance – or gain unique insights into the gallery’s current exhibition by attending our artist and curator talks, exhibition lectures and symposia. Regular artist-led Sunday Family Workshops at Parasol unit offer creative afternoons of art activities suitable for all ages and levels of interest.
Committed to involving people from the local boroughs of Hackney and Islington, Parasol unit regularly works with local schools and community organizations, and sees this as a top priority. If you would like to bring a class of students or even arrange a workshop for your community group at Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art, then do please get in touch.
Talks & Lectures The Psychoanalysis of Making: lecture by Prof. Margaret Iversen Monday 10 June, 7pm
This lecture by Professor Margaret Iversen will explore the different psychodynamic relationships played out through artists’ use of carving and modelling.
Image: Courtesy of Nick Lu
Exhibiting artist Merlin James will introduce his art criticism and research in relation to his work as a painter.
Image: Portrait courtesy of Merlin James
Philosopher and poet Peter Larkin will present a ‘dense phenomenological incitement of trees’; theologian and poet John Milbank will present his talk on ‘The Eight Diagonals’.
Image: Courtesy of Edmund Hardy
Participatory performance 'Live Diagramming' (2012- ) by artist & writer Lisa Skuret, and improvised sonic performance by music collective Automatic Writing Circle.
Image: Courtesy of Automatic Writing Circle
This painting workshop will explore traditional and contemporary techniques for applying and layering acrylic paint, adopting an intuitive approach to composition and perspective.
Image: Courtesy of Anna Ilsley