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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 Artist Talk: James Clar Monday 22 September, 7 pm

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Join us for an inconversation with American artist James Clar and Ziba Ardalan, Founder/Director of Parasol unit.

James Clar, 'ALL EVERYTHING', 2014. Courtesy of the artist and Parasol unit, London.


Talks & Lectures Artist Talk: Shinro Ohtake at The Japan Foundation Friday 10 October, 6.30 pm.

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The Japan Foundation are hosting this rare opportunity to hear Japanese contemporary artist, Shinro Ohtake, in conversation with Mark Rappolt, editor of Art Review.

Courtesy of Take Ninagawa, Tokyo. Photo: ©Shoko


Family

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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.


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