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Sunday Family Workshop: In Search of the Real Me Sunday 12 March, 2:30-4 pm

Sunday Family Workshop: In Search of the Real Me

Make intriguing patterns from distorted shapes and create a representation of yourself using the technique of collage.

Tschabalala Self, 'Cross' (detail), 2016. Fabric, linen, Flashe® and acrylic on canvas, 182.9 x 121.9 cm, 72 x 48 in. Courtesy of Juan Bonet Collection,Spain. Photograph by Dan Bradica.

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Nathaniel Rackowe: 'Sign 2', 2017

Nathaniel Rackowe: 'Sign 2', 2017

Extraordinary new limited edition by London-based artist Nathaniel Rackowe, produced in powder coated steel, timber, paint and fluorescent light.

Nathaniel Rackowe, 'Sign 2', 2017. Powder coated steel, timber, paint and fluorescent light. 24 x 99 x 59 cm (9½ x 39 x 23¼ in). Edition of 3 + 2 APs. Signed, numbered and dated on the back of work.

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Video: Tschabalala Self in conversation with Ziba Ardalan

Video: Tschabalala Self in conversation with Ziba Ardalan

Tschabalala Self in conversation with Ziba Ardalan.

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Limited edition: Tschabalala Self, 'Choker', 2017

Limited edition: Tschabalala Self, 'Choker', 2017

On this occasion of her first UK solo exhibition, US artist Tschabalala Self has produced this extraordinary limited edition mixed media print.

Tschabalala Self, 'Choker', 2017. Silkscreen and inkjet print on Somerset Satin Enhanced paper 330 gsm, 42 x 30 cm (16½ x 11¾ in). Edition of 25 + 2APs. Signed, numbered and dated.

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Video: Nathaniel Rackowe: Black Shed Expanded

Video: 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.

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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. Image courtesy of Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai.

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Tschabalala Self Publication - low in stock!

Tschabalala Self Publication - low in stock!

To mark the occasion of Tschabalala Self's first UK exhibition, Parasol unit has published this limited edition publication.

Tschabalala Self publication.

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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, 'Pieces of Me' (detail). 2015. Oil and acrylic on paper, 111.8 x 152.4 cm, 44 x 60 in. Courtesy of Friedman Collection. Photograph by Thomas Nelford.

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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


 
Current 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 Exhibition

Robert Therrien: Works 1975–1995 2 October - 11 December 2016

Robert Therrien: Works 1975–1995

Robert Therrien, No title, 1991. Steel, paper, enamel, mixed media, 147.3 x 269.2 x 33 cm (58 x 106 x 13 in). Courtesy of Berlingieri Collection. Photography by Douglas M. Parker Studio.


 
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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