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Youth Project: Vital Matters Monday 15 - Wednesday 17 February, 10 am - 4 pm

Youth Project: Vital Matters

A series of workshops offering young people the chance to explore and record their surroundings using digital media, photography and drawing.

Image credit: Jack Brown

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New Edition! Julian Charrière: 'Tropisme', 2015 £265

New Edition! Julian Charrière: 'Tropisme', 2015

A stunning limited edition by French-Swiss artist Julian Charrière to accompany his first UK exhibition.

Julian Charrière: 'Tropisme', 2015. Rotogravure on Zerkall hand-made paper 340gsm 55 x 40 cm (19½ in x 15¾ in) Edition of 25, signed, numbered and dated by the artist.

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New Publication! Julian Charrière: For They That Sow the Wind

New Publication! Julian Charrière: For They That Sow the Wind

To mark the occasion of Julian Charrière's first UK solo exhibition, Parasol unit has produced this full colour, comprehensive publication.

Julian Charrière: 'For They That Sow the Wind' publication, 2015

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Julian Charrière: For They That Sow the Wind 15 January - 23 March 2016

Julian Charrière: For They That Sow the Wind

Parasol unit presents Julian Charrière: 'For They That Sow the Wind' - the conceptual artist's first UK solo exhibition.

Julian Charrière: 'The Blue Fossil Entropic Stories I', 2013. Photograph, archival pigment print on Hahnemühle photo paper, 160 x 240 cm (63 x 94½ in). Courtesy Collection Lars Dittrich, Berlin

Current Exhibition

Julian Charrière: For They That Sow the Wind 15 January - 23 March 2016

Julian Charrière: For They That Sow the Wind

Julian Charrière, 'For They That Sow the Wind', 2016. Installation view at Parasol unit, London. Photograph: Jack Hems. Courtesy of Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art.


 
Future Exhibition

Magical Surfaces: The Uncanny in Contemporary Photography 13 April - 12 June 2016 (Preview: Tuesday 12 April, 6.30 - 9 pm)

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)', 2015. Courtesy of the artist and galleries, Sean Kelly, New York and Micheline Szwajcer, Brussels.


 
Past Exhibition

The Gap: Selected Abstract Art from Belgium curated by Luc Tuymans 9 September - 6 December 2015

The Gap: Selected Abstract Art from Belgium curated by Luc Tuymans

A major group exhibition of selected abstract Belgian artists curated by renowned Belgian painter Luc Tuymans for Parasol unit.

'The Gap: Selected Abstract Art from Belgium' curated by Luc Tuymans. Installation view at Parasol unit, 2015. Photograph: Jack Hems. Courtesy of Parasol unit


 
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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