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Summer Holiday 2-Day Youth Workshop: Paint Me a Colour 26 & 27 July / 2 & 3 August 2017

Summer Holiday 2-Day Youth Workshop: Paint Me a Colour

Explore relationships with colour and experiment with textile mark-making technique in this 2-day Youth Workshop with Social Fabric.

Image credit: Sarah Pimenta - Social Fabric

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Sunday Family Workshop: Painting in Pastel Sunday 9 July, 2 - 4 pm

Sunday Family Workshop: Painting in Pastel

Families will create exciting 3D and 2D artworks inspired by Monique Frydman's colour palettes and harmonious forms.

Image credit: Flora Duley

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Poetry Workshop: Abstract Witness Tuesday 11 July, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Poetry Workshop: Abstract Witness

Unlock your creativity and engage with poems and texts that use abstract processes to 'witness' something new and exciting!

Image credit: Simon Pomery

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New! Monique Frydman publication

New! Monique Frydman publication

Limited edition publication to accompany Monique Frydman's first UK solo exhibition at Parasol unit.

Monique Frydman publication

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Upcoming Exhibition: Monique Frydman 7 June - 12 August 2017

Upcoming Exhibition: Monique Frydman

This solo exhibition of paintings by Monique Frydman surveys over thirty years of the French artist’s career.

Monique Frydman, 'Prédelle 12' (detail), 2013. Pigments and binding agent on linen canvas. 41 x 121 cm (16¼ x 47¾ in). Collection Mr and Mrs Eric Freymond Courtesy of Laurence Dreyfus Art Conseil. Photograph by A. Drittanti.

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Julien Tiberi: 'The Panoramic Dailies #2', 2016 29 March - 12 August 2017

Julien Tiberi: 'The Panoramic Dailies #2', 2016

Parasol unit presents 'The Panoramic Dailies' by French artist Julien Tiberi

ulien Tiberi, 'The Panoramic Dailies #2', 2016. Concrete, resin and glitter 110 x 130 x 218 cm (43.3 x 51.2 x 85.8 in). Photography by Ben Westoby.

Current Exhibition

Monique Frydman 7 June - 12 August 2017

Monique Frydman

Monique Frydman, 'L’Absinthe' (detail), 1989. Pastel and pigments on cotton canvas. 190 × 570 cm (75 × 224½ in), overall 190 × 190 cm (75 × 75 in), each of 3 panels. Collection of the artist. Photograph by Monique Frydman Studio.


 
Current Project

Julien Tiberi: 'The Panoramic Dailies #2' 29 March - 12 August 2017

Julien Tiberi: 'The Panoramic Dailies #2'

Parasol unit presents 'The Panoramic Dailies' by French artist Julien Tiberi

Julien Tiberi, 'The Panoramic Dailies #2' (detail), 2016. Concrete, resin and glitter 110 x 130 x 218 cm (43.3 x 51.2 x 85.8 in). Photography by Ben Westoby.


 
Past Exhibition

Elger Esser: 'Morgenland' 29 March - 21 May 2017

Elger Esser: 'Morgenland'

Elger Esser, 'Enfeh I' (detail), Lebanon, 2005. C-print, Diasec Face, 142 x 184 x 5 cm (56 x 72½ x 2 in). Courtesy of the artist.


 
Past 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 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

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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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