Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art

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Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art is a not-for-profit art institution and registered educational charity that operates purely for public benefit. The core activity of Parasol unit is an outstanding exhibition programme which shows innovative and thought-provoking work by international contemporary artists and hosts a full programme of related educational events. The foundation mounts four exhibitions a year in a variety of media: sculpture, painting, installation, video and photography, including some specifically commissioned works. Most of the exhibitions are accompanied by a publication, an artist's monograph or catalogue, which is distributed worldwide.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

Tues – Sat 10.00 – 18.00
Sunday 12.00 - 17.00

Admission charges

Free entry

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Elger Esser, Enfeh I

Elger Esser: 'Morgenland'

  • 28 March — 21 May 2017

Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art is delighted to present an exhibition of photographic works by German artist Elger Esser. This exhibition, his first solo show in a public institution in the UK, focuses on a new series of works, entitled Morgenland, created during his travels in the Eastern countries of Lebanon, Egypt and Israel from 2004 to 2015. Nature and the landscape are central themes throughout Elger Esser’s photographic oeuvre. Often in muted, sepia or monochromatic colours, his works have a stillness about them that evokes a sense of the sublime.

This exhibition, curated by Ziba Ardalan, is accompanied by a full programme of educational events aimed at engaging the public.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://parasol-unit.org/elger-esser-morgenland

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Image credit: Parasol unit

Mid-Term Youth Project | Lens on Creativity

  • 5 — 6 April 2017 10am-2:30pm

Taking inspiration from the Elger Esser exhibition, the group will work with various media (including photography), investigate structure, and learn basic compositional concepts. Learning about what makes a good photograph, each participant will create their own pieces of art and, of course, have fun along the way!

Social Fabric has experience leading innovative workshops, teaching, lecturing and creating stunning printed textiles in over two hundred educational establishments including schools, community venues and corporate settings.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 14-15

Admission

FREE (donations appreciated)

Image credit:  Flora Duley

Sunday Family Workshop | I Spy With My Little Eye

  • 23 April 2017 2-4pm

Explore the various techniques used by artists to create optical projections, such as the camera obscura, or the pinhole camera. After learning about the different ways to make these cameras, children and adults will be encouraged to create drawings and paintings that respond to Esser’s works in the exhibition.

Flora Duley studied a BA in Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art. She is an arts educator and runs family workshops.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Languages

  • english

Where

Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art
14 Wharf Road
London
London
N1 7RW

Admission

£2 per person

Website

http://parasol-unit.org/sunday-family-workshop-i-spy-with-my-little-eye

Image credit: Parasol unit

Early Years Workshops | Project Light

  • 27 April 2017 10am-12pm

Parasol unit continues its creative workshops tailored for very young children. Project Light is an immersive creative workshop, inviting parents and carers with young children to participate in a unique and stimulating installation created by artist Natalie Zervou. Respond to the exhibition while exploring and creating through playful experimentation of light, shapes and material.

Natalie Zervou is the founder of Starting with Art http://www.startingwithart.com/

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 5-6

Languages

  • ENGLISH

Where

Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art
14 Wharf Road
N1 7RW

Admission

£2 per person

Website

http://parasol-unit.org/early-years-workshops-project-light-2

Image credit: Parasol unit

Teachers & Artists CPD Workshop | An Introduction to Stop-Motion Animation

  • 27 April 2017 4-6pm

Learn how stop-frame animations can be made in the classroom using a range of technology such as digital cameras, iPads and smartphones, and edited using a variety of programs. Examine the ways in which animation can be used as a framework for a range of curricular needs, encouraging active learning and help raise attainment for a range of assessment objectives.

Into Film provides group or whole school CPD to professionals working with young people.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Languages

  • english

Where

Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art
14 Wharf Road
London
N1 7RW

Admission

FREE (donations appreciated)

Website

http://www.intofilm.org/training/110

Image credit: Alexandra Hughes

Sunday Family Workshop | Setting Sail To Another Land

  • 7 May 2017 2-4pm

Inspired by Esser’s exhibition which explores the exotic ‘other’ landscape as defined through epic journeys, this workshop takes the idea of a boat voyage as its starting point. Imagine your own fantastical landscape through which your boat will sail by constructing, designing and decorating a unique boat using an array of materials.

Alexandra Hughes is studying a PhD in Practice-Based Research. University of Northumbria, Newcastle, and is an artist educator who has facilitated many family workshops at the foundation.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Languages

  • english

Where

Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art
14 Wharf road
N1 7RW

Admission

£2 per person

Website

http://parasol-unit.org/sunday-family-workshop-setting-sail-to-another-land

Poetry Workshop

Poetry Workshop |Drive-through Sublime

  • 9 May 2017 7-8:30pm

In this workshop you will engage in lively discussion and poetic exercises that take inspiration from the work of Elger Esser and poems that transform landscapes into interesting configurations.

Simon Pomery is a poet and record producer researching a critical PhD in experimental poetry at Royal Holloway. The workshops are currently co-produced with visual artists, Labern&Lloyd of the drawing shed.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Languages

  • english

Where

Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art
14 Wharf Road
London
N1 7RW
England

Admission

£8/6 (conc.)

Website

http://parasol-unit.org/poetry-workshop-drive-through-sublime

Parasol unit

Early Years Workshops | Project Light

  • 11 May 2017 10am-12pm

Parasol unit continues its creative workshops tailored for very young children. Project Light is an immersive creative workshop, inviting parents and carers with young children to participate in a unique and stimulating installation created by artist Natalie Zervou. Respond to the exhibition while exploring and creating through playful experimentation of light, shapes and material

Suitable for

  • 0-4
  • 5-6

Languages

  • english

Where

Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art
14 Wharf Road

Admission

£2 per person

Website

http://parasol-unit.org/early-years-workshops-project-light-2

Elger Esser

Artist-Led Tour | with Elger Esser

  • 17 May 2017 7-8:30pm

Join exhibiting artist Elger Esser as he takes us on an artist-led tour of his solo exhibition Morgenland. Esser will discuss his new photographic series created during his travels in the Eastern countries of Lebanon, Egypt and Israel from 2004 to 2015. Their quiet and serene beauty is in stark contrast to what we know of the conflicts taking place in the Near East today and how they are generally portrayed in the media.

Elger Esser was born in Stuttgart in 1967 and spent his childhood in Rome. He now lives and works in Düsseldorf.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Languages

  • english

Where

Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art
14 Wharf Road
N1 7RW

Admission

£8/6 (conc.)

Website

http://parasol-unit.org/artist-led-tour-elger-esser

Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art
14 Wharf Road
London
Greater London
N1 7RW
England

Website

www.parasol-unit.org

E-mail

info@parasol-unit.org

Telephone

020 7490 7373

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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