Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art

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




020 7490 7373


020 7490 7775

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Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art is a not-for-profit exhibition space devoted to promoting contemporary art for the benefit of the public. The core activity of Parasol unit is an outstanding exhibition programme which shows innovative and thought-provoking work by international contemporary artists. The foundation mounts three to 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.

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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.
Yellow figurative/abstract mixed media painting

Katy Moran

  • 15 January — 8 March 2015 *on now

Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art is delighted to present a solo exhibition of paintings by the London-based painter Katy Moran.

Curated by Ziba Ardalan, Founder/Director of Parasol unit, this exhibition is Moran’s first major solo presentation in a public London institution and presents a survey of her work from the first ten years of her practice. The earlier paintings tend to be more loosely gestural with dynamic brushstrokes alive with painted energy and subtly rich colour. Later works, though more structured and detailed, often with added elements of collage, nonetheless abound with the ‘energy’ she demands of all her marks. Even within the modest scale of Moran’s paintings she achieves a remarkable concentration of energy that never fails to thrill viewers. Then there is the pleasure of seeking out the figurative imagery so tantalizingly hinted at in their intriguing titles.

This exhibition is accompanied by a full colour publication, printed in a limited edition of 500 copies & a limited edition print.

Suitable for

  • Any age


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.
acrylic and mixed media painting

Talk | Losing Control: The Role of Chance by Lee Mackinnon

  • 4 March 2015 7-9pm *on now

In this lecture, Freudian and Lacanian theorist Lee Mackinnon will look at the relationship between psychoanalytic theory and the use of accident in Katy Moran’s creative process. Chance is currently a well-discussed topic in psychoanalytic theory, offering us an opportunity to discuss the way some artists access material from the subconscious or unconscious mind as part of their practice.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17


£8 - full price
£6 - concessions


Little boy and his dad

Storytelling Family Workshop | Sonic Stellar Bangs with poet Francesca Beard

  • 8 March 2015 2:30-4pm

Explore art and science through a poetic workshop inspired by James Clar’s extraordinary light sculpture 'ALL EVERYTHING', 2014. Families will join poet Francesca Beard to creatively imagine the time-line of their own inner worlds, against the excitement and mystery of the ‘Big Bang’ and the stellar backdrop of the expanding universe.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15


£5 per family