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

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.
Animation Workshop

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

  • 26 January 2017 4-6pm

Learn how stop-frame animations can be made using a range of technology such as digital cameras, iPads and smart phones, and edited using a variety of programmes. Explore narrative, planning and design through claymation, silhouette, paper cut and pixellation animation.

The session will also 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.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

FREE (£5 suggested donation) | Book via http://www.intofilm.org/training/67

Website

http://www.intofilm.org/training/67

Poetry Workshop

Poetry Workshop | Baby Doll with poet & musician Simon Pomery

  • 31 January 2017 6:30pm-8:30am

How do we write the body and the bodily in poetry? How can we use the senses to make sense of the physical? In this workshop we will take inspiration from the art of Tschabalala Self, engage with writing exercises to stimulate somatic responses, and respond to poetries that challenge representations of the body.

Simon Pomery is a poet and record producer researching a critical PhD in experimental poetry at Royal Holloway. He curates PRAXIS, a series of text/sound events, and since 2013 has led poetry workshops inspired by the exhibitions at Parasol. The workshops are currently co-produced with visual artists, Labern&Lloyd of the drawing shed.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

£8/6 (conc.)
Booking Required

Website

http://parasol-unit.org/poetry-workshop-baby-doll

Alexandra Hughes

Sunday Family Workshop | Personal Space Body Parts with Alexandra Hughes

  • 5 February 2017 2:30-4pm

Explore the theme of identity through a playful approach to making figures. Using an array of material, including fabrics, paints, magazine cut-outs and everyday packaging, see how colours, textures and images can come together to form intriguing personalities.

Alexandra Hughes is an artist and artist educator: http://helloartisteducator.tumblr.com/

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Admission

£7 per family | Suitable for ages 5yrs+ | Booking required

Website

http://parasol-unit.org/sunday-family-workshop-personal-space-body-parts

Praxis 6

Poetry Performance | Praxis 6

  • 8 February 2017 From 7pm

Set One
lo wie & Manfred Werder

Set Two
A.Typist (Ryu Hankil, lo wie, Manfred Werder)

This is the sixth instalment of an innovative poetry series, presented by Royal Poetics Research Centre and Parasol unit. Hosted in partnership with Royal Holloway University of London.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • 18+
  • 16-17

Admission

£5 suggested donation

Booking required

Website

http://parasol-unit.org/poetry-performance-praxis-6

Youth Project

Youth Project | Pieces of Me with Sarah Pimenta

  • 13 — 15 February 2017

Inspired by the work of Tschabalala Self, this three-day workshop led by Social Fabric artist Sarah Pimenta offers a masterclass in printmaking techniques and the opportunity to create finished printed works. You will be encouraged to experiment and develop your work using a range of materials, whilst collaborating with the group to create a huge printed banner.

Social Fabric is often commissioned to run collaborative arts projects and create stunning pieces of artwork with groups implementing a wide variety of practical techniques to help people express themselves creatively using art to explore a theme or tell a story.

Suitable for

  • 14-15
  • 7-10
  • 16-17

Admission

FREE (donations welcome) | Suitable for ages 10-16 yrs | Booking required

Website

http://parasol-unit.org/youth-project-pieces-of-me

Tschabalala Self, Cross (detail), 2016. Courtesy of Juan Bonet Collection, Spain.

Sunday Family Workshop | In Search of the real me with Flora Duley

  • 12 March 2017 2:30-4pm

Make exciting and intriguing patterns from distorted shapes. Create a representation of yourself using the technique of collage while looking at colour palettes from Tschabalala Self’s current exhibition. The workshop includes an introductory look at Cubism as representation of 3D and 2D objects.

Flora Duley is an artist whose practice includes film, sculpture and painting installations. As an Art Educator she has extensive experience running workshops at schools, festivals and galleries and engaging people of all ages in creative and participatory events. www.floraduley.com

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10

Admission

£7 per family | Suitable for ages 5yrs+ | Booking required

Website

http://parasol-unit.org/sunday-family-workshop-in-search-of-the-real-me

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

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