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

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Family Workshop Parasol unit London

Storytelling Family Workshop: Oil and Bones

  • 27 July 2014 2:30-4pm

Join writer and storyteller Nick Hunt for an imaginative journey through the colourful wreckage of industrial civilisation. Using Jimmie Durham's artworks as inspiration, the workshop will combine storytelling, drawing and plasticine modelling to create new stories and mythologies about how these mysterious objects came into being.

We'll start by looking at Durham's work in the guise of archaeologists surveying the debris left behind by an unknown culture. Then we divide into groups to invent collaborative stories about what these objects were used for, what kind of people created them, and what happened to their culture. Were these oil drums part of some great disaster? Are those animal bones the remains of a fabulous species now extinct? Using pictures and plasticine models, we will illustrate that culture's story – its landscapes, environment, architecture, customs and beliefs – and create a shared narrative weaving together the work of each group. This workshop is all about imagination, inspiration and interpretation – the weirder and more wonderful the better! Be prepared to surprise yourself.

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15


£5 per family
Purchase tickets for this event on our website or call 020 7490 7373