Our bus gang hasn’t made it yet to the Parasol Unit in Islington yet, but we are getting a good feeling about what they are up to down there in N1. They have a vibrant list of educational family events, talks & lectures, poetry, live events, and adult workshops.
We like that approach, a not-for-profit institution that operates with ‘the public’ at heart for their benefit, and whose philosophy is a commitment to artists and their creative endeavour. There’s no time to get all heavy on you on a Monday afternoon, but it’s a refreshing move when people take the time to make this little kingdom of ours just a wee bit more interesting, collaborative and cheery don’t you agree.
Let us know what you thought, you know we are ‘all ears’ over here. xo
Storytelling Family Workshop
Picture the Story! ( Suitable for 5 – 15 year olds : £5 per Family ) : Sunday 9 June, 2:30 – 4pm
(check the website for details of the other workshops later in the month and throughout the Summer too.)
Through immersive storytelling, riddles and games, storyteller Nell Phoenix will lead the group through the landscape, over the bridges, and in and out of the doorways of Merlin James’ paintings. Using folktales, lore and legend, the group will connect with the artist’s work, and re-create the drama of the paintings.
Upcoming exhibition: MERLIN JAMES
6 June – 10 August 2013 (Preview 5 June, 6.30 – 9 pm)
Monday: by prior arrangement & Tuesday – Saturday: 10 am – 6 pm & Sunday: 12 – 5 pm & First Thursday of every month until 9 pm
Founded in December 2004, Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art is a registered educational charity and a non-profit institution that operates purely for public benefit. Every year the foundation organises four challenging and thought-provoking exhibitions of works by international contemporary artists working in various media, holds artistic projects and gives awards and exhibition possibility to graduating student from a UK art school. The foundation also engages with the public and the neighbouring community through a full programme of educational events. In its genuine mission to serve the public, the foundation does not bear the founder’s name and its exhibitions do not derive from any particular private collections. Admission to all exhibitions at Parasol unit is free of charge. Thanks to this innovative model between private funding and public support one of London’s most vibrant contemporary art spaces has come to exist and thrives.
Credits: Photo Image: Courtesy of Parasol unit & Merlin James, Twelve, 2012, Acrylic on canvas, 59 x 63 cm, Courtesy of the artist and Kerlin Gallery, Dublin © Merlin James