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Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art

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Have been attending Project Light - the Parasol Unit's regular workshop for under 5s -since my... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Fantastic venue for contemporary art

This is one of my favourite contemporary art galleries in London. The staff are super friendly... read more

Reviewed 8 June 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been attending Project Light - the Parasol Unit's regular workshop for under 5s -since my youngest was 15 months. Love the chance to explore each exhibition with my child, before heading into a dedicated, immersive space that allows ideas from the exhibition to be...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 8 June 2018

This is one of my favourite contemporary art galleries in London. The staff are super friendly. It's a non-profit rather than a commercial gallery so you'll see unusual shows here that are less known in the UK. Entry is free. If you time it right,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 12 August 2017

The area around Parasol Unit is awash with building contractors as it redevelops. But don't this put you off. Someone had a great deal of foresight to locate arts organisations here. Parasol and Victoria Miro share a warehouse converted into beautiful gallery spaces, which inter-twine...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 2 August 2017

My kids attended one of the parasol Unit workshops during the summer holidays and they were enthusiastic about the overall opportunity of exploring new materials and way of expressing their creativity. They also enjoyed their lunch break on the outside patio. The gallery is a...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 20 July 2017

A small gallery showing contemporary art in large rooms but the best bit is the outside installation. A hidden green oasis with a magical quality that is just the place to visit on a hot summers day.

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 20 November 2016

All the exhibitions I visit at Parasol Unit are brilliant. The current one of American artist Robert Therrien is beautiful and full of surprise. A bin with little bells, a cloud with tap to let the rain fall, Dutch doors... I spent a wonderful time....More

Date of experience: November 2016
2  Thank Vickyvisits
Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Great shows, no hassle, quiet and well worth a visit. Great programme with work you don't often see elsewhere. Great bookshop and editions for sale.

Date of experience: September 2016
2  Thank CarolineJ22
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Brilliant, vibrant, exhilarating art in a perfect space with perfect light, adjoining the more well-known Victoria Miro gallery. Some lovely, friendly knowledgeable staff too, with one exception who stalked us around and chastised us for looking 'too closely' at the (unbounded) installations. 'It's not interactive'...More

Date of experience: July 2016
1  Thank llakent
Reviewed 27 September 2015

The Parasol Foundation for Cintemporary Art is situated in two floors of a modern building it shares with Victoria Miro next door in a trendy development in Wharf Street north of the City Road almost equidistant from Angel and Old Street tubes. Wharf Street itself...More

Date of experience: September 2015
1  Thank futtock21
Reviewed 31 July 2015

Parasol Unit is an exciting and unique contemporary art space just a few minutes walk from Old Street station. Its exhibitions programme is always diverse and engaging, and offers a refreshing departure from some of the more inflated offerings within East London's cultural landscape. Highly...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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