Parasol Unit

 
 
ADDRESS
14 Wharf Road, Hoxton, London N1 7RW 
 
TELEPHONE
 
OPENING TIMES
Tue to Sat 10:00 - 18:00, Sun 12:00 - 17:00
 
PRICES
Free
 

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Parasol UnitParasol unit foundation for contemporary art is a non-profit space
devoted to promoting contemporary art for the benefit of the public.
Parasol unit is a privately funded charity with possible and future
additional funding from the public and private sectors. The core
activity of Parasol unit is to showcase the work of contemporary artists
from around the world. Each year, the foundation mounts three or four
exhibitions in various media, such as sculpture, painting, installation,
video, or photography, for which some works might be specifically
commissioned. Each exhibition is usually accompanied by a publication.
Parasol unit does not charge admission fees.

 

Parasol Unit events

 
Katy Moran - Solo Exhibition At Parasol UnitKaty Moran - Solo Exhibition At Parasol UnitA solo exhibition showcasing the artist's practice over the past ten years.15th January 2015Sunday 8th March 2015 Where:
Parasol Unit, 14  Wharf Road      N1 7RW
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Katy Moran - Solo Exhibition At Parasol Unit
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Modern and Contemporary Art | PRICING  Free  
DATES  15th January to 8th March 2015
A solo exhibition showcasing the artist's practice over the past ten years.
 

Opening and closing times for Parasol Unit

Today (Saturday) Parasol Unit closes at 18.00

Monday:

Closed
 
 

Tuesday:

10.00
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18.00
 
 

Wednesday:

10.00
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18.00
 
 

Thursday:

10.00
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18.00
 
 

Friday:

10.00
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18.00
 
 

Saturday:

10.00
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18.00
 
 

Sunday:

12.00
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17.00
 
 

LondonTown.com - Parasol Unit Location Map

 
 
 
Underground Stations

Underground Stations

 
Old Street Tube Station
 
9 minutes walk
 
Angel Tube Station
 
10 minutes walk
 
Railway Stations

Railway Stations

 
Hoxton Overground Station
 
15 minutes walk
 
 
 
Car Parks

Car Parks

 
Macclesfield Road NCP
 
3 minutes walk
 
Elia Mews Car Park
 
5 minutes walk
 
 
 
 

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Red Gallery, 1-3 Rivington Street, EC2A | 11 minutes from Parasol Unit
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