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JULIEN TIBERI : THE PANORAMIC DAILIES #2
to May 21, 2017

ELGER ESSER : MORGENLAND
Mar 28 - May 21, 2017
Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art is delighted to present an exhibition of photographic works by German artist Elger Esser. This exhibition, his first solo show in a public institution in the UK, focuses on a new series of works, entitled Morgenland, created during his travels through Lebanon, Egypt and Israel from 2004 to 2015. Nature and the landscape are central themes throughout Elger Esser’s photographic oeuvre. Often in muted, sepia or monochromatic colours, his works have a stillness about them that evokes a sense of the sublime.
 
This exhibition, curated by Ziba Ardalan, is accompanied by a full programme of educational events aimed at engaging the public.
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AN INTRODUCTION TO STOP-MOTION ANIMATION
Apr 27, 2017 to 12:00am talk/event
Teachers & Artists CPD Workshop: An Introduction to Stop-Motion Animation.
Learn how stop-frame animations can be made in the classroom using a range of technology such as digital cameras, iPads and smartphones, and edited using a variety of programmes. 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.
Into Film provides group or whole school CPD to professionals working with young people.
4 – 6pm | FREE (donations appreciated) | Booking via eventbrite: www.intofilm.org/training/110

EARLY YEARS WORKSHOPS : PROJECT LIGHT
Apr 27, 2017 to 12:00am talk/event
Parasol unit continues its creative workshops tailored for very young children. Project Light is an immersive creative workshop, inviting parents and carers with young children to participate in a unique and stimulating installation created by artist Natalie Zervou. Respond to the exhibition while exploring and creating through playful experimentation of light, shapes and material.
Natalie Zervou is the founder of Starting with Art www.startingwithart.com
10am – 12pm | £2 per person | Suitable for under 5 year olds & parents/carers

SUNDAY FAMILY WORKSHOP : SETTING SAIL TO ANOTHER LAND
May 7, 2017 to 12:00am talk/event
Inspired by Esser’s exhibition which explores the exotic ‘other’ landscape as defined through epic journeys, this workshop takes the idea of a boat voyage as its starting point. Imagine your own fantastical landscape through which your boat will sail by constructing, designing and decorating a unique boat using an array of materials.
Alexandra Hughes is studying a PhD in Practice-Based Research. University of Northumbria, Newcastle, and is an artist educator who has facilitated many family workshops at the foundation.
2 – 4pm | £2 per person | Booking required | All ages welcome

POETRY WORKSHOP : DRIVE-THROUGH SUBLIME
May 9, 2017 to 12:00am talk/event
In this workshop you will engage in lively discussion and poetic exercises that take inspiration from the work of Elger Esser and poems that transform landscapes into interesting configurations.
Simon Pomery is a poet and record producer researching a critical PhD in experimental poetry at Royal Holloway. The workshops are currently co-produced with visual artists, Labern&Lloyd of the drawing shed.
7 – 8:30pm | £8/6 (conc.) | Booking required

Click to enlargeEARLY YEARS WORKSHOPS : PROJECT LIGHT
May 11, 2017 to 12:00am talk/event
Parasol unit continues its creative workshops tailored for very young children. Project Light is an immersive creative workshop, inviting parents and carers with young children to participate in a unique and stimulating installation created by artist Natalie Zervou. Respond to the exhibition while exploring and creating through playful experimentation of light, shapes and material.
 
Natalie Zervou is the founder of Starting with Art www.startingwithart.com/
10am – 12pm | £2 per person | Suitable for under 5 year olds & parents/carers

ARTIST-LED TOUR | WITH ELGER ESSER
May 17, 2017 to 12:00am talk/event
Join exhibiting artist Elger Esser as he takes us on an artist-led tour of his solo exhibition Morgenland. Esser will discuss his new photographic series created during his travels in the Eastern countries of Lebanon, Egypt and Israel from 2004 to 2015. Their quiet and serene beauty is in stark contrast to what we know of the conflicts taking place in the Near East today and how they are generally portrayed in the media.
 
Elger Esser was born in Stuttgart in 1967 and spent his childhood in Rome. He now lives and works in Düsseldorf.
7pm | £8/6 (conc.) | Booking required |Please note: this is a walking tour, not seated

MONIQUE FRYDMAN
Jun 7 - Aug 12, 2017
Private view Tue Jun 6 6pm - 8pm

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