Internationally recognised for its forward-thinking and challenging exhibition programme, Parasol unit has introduced a host of international artists to London's public and has been instrumental in launching the careers of artists such as MichaÃ«l Borremans, Yang Fudong and Charles Avery.
The Barbican innovates with an international programme that crosses artforms, uniting outstanding artists and adventurous partners. We invest in the artists of today and tomorrow, commissioning work, training professionals and presenting in London and around the world.
The Fashion and Textile Museum is a cutting edge centre for contemporary fashion, textiles and jewellery in London. Founded by iconic British designer Zandra Rhodes, the centre showcases a programme of changing exhibitions exploring elements of fashion, textile and jewellery as well as the Academy which runs courses for creative students and businesses.
Situated in the heart of fashionable Bermondsey Village, in a fantastic building designed by Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta, the FTM aims not just to display and collect items relating to fashion, jewellery and textile design, but to offer inspiration to a new generation of creatives. Now redeveloped and operated by Newham College, the museum is a hub of learning, ideas and networking for the fashion and jewellery industry.
The Museum does not have a permanent display, but offers an exciting program of focussed temporary exhibitions and displays throughout the year which allows the Museum to showcase a rich variety of contemporary fashion and textile items.
The Space is a performing arts and community centre based in a converted church on the Isle of Dogs, East London. In May 2015 we activated a new performance space in the Crossrail Place Roof Garden in collaboration with the Canary Wharf group. This exciting venue will run from May-August alongside our usual year-round activities at our original site on Westferry Road.