Sir Eduardo Paolozzi was born in Leith in 1924 and studied in Edinburgh, London and Paris. A number of major works by Paolozzi are sited across his home town of Edinburgh and his fascination with the industrial fusion of man and machine are expressed here in the sculptural collage of ‘Vulcan’ (1999).
This seven-metre tall piece was originally commissioned for Central Square, Newcastle and has been exhibited across the UK before coming home to Edinburgh Park. ‘ Vulcan’ is one of Paolozzi’s last major works, it explores the mythic story and takes its name from the Roman god of fire and metalworking. ‘Vulcan’ is said to have built a forge under Mount Etna in Sicily and when his wife, Venus, was unfaithful he used his hammer to beat metal with such force that sparks and smoke erupted from the volcano.
Parabola welcomed the Rt Hon Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh, Robert Aldridge, to Edinburgh Park on the 31st October.
A poem written by a class of primary school pupils in Edinburgh has been unveiled at Edinburgh Park, Parabola's new zero carbon urban quarter.
Adults Cardio Tennis has started on Thursdays at Edinburgh Park. This hour of fun is a great way to get your heart rate up and keep fit!
Pilates classes are running on Mondays and Fridays in the auditorium of 1 New Park Square. Time: 08:00 - 09:00. Click to Book.