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Sara Barker CHANGE-THE-SETTING
Exhibition 12 March – 5 June 2016

This exhibition by Glasgow-based artist Sara Barker (born in Manchester in 1980) presents two sequences of new work made specially for The Fruitmarket Gallery together with a small number of existing works.

Sara Barker works on the boundary between sculpture, painting and drawing. Since beginning to exhibit her work in 2004, she has developed a visual language of paint, steel, aluminium, brass and glass; and a way of working which is meditative, focusing on memory, individual perception, and a blurring of line and colour.

With its combination of new and existing work, this exhibition offers the opportunity to spend time learning the language of Barker’s art, enjoying how her objects change in relation both to you and to each other as you walk around and among them.

The exhibition is called CHANGE-THE-SETTING. This title is meant to function like a stage direction, invoking a situation in which one element can be changed to allow the others to recombine in a different way.

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Forthcoming events

The History of Our Space and Time Workshops for 16–25 year olds
Saturday 7, 14, 21 and 28 May, 11am–4pm. Free. 15 places. Book via Eventbrite

In this series of four singing and songwriting workshops, singer Jennifer Reid leads you in exploring memories, imagination and local history to write new ballads culminating in a final performance at The Fruitmarket Gallery on Saturday 28 May, 6–7pm.

Workshops are inspired by Sara Barker’s exhibition at the Gallery and the way in which Barker’s work inhabits and describes space. You will be using writing and song to trigger new imaginings about what’s next for our local space and time.

Panel Discussion: I am writing for myself and strangers*: writing, sculpture, and the work of Sara Barker
Wed 4 May, 6–8pm. Free. Refreshments from 6pm; event starts at 6.30pm
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Art historians Kirstie Gregory (Henry Moore Institute), Sarah Victoria Turner (Paul Mellon Centre) and curator and writer Katharine Stout (ICA, London) consider the relationship between writing and sculpture, including art historical research, interviews with artists,and writing as a tool for sculpture. *Gertrude Stein, The Making of Americans

Fresh Fruit Social for 16–25 year olds
First Thursdays of the month next session on 5  May, 6–8pm. Free.
Fresh Fruit want to work with more young people to create events and exhibitions; share and discuss their artwork; work with artists and visit exhibitions. Come along to the next meeting and say hi!