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Art Taster Workshops for 11–15 year olds

Sunday 15 October, 2017 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Jac Leirner

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Explore The Frutmarket Gallery’s exhibition by Brazilian artist, Jac Leirner in workshop for 11–15 year olds which is led by trained young people and artist Louise Fraser.

About the exhibition
Brazilian artist Jac Leirner (born 1961) presents her first solo exhibition in Scotland, combining work from major collections with new work made especially for Fruitmarket audiences.

Leirner makes her work from a limited range of everyday materials. Playing with ideas of repetition, obsession and addiction, she uses the same objects over and over again, combining them into astonishingly beautiful sculptures that reveal the material poetics of the mundane.

Highlights of this exhibition include Little Light (2005/2017), a work made from a lightbulb and several miles of copper wire; Corpus Delicti (1992), an installation connecting aeroplane boarding passes with ashtrays taken from the aeroplanes on which the artist flew; Skin (Randy King Size Wired) (1992), an ethereal grid made from hundreds of cigarette papers; 120 Cords (2014), a work made from as many one metre lengths of different colour and type of rope that Leirner could find. These works are joined by a selection of luminously beautiful watercolours (1980–2016), small works in which the artist layers a limited selection of colours over and over each other with the same additive aesthetic which informs her sculptures.

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Date:
Sunday 15 October, 2017
Time:
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/art-taster-workshops-for-1115-year-olds-tickets-35876741299

Venue

The Fruitmarket Gallery
45 Market Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1DF United Kingdom
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Phone:
+44 (0)131 225 2383
Website:
http://fruitmarket.co.uk