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Young People

Fresh Fruit (16–25 year olds)
The Fruitmarket Gallery delivers Fresh Fruit, a creative programme for young people aged 16–25 who work together and with artists to explore ideas and make and share art. We deliver Fresh Fruit Projects during each exhibition, which enables participants to experiment with ideas, materials and create multi-artform work taking inspiration from the Fruitmarket exhibitions.

Our Art Workshop Training Workshops for 16–25 year olds enable young people to learn how to plan, develop and deliver arts and discussion based activities inspired by Fruitmarket exhibitions.

We regularly deliver Fresh Fruit Trips and Socials for 16–25 year olds, which provides opportunities for young people to visit other galleries and also to make friends and socialise together.

Take a look at the Fresh Fruit Facebook page and below are some films made by Fresh Fruit.

11–15 year olds
We deliver fun monthly Art Taster Workshops for 11–15 year olds on Sundays to enable young people to explore our exhibitions and experiment with a series of creative techniques. These workshops are led by artist Louise Fraser and a Fresh Fruit young person.


The learning team work in collaboration with a range of organisations such as Access to Industry, Screen Education Edinburgh, Dance Base and the Art Room to deliver a young people’s creative outreach programme. This youth outreach programme focuses on working with under-represented young people, including young people who are not in education, training or employment, disabled young people and young people from BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) communities.


The Gallery Children’s Programme for 2–7 year olds includes Literary Littles our regular free book club. For each exhibition we also deliver an artist-led workshop or performance event for children aged 3–7, which explores the materials and themes in the exhibition.