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Edinburgh, EH1 1DF United Kingdom
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March 2017

MARK WALLINGER MARK

Saturday 4 March, 2017 at 11:00 am - Sunday 4 June, 2017 at 5:00 pm
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Known for a practice as stylistically diverse as it is politically engaged, Mark Wallinger’s work encompasses painting, sculpture, photography, film, installation, performance and public art. He has curated exhibitions, made ballets, and won the Turner Prize in 2007 with State Britain, a chillingly exact replica of peace campaigner Brian Haw’s protest camp in London’s Parliament Square. This exhibition, presented in two parts, one at The Fruitmarket Gallery and the other at Dundee Contemporary Arts, has been brought together in the…

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May 2017

I’m Adam: A Collective Poetry Reading

Tuesday 23 May, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Book via Eventbrite On this evening we will be hosting a collective poetry reading drawn from Mark Wallinger’s Adam, which is a collapsed ‘found poem’ created from all the first lines of poems beginning with ‘I’ from Palgrave’s Golden Treasury. We will unfold the associations of this condensed work, with poems by Shelley and Wordsworth, Rossetti and Burns, allowing us to encounter the person Wallinger calls the ‘yearning I’ of the Romantic era. We are inviting you to read, declaim…

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Blowing Their Own Horns

Thursday 25 May, 2017 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Thu 25 May, 6.30–7.30pm, £5 (conc. £4). Book via Eventbrite The collection of the Museum of Musical Instruments in Edinburgh University includes some curious instruments named after their self-aggrandising inventors. This concert sees musicians from Red Note Ensemble give these show-offs a chance to be played, echoing artist Mark Wallinger’s exploration of ego in The Fruitmarket Gallery’s current exhibition. We will hear solo music for each new-fangled instrument followed by a commission from fearless composer Jim Sutherland, specially written to…

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Saturday Tour

Saturday 27 May, 2017 at 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until Sunday 4 June, 2017
Mark Wallinger, id Painting 50, 2015

Drop in for a free informal tour of the MARK WALLINGER MARK exhibition with one of our Information Assistants.

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Director’s Talk

Wednesday 31 May, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Mark Wallinger, Self Portrait (Freehand 109), 2014

Wed 31 May, 6–7pm. Free. A chance to hear The Fruitmarket Gallery's Director, Fiona Bradley talk informally about the exhibition MARK WALLINGER MARK.

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June 2017

Ambient Audiences: Sonic Structures

Friday 2 June, 2017 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Live electronics, sound design, creative music practice and digital composition selected by Edinburgh College of Art’s Jules Rawlinson, featuring staff and postgraduate students from The Reid School of Music. Bar and MARK WALLINGER MARK exhibition open.

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Saturday Tour

Saturday 3 June, 2017 at 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until Sunday 4 June, 2017
Mark Wallinger, id Painting 50, 2015

Drop in for a free informal tour of the MARK WALLINGER MARK exhibition with one of our Information Assistants.

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Book Group: The Funeral Party by Ludmila Ulitskaya

Sunday 4 June, 2017 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Free. Book in via Eventbrite so we know you are comeing. The Fruitmarket Gallery's monthly Book Group returns, bring yourself and the book to the cafe and discuss this month's book by Ludmila Ulitskaya In a small apartment in New York, in the sweltering mid-summer heat, a group of Russian émigrés gather around the sickbed of an artist, Alik. Nina, his wife, is desperate for Alik to be baptised; Irina, his ex-lover, a circus acrobat turned lawyer, quietly pays the…

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DesignMarket

Friday 9 June, 2017 at 5:00 pm - Saturday 10 June, 2017 at 6:00 pm
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Free Entry. Open Friday 5–9pm, Sat and Sun 10am–6pm The Fruitmarket Gallery annual design fair returns, in cahoots with our event partner Creative Edinburgh, filling the galleries with all manner of print, jewellery, fashion and homeware goodness. A carefully chosen line-up of more than 35 designers will present their work for sale, and there will be opportunities for visitors to try their hand with workshops in designer-led events over the weekend. Designers are: Aliyah Hussain, All That is Braw, As the Crows Fly,…

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History History History

Tuesday 13 June, 2017 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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History History History: A documentary narrated live by Deborah Pearson 6.30–8.30pm. Price £5. Book via Eventbrite A 90-minute solo piece that is part screening, part experimental performance and part live documentary. Deborah Pearson performs alongside a Hungarian film made in 1956 that stars her own grandfather. The film, a football comedy, was produced in Communist Hungary, a political regime from which Pearson’s grandfather soon fled. Unfolding from the film, the performance investigates how personal narratives fit within the grand political…

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Breakthrough: Artists’ Film Lounge

Wednesday 14 June, 2017 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Abby Hayward, Cello and Electronics, Matthew Whiteside

Wed 14 June, 6.30–8pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite. During this evening we will see a selection of short artists’ films curated by Adam Castle of EAMIF (Edinburgh Artists’ Moving Image Festival) that explore the figure of the outsider and themes of transformation, resistance and uncertainty. The screening will be followed by discussion between Adam and artist filmmakers Sean Mullan and Yulia Kovanova (both recently chosen for the Scottish Documentary Film Institute’s Rebellion Commission). This event forms part of Open Out –…

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The Night With… Abby Hayward

Thursday 15 June, 2017 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Abby Hayward, Cello and Electronics, Matthew Whiteside

Thu 15 June, 6.30–8pm. £5. Book via Eventbrite. Composer Matthew Whiteside has presented his deft blend of electronic sound and live instrumentation at the Fruitmarket before. He returns with cellist Abby Hayward and a new programme for cello and electronics, including music by Linda Buckley, Kaija Saariaho and Whiteside himself. This is part of The Night With... series which brings contemporary classical music to diverse venues in Glasgow and Edinburgh and also forms part of Open Out – a week of…

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Exhibition: The Only Fun In Town

Friday 16 June, 2017 at 11:00 am - Sunday 18 June, 2017 at 6:00 pm
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Open Fri 16 11–7pm. Launch 5–7pm, all welcome. Sat 17 and Sun 18, 11am–6pm. Free Entry. We are hosting the first pop-up exhibition of the latest project from Avalanche Records. This history of Scottish pop music will showcase rarities, memorabilia and music from Scotland’s rich musical past brought to you by its musicians, record labels and fans. A journey through the 1960s, post-punk and indie bands of the 1980s up to the modern day where you can pick up some…

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Triassic Tusk Moonhop Revue

Saturday 17 June, 2017 at 6:30 pm - Sunday 18 June, 2017 at 1:00 am
Abby Hayward, Cello and Electronics, Matthew Whiteside

Sat 17 June, 6.30–8.30pm. £10. Book via Eventbrite Join us for an evening of music from Scottish record label Triassic Tusk. Stephen Marshall will start the evening with eclectic beats followed by live sets from River of Slime, Jo Foster, Lomond Campbell, Withered Hand and King Creosote, with more tunes and dancing afterwards. Triassic Tusk is a label, a record shop and an irregular club night, based out of the twin out posts of Crail and Achaphubuil. The label has released…

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Paradise Palms presents DANCETARIA

Sunday 18 June, 2017 at 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Abby Hayward, Cello and Electronics, Matthew Whiteside

Sun 18 June, 6.30–10pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite Closing Open Out – our week of performance, film and music, Edinburgh’s iconic cabaret and cocktail bar Paradise Palms bounces into the Gallery for a playful concluding party. A half-speed YouTube video experience presented by Supermodel with special guests Richard & Judy. A DJ set by Edinburgh Leisure and the Royal Academy of Royal Academies. A Zine-Fest from Paradise Palms shop Crisps with stalls and work from local illustrators, small print and…

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July 2017

Jac Leirner: Add It Up

Saturday 1 July, 2017 at 11:00 am - Sunday 22 October, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Jac Leirner The Reinforcer 2016

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 poetry of the mundane. Highlights of this exhibition include Little Light, a work made from a…

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