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Edinburgh, EH1 1DF United Kingdom
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November 2017

Exhibition: Jacqueline Donachie

Saturday 11 November, 2017 at 11:00 am - Sunday 11 February, 2018 at 6:00 pm
Jacqueline Donachie, Pose Work for Sisters, 2016

Jacqueline Donachie takes over The Fruitmarket Gallery with a major, mid-career  exhibition of sculpture, installation, photography, film and drawing, rooted in an exploration of individual, family and collective identity. Donachie is interested in the structures, platforms and spaces (both actual and conceptual) in and through which we construct and support ourselves in the world. For this exhibition she has made a series of new sculptures and installations which are shown in the context of two important existing works, each specially…

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December 2017

Saturday Tour

Saturday 2 December, 2017 at 2:00 pm - Saturday 16 December, 2017 at 2:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until Sunday 11 February, 2018
Sat tour

Every Saturday, 2–2.30pm. Free. No booking required. Drop in for an informal tour of the Jacqueline Donachie's exhibition with one of our Gallery Information Assistants. About the exhibition Jacqueline Donachie takes over The Fruitmarket Gallery with a major, mid-career exhibition of sculpture, installation, photography, film and drawing, rooted in an exploration of individual, family and collective identity. Donachie is interested in the structures, platforms and spaces (both actual and conceptual) in and through which we construct and support ourselves in…

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Saturday Tour

Saturday 9 December, 2017 at 2:00 pm - Saturday 23 December, 2017 at 2:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until Sunday 11 February, 2018
Sat tour

Every Saturday, 2–2.30pm. Free. No booking required. Drop in for an informal tour of the Jacqueline Donachie's exhibition with one of our Gallery Information Assistants. About the exhibition Jacqueline Donachie takes over The Fruitmarket Gallery with a major, mid-career exhibition of sculpture, installation, photography, film and drawing, rooted in an exploration of individual, family and collective identity. Donachie is interested in the structures, platforms and spaces (both actual and conceptual) in and through which we construct and support ourselves in…

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In Conversation: Art, Activism and Exchange

Wednesday 13 December, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
British Council Exchange

Wed 13 Dec, 6–7pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite  Consuelo Bassanesi (Artistic Director of Despina, Rio de Janeiro) and the Fruitmarket’s Iain Morrison (Enterprise Manager) are partners in British Council Brazil’s exchange programme. They discuss Despina’s Art and Activism programme in the space created by Jaqueline Donachie’s politically invested work.

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Ambient Audiences: Graeme Slater

Friday 15 December, 2017 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Fri 15 Dec, 6–8pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite Graeme Slater is a DJ based in Edinburgh who enjoys playing everything in the spectrum of electronic music. He has been collecting electronica since the late 80's and he has put together a 2hr set especially for Ambient Audiences. Graeme will be mixing between traditional vinyl and digital vinyl, playing works from the early pioneers to the latest releases in the ambient genres. Join us in a exploration of ambient soundscapes, experimental textures and melodic structures.  

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Pips! Family: Baubles for 4-7 year olds

Saturday 16 December, 2017 at 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Sat 16 Dec, 10am–12pm. Free. 20 places. Siblings welcome. Book via Eventbrite A fun family craft workshop with the opportunity to explore the exhibition and create festive baubles using a variety of materials including papier-maché, balloons and balls of different shapes and sizes inspired by Donachie’s artwork, led by artist Juliana Capes.

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Saturday Tour

Saturday 16 December, 2017 at 2:00 pm - Saturday 30 December, 2017 at 2:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until Sunday 11 February, 2018
Sat tour

Every Saturday, 2–2.30pm. Free. No booking required. Drop in for an informal tour of the Jacqueline Donachie's exhibition with one of our Gallery Information Assistants. About the exhibition Jacqueline Donachie takes over The Fruitmarket Gallery with a major, mid-career exhibition of sculpture, installation, photography, film and drawing, rooted in an exploration of individual, family and collective identity. Donachie is interested in the structures, platforms and spaces (both actual and conceptual) in and through which we construct and support ourselves in…

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Pips! Family: Garlands for 4–7 year olds

Saturday 16 December, 2017 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
paperchain

Sat 16 Dec, 2–5pm. Free. Drop-in, no booking required. Make paperchains and garlands in this festive workshop with artist Juliana Capes. Have fun with a range of materials including leather, plastic and paper, inspired by Jacqueline Donachie’s work in the exhibition.

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Saturday Tour

Saturday 23 December, 2017 at 2:00 pm - Saturday 6 January, 2018 at 2:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until Sunday 11 February, 2018
Sat tour

Every Saturday, 2–2.30pm. Free. No booking required. Drop in for an informal tour of the Jacqueline Donachie's exhibition with one of our Gallery Information Assistants. About the exhibition Jacqueline Donachie takes over The Fruitmarket Gallery with a major, mid-career exhibition of sculpture, installation, photography, film and drawing, rooted in an exploration of individual, family and collective identity. Donachie is interested in the structures, platforms and spaces (both actual and conceptual) in and through which we construct and support ourselves in…

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Saturday Tour

Saturday 30 December, 2017 at 2:00 pm - Saturday 13 January, 2018 at 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until Sunday 11 February, 2018
Sat tour

Every Saturday, 2–2.30pm. Free. No booking required. Drop in for an informal tour of the Jacqueline Donachie's exhibition with one of our Gallery Information Assistants. About the exhibition Jacqueline Donachie takes over The Fruitmarket Gallery with a major, mid-career exhibition of sculpture, installation, photography, film and drawing, rooted in an exploration of individual, family and collective identity. Donachie is interested in the structures, platforms and spaces (both actual and conceptual) in and through which we construct and support ourselves in…

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January 2018

New ‘Ears Day

Monday 1 January, 2018 at 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Ambient Audiences

Mon 1 Jan, 12.30–5pm. Free. No booking required, just pop in. Cocoon yourself in sweet electronica as live musicians from the past year’s progamme and their guests play in the café, easing us into the new year. Warming and healing food will be served all day from MILK

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Saturday Tour

Saturday 6 January, 2018 at 2:00 pm - Saturday 20 January, 2018 at 2:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until Sunday 11 February, 2018
Sat tour

Every Saturday, 2–2.30pm. Free. No booking required. Drop in for an informal tour of the Jacqueline Donachie's exhibition with one of our Gallery Information Assistants. About the exhibition Jacqueline Donachie takes over The Fruitmarket Gallery with a major, mid-career exhibition of sculpture, installation, photography, film and drawing, rooted in an exploration of individual, family and collective identity. Donachie is interested in the structures, platforms and spaces (both actual and conceptual) in and through which we construct and support ourselves in…

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Fresh Fruit Social: Nurturing Talent Fund for 14–20 year olds

Thursday 11 January, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Thu 11 Jan, 6–8pm, Free. Book via Eventbrite Meet representatives of Young Scot’s National Youth Arts Advisory Group (NYAAG), who will talk about how to apply for the Time to Shine: Nurturing Talent Fund to support young people aged 14-20 to develop their creative practice in any art form. At this social event you’ll also hear about NYAAG’s wider work and share information on projects and ideas. About Fresh Fruit Fresh Fruit is a programme for young people to work…

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Saturday Tour

Saturday 13 January, 2018 at 2:00 pm - Saturday 27 January, 2018 at 2:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until Sunday 11 February, 2018
Sat tour

Every Saturday, 2–2.30pm. Free. No booking required. Drop in for an informal tour of the Jacqueline Donachie's exhibition with one of our Gallery Information Assistants. About the exhibition Jacqueline Donachie takes over The Fruitmarket Gallery with a major, mid-career exhibition of sculpture, installation, photography, film and drawing, rooted in an exploration of individual, family and collective identity. Donachie is interested in the structures, platforms and spaces (both actual and conceptual) in and through which we construct and support ourselves in…

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Fresh Fruit: Tweens for 8–11 year olds – Photography and Me

Sunday 14 January, 2018 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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14 Jan, 10–11am, Free for 8–11 year olds. Book via Eventbrite These workshops designed for 8–11 year olds take place on the second Sunday of the month. In the workshop Artist Louise Fraser will explore themes, ideas and materials in Jacqueline Donachie’s exhibition. January’s workshop is entitled Photography and Me, a morning of playing with dressing up and performance to make self portraits.

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Fresh Fruit: Teens for 12–15 year olds

Sunday 14 January, 2018 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Photo: Sally Jubb

4–6pm. 12 places for 12–15 year olds. Book via Eventbrite Explore Jacqueline Donachie’s exhibition in a series of workshops using a variety of materials, techniques and discussion activities, led and supported by trained Fresh Fruit Leaders and artist Louise Fraser. Each workshop is unique and will include drawing, performance, sculpture and installation art.

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Discussion Group: Social Space

Thursday 18 January, 2018 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Temple of Jackie, 2011

Thu 18 Jan, 5–6pm. Free. 10 places. Book via Eventbrite Join the Fruitmarket’s Research and Interpretation Curator, Ruth Bretherick, to discuss social space in the context of Jacqueline Donachie’s work. There will be a small amount of reading to do in advance, which will be provided when you book. Image: Jacqueline Donachie. Temple of Jackie, 2011. Courtesy the artist and Patricia Fleming Projects

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Exchange: Art Party for 16–25 year olds

Friday 19 January, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Fri 19 Jan, 7–10pm. Free. Drinks and snacks served. Book via Eventbrite Join us for an evening of live music, performance and exchange curated by Fresh Fruit. Set within the exhibition, the event includes an opportunity to participate in an art piece. Beat the January blues and come along to this informal social. About Fresh Fruit Fresh Fruit is a programme for young people to work together and with artists to explore new ideas and make and share art. Using…

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Saturday Tour

Saturday 20 January, 2018 at 2:00 pm - Saturday 3 February, 2018 at 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until Sunday 11 February, 2018
Sat tour

Every Saturday, 2–2.30pm. Free. No booking required. Drop in for an informal tour of the Jacqueline Donachie's exhibition with one of our Gallery Information Assistants. About the exhibition Jacqueline Donachie takes over The Fruitmarket Gallery with a major, mid-career exhibition of sculpture, installation, photography, film and drawing, rooted in an exploration of individual, family and collective identity. Donachie is interested in the structures, platforms and spaces (both actual and conceptual) in and through which we construct and support ourselves in…

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Creative Electric, Desperation Bingo

Friday 26 January, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Desperation Bingo

Fri 26 Jan 2018, 7pm. Free. 40 places. Book via Eventbrite Creative Electric are bringing their 5 star performance Desperation Bingo to the Fruitmarket. Creative Electric is a critically acclaimed, award winning theatre company who create contemporary performance based on real experiences. Desperation Bingo is an interactive performance that merges verbatim theatre with our good old seaside favourite – bingo!
 However in Desperation Bingo we’re playing for high stakes. We’re playing for the last 69p in Heather's account. We’re playing…

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Literary Littles: Kasia Matyjaszek: Molly Rogers, Pirate Girl

Saturday 27 January, 2018 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Molly Rogers. Pirate Girl

Sat 27 Jan, 10–11am. Free. Book via Eventbrite Literary Littles is a free book group for children aged 2–7 years. Today Edinburgh based illustrator Kasia Matyjaszek will read from her book about ferocious pirate Captain Firebeard and his crew who meet their match when they kidnap a small, feisty girl named Molly! Tickets only required for children.

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Saturday Tour

Saturday 27 January, 2018 at 2:00 pm - Saturday 10 February, 2018 at 2:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until Sunday 11 February, 2018
Sat tour

Every Saturday, 2–2.30pm. Free. No booking required. Drop in for an informal tour of the Jacqueline Donachie's exhibition with one of our Gallery Information Assistants. About the exhibition Jacqueline Donachie takes over The Fruitmarket Gallery with a major, mid-career exhibition of sculpture, installation, photography, film and drawing, rooted in an exploration of individual, family and collective identity. Donachie is interested in the structures, platforms and spaces (both actual and conceptual) in and through which we construct and support ourselves in…

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The Economy for Creatives

Monday 29 January, 2018 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Mon 29 Jan, 6.30–7.30pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite With an eye on Jacqueline Donachie’s Advice Bar sitting centrally in our lower gallery, we are hosting a talk and discussion with Raakhi Odedra, Bank of England, Agency for Scotland. She will draw on her career as an economist, including time working with the Scottish Government, to help us cover ground about how the economy and its current changes impact on the work of we creatives. Useful for any of us with…

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Panel Discussion: Article 27 – Everyone has the right freely to participate in the cultural life of the community, to enjoy the arts and to share in scientific advancement and its benefits*

Wednesday 31 January, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Photo: Chris Scott

Wed 31 Jan, 6–8pm. Free. Panel discussion starts 6.30pm. Bar open beforehand. Book via Eventbrite Jacqueline Donachie will be joined by Henry Ward (Creative Director, Freelands Foundation), Kirsten Lloyd (University of Edinburgh), and Alison Stirling (Creative Director, Artlink) to discuss the role of the artist in relation to society, social change and social integration. * The Universal Declaration of Human Rights Photo: Chris Scott

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February 2018

In the Frame: Descriptive Tour

Saturday 3 February, 2018 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Descriptive Tour

Sat 3 Feb, 12–2pm. Free. 12 places. Book via Eventbrite An informal lunch and descriptive tour of Jacqueline Donachie's exhibition Right Here Among Them (11 November 2017 – 11 February 2018). Artist Juliana Capes will take you through detailed descriptions of Donachie’s art and practice, followed by lunch and refreshments. We particularly welcome people with disabilities, including visual impairments and hearing loss. About the exhibition Jacqueline Donachie takes over The Fruitmarket Gallery with a major, mid-career exhibition of sculpture, installation, photography,…

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Saturday Tour

Saturday 3 February, 2018 at 2:00 pm - Saturday 17 February, 2018 at 2:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until Sunday 11 February, 2018
Sat tour

Every Saturday, 2–2.30pm. Free. No booking required. Drop in for an informal tour of the Jacqueline Donachie's exhibition with one of our Gallery Information Assistants. About the exhibition Jacqueline Donachie takes over The Fruitmarket Gallery with a major, mid-career exhibition of sculpture, installation, photography, film and drawing, rooted in an exploration of individual, family and collective identity. Donachie is interested in the structures, platforms and spaces (both actual and conceptual) in and through which we construct and support ourselves in…

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Advice for Our Times

Thursday 8 February, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Headphone Music, Boats and Trains, 2016. Installation view, Deep in the Heart of Your Brain, Glasgow Museums, GoMA.

Thu 8 Feb. 3–8pm. Free. Drop-in. Soup will be served at 5pm. Much of Jacqueline Donachie’s artistic research highlights gaps in provision of advice and support services for those facing adverse situations, legal or nancial difficulty. For this event, we have invited lawyers and voluntary organisations with experience in specific areas to share their knowledge about immigration, benefits, disability, housing, employment, family law and financial law. With the enormous changes to legal aid, immigration and the benefits system that are…

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Saturday Tour

Saturday 10 February, 2018 at 2:00 pm - Saturday 24 February, 2018 at 2:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until Sunday 11 February, 2018
Sat tour

Every Saturday, 2–2.30pm. Free. No booking required. Drop in for an informal tour of the Jacqueline Donachie's exhibition with one of our Gallery Information Assistants. About the exhibition Jacqueline Donachie takes over The Fruitmarket Gallery with a major, mid-career exhibition of sculpture, installation, photography, film and drawing, rooted in an exploration of individual, family and collective identity. Donachie is interested in the structures, platforms and spaces (both actual and conceptual) in and through which we construct and support ourselves in…

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Fresh Fruit: Tweens for 8-11 year olds – Temple of Youth

Sunday 11 February, 2018 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Photo Ruth Clark

Sun 11 Feb, 10–11am 12 places for 8–11 year olds. Book via Eventbrite These workshops designed for 8–11 year olds take place on the second Sunday of the month. In the workshop Artist Louise Fraser will explore themes, ideas and materials in Jacqueline Donachie’s exhibition. February’s workshop is entitled Temple of Youth and will be an immersive morning exploring sound and music through art.

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Fresh Fruit: Teens for 12–15 year olds

Sunday 11 February, 2018 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Photo: Sally Jubb

4–6pm. 12 places for 12–15 year olds. Book via Eventbrite Explore Jacqueline Donachie’s exhibition in a series of workshops using a variety of materials, techniques and discussion activities, led and supported by trained Fresh Fruit Leaders and artist Louise Fraser. Each workshop is unique and will include drawing, performance, sculpture and installation art.

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Artists’ BookMarket

Saturday 17 February, 2018 - Sunday 18 February, 2018
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Sat 17 and Sun 2018, 11am–6pm Artists’ BookMarket is The Fruitmarket Gallery in Edinburgh's celebration of artists’ book culture. This year we are partnering with our neighbour Stills Centre for Photography, in an expansion of our annual event. We are inviting applications from potential participants with a deadline of Monday 4 December. Each year, we attract more than two thousand collectors and enthusiasts to make this date with artists' books and artist-led publishing. More than forty stalls are laid with…

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Literary Littles: Janis MacKay: The Selkie Girl

Saturday 24 February, 2018 at 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
the selkie girl

Sat 24 Feb, 10–11am. Free. Suitable for 2–7 years Book via Eventbrite Janis MacKay returns to The Frutimarket Gallery bookclub for little people, woth a fun, interactive storytelling session, she will reading from her enchanting tale inspired by Scottish folklore. Tickets only required for children.

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