A new Fruitmarket
We’re making room for a new Fruitmarket and work has begun on our refurbishment and extension. We will reopen in 2020 with reinvigorated spaces in the existing building and a new inspirational space for creative, collaborative working in the building next door.
BUT OUR PROGRAMMES CONTINUE
During our closure we are located at Bookmarket: a bookshop and events space in Waverley Mall. Here you’ll find our award-winning bookshop as well as a busy programme of talks, events and workshops. Our new home is on the top level of the Mall beside Williams and Johnson Coffee Co. situated at the top of the Waverley Steps.
A pop up bookshop and events space by The Fruitmarket Gallery.
While we make room for more Fruitmarket on Market Street join us in Waverley Mall. Bookmarket is on the top level of Waverley Mall, Princes Street accessed via Williams and Johnson Coffee Co. situated at the top of Waverley Steps.
Open seven days. 10am–6pm.
Closed 25–27 December (inclusive)
Right in the middle of the city, at the east end of Princes Street, next to Edinburgh Waverley railway station. Turn left at the top of Waverley Steps.
Night Walk for Edinburgh
Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller
Night Walk for Edinburgh
16 Nov 2019 – 31 Jan 2020
Following Janet Cardiff’s voice and walking in her footsteps, you will be led through the backstreets of the Edinburgh’s Old Town, unravelling a disjointed tale – part game-playing, part surrealistic poetry, perhaps even a murder mystery – layered with history, invention and memories.
The image of the street comes up on the screen you are holding. It appears that it has been shot in the exact location that you are standing in, almost as if it is in real time. A figure walks past on the video as another passes by in the real world, the two realities aligning. The sounds from the headphones are startlingly three-dimensional, further merging the two worlds in front of you. A female voice close behind you says: so here I am in Edinburgh…
As you listen, she begins to tell you where you are – you should be at the bottom of Advocates’ Close, looking out at Cockburn Street with your back to the steps… – and what you should do – now let’s turn around… and go up the stairs.
One of the biggest hits of this year’s Edinburgh international Festival, Cardiff and Miller’s Night Walk for Edinburgh is now a permanent part of The Fruitmarket Gallery’s collection. We plan to run the work every winter, during Edinburgh’s Christmas and Hogmanay celebrations.