The Fruitmarket Gallery has been a key part of Edinburgh’s cultural landscape since 1974. Currently closed for redevelopment, we are getting ready to open our doors to the public on 7 July.
Turner prize nominated artist Karla Black’s work will span both the exhibition galleries and the new warehouse space when we reopen. The Fruitmarket curated Black’s solo presentation for Scotland in Venice at the 54th International Biennale in 2011 but has yet to work with her in Scotland and this exhibition is the result of an invitation to Black to play to her strengths and “force a raw creative moment” into the Fruitmarket’s pristine new gallery spaces.
The redevelopment brings more space for art; a new space for cross artform collaborations; better facilities for all; and a new learning studio. The Fruitmarket was originally due to reopen in summer 2020, but the coronavirus crisis seriously challenged both the timing and finances of the project. We have been heartened and inspired by the generosity of our supporters who have helped us to hit our fundraising target. Over the past six years, we have raised a total of £4.3 million from an exceptional group of people and organisations who believed in us and in our vision. Their support has ensured that the Fruitmarket can continue to operate at the forefront of contemporary culture for decades to come.
Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller
Night Walk for Edinburgh
You are now able to download one of the biggest hits of last year’s Edinburgh International Festival – Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller’s Night Walk for Edinburgh on your own device. The experience is reimagined for our times, remaining in line with social distancing regulations, whilst enabling you to immerse yourself in the surreal world of Cardiff and Miller.
Following Janet Cardiff’s voice and walking in her footsteps, as you participate in Night Walk for Edinburgh you will be led through the backstreets of 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. One of the biggest hits of last year’s Edinburgh International Festival, Cardiff and Miller’s Night Walk for Edinburgh is now a permanent part of The Fruitmarket Gallery’s collection. Commissioned for the city of Edinburgh by The Fruitmarket Gallery.