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Pip Thornton: Arcadia

Pip Thornton, Arcadia
6 February – 12 April

Artist Pip Thornton’s Arcadia (2020), made specially for The Fruitmarket Gallery’s pop-up space in Waverley Mall, uses LED screens hung in the bookshop’s windows to display text that will be seen in the communal mall space below. The text is from Walter Benjamin’s Arcades project. Each word appears along with a price which is allocated from Google’s advertising platform. Arcadia invites us to consider the processes that generate monetary value around us, in both physical and virtual marketplaces.

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A new Fruitmarket

We’re making room for a new Fruitmarket and work has begun on our refurbishment and extension. We will reopen in Summer 2020 with reinvigorated spaces in the existing building and a new inspirational space for creative, collaborative working in the building next door.


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.

Opening hours
Open seven days. 10am–6pm.

On top of Waverley Mall, 3/1 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1BQ.
Find us on google maps
P +44 (0)131 225 2383

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.

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