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July 2018

EXHIBITION: Tacita Dean, Woman with a Red Hat

Saturday 7 July, 2018 at 11:00 am - Sunday 30 September, 2018 at 6:00 pm
The Fruitmarket Gallery,
45 Market Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1DF United Kingdom
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Tacita Dean is one of Britain’s most respected and successful international artists. This year has been a busy one for her, with exhibitions at London’s Royal Academy of Arts, National Portrait Gallery and National Gallery focusing on the genres of landscape, portraiture and still life. Taking theatre and performance as its theme, our exhibition complements these showings, and is presented in the context of the Edinburgh International Festival, the world’s pre-eminent celebration of the performing arts. The exhibition is built around…

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The Scotsman Steps Clean Up

Wednesday 25 July, 2018 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Fruitmarket Gallery,
45 Market Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1DF United Kingdom
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Wed 25 Jul, 10am–1pm. Book in via Eventbrite so we know you are coming. Join the Gallery staff for a community clean of Martin Creed’s Work No: 1059. We will supply the cleaning equipment and refreshments. Let’s make these beautiful marble steps sparkle! Work No. 1059 was commissioned by The Fruitmarket Gallery as part of a refurbishment of the Scotsman Steps by the City of Edinburgh Council and the Edinburgh World Heritage Trust.  

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Fresh Fruit Leader Training

Wednesday 25 July, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Fruitmarket Gallery,
45 Market Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1DF United Kingdom
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Fresh Fruit Leader Training

Wed 25 Jul, 6–8pm. Free. 8 places for 16–25 year olds. Book via Eventbrite Learn how to lead and support arts workshops for young people and become a Fresh Fruit Leader, supported by artist Louise Fraser. You’ll find out how to plan and deliver arts and discussion-based activities inspired by the exhibition, with the opportunity to put your skills into practice to deliver Young Creatives workshops on 12 Aug and 9 Sep.

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Creative Mornings: Intention

Friday 27 July, 2018 at 8:30 am - 10:00 am
The Fruitmarket Gallery,
45 Market Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1DF United Kingdom
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Creative Mornings

Fri 27 Jul, 8.30–10am. Free. Register @creativemornings.com A monthly lecture series, simultaneously taking place in 154 cities around the world on a shared theme. Join your local creative community for inspiration, conversation and a light breakfast.

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August 2018

The Night with… Wooden Elephant

Wednesday 8 August, 2018 at 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
The Fruitmarket Gallery,
45 Market Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1DF United Kingdom
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Wooden Elephant

Wed 8 Aug, doors 7.30pm for 8pm start.  £10/£6 conc. Book now The Night With… Wooden Elephant presents totally acoustic versions of Björk’s Homogenic and Radiohead's Kid A. Both reimagined for string quintet and a variety of miscellaneous objects. Electronic beats and synths have been replaced with all-acoustic, analogue instruments of wood, steel, and horsehair and more unconventional instruments including bird water whistles, a kazoo, tuning forks, pacay bean shakers, plectrums, wine glasses and aluminium kitchen foil. The Night with... is…

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Reel-to-reel: Double Bill

Friday 10 August, 2018 at 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm
The Fruitmarket Gallery,
45 Market Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1DF United Kingdom
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Still from Berberian Sound Studio (2012) directed by Peter Strickland. Image courtesy of Curzon Artificial Eye.

Fri 10 Aug, 6.30–10.30pm. Free. Certificate 15. Bar open. Book via Eventbrite  Prompted by Tacita Dean’s Foley Artist (1996), we screen two films in which the creation and recording of sound are central to the narrative. Join us for one or both. 6.30pm: The Conversation (dir. Francis Ford Coppola, 1974). 113 mins. This psychological thriller follows a surveillance expert as he taps into private conversations, becoming increasingly paranoid about the ambiguity of one particular exchange he overhears. Starring Gene Hackman.…

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Alastair Chisholm: The Prince and the Witch and the Thief and the Bears

Saturday 11 August, 2018 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am
The Fruitmarket Gallery,
45 Market Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1DF United Kingdom
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Alastair Chisholm

Sat 11 Aug, 10–11am. Free. Book via Eventbrite Local author Alastair will launch his action-packed book full of lock-picking princesses and broccoli-wielding ninja frogs. Available at a discounted launch price on the day. This event forms part of The Fruitmarket Gallery’s fun book group for children aged 3–7. The reading will be followed by craft activities. Tickets only required for children.

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Sunday Makers: Sound Effects

Sunday 12 August, 2018 at 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
The Fruitmarket Gallery,
45 Market Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1DF United Kingdom
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teens

Sunday Makers: Sound Effects 12 Aug, 10–11am. 12 places for 8–11 year olds. Free. To book email bookshop@fruitmarket.co.uk or call 0131 226 8181. These creative workshops explore the themes, ideas and materials in Tacita Dean’s exhibition. This workshop is led by artist Louise Fraser, you will play with a range of everyday objects and materials to create sound effects for films.

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Young Creatives: Workshops for 12–15 year olds

Sunday 12 August, 2018 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Fruitmarket Gallery,
45 Market Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1DF United Kingdom
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Photo: Sally Jubb

Sun 12 Aug, 4–6pm. 12 places for 12–15 year olds. Free. To book email bookshop@fruitmarket.co.uk or call 0131 226 8181. Explore the exhibition 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, film and sound. About the exhibition Tacita Dean is one of Britain’s most respected and successful international artists. This year has been a busy one for her, with exhibitions at London’s…

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Picasso’s Women

Monday 13 August, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Daily until Sunday 26 August, 2018
Picasso’s Women

Mon 13 – Mon 20, Wed 22 – Sun 26 August, 7–8.30pm. Tickets £11-£13 Book tickets from Edfringe The Gallery opens its stage door to the Fringe and hosts a production of Picasso's Women, by Brian McAvera. For two weeks in August, director-actor Colette Redgrave and her stars Judith Paris and Kirsten Moore present three of the honest and humorous monologues originally presented at the National Theatre and on BBC Radio 3. Drawing out Picasso's biography we hear from French model Fernande, Russian ballerina Olga…

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