Thu 12 Jul, 6–7pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite Join Fruitmarket Gallery's new bookclub QUAIR, and read a range of contemporary fiction. Come along and discuss Her Body & Other Parties by Carmen Maria Machado – a collection of short stories reminiscent of Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber. The book is available to purchase at a discounted price at The Frutimarket Gallery bookshop.Find out more »
Wed 25 Jul, 10am–1pm. Join the Gallery staff for a community clean of Martin Creed’s Work No: 1059. Bring your rubber gloves and 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. If you would like to help us, email email@example.com or call 0131 225 2383Find out more »
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.Find out more »
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.Find out more »
Wed 22 Aug, 5–6pm. Free. 10 places. Book via Eventbrite Join the Fruitmarket’s Research and Interpretation Curator Ruth Bretherick to discuss time in the context of Tacita Dean’s work. There will be a small amount of reading to do in advance, provided when you book. 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 Royal Academy of Arts, National Portrait Gallery…Find out more »
Sat 1 Sep, 10–11am. Free. Book via Eventbrite Edinburgh’s own Tom Morgan-Jones will be hosting a draw-along event to introduce his spooky picture book debut! Told entirely in dialogue, this read-aloud tale plays out in sly illustrations brimming with visual humour. 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.Find out more »
Sat 15 Sept, 10-11am. For children aged 3-7 years. Book via Eventbrite. Join Edinburgh based author Vivian French as she reads from her book How Billy Hippo Learned to Swim. Business is bad at Mrs’ Hippo’s pizza parlour until William has a great idea. Vivian French is the author of over two hundred books, including the popular series Tales from the Five Kingdoms. This event forms part of Literary Littles, The Frutimarket Gallery’s fun book group for children aged 3–7. The…Find out more »
Mon 17 Sep, 6.30–8.30pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite Book launch meets film meets performance event as we host the launch of Edinburgh based artist’s first monographic publication Three Double Tales. A photography book and an exhibition catalogue as well as an artist’s book, it unites three projects whose sources are places and fantasy.Find out more »
Wed 19 Sep, 6.30–9pm. £10 (CE members free). Register at creative-edinburgh.com Come along to Creative Edinburgh’s regular event bringing the creative and corporate communities together to spark new working partnershipsFind out more »
Thu 20 Sep, 6–8pm. Free. This evening is an invitation to community groups to join us for our first Connecting Communities creative event, you will have a chance to network and discuss potential opportunities to develop creative projects with The Fruitmarket Gallery. This new programme extends the reach of our work to involve underrepresented audiences and vulnerable groups. Our aim is to use art to engage with different communities in an effective and meaningful way and create impact through creative programming. For more…Find out more »
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