Advice for Our Times is a day of advice and information at The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh where lawyers and organisations will share their knowledge about immigration, benefits, housing and your legal rights in terms of Scottish Law. With the enormous changes to legal aid, immigration, housing and the benefits system that are taking place, this drop-in event will offer you the chance to learn more about your rights and will offer practical advice to people on how they can access help with these…Find out more »
Exhibition Preview Lee Lozano Slip Slide Splice Fri 9 Mar, 6.30–8.30pm. All welcome. Be one of the first to see The Fruitmarket Gallery’s Spring exhibition by Lee Lozano, who was a major figure in the New York art scene of the 1960s and early 1970s. Lozano made furiously inventive, irreverent and often tiny paintings and drawings; vast, abstracted paintings that sometimes used tools as their starting point; and conceptual works which took the form of instructions: ‘investment piece: be the…Find out more »
Thu 29 Mar, 7–10pm. Free. Drinks served. Book via Eventbrite. Escape to the marvellous in a free youth-focused evening of live music, fantasy, performance and action set within Lee Lozano’s exhibition Slip Slide Splice. The Fruitmarket Gallery’s youth group Fresh Fruit's second collaboration with the open collective Artesfera brings the exhibition to life with a packed programme playing with instructions and the humorous side of Lozano’s work. **Surrealist soundscapes by Dominic Corbett & Dee Learious** **Dialogue booth** **“Outside of the…Find out more »
Thu 19 Apr, 6–9pm. Free. A fun and light-hearted workshop lead by knitting nuts from the Gallery’s staff, we will knit and crochet rude bits inspired by our Lee Lozano exhibition. Bring your knitting needles and crochet hooks and we will bring the wool. Image: Lee Lozano, Private Notebook 5, 1969 (detail) © The Estate of Lee Lozano. Courtesy Hauser & Wirth.Find out more »
Wed 16 May, 6.30–9pm. £10 (CE members free). Register at http://www.creative-edinburgh.com Creative Edinburgh’s regular event bringing the creative and corporate communities together to spark new working partnerships. The evening is focused around a particular business theme or challenge and features talks from invited speakers, networking and matchmaking activities. Hear inspiring stories, widen your professional network and gain practical advice to help propel your creative endeavours to the next level.Find out more »
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. 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.Find 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 »
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