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May 2019

In Conversation: Whiteness, Representation & Visibility

Thursday 2 May, 2019 at 11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Thu 2 May, 11am–6pm. Free. 50 places. Book via Eventbrite 11am–4.40pm at Dovecot Studios, 10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LT 5–6pm at The Fruitmarket Gallery, 45 Market Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DF A day of conversations and workshops seeking to highlight and address whiteness within arts institutions in Scotland. Developed by Natasha Ruwona and Claricia Parinussa Kruithof, the day is presented in collaboration with Engage Scotland and The Fruitmarket Gallery and involves contributions from and conversations between a range of speakers and artists,…

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Discussion Group: Ritual

Wednesday 8 May, 2019 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Edinburgh Central Library, 7-9 George IV Bridge
Edinburgh, EH1 1EG United Kingdom
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Wed 8 May, 5–6pm. Free. 10 places. Book via Eventbrite Join the Fruitmarket’s Curator of Research and Public Engagement, Ruth Bretherick, to discuss ritual in the context of Nengudi’s work. There will be a small amount of reading to do in advance, provided when you book. Image: Senga Nengudi, Performance with ‘Inside/Outside Winter 1977’,1977. Courtesy the artist; Lévy Gorvy, New York, London; and Thomas Erben Gallery, New York Photo: Ken Peterson

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Curator’s Talk

Wednesday 15 May, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Edinburgh Central Library, 7-9 George IV Bridge
Edinburgh, EH1 1EG United Kingdom
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Wed 15 May, 6–7pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite Curator of the Senga Nengudi exhibition Laurence Sillars will be in conversation with the Fruitmarket’s Director Fiona Bradley. Come and find out more about the curatorial process behind the current exhibition, organised by and first shown at the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds. The exhibition emerged out of conversations and collaboration between Laurence Sillars and Senga Nengudi. Through careful research, Sillars unearthed many works that had been unseen since they were first…

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June 2019

Artist’s Talk: Katie Paterson

Saturday 15 June, 2019 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Bellfield Community Hall, 16B Bellfield Street, Portobello
Edinburgh, EH15 2BP United Kingdom
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Artist Katie Paterson will be in conversation the evening before she brings her artwork First There is a Mountain to Portobello Beach. Paterson is widely regarded as one of the leading artists of her generation. Collaborating with scientists and researchers across the world, Paterson’s projects consider our place on Earth in the context of geological time and change. Her artworks make use of sophisticated technologies and specialist expertise to stage intimate, poetic and philosophical engagements between people and their natural environment. For First There…

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In The Frame: Audio Descriptive Tour

Saturday 29 June, 2019 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Edinburgh Central Library, 7-9 George IV Bridge
Edinburgh, EH1 1EG United Kingdom
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Saturday 29 Jun, 12-2pm. Free, with lunch and refreshments. 12 places. FM hearing loop available. Book via Eventbrite  Experienced visual describer and artist Juliana Capes will take you through detailed descriptions of Ryan Gander and Jonathan P. Watts’ The Annotated Reader. Designed for people with visual impairments and hearing loss. Please note this event takes place in the lower gallery with step-free access. The Annotated Reader: A publication-as-exhibition and exhibition-as-publication conceived by Ryan Gander and Jonathan P. Watts Thu 20 Jun…

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July 2019

Parallel Annotations: Rebecca Collins, Natalie Ferris and Sophia Yadong Hao

Thursday 4 July, 2019 at 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Edinburgh Central Library, 7-9 George IV Bridge
Edinburgh, EH1 1EG United Kingdom
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Thu 4 Jul. 6–7.30pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite Every Thursday for the duration of the exhibition we launch a book, and invite each author, as well as local writers, curators and academics to respond to The Annotated Reader, adding another layer to its annotations. Conversations between texts emerge, different pages of the Reader come to the fore as these readings are presented within the installation. Rebecca Collins and Natalie Ferris (both Edinburgh College of Art) respond to the Reader with Sophia Yadong…

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Parallel Annotations: Yu Yoyo, A.K. Blakemore, Dave Haysom and Colin Herd

Thursday 11 July, 2019 at 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Edinburgh Central Library, 7-9 George IV Bridge
Edinburgh, EH1 1EG United Kingdom
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Thu 11 Jul, 7–8.30pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite Every Thursday for the duration of the exhibition we launch a book, and invite each author, as well as local writers, curators and academics to respond to The Annotated Reader, adding another layer to its annotations. Conversations between texts emerge, different pages of the Reader come to the fore as these readings are presented within the installation. Poets Yu Yoyo and her translators A.K. Blakemore and Dave Haysom launch My Tenantless Body (Poetry Translation…

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November 2019

Director’s Talk: Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller: Night Walk for Edinburgh

Friday 15 November, 2019 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bookmarket: a pop up bookshop and events space by The Fruitmarket Gallery, 3/1 Waverley Bridge
Edinburgh, EH1 1BQ United Kingdom
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Fri 15 Nov, 2–3pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite At Bookmarket, Waverley Mall Fruitmarket’s Director Fiona Bradley discusses this major new work commissioned by the Fruitmarket for the city of Edinburgh

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December 2019

Sing and fight! Activist musicals on World AIDS Day

Sunday 1 December, 2019 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Bookmarket: a pop up bookshop and events space by The Fruitmarket Gallery, 3/1 Waverley Bridge
Edinburgh, EH1 1BQ United Kingdom
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Sun 1 Dec, 6.30–8.30pm. Pay what you can. Book via Eventbrite At Bookmarket, Waverley Mall Floating drag queens, singing fish, and safer sex commercials by famous artists; these are just some of the ways that HIV activism and LGBT liberation is explored in this screening of musical films. To mark World AIDS Day, Edinburgh Artists’ Moving Image Festival returns with an event showcasing the absurd and political works of John Greyson. Alongside rarely shown shorts from the 1980s, the event centres…

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How we… run a Bookshop

Thursday 5 December, 2019 at 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Bookmarket: a pop up bookshop and events space by The Fruitmarket Gallery, 3/1 Waverley Bridge
Edinburgh, EH1 1BQ United Kingdom
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Thu 5 Dec, 6.30–7.30pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite At Bookmarket, Waverley Mall In this continuation of our series of informal talks about how we do what we do, Bookshop Manager Allie Everett shares her knowledge of creating a house style of buying and merchandising within a cultural organisation to make a singular and profitable retail experience

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