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February 2019

LGBT History Month: How the Past Can Shape Our Future

Thursday 28 February, 2019 at 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Edinburgh Central Library, 7-9 George IV Bridge
Edinburgh, EH1 1EG United Kingdom
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Thu 28 Feb, 7–9pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite Join Time for Inclusive Education (TIE), for a special event to close LGBT History Month, as a guest panel share their defining moments and icons from LGBT history – they will discuss what can be learned from them today in the quest to advance LGBT rights. Panel Christina McKelvie MSP, Minister for Older People and Equalities Hannah Bardell MP Patrick Harvie MSP Jordan Daly TIE Campaign Eleanor Matthews TIE Campaign Speakers Liam…

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March 2019

Linda Goode Bryant in conversation

Tuesday 19 March, 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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Tue 19 Mar, 6–7pm. Book via Eventbrite. This event will be live streamed on periscope. Activist, filmmaker and gallery pioneer Linda Goode Bryant will be in conversation with Fiona Bradley, Director of The Fruitmarket Gallery. Bryant founded the artists’ space Just Above Midtown (New York), which showed the work of African American artists including Senga Nengudi in the 1970s and 1980s. The Fruitmarket Gallery are showing the first solo institutional exhibition of the work of Senga Nengudi outside the United…

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April 2019

How we… run a peer-led programme

Tuesday 2 April, 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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Tue 2 Apr, 6–7pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite  For the next in our series of The Fruitmarket Gallery's informal talks join Caitlin McKinnon, Creative Learning Curator, and members of Fresh Fruit, our peer-led group for young adults aged 16–25, to hear about our approach to programming with audiences taking the lead.

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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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