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September 2018

Book launch: Aurélien Froment

Monday 17 September, 2018 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Edinburgh Central Library, 7-9 George IV Bridge
Edinburgh, EH1 1EG United Kingdom
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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.

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Creative & Corporate Love

Wednesday 19 September, 2018 at 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Edinburgh Central Library, 7-9 George IV Bridge
Edinburgh, EH1 1EG United Kingdom
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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 partnerships

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Director’s Talk

Tuesday 25 September, 2018 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 25 Sep, 6–7pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite Join the Fruitmarket’s Director Fiona Bradley as she reflects on how her understanding of Tacita Dean’s art has developed in the course of making and living with the exhibition. 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 and National Gallery focusing on the genres of landscape,portraiture…

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Panel Discussion: Our confidence in the artifice

Thursday 27 September, 2018 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Edinburgh Central Library, 7-9 George IV Bridge
Edinburgh, EH1 1EG United Kingdom
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Thu 27 Sep, 6.30–8pm. Free. Bar open beforehand. Book via Eventbrite ‘Sometimes this membrane between us, which makes you the audience and me the actor, gets ruptured. I don’t mean an artistic rupture – the deliberate transgressing of the thing, which divides us in order to find a different or deeper connection between us – I mean an actual rupture. A hole broken through it. When that happens, a spell is broken. Our confidence in the artifice is shattered and it…

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November 2018

Aye-dentity: Africa in Motion Film Festival

Thursday 1 November, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Edinburgh Central Library, 7-9 George IV Bridge
Edinburgh, EH1 1EG United Kingdom
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Thu 1 Nov, 7–9pm. Free. Bar open. Book via Eventbrite We are delighted to host this screening of two short films and a documentary selected by our youth trainee Natasha Ruwona. The films will be followed by a discussion, exploring identity within Scotland. (discussion will be recorded) Films included in this programme are: Because I am Lawrie Zidyana | Zimbabwe 2017 | 6m | 15 President Robert Mugabe’s anti-gay rhetoric has made it very difficult to live as a lesbian…

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BOOK LAUNCH: David Hopkins: After Modern Art 1945–2017

Monday 19 November, 2018 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Edinburgh Central Library, 7-9 George IV Bridge
Edinburgh, EH1 1EG United Kingdom
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Mon 19 Nov, 6.30–8pm. Free. Bar open. Book via Eventbrite Hopkins will be in conversation with Fiona Bradley to launch an updated edition of his guide to art since 1945 published by Oxford University Press. About the book Contemporary art can be baffling and beautiful, provocative and disturbing. This pioneering book presents a new look at the controversial period between 1945 and 2015, when art and its traditional forms were called into question. It focuses on the relationship between American…

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How we… Write About Art

Wednesday 28 November, 2018 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 28 Nov, 6–7pm, Free. Book via Eventbrite For the next in our series of informal talks about how we do what we do, Ruth Bretherick, Research and Public Engagement Curator, talks about our various approaches to writing about art. Bring your questions.

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January 2019

Discussion Group: Speed

Wednesday 16 January, 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 16 Jan, 5–6pm, Free. Book via Eventbrite Join a discussion of speed in the context of Emma Hart’s new work at The Frutimarket Gallery. There’s a small amount of reading to do in advance, provided when you book. About the exhibition London based artist Emma hart (b.1974, London) makes sculpture, photography, film and installation. Her work is often badly-behaved and messy, challenging assumptions and stereotypes in its quest to be something to which everyone can relate. We are delighted…

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Artist’s Talk: Emma Hart

Monday 21 January, 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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Mon 21 Jan, 6–7pm. Free. Bar open. Book via Eventbrite  Emma Hart will be in conversation with The Fruitmarket’s Director Fiona Bradley about her exhibition BANGER. About the exhibition London based artist Emma hart (b.1974, London) makes sculpture, photography, film and installation. Her work is often badly-behaved and messy, challenging assumptions and stereotypes in its quest to be something to which everyone can relate. We are delighted that Hart accepted our invitation to make this, her first exhibition in scotland, and…

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Panel Discussion: Get the insides onto the outside

Thursday 31 January, 2019 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Edinburgh Central Library, 7-9 George IV Bridge
Edinburgh, EH1 1EG United Kingdom
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Thu 31 Jan, 6.30–8pm. Free. Bar open. Book via Eventbrite Curator Daniel F. Herrmann (The National Gallery, London), and artist Monster Chetwynd discuss expressiveness, materiality and the resurgence of craft in the work of Emma Hart. ‘…to get the insides onto the outside… to offer a situation where outward appearances are eaten away by inner doubts.’ EMMA HART This event will be live streamed on Periscope.

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