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Fresh Fruit is a programme for young people to work together and with artists to explore new ideas and make and share art. Using our exhibitions as a starting point, you’ll be supported to shape the direction and content of projects. Sessions are social, informal and free. Follow Fresh Fruit on Facebook.

Fresh Fruit Leader Training (ages 16–25)

Wed 29 Nov, 6–8pm. 8 places. Book via Eventbrite
Learn to lead and support arts workshops for young people and become a Fresh Fruit Leader, supported by artist Louise Fraser. You’ll nd out how to plan and deliver arts and discussion-based activities inspired by the exhibition, with the opportunity to put your skills into practice to deliver workshops for 12–15 year olds on the second Sundays of the month.

Fresh Fruit Social: Nurturing Talent Fund (ages 14–20)
Thu 11 Jan, 6–8pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite
Meet representatives of Young Scot’s National Youth Arts Advisory Group, who will talk about how to apply for the Time to Shine: Nurturing Talent Fund to support young people to develop their creative practice in any art form. You’ll also hear about NYAAG’s wider work and share information on projects and ideas.

Exchange: Art Party (ages 16–25) 
Fri 19 Jan, 7–10pm. Free. Drinks and snacks served.
An evening of live music, performance and exchange curated by Fresh Fruit. Set within the exhibition, the event includes an opportunity to participate in an art piece. Beat the January blues and come along to this informal social.

Fresh Fruit: Teens (ages 12–15)
On the second Sunday of the month. 4–6pm. 12 places.
Sun 10 Dec Book via Eventbrite 
Sun 14 Jan Book via Eventbrite 
Sun 11 Feb Book via Eventbrite
Explore Donachie’s exhibition in a series of workshops using a variety of materials, techniques and discussion activities, led and supported by trained Fresh Fruit Leaders and artist Louise Fraser. Each workshop is unique and will include drawing, performance, sculpture and installation art.

NEW Fresh Fruit: Tweens for 8–11 year olds
Second Sundays of the month: 10 Dec, 14 Jan, 11 Feb, 10–11am. 12 places.
Artist Louise Fraser leads monthly workshops exploring themes, ideas and materials in the exhibition:

10 Dec: Body of Work Book via Eventbrite
Explore sculpture and identity by making giant totem poles as tall as you!

14 Jan: Photography and Me Book via Eventbrite
Play with dressing up and performance to make self portraits.

11 Feb: Temple of Youth Book via Eventbrite
An immersive morning exploring sound and music through art.


The learning team work in collaboration with a range of organisations such as Access to Industry, Screen Education Edinburgh, Dance Base and the Art Room to deliver a young people’s creative outreach programme. This youth outreach programme focuses on working with under-represented young people, including young people who are not in education, training or employment, disabled young people and young people from BME (Black and Minority Ethnic) communities.


The Gallery Children’s Programme for 2–7 year olds includes Literary Littles our regular free book club. For each exhibition we have also just introduced our Pips! Family Programme for children aged 4–7, which explores the materials and themes in the exhibition.