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March 2020

Artists’ Bookmarket

Sunday 8 March, 2020 at 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Custom Lane, 1 Customs Wharf
Edinbrgh, EH6 6AL United Kingdom
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Sat 7 and Sun 8 Mar, 10am-5pm. Free. At Custom Lane, 1 Customs Wharf, Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 6AL Artists’ BookMarket, The Fruitmarket Gallery’s annual celebration of artists’ book culture takes place in Leith this year, thanks to our host partners Custom Lane. Enjoy carefully selected stalls of artist-led publishing and hand-crafted books, accompanied by a weekend programme of talks and workshops, the full programme will be available soon. Featuring The Lindstrom Effect The Book Tree Press ffaun Joanna Robson ECA…

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Collage & fold with Rhed Fawell

Sunday 8 March, 2020 at 10:15 am - 11:15 am
Custom Lane, 1 Customs Wharf
Edinbrgh, EH6 6AL United Kingdom
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Sun 8 Mar, 10.15–11.15am. £8 plus booking fee. Book via Eventbrite At Custom Lane, 1 Customs Wharf, Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 6AL This workshop is led by collage artist Rhed Fawell, she will teach you how to make a simple 8-page paper booklet from one piece of A4 paper. You will learn some simple collaging techniques to decorate the front cover and internal pages of your booklet. Materials supplied but please feel free to bring your own magazines or interesting visuals to…

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Lucy Roscoe: Pop-ups for grown-ups

Sunday 8 March, 2020 at 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
Custom Lane, 1 Customs Wharf
Edinbrgh, EH6 6AL United Kingdom
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Sun 8 Mar, 11.30am–12.15pm. £16 plus booking fee. Book via Eventbrite Learn to make a pop-up book with Lucy Roscoe of The Book Tree Press Absorb yourself in the magical world of the pop-up book, which is strictly not just for children! You will learn a few paper engineering and manipulation techniques that can be used and adapted to create all kinds of unique book forms. At the end of the workshop you will take home your own pop-up book.…

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Society of Bookbinders: Box making
 demo

Sunday 8 March, 2020 at 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Custom Lane, 1 Customs Wharf
Edinbrgh, EH6 6AL United Kingdom
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Sun 8 Mar, 12.20–1.30pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite. Box making demonstration with Gillian Stewart of the Society of Bookbinders Boxes can be protection, storage and art objects in their own right. In this demonstration we'll share techniques for measuring, cutting, constructing and covering a drop-back box. Led by Gillian Stewart, Chair of the Society of Bookbinders in Scotland, prize winning bookbinder and owner of Juju Books. The Society of Bookbinders is a UK-based educational charity dedicated to traditional and contemporary…

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Bradel Binding with Designer Bookbinders

Sunday 8 March, 2020 at 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
Custom Lane, 1 Customs Wharf
Edinbrgh, EH6 6AL United Kingdom
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Sun 8 Mar, 1.45–2.45pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite At Custom Lane, 1 Customs Wharf, Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 6AL. Join us for this demonstration and introduction to the world of Designer Bookbinding, led by prize winning bookbinder Tom McEwan A sophisticated and versatile method of bookbinding, Bradel Binding is often used in fine and design bindings. In this demonstration, we'll share the methods and tricks involved, and where the opportunities for creativity exist. Led by professional bookbinder Tom McEwan, fellow of…

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Fresh Fruit Pop Up: Weave It Out!

Sunday 8 March, 2020 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Waverley Mall, 3/1 Waverley Bridge
Edinburgh, EH1 1BQ United Kingdom
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Fresh Fruit Pop UP

Sun 8 Mar, 2–5pm. Free, drop in for 8–15 year olds at Waverley Mall, lower level. Fresh Fruit Pop Up is an open creative space for 8–15 year olds tp drop in, make art and chat to peers. These workshops explore craft, printing and fashion, led by Fresh Fruit Intern and artist Brooke Milliken. Using found materials such as fabric, plastic and all things fantastic, we will weave our way in and out of different structures to create colourful, patterned artworks.…

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Julie Johnstone: Book of the Sky

Sunday 8 March, 2020 at 3:15 pm - 4:00 pm
Custom Lane, 1 Customs Wharf
Edinbrgh, EH6 6AL United Kingdom
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Sun 8 Mar, 3.15pm–4pm. Free. No booking required. At Custom Lane, 1 Customs Wharf, Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 6AL. Julie Johnstone and Bill Zachs launch their new book The Book of the Sky. What happens when contemporary artists' books are brought together with centuries-old rare books and objects? A conversation about their recent Blackie House exhibition around which the new book is based, and about future possibilities for their activities of collecting, curating and creating to come together.  

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CI Studio 6: Digital Publishing Do’s and Don’ts

Tuesday 10 March, 2020 at 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bookmarket: a pop up bookshop and events space by The Fruitmarket Gallery, 3/1 Princes Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1BQ United Kingdom
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Tue 10 Mar, 3–5pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite At Bookmarket, Top level of Waverley Mall, 3/1 Princes Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1BQ CI Studio 6 will explore the practicalities, possibilities and pitfalls of digital publishing, providing an introduction to the tools and platforms available, alongside examples and case studies from artists’ using these formats to disseminate their work. Organised in collaboration with Creative Informatics, and following on from our Artists' Bookmarket, this interactive session will bring together creative practitioners and digital…

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Fresh Fruit Pop Up: In the Bag!

Sunday 15 March, 2020 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Waverley Mall, 3/1 Waverley Bridge
Edinburgh, EH1 1BQ United Kingdom
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Fresh Fruit Pop UP

Sun 15 Mar, 2–5pm. Free, drop-in for 8–15 year olds. Fresh Fruit Pop Up is an open creative space for 8–15 year olds tp drop in, make art and chat to peers. These workshops explore craft, printing and fashion, led by Fresh Fruit Intern and artist Brooke Milliken. Today, design and make your own tote bag to take away! Get creative and stamp, write and wear your own bag for life. Sessions take place in a dedicated unit at Waverley Mall during…

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ONLINE EVENT: To Hell and Back: A group reading of Dante’s Inferno 

Thursday 26 March, 2020 at 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fresh Fruit Pop Up, Lower Level, 3/48 Waverley Mall, Waverley Bridge
Edinburgh, EH1 1BQ United Kingdom
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Thu 26 March from 5pm onwards. Join us via this link: https://meet.jit.si/tohellandback  Barrie Tullett was the featured artist at this year’s Artists’ BookMarket. He has been working for the last thirty years on The Typographic Dante, an obsessive project to make a visual representation of each of the 100 cantos of Dante’s Divine Comedy using the ‘obsolete’ technologies of wood and metal type, typewriters and letraset.  Tonight, after a short conversation between Tullett and the Fruitmarket's Iain Morrison, we will read through Dante's Inferno using his…

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