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For every exhibition we organise a wide variety of events that offer you a chance to get closer to the art we show and be involved in the life of the Gallery.

Early booking through Eventbrite is advised to guarantee your place, some events are booked through the bookshop, just check listings. Our talks are live streamed so follow us on Facebook, TwitterInstagram and Periscope

A portable FM hearing loop is available for all events. Contact us in advance if you would like to use it.

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Lee Lozano: Curator’s Talk
Fri 9 Mar, 5–6pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite
Barry Rosen and Jaap van Liere of the Lee Lozano Estate in conversation with Fiona Bradley, Fruitmarket Director.

Lee Lozano: Exhibition Preview
Fri 9 Mar, 6.30–8.30pm
All welcome.

LGBT Headspace:  Women’s Wellbeing Event
Fri 16 Mar, 6.30–9pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite
We are delighted to be partnering up with the LGBT Health and Wellbeing Centre to celebrate International Women’s Day. Makar Jackie Kay will share a spoken word performance, Delightful Squalor will give a taste of their timeless Americana sounds and there will be a creative opportunity to explore the Lozano exhibition.

Ge‘knit’alia: Crocheting Rude Bits
Thu 19 Apr, 6–9pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite
A fun and light-hearted workshop lead by knitting nuts from the Gallery’s staff, we will knit and crochet rude bits inspired by our Lee Lozano exhibition. Bring your knitting needles and crochet hooks and we will bring the wool.

Panel Discussion: Seek the Extremes
Thu 26 Apr, 6.30–8pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite
Bar open beforehand.
Art historians Jo Applin (Courtauld Institute, London), Angela Dimitrakaki (University of Edinburgh), and writer Sophie Collins (Durham University) consider the extremes of Lozano’s practice. This event launches Applin’s new book, Lee Lozano: Not Working (Yale University Press).

Self-Sabotage: Spark and Lozano
Fri 27 Apr, 6–7.30pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite
Author Andrew O’Hagan and Fiona Bradley explore the parallels between the self-destructive tendencies of Muriel Spark’s protagonist in The Driver’s Seat (1970) and Lozano’s rejection of the art world and boycott of women in the early 1970s, which threw her into semi-obscurity. O’Hagan has written the introduction to a new edition of The Driver’s Seat, published by Polygon on the 100th anniversary of Spark’s birth.

How we … Publish
Thu 3 May, 6–7pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite
This new series of informal talks offers a glimpse into different aspects of how we do what we do. Here Elizabeth McLean, the Fruitmarket’s Deputy Director, discusses our work as a visual art publisher. Bring any questions and we’ll share what we’ve learned along the way.

Creative & Corporate Love
Wed 16 May, 6.30–9pm. £10 (CE members free). Register at
Creative Edinburgh’s regular event bringing the creative and corporate communities together to spark new working partnerships.

Discussion Group: Refusal
Thu 17 May, 5–6pm. Free. 10 places. Book via Eventbrite
Join the Fruitmarket’s Ruth Bretherick to discuss refusal in the context of Lozano’s work. There will be a small amount of reading to do in advance, which will be provided when you book.

Director’s Talk
Tue 29 May, 6–7pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite
The Fruitmarket’s Director Fiona Bradley reflects on how her understanding of Lozano’s art has developed in the course of making and living with the exhibition.

Ambient Audiences: Sonic Structures
Fri 1 Jun, 6.30–8.30pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite
This year’s sonic showcase selected by Edinburgh College of Art’s Jules Rawlinson. Live electronics, sound design, creative music practice and digital composition featuring staff and postgraduate students from The Reid School of Music.


Saturday Tours
Every Saturday, 2–2.30pm. Free.
Drop in for an informal tour of the exhibition with one of our Information Assistants.

In the Frame: Descriptive Tour
Sat 12 May, 12–2pm. Free. 12 places. Book via Eventbrite
Artist Juliana Capes will take you through detailed descriptions of Lozano’s art and practice, with lunch and refreshments. We particularly welcome people with visual impairments, and hearing loss and disabilities.


15–17 June 2018. Free Entry
Launch Fri 15 Jun  5 – 8pm
Sat 16 & Sun 17 June 10am–6pm

Our annual makers’ fair celebrating contemporary craft and design across fashion, homeware, print and illustration. Partnering with Creative Edinburgh we have a special focus on supporting emerging designers and collectives. We will be presenting gorgeous items to add to your home and wardrobe. Put the dates in your diary now! If you are interested in applying for a stall go to Curator Space. Deadline is 9am, 26 March.

Children and Families


Literary Littles: Bookclub for 3–7 year olds
Our fun book group for children aged 3–7. Join us for a Saturday morning of readings followed by craft activities.

Lynne Rickards: Rowan the Red Squirrel
Sat 17 Mar, 10–11am. Free. Book via Eventbrite
From the creators of the bestselling Skye the Puffling, Lynne Rickards will be joining us to read from the delightful Rowan the Red Squirrel. Set in the Scottish Highlands and featuring some of Scotland’s most famous wildlife, it’s a tale sure to entertain both children and adults alike.

Kasia Matyjaszek: Molly Rogers, Pirate Girl
Sat 21 Apr, 10–11am. Free. Book via Eventbrite
Illustrator Kasia Matyjaszek will read from her book about ferocious pirate Captain Firebeard and his crew who meet their match when they kidnap a small, feisty girl named Molly! Postponed from Sat 27 Jan.

Elizabeth McKay: Wee Granny’s Magic Bag and the Pirates
Sat 2 Jun, 10–11am. Free. 
Book via Eventbrite
What weird and wonderful things will Wee Granny pull out of her magic bag next? Elizabeth McKay will reveal all in her third book in this popular series. Think Mary Poppins, with more tartan (and pirates).

Art in a Bag
Explore the exhibition with this handy bag of materials for children and families available in the resource room upstairs.


Fresh Fruit: Tweens for 8–11 year olds
Free. 12 places. To book call the bookshop on 0131 226 8181 or email
Artist Louise Fraser leads monthly workshops exploring themes, ideas and materials in the exhibition:

Paint and Slide
Sun 8 Apr, 10–11am.
Make paintings that merge forms, working from faces and everyday tools. Experiment with techniques and materials including slime!

Set Pieces
Sun 13 May, 10–11am.
Perform and document everyday scenarios in this workshop exploring language and instruction as art.

Fresh Fruit


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 is supported by The Robertson Trust.

Party Piece: Escape, Marvel, Create for 16–25 year olds

Thu 29 Mar, 7–10pm. Free. Drinks served. Book via Eventbrite.
An evening of escape for fun and dream-like experiences set within the exhibition, curated by Artesfera and Fresh Fruit. Immerse yourself in surrealist soundscapes and responses to Lee Lozano’s work including a dialogue booth, a fantasy wall, making body parts and shadow art, a chance to grade Lozano’s artwork and playing with instructions that take you beyond the confines of the event. All in the quest of the marvellous. Body-inspired costumes encouraged. Dreamy cocktails and mocktails served.

Fresh Fruit: Teens for 12–15 year olds
Sun 8 Apr, Sun 13 May, 4–6pm. Free. 12 places. To book call the bookshop on 0131 226 8181 or email
Explore Lozano’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, painting, performance, sculpture and writing.

Fresh Fruit Leader Training for 1625 year olds
Thu 15 Mar, 6–8pm. Free. 8 places.
Learn how to lead and support arts workshops for young people and become a Fresh Fruit Leader, supported by artist Louise Fraser. You’ll find 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 teens workshops for 12–15 year olds on 8 April and 13 May.

For more information and
 to get involved contact Caitlin McKinnon
 Learning Programme Manager

Cut Fold Bind: Bookmaking Workshop  for 16–25 year olds
Sat & Sun 28–29 April, 11am–5pm. Free. 15 places.
Inspired by Lozano’s drawings, notebooks and instruction works, this project with artist Catherine Hiley will introduce a range of bookmaking techniques, looking at how form, content, production and structure inform each other. Participants will make books that explore the small, intimate and direct nature of this medium. The books will be displayed in the gallery at the end of the workshop.

For more information and
 to get involved contact Caitlin McKinnon
 Learning Programme Manager

Art and Identity Youth Project
Every Friday, 11am–1pm.
Fri 16 Mar – Fri 1 Jun. Free.
Book a place:
Art and Identity is a free 10-week creative project for 16–25 year olds aimed at young people who may have mental health issues, Autism, Aspergers, experience of the care system or who are not currently in education, training or employment. We are working in collaboration with Access to Industry to deliver this project, which will enable young people explore their own identity, learn new creative skills and meet new people. To refer a young person to this project contact Tracy Morgan, Community Engagement Manager. Supported by William Grant.