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Open Out

We’re Opening Out. The Fruitmarket Gallery is evolving. We are reinvigorating our existing gallery and building a new inspirational space for creative, collaborative working, ensuring that we can continue to operate at the forefront of contemporary culture for decades to come.

For forty-five years The Fruitmarket Gallery has been a key part of Scotland’s cultural landscape, showing world class modern and contemporary art to ever-increasing audiences. We have a strong track record, an international reputation for ambitious and high-quality visual arts programming and an enthusiastic and expanding audience with nearly 200,000 visits in 2018.

Now the Fruitmarket is at a turning point, with a transformational plan to upgrade our existing building – meeting the expectations of twenty-first-century art, artists and audiences – and to seize the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to expand into our neighbouring building, bringing it into cultural use.

We are making way for new Fruitmarket and we’ll be back on Market Street with more Fruitmarket later on in 2020, join us – we can’t wait…

But in the meantime, our programmes continue in our new space within Waverley Mall.

We would like to say a very big thank you to all of our OPEN OUT supporters to date. Their generosity is central the evolution of the Fruitmarket – helping to create a new space for high quality visual art and cultural collaborations, and securing our future as an internationally respected arts organisation.

If you would like to find out more about how you can support OPEN OUT – please contact Claire Sylvester / 0131 226 8192

Our award-winning bookshop has popped up not far from the Gallery in Waverley Mall. Bookmarket offers an expertly selected niche titles, hard-to-find art resource texts, and specialist books on typography, art theory, design, architecture, and fashion, plus design-led products and cards from around the world. We also have a wide selection of magazines and paperback for those running for a train. Bookmarket doubles up as an events space to host a programme of talks, performances, events and workshops.

Bookmarket is located at Waverley Mall on Princes Street above Waverley Station and can be accessed via Williams and Johnson Coffee Co at the top of Waverley Steps. Find us on Google Maps