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Exhibition: A Performance of Light and Dark

A Performance of Light and Dark
Making Matters: Garcia Family Foundation Schools’ Programme

Friday 5, Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 October 2018

Upper Gallery

The Fruitmarket Gallery is proud to present A Performance of Light and Dark, an exhibition of art made by pupils from six local primary, secondary and special schools.

The exhibition includes work made by young people from Drummond Community High School, Pilrig Park School, Prospect Bank School, Royal Mile Primary School, St Mary’s RC Primary School and St Thomas of Aquin’s RC High School. Working with artists Lydia Beilby, Louise Fraser and Sean Young, the pupils explored ideas inspired by the British-European artist Tacita Dean whose work was on show at The Fruitmarket Gallery from July to September this year.

A celebration of the creativity of 85 young people aged seven to seventeen, the exhibition includes digital and 16mm film, polaroid photography, cyanotypes, sound and installation art.

Now in its third year, we are grateful to have received funding from the Garcia Family Foundation to support this schools learning programme.

With thanks to Callum Innes, Artist Patron; Greyfriars Art Shop; and The City of Edinburgh Council.

Artwork by Carolina Allinson Delgado DeRobles, (S6 pupil) St Thomas of Aquin’s RC High School, 2018,
Cyanotype Photo: Caitlin McKinnon

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Exhibition: A Performance of Light and Dark

A Performance of Light and Dark
Making Matters: Garcia Family Foundation Schools’ Programme

Friday 5, Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 October 2018

Upper Gallery

The Fruitmarket Gallery is proud to present A Performance of Light and Dark, an exhibition of art made by pupils from six local primary, secondary and special schools.

The exhibition includes work made by young people from Drummond Community High School, Pilrig Park School, Prospect Bank School, Royal Mile Primary School, St Mary’s RC Primary School and St Thomas of Aquin’s RC High School. Working with artists Lydia Beilby, Louise Fraser and Sean Young, the pupils explored ideas inspired by the British-European artist Tacita Dean whose work was on show at The Fruitmarket Gallery from July to September this year.

A celebration of the creativity of 85 young people aged seven to seventeen, the exhibition includes digital and 16mm film, polaroid photography, cyanotypes, sound and installation art.

Now in its third year, we are grateful to have received funding from the Garcia Family Foundation to support this schools learning programme.

With thanks to Callum Innes, Artist Patron; Greyfriars Art Shop; and The City of Edinburgh Council.

Artwork by Carolina Allinson Delgado DeRobles, (S6 pupil) St Thomas of Aquin’s RC High School, 2018,
Cyanotype Photo: Caitlin McKinnon

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Exhibition: A Performance of Light and Dark

A Performance of Light and Dark
Making Matters: Garcia Family Foundation Schools’ Programme

Friday 5, Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 October 2018

Upper Gallery

The Fruitmarket Gallery is proud to present A Performance of Light and Dark, an exhibition of art made by pupils from six local primary, secondary and special schools.

The exhibition includes work made by young people from Drummond Community High School, Pilrig Park School, Prospect Bank School, Royal Mile Primary School, St Mary’s RC Primary School and St Thomas of Aquin’s RC High School. Working with artists Lydia Beilby, Louise Fraser and Sean Young, the pupils explored ideas inspired by the British-European artist Tacita Dean whose work was on show at The Fruitmarket Gallery from July to September this year.

A celebration of the creativity of 85 young people aged seven to seventeen, the exhibition includes digital and 16mm film, polaroid photography, cyanotypes, sound and installation art.

Now in its third year, we are grateful to have received funding from the Garcia Family Foundation to support this schools learning programme.

With thanks to Callum Innes, Artist Patron; Greyfriars Art Shop; and The City of Edinburgh Council.

Artwork by Carolina Allinson Delgado DeRobles, (S6 pupil) St Thomas of Aquin’s RC High School, 2018,
Cyanotype Photo: Caitlin McKinnon

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Young Creatives: Workshops for 12–15 year olds

Sun 12 Aug, 4–6pm. 12 places for 12–15 year olds. Free. To book email bookshop@fruitmarket.co.uk or call 0131 226 8181.

Explore the exhibition 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, film and sound.

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 and still life. Taking theatre and performance as its theme, our exhibition complements these showings, and is presented in the context of the Edinburgh International Festival, the world’s pre-eminent celebration of the performing arts.

The exhibition is built around Dean’s film Event for a Stage (2015), in which actor Stephen Dillane delivers a virtuoso solo performance: it is a performance about performing, given by an actor playing the part of an actor. As the film moves swiftly backwards and forwards between ‘reality’ and ‘illusion’, the audience never quite knows how much of what we are seeing to believe – much of the script concerns the role of text, actor and audience in creating and preserving the ‘magic of suspended disbelief that is the theatre’.

Event for a Stage is joined in the exhibition by a selection of works brought together for the first time that focus on ideas related to acting and the theatre, including her recent film miniature His Picture in Little of three actors who all played Hamlet on the London stage and her early installation Foley Artist that uses the fiction of sound in cinema to portray the actions of a theatre usherette. The exhibition also includes a blackboard drawing and photogravures that together examine performance and its relationship to fiction, the imagination and the collective effort of artist and audience. Turning truth into fiction and unspooling the threads of narrative even as they seem to be weaving them into a convincing tale, these beguiling, entrancing works offer another window into the imagination of this most complex of artists.

Photo: Sally Jubb Photography

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Sunday Makers: Sound Effects

Sunday Makers: Sound Effects
12 Aug, 10–11am. 12 places for 8–11 year olds. Free. To book email bookshop@fruitmarket.co.uk or call 0131 226 8181.

These creative workshops explore the themes, ideas and materials in Tacita Dean’s exhibition. This workshop is led by artist Louise Fraser, you will play with a range of everyday objects and materials to create sound effects for films.

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Set Pieces: Fresh Fruit Tweens for 8–11 year olds

Sun 13 May, 10–11am. Free. 12 places for 8–11 year olds.
To book a place email the bookshop on bookshop@fruitmarket.co.uk or call 0131 226 8181.

Artist Louise Fraser leads this workshop which explores themes, ideas and materials within our Lee Lozano exhibition Slip Slide Splice. You will perform and document everyday scenarios in this workshop exploring language and instruction as art.

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Fresh Fruit: Tweens for 8–11 year olds – Photography and Me

14 Jan, 10–11am, Free for 8–11 year olds. Book via Eventbrite

These workshops designed for 8–11 year olds take place on the second Sunday of the month. In the workshop Artist Louise Fraser will explore themes, ideas and materials in Jacqueline Donachie’s exhibition.

January’s workshop is entitled Photography and Me, a morning of playing with dressing up and performance to make self portraits.

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Pips! Family: Garlands for 4–7 year olds

Sat 16 Dec, 2–5pm. Free. Drop-in, no booking required.

Make paperchains and garlands in this festive workshop with artist Juliana Capes. Have fun with a range of materials including leather, plastic and paper, inspired by Jacqueline Donachie’s work in the exhibition.

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