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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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You Have Beautiful ‘I’s

You Have Beautiful ‘I’s is an exhibition created by young people aged 16–25 during Celebrate ART, Art and Identity Project, a project delivered in collaboration with Access to Industry and The Fruitmarket Gallery.

The young people created work in response to ideas presented in The Fruitmarket Gallery’s Lee Lozano exhibition. Working alongside the artist Louise Fraser and Celebrate ART youth trainee Natasha Ruwona the participants have developed new skills, experimented with a range of materials and also explored their own identities.

Celebrate ART is supported by the Year of Young People 2018 Event Fund and Creative Scotland and managed by Engage Scotland.

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Celebrate Art IdentityProject

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You Have Beautiful ‘I’s

You Have Beautiful ‘I’s is an exhibition created by young people aged 16–25 during Celebrate ART, Art and Identity Project, a project delivered in collaboration with Access to Industry and The Fruitmarket Gallery.

The young people created work in response to ideas presented in The Fruitmarket Gallery’s Lee Lozano exhibition. Working alongside the artist Louise Fraser and Celebrate ART youth trainee Natasha Ruwona the participants have developed new skills, experimented with a range of materials and also explored their own identities.

Celebrate ART is supported by the Year of Young People 2018 Event Fund and Creative Scotland and managed by Engage Scotland.

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Celebrate Art IdentityProject

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Fresh Fruit Leader Training for 16-25 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
caitlin@fruitmarket.co.uk

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 @FreshFruit1625

Image credit: Lee Lozano, No title, c 1962. © The Estate of Lee Lozano. Courtesy Hauser & Wirth.

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