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Young Creatives – workshop for 12–15 year olds

Sun 13 Jan,  4–6pm. 12 places for 12–15 year olds. Free.

Explore Emma Hart’s exhibition BANGER using a variety of materials, techniques and discussion activities with trained Fresh Fruit Leaders and artist Louise Fraser. Each workshop is unique and will include clay, installation, pattern and colour.

Booking essential. To book call the bookshop on 0131 226 8181 or email bookshop@fruitmarket.co.uk.

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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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Theatre is Life as Spectacle: Art Party

Fri 21 Sep, 7–10pm. Free. Bar open. Book via Eventbrite
Explore the gallery after hours in an evening of music, performance and expanded cinema responding to Tacita Dean’s work and practice. Curated by Fresh Fruit, in collaboration with artist Lydia Beilby of Screen Bandita.

Fresh Fruit is a programme for young people aged 16–25 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

Supported by The Hunter Foundation: 100 Disrupters.

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

Thu 29 Mar, 7–10pm. Free. Drinks served. Book via Eventbrite.

Escape to the marvellous in a free youth-focused evening of live music, fantasy, performance and action set within Lee Lozano’s exhibition Slip Slide Splice.

The Fruitmarket Gallery’s youth group Fresh Fruit’s second collaboration with the open collective Artesfera brings the exhibition to life with a packed programme playing with instructions and the humorous side of Lozano’s work.

**Surrealist soundscapes by Dominic Corbett & Dee Learious**

**Dialogue booth**

**“Outside of the artworld gallery”** – bring your body-themed 2D work to display

**Fantasy scroll**

**Rate Lozano’s artworks**

Body-inspired costumes encouraged!

One free cocktail or mocktail per person. Lozano inspired snacks provided. Bar open.

Artesfera is an open collective aiming to bring creative people together to organise events, and form a grassroots community for up-and-coming talent. This addresses an need in the Edinburgh area to support and connect undiscovered creatives with a wider arts scene.

Fresh Fruit is The Fruitmarket Gallery’s programme for young people who work together and with artists to explore new ideas and make and share art. Using Fruitmarket 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

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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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Fresh Fruit: Tweens for 8-11 year olds

12 Nov, 10–11am, Free for 8–11 year olds. Book via Eventbrite

These new 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. November’s workshop is entitled Body of Work, you will explore sculpture and identity by making giant totem poles as tall as you!

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