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The Fruitmarket Gallery

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45 Market Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1DF United Kingdom
+44 (0)131 225 2383http://fruitmarket.co.uk

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July 2018

EXHIBITION: Tacita Dean, Woman with a Red Hat

Saturday 7 July, 2018 at 11:00 am - Sunday 30 September, 2018 at 6:00 pm
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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…

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August 2018

Discussion Group: Time

Wednesday 22 August, 2018 at 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Wed 22 Aug, 5–6pm. Free. 10 places. Book via Eventbrite Join the Fruitmarket’s Research and Interpretation Curator Ruth Bretherick to discuss time in the context of Tacita Dean’s work. There will be a small amount of reading to do in advance, provided when you book. 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…

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BOOK LAUNCH: Elizabeth Ogilvie

Wednesday 29 August, 2018 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Elizabeth Ogilvie

Wed 29 August, 6.30pm–8pm, Free. Join us as we celebrate the launch of Out of Ice a new publication and film reflecting on Scottish environmental artist Elizabeth Ogilvie’s most recent project. From her 2014 exhibition Out of Ice, Ogilvie portrayed the psychological, physical and poetic dimensions of ice and water in a vast immersive installation specially created for the subterranean spaces of Ambika P3. Fusing art, architecture and science in an experiential artwork comprising ice, water, video projections and film, Ogilvie’s dramatic…

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Twilight Tour for Further Education College Tutors

Thursday 30 August, 2018 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Event for a Stage

Thu 30 Aug, 6.30–8pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite Join us for a glass of wine, a tour of our Tacita Dean exhibition and a fun creative workshop using the exhibition as a unique learning resource. This event is suitable for those teaching in Further Education Colleges. 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…

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September 2018

Tom Morgan-Jones: The Red Dread

Saturday 1 September, 2018 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am
The Red Dread

Sat 1 Sep, 10–11am. Free. Book via Eventbrite Edinburgh’s own Tom Morgan-Jones will be hosting a draw-along event to introduce his spooky picture book debut! Told entirely in dialogue, this read-aloud tale plays out in sly illustrations brimming with visual humour. This event forms part of The Fruitmarket Gallery’s fun book group for children aged 3–7. The reading will be followed by craft activities. Tickets only required for children.

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Sunday Makers: Story Boards

Sunday 9 September, 2018 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Sunday Makers: Story Boards Sun 9 Sep, 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 draw stories on our specially created giant blackboard!

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Young Creatives: Workshops for 12–15 year olds

Sunday 9 September, 2018 at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Photo: Sally Jubb

Sun 9 Sep, 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…

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Possible Scotlands

Tuesday 11 September, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Momus Book of Scotlands

Tue 11 September, 7–9pm. £5+booking fee. Book via Eventbrite Momus, whose Book of Scotlands is published in Scotland for the first time by Luath Press this September, presents an evening of songs and stories about 'possible Scotlands' – delirious and speculative versions of the future of a nation which requires more than ever its writers and artists to dream it into existence. Momus, alias Nick Currie, is a Scottish songwriter, author, blogger and former journalist currently based in Berlin.

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Hey! Student! Welcome Reception

Thursday 13 September, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Photo: Sally Jubb Photography

Thu 13 Sep, 6–8pm. Free – just show your student card. Book in via Eventbrite so we know you are coming along A chance for new and returning students to meet, have a drink, and find out about the Fruitmarket Gallery’s programme and events. There will also be an introduction to Tacita Dean’s exhibition Woman with a Red Hat.

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Vivian French: How Billy Hippo Learned to Swim

Saturday 15 September, 2018 at 10:00 am - 11:00 pm
How Billy the Hippo Learned to Swim

Sat 15 Sept, 10-11am. For children aged 3-7 years. Book via Eventbrite. Join Edinburgh based author Vivian French as she reads from her book How Billy Hippo Learned to Swim. Business is bad at Mrs’ Hippo’s pizza parlour until William has a great idea. Vivian French is the author of over two hundred books, including the popular series Tales from the Five Kingdoms. This event forms part of Literary Littles, The Frutimarket Gallery’s fun book group for children aged 3–7. The…

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Performance and the Projector: Filmmaking Workshop

Saturday 15 September, 2018 at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Once on Sunday 16 September, 2018
16mm film

Sat 15 and Sun 16 Sep, 11am–5pm. Free. 15 places for 16–25 year olds. To book for this workshop email bookshop@fruitmarket.co.uk or call 0131 226 8181. Work with artist Lydia Beilby of Screen Bandita to make a piece of expanded cinema to be performed at the Theatre is Life as Spectacle event on 21 Sep. Use artisanal, hands-on, analogue filmmaking techniques to make a cameraless 16mm film. Engage creatively with archival footage, exploring the possibilities of expanded cinema to create an…

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In the Frame: Descriptive Tour

Saturday 15 September, 2018 at 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
In the Frame

Sat 15 Sep, 12-2pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite Artist Juliana Capes will take you through detailed descriptions of Dean’s art and practice, with lunch and refreshments. We particularly welcome people with visual impairments, hearing loss and disabilities. In the Frame: Descriptive Tour is supported by The RS MacDonald Charitable Trust. 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…

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Performance and the Projector: Filmmaking Workshop

Sunday 16 September, 2018 at 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Once on Sunday 16 September, 2018
16mm film

Sat 15 and Sun 16 Sep, 11am–5pm. Free. 15 places for 16–25 year olds. To book for this workshop email bookshop@fruitmarket.co.uk or call 0131 226 8181. Work with artist Lydia Beilby of Screen Bandita to make a piece of expanded cinema to be performed at the Theatre is Life as Spectacle event on 21 Sep. Use artisanal, hands-on, analogue filmmaking techniques to make a cameraless 16mm film. Engage creatively with archival footage, exploring the possibilities of expanded cinema to create an…

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Book launch: Aurélien Froment

Monday 17 September, 2018 at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Aurélien Froment, Three Double Tales

Mon 17 Sep, 6.30–8.30pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite Book launch meets film meets performance event as we host the launch of Edinburgh based artist’s first monographic publication Three Double Tales. A photography book and an exhibition catalogue as well as an artist’s book, it unites three projects whose sources are places and fantasy.

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How we … Install Exhibitions

Tuesday 18 September, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Tue 18 Sep, 6–7pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite In this continuation of our series of informal talks about how we do what we do, Gallery Manager Jamie Mitchell talks about the practicalities of installing exhibitions at the Fruitmarket. Bring any questions and Jamie will share what he’s learned along the way.

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Creative & Corporate Love

Wednesday 19 September, 2018 at 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Creative and Corporate Love

Wed 19 Sep, 6.30–9pm. £10 (CE members free). Register at creative-edinburgh.com Come along to Creative Edinburgh’s regular event bringing the creative and corporate communities together to spark new working partnerships

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Community Partners Event

Thursday 20 September, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
connecting communities

Thu 20 Sep, 6–8pm. Free. This evening is an invitation to community groups to join us for our first Connecting Communities creative event, you will have a chance to network and discuss potential opportunities to develop creative projects with The Fruitmarket Gallery. This new programme extends the reach of our work to involve underrepresented audiences and vulnerable groups. Our aim is to use art to engage with different communities in an effective and meaningful way and create impact through creative programming. For more…

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Theatre is Life as Spectacle: Art Party

Friday 21 September, 2018 at 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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…

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Director’s Talk

Tuesday 25 September, 2018 at 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tacita Dean, A Muse, 2017. Courtesy the artist; Frith Street Gallery, London and Marian Goodman Gallery, New York:Paris

Tue 25 Sep, 6–7pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite Join the Fruitmarket’s Director Fiona Bradley as she reflects on how her understanding of Tacita Dean’s art has developed in the course of making and living with the exhibition. 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…

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Panel Discussion: Our confidence in the artifice

Thursday 27 September, 2018 at 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Tacita Dean, Event for a Stage

Thu 27 Sep, 6.30–8pm. Free. Bar open beforehand. Book via Eventbrite ‘Sometimes this membrane between us, which makes you the audience and me the actor, gets ruptured. I don’t mean an artistic rupture – the deliberate transgressing of the thing, which divides us in order to find a different or deeper connection between us – I mean an actual rupture. A hole broken through it. When that happens, a spell is broken. Our confidence in the artifice is shattered and it…

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October 2018

Making Matters: Garcia Family Foundation Schools’ Programme Exhibition

Friday 5 October, 2018
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Once on Sunday 7 October, 2018
Photo: Sally Jubb Photography

Making Matters: Garcia Family Foundation Schools’ Programme Launch: Fri 5 Oct, 1–6pm Sat 6–Sun 7 Oct. 11am–6pm An exhibition of work created by pupils from six local primary, secondary and special schools. Pupils have been working with artists Louise Fraser, Lydia Beilby from Screen Bandita and Sean Young from Screen Education Edinburgh, exploring ideas generated by Tacita Dean’s exhibition, Woman with a Red Hat. Art materials for workshops supported by

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LittlesMarket

Saturday 6 October, 2018 at 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Once on Sunday 7 October, 2018
LittlesMarketsmall

Sat 6–Sun 7 Oct. All Day. Free entry. We bring our favourite publishers and makers of children’s goods together for a jam-packed weekend of activities and readings, and lots on sale that kids and their adults will love. It’s family-focused and friendly, so put the dates in your calendar now. If you are a publisher, maker or retailer and would like to take a stall, or if you have an idea for a workshop or event, apply through curatorspace.com. Deadline 3 August.

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Making Matters: Garcia Family Foundation Schools’ Programme Exhibition

Sunday 7 October, 2018
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Once on Sunday 7 October, 2018
Photo: Sally Jubb Photography

Making Matters: Garcia Family Foundation Schools’ Programme Launch: Fri 5 Oct, 1–6pm Sat 6–Sun 7 Oct. 11am–6pm An exhibition of work created by pupils from six local primary, secondary and special schools. Pupils have been working with artists Louise Fraser, Lydia Beilby from Screen Bandita and Sean Young from Screen Education Edinburgh, exploring ideas generated by Tacita Dean’s exhibition, Woman with a Red Hat. Art materials for workshops supported by

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LittlesMarket

Sunday 7 October, 2018 at 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Once on Sunday 7 October, 2018
LittlesMarketsmall

Sat 6–Sun 7 Oct. All Day. Free entry. We bring our favourite publishers and makers of children’s goods together for a jam-packed weekend of activities and readings, and lots on sale that kids and their adults will love. It’s family-focused and friendly, so put the dates in your calendar now. If you are a publisher, maker or retailer and would like to take a stall, or if you have an idea for a workshop or event, apply through curatorspace.com. Deadline 3 August.

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Making Matters: Family Day

Sunday 7 October, 2018 at 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sun 7 Oct, 2–5pm. Free. Drop-in. Suitable for ages 7+ and their families. Making Matters Schools’ Exhibition is animated in an afternoon of drawing, games and stories with artist Louise Fraser.  

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Making Matters: Exhibition Tour

Sunday 7 October, 2018 at 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
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Sun 7 Oct, 3–3.45pm. Free. 15 places. Artist Louise Fraser leads a tour of the schools’ exhibition reflecting on how the programme links with the Curriculum for Excellence. We particularly welcome teachers, parents and carers to see what the young people have learned and to celebrate their achievements.

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The Night with… Turning the Elements

Monday 8 October, 2018 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Turning the Elements

Mon 8 Oct, doors 7.30pm, starts 8pm. Book now The Night With… Turning the Elements (Joanna Nicholson - clarinet and Frances Cooper - soprano) includes the world première of Matthew Whiteside’s new piece with words by Helen Grøn, as well as settings by Rebecca Rowe and Stuart Murray Mitchell of four poems by Scottish poets Jane McKie and Stewart Sanderson. The Night with... is interesting music in informal places programmed by composer Matthew Whiteside.

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LGBTQmunity Celebration

Saturday 13 October, 2018 at 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Sat 13 Oct, 1–5pm. Free entry. (donations welcome). LGBT Health and Wellbeing host a colourful, family-friendly afternoon to bring together LGBTQI+ communities and our allies. Enjoy community information stalls, freebies, crafts, activities, live entertainment, quality raffle and a chance to celebrate Black History Month.    

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November 2018

The Night with… Juice Vocal Ensemble

Wednesday 14 November, 2018 at 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Juice Vocal Ensemble

Wed 14 Nov, doors open 7.30pm, starts at 7pm. £10/£6 conc. Book now The Night With… Juice Vocal Ensemble is a première of Glasgow composer, Claire McCue’s new work, and also the première of the piece selected from our Call For Scores and Mica Levi's Never Ador. The Night With… is a series of salon style concerts presenting classical and new music in an informal environment with performances by top musicians from Scotland and further afield. Programmed by composer Matthew…

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