What’s on

Karla Black

Open 7 days. 11am–6pm. Free. No booking required. Scottish artist Karla Black makes sculptures that begin with a desire to do something. To experiment with certain materials, certain colours. In turn, the sculptures she makes do something: they hang, heap, spread, reach, spill, stand, hover. The materials Karla uses include cosmetics, over-the-counter medicines, cleaning products […]

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Fiona Bradley in conversation with Neil Gillespie 

Fruitmarket Director Fiona Bradley in conversation with Neil Gillespie, Design Director at Reiach and Hall Architects, discussing the renovation and expansion of the Fruitmarket building, a bold new cultural space at the heart of the city.This event will take place online. Participants will be send a viewing link in advance. Book your place  

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Wikipedia editing café  

Join artist and cultural practitioner Tanatsei Gambura, Sara Thomas (Scotland Programme Coordinator for Wikimedia UK) and staff at the Fruitmarket with your queries about editing Wikipedia. Whether you’re new to editing, or have attended a Wikipedia editathon before, bring along your research, drafted articles and questions and we will help you trouble shoot over lunch. […]

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Discussion Group: formless 

Join the Fruitmarket’s Research and Public Engagement Curator, Ruth Bretherick, for a lunch time discussion of form and formlessness in art history as it has inspired the work of Karla Black. There will be a small amount of reading to do in advance, provided when you book. This event will take place online. Participants will be […]

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Panel Discussion: this little fenced off space 

Kamini Vellodi (Edinburgh College of Art), Dominic Paterson (University of Glasgow) and Stephanie Straine (Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art) ask questions around architectural space, the space of creating and showing art, and of making space with art in relation to the work of Karla Black. With the new Fruitmarket now open, panellists will also […]

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Artist’s Talk: Karla Black 

Karla Black in conversation with Fiona Bradley, Director of the Fruitmarket. This event will take place online. A link will be sent out to participants in advance.  Book your place

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Workshop: My Art Comes From Who I Am

My Art Comes From Who I Am, is a series of practical creative workshops held in the Fruitmarket Studio. These workshops are led by disabled artists for a maximum of four disabled participants per workshop. Artist Andrew Gannon will lead this workshop which will enable participants to experiment with ideas, materials and processes which relate […]

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In The Frame

In The Frame is designed for people who are blind or partially sighted and people with hearing impairments.   Artist Juliana Capes will lead an audio descriptive tour of the current exhibition Karla Black: sculptures (2001–2021), details for a retrospective.  This tour is designed for people with visual or hearing impairments and includes discussing the art and artistic practice. Juliana Capes […]

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Art Lab: Magical Objects 

Join artist Juliana Capes to explore how you can use everyday objects to make art, including simple ideas to transform them into magical installations in our new learning Studio. Juliana will bring objects from past artworks for you to play with, and invites you to bring a collection of objects with you.   Book your place now Please wear a face […]

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Wikipedia Editathon: Scottish Artists of Colour 

Join artist and cultural practitioner Tanatsei Gambura, Sara Thomas (Scotland Programme Coordinator for Wikimedia UK) and Fruitmarket staff as we research and edit Wikipedia pages that record the lives of contemporary artists of colour in Scotland. Following the success of our previous Wikipedia Editathon ‘A presence in history’, during which we created pages for Alberta […]

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Art Lab: The Creative Moment 

Join artist Juliana Capes and get lost in the creative moment. We'll be exploring the work of Karla Black and giving you permission to misbehave in our new learning Studio with unusual art materials in a big messy way! You’ll investigate the stories materials tell, and what they can represent. book your place now Please wear a face […]

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WELL: Tania Kovats in conversation

Join us for a specially designed cocktail, and conversation to celebrate Tania Kovats’ WELL, a new artwork – a water fountain that sits in the Fruitmarket café – commissioned as part of our redevelopment. Kovats will be in conversation with Fruitmarket Director Fiona Bradley and Susanna Beaumont, founder of Design Exhibition Scotland who initiated the development of […]

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SEKXPHRASTIKS and The Luna Erratum

04.11.21, 7–8.30pm at Fruitmarket.  SEKXPHRASTIKS is Jane Goldman’s first full length collection and The Luna Erratum is Maria Sledmere’s debut poetry collection. Both writers will read from their new titles. Jane Goldman lives in Edinburgh and is Reader in English at the University of Glasgow, she likes anything a word can do. SEKXPHRASTIKS, her long-awaited […]

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Exhibition Preview: Howardena Pindell

12.11.21, 6–8pm. Free. In person. Book your place now This is Howardena Pindell’s first solo exhibition in a public organisation in the UK, and it takes its cue as well as its title from her. Writing in the 1980s, she described the overwhelming whiteness of exhibitions and the exclusion of artists of colour as all but […]

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Preview: Jyll Bradley, Pardes

26.11.21. 6–8pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite. Jyll Bradley’s Pardes has evolved over several years, the artist watching the transformation and delving into the history of the Fruitmarket’s new Warehouse . Bradley’s art draws on systems and structures of growth as metaphors for cultural exchange, place and identity. Here, she has taken inspiration from the structures […]

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Artist’s Talk
Howardena Pindell

30.11.21, 6.30–8pm. Free. Online. Book your place now A conversation between Pindell and Fruitmarket Director, Fiona Bradley, about the selection of works in Howardena Pindell: A New Language at the Fruitmarket. This is a prerecorded conversation, and will be available online after the event. This talk includes discussion of racism, police brutality, enslavement, violence against […]

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