What’s on

L’Amour du Risque (Love of Risk)

Saturday 03.02.24. 3–3.30pm and 5–5.30pm. Age 8+. £10/£8. Book here Ballet for robot vacuum cleaners. A man is waiting to be served for a candle-lit dinner accompanied by romantic music. Here, the service is automated and managed by artificial intelligence with somewhat limited capacities. Robots move about randomly and come and go in the space, […]

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Visual Theatre Languages Roundtable

04.02.24. 12.30–2pm. Free. Book here Manipulate Festival 2024 invite artists and audiences to discuss the potentials and limitations of the words and visual languages we draw on when making visual theatre – whether that's puppetry, physical theatre, dance, circus or screen-based animation. This roundtable focused on dramaturgy and language will be facilitated by Lucy Ireland […]

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Simple Machines

Sunday 04.02.24. 1–2pm, 3–4pm and 6–7pm. Age 8+. £15/£12. Book here In the satirical show where performance meets presentation, choreographer Ugo Dehaes demonstrates how he grows organic-looking robots in his basement, raises them and trains them to be dancers. In a world dominated by economic principles that strive to make everything as efficient and cheap […]

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Driving Your Players Mad: an RPG workshop

Saturday 10.02.24. 10–11.15am. £5 (PWYC tickets available). Book via Eventbrite Games don’t have to be fun. In this workshop we’ll look at how you can communicate about your own experiences by changing how you present choices in your games. What happens when choices are boring or frustrating? What if some choices are easier than others? […]

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Artists’ Bookmarket 2024

Saturday 10.02.24–Sunday 11.02.24. Saturday 10am–6pm. Sunday 10am–5pm. Free. Artists’ Bookmarket is Edinburgh's annual celebration of artists’ book culture and is held for the third year in tandem with Edinburgh Zine Library who will be bringing their Zine Festival to Fruitmarket's Warehouse space. As usual, the event runs over two busy weekend days with stalls laid […]

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Jane Hyslop
The Oak Tree: a tribute to eternity

10.02.24–11.02.24. Saturday 10am–6pm, Sunday 10am–5pm. During this year’s Artists’ Bookmarket, we present an exhibition of work by artist Jane Hyslop. The Oak Tree: a tribute to eternity presents original drawings and pochoir prints from her latest artist book project inspired by Virginia Woolf’s novel, Orlando. Hyslop’s work develops themes of place and identity where human and natural histories meet. Her […]

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Book Works Artist’s Surgeries

Saturday 10.02.24 at 11am and 12pm. Sunday 11.02.24 at 11am and 12pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite Book Works is a leading contemporary arts organisation with a unique role as makers and publishers of books. Dedicated to commissioning and supporting new work by emerging artists, we work with contemporary artists, writers and practitioners to nurture new projects […]

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Edinburgh Zine Festival 2024

Saturday 10.02.24–Sunday 11.02.24. 11am–6pm. Free. Artists’ Bookmarket is Edinburgh's annual celebration of artists’ book culture and is held for the third year in tandem with Edinburgh Zine Library who will be bringing their Zine Festival to Fruitmarket's Warehouse space. As usual, the event runs over two busy weekend days with stalls laid out to showcase […]

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Ciarrai Samson: Japanese Bookbinding Workshop

Saturday 10.02.24. 11.45am–1.15pm. £15. Book via Eventbrite In this 90-minute workshop you will make two books using a selection of Japanese Papers - a hardback Japanese Album and a softcover Japanese Flutterbook. At the end of the session, you will be given printed instructions and some papers to enable you to make further books at […]

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Rachel Hazell Book Launch and Talk: Today’s Changing Room

Saturday 10.02.24. 1pm–1.30pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite Join Rachel Hazell aka The Travelling Bookbinder for the launch of her new book, Today's Changing Room. Recording year round swims in the Hebridean waters round Iona, this illustrated talk introduces the idea that every rock is a hook to hang clothes on. Get your book signed, and […]

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Frances Day, Fevered Imagination: Bringing artist books to life online

Saturday 10.02.24. 1.45pm–2.15pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite Fevered Imagination is a not-for-profit enterprise run by artist Frances Day that invites book artists to present themselves and their work engagingly to the world. Fevered Imagination introduces a new way to exhibit and sell artists books in an online gallery. This talk will discuss the benefits to […]

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Concrete Nature: Collage and Artist’s Books

Saturday 10.02.24. 1.45pm–3.15pm. £15. Book via Eventbrite During this workshop, you will create your own artist’s book exploring the topic of slow living using the technique of collage, a simple one sheet pamphlet template, and a selection of materials – including risograph test prints, newspaper cutting, paper offcuts, stencils, and pens and pencils. You will […]

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Futures Past Coalition: How artists make decisions

Saturday 10.02.24. 2.20pm–3pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite The Futures Past Coalition (FPC) is an artist-led collaboration between Linda Cassels, Sue Hare, and Lyndon Watkinson. Their latest publication, How Artists Make Decisions, is an exploration of their own creative processes and is part of an ongoing project. At the talk they will present what they have […]

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Barrie Tullett, Four-Second Fairy Stories

Saturday 10.02.24. 3.15pm–3.45pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite A series of familiar tales, turned into unfamiliar puzzles... The 1960s saw a variety of text experiments, both in prose and poetry. This series of Minimalist Stories was inspired in part by the writing experiments of OuLiPo (Ouvroir de littérature potentielle), the One Word poems of poets such […]

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Jack Ravi: Scrolls of Memory: Crafting a Spool Book from Found Treasures

Saturday 10.02.24. 3.45pm–5.45pm. £20. Book via Eventbrite Join Jack Ravi for an immersive workshop unearthing past stories and memories. In this session, you'll discover the art of binding found papers and photos onto a wooden bobbin. As you unwind this enchanting object, with its vintage look and feel, you are invited to explore and reveal […]

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Jane Hyslop Artist Talk, The Oak Tree: a tribute to eternity

Saturday 10.02.24. 4pm–4.30pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite Jane Hyslop’s new artist’s book, The Oak Tree: a tribute to eternity is inspired by Virginia Woolf’s novel Orlando. Spanning over 700 years The Oak Tree weaves historical and contemporary fact with fiction and marks the pivotal point at which we now find ourselves in the face of climate change and declining biodiversity. […]

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Amy Sterly: Collage & Folded Pocket Books

Sunday 11.02.24. 11.45am–1.45pm. £20. Book via Eventbrite Make your own little pocketbook! We will be using folding techniques to create a small book with pockets to put your own images or stand-up characters in using collage with the materials provided. We will also make a beautiful cover with patterned mulberry paper. All materials will be […]

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Edinburgh University Press, Dreaming Difference with David Williams

Sunday 11.02.24. 2pm–2.30pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite Acclaimed photographic artist David Williams talks about creating his book Dreaming Difference for the Scottish Photographic Artists series. He talks about the development of his practice between music and photography, his abiding interest in non-duality and why his work has been described as ‘moods gathered together in albums.’

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Jessica Crisp: Eco-Print on Paper

Sunday 11.02.24. 2.30pm–3.30pm. £10. Book via Eventbrite In this workshop you will make one or two Eco-printed 8-page pamphlets using plant dyes and a natural printing technique. You will learn about commonly found dye plants and discover the colours they can create on recycled papers. We will layer paper and plant material, then soak the […]

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Alan Mason, The Magazine

Sunday 11.02.24. 2.45pm–3.15pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite Alan Mason talks about collaborating with photographer David Williams on the latest part of his long-form novel ‘The Magazine’ - a book of mirrors and doubles in which life in Occupied Paris finds an echo in Hollywood in the struggle by Laurel and Hardy to win back their […]

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Scott Robertson: Fifthsyllable

Sunday 11.02.24. 3.30pm–4pm. Free Book via Eventbrite Fifthsyllable is a small press releasing artists books and editions. It also has a bimonthly (every two months) single sheet publication called A3/4 released in small numbers by a different artist each time. Run by artist Scott Robertson it releases work when he can find the time and […]

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Elizabeth McLean: Fruitmarket’s publishing programme

Sunday 11.02.24. 4.15pm–4.45pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite It is the 50th anniversary of Fruitmarket this year and books have always been at the heart of our programme. At Artists’ Bookmarket 2024 Deputy Director, Elizabeth McLean will discuss the work she does with artists and writers, and she’ll talk about how the book form has endured […]

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Book Launch: The Vanitas & Other Tales of Art and Obsession by Jake Kendall

15.02.24. 7–8.30pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite Spanning three hundred years of art history, The Vanitas & Other Tales of Art and Obsession tells the stories of those with an insatiable hunger for creation – sacrificing friendships, careers, romance, and even their own happiness in pursuit of a vision. Weaving art styles such as Cubism, Surrealism, […]

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Martin Boyce Exhibition Preview

Friday 01.03.24. 6–8pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite Join us for the preview of Martin Boyce's new exhibition Before Behind Between Above Below. Martin Boyce’s sculptures rework the textures and forms of the built environment. Using the iconography of the everyday alongside the formal and conceptual histories of art, architecture and design, Boyce creates poetic landscapes […]

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‘FND Stories’ Discussion Event

07.03.24. 5.30–7.30pm. Book via Eventbrite Join artist Andrew J Brooks and the participants of his award-winning multidisciplinary art project, FND Stories, to view a selection of the work and hear a discussion around living with the neurological condition it addresses, Functional Neurological Disorder (FND).   FND Stories is based on in-person interviews with 6 people from […]

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Book Launch
Maria Sledmere Cinders

08.03.24. 6.30–8pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite Join us for the launch of Maria Sledemere’s Cinders – a perverse and hybrid reimagining of Jacques Derrida’s 1987 book of the same name and the rags-to-riches fairy tale, Cinderella, set against anthropocene mythoscapes of deep time, haunted leisure plazas and terraformed Mars. Cinders retells an old tale about lateness–how […]

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Leah Hazard: Womb: The Inside Story of Where We All Began

15.03.24. 7–8.30pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite Join us to mark the launch of  the Leah Hazard’s Womb: The Inside Story of Where We all Began in paperback. Womb is A New York Times Editors’ Choice and the Saltire Society Scottish Book of the Year 2023, and is now available in 20 languages worldwide. Womb is […]

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Fruitmarket closure

We will reopen as normal on 19.03.24. Cafe and bookshop 9am–6pm. Exhibition Galleries 11am–6pm

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TFEH presents…
OLIVIER DI PLACIDO & FRITZ WELCH. CKDH. OFF BRAND.

22.03.24. 8–11pm. £10. Book here Weirdo season begins as TFEH returns for another series, presenting the best in contemporary experimental music, just as spring threatens to be sprung..... OLIVIER DI PLACIDO & FRITZ WELCH. CKDH. OFF BRAND. www.tfeh.xyz www.gianttank.bandcamp.com www.gianttankeh.tumblr.com https://linktr.ee/gianttank

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From Arthur’s Seat

01.04.24. 6.30–8pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite Join MSc Creative Writing students from the University of Edinburgh to hear readings from their upcoming literary anthology From Arthur’s Seat. The ninth volume of From Arthur’s Seat is a diverse collection of writing by emerging talent, writers from around the world brought together in Scotland’s UNESCO City of Literature. The diverse […]

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