Talks, Workshops, Events and Tours


Talks Programme

All talks are recorded and are available online after the event. Booking is recommended, to guarantee your place: call 0131 226 8181, email or visit Eventbrite.

Curator’s Talk
Friday 6 March, 5pm – 6pm. Free.
Guest curator Paulo Venancio Filho talks to curator Professor Briony Fer (UCL).
Listen here.

Panel Discussion
Wednesday 13 May, 6pm – 8pm. Free. Book via Eventbrite.
Refreshments and exhibition viewing from 6pm.

Rachel Adams (artist), Dr Michael Asbury (University of the Arts, London) and Dr Isobel Whitelegg (LJMU/Tate Liverpool) consider the role of the object in Brazilian art from the 1950s to the present. Chaired by Dr Catherine Spencer (University of St Andrews).

Part of the conference ‘Possibilities of Exchange: Experiments in Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art’, co-organised by The Fruitmarket Gallery and Edinburgh College of Art/University of Edinburgh (13 & 14 May 2015). For further information, visit



Rebellious Objects Workshop for 16-25 year olds.
Every Thursday, 19 March – 23 April, 6-8pm.

Work with artist Juliana Capes over six weeks, to develop your own ideas to transform objects into sculpture and installation art, inspired by the work of the exhibition.

To book your place text or call 07527 927 916, 0131 226 8186 or email



Concert: Strings, Wires, Threads and Guts: Emma Lloyd and Matthew Whiteside
Sunday 10 May, 7-8.30pm. £6. Book via Eventbrite.
A musical way to enjoy an evening viewing of the exhibition with music for viola d’amore, viola and electronics. Includes Prologue by Gérard Grisey and premieres Glasgow-based composer Matthew Whiteside’s new work.



All tours are free, to book please call 0131 225 2383 or email

Amplified Tour 
Saturday 11 April, 2-3pm. Free. 10 places.
An exhibition tour designed with portable FM hearing loops, for visitors who are hard of hearing.

Descriptive Tour
Thursday 7 May, 6.30-8pm. Free. 10 places.
An exhibition tour designed for visually impaired visitors. 

Group Tours. Including an introduction to the exhibition, bookings must be made in advance. 

Saturday Tours. Open to everyone, why not drop-in for a free tour at 2pm each Saturday. No booking necessary.



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