Talks, Events and Tours
All talks are recorded and are available online after the event. Booking is recommended, to guarantee your place: call 0131 226 8181, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Eventbrite.
Artist’s Talk: Stan Douglas
Friday 7 November, 5pm – 6pm. Free. Book here.
Artist Stan Douglas in conversation with Fiona Bradley, Director of The Fruitmarket Gallery.
If you were unable to join us for the Artist’s Talk, you can listen to Stan Douglas in conversation with Fiona Bradley here.
Panel Discussion: Projections, Constructions, Corruptions: The Work of Stan Douglas
Tuesday 18 November, 6.30pm – 8pm. £6/5 conc. Book here.
Dr Maeve Connolly (IADT, Dublin), Professor SimonKirby (University of Edinburgh) and Isla Leaver-Yap (LUX Scotland/Walker Art Center, Minneapolis) explore different aspects of Stan Douglas’s practice, from the ways in which he uses analogue and digital technologies, to his complex staging of ‘historical fictions’. Chaired by Dr Sarah Cook (Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee).
Talk: Simultaneity: History in the Present
Wednesday 28 January, 6.30-8pm. Free. Book here.
Professor Mieke Bal (Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis) considers some of the artistic strategies that Stan Douglas deploys – from ‘making time thick’, to putting the image in movement, and bringing the past to life.
Join us for a week of events offering a different experience of Stan Douglas’s exhibition.
Introducing Weegee: David Hopkins
Tuesday 25 November, 7pm. £5. Book here. Part of ‘Previously…Scotland’s History Festival’
Known for his stark black and white street photography, the imagery of photographer and photojournalist Weegee’s work sits behind Douglas’s photographic series Midcentury Studio. Hear Hopkins (University of Glasgow) talk about this enigmatic figure, credited with an uncanny ability to beat the police to crime scenes in post-war New York.
Art Noir Dinners
Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 November, 7.30 for 8pm. £40 per head (includes aperitif cocktail, canapés and 3-course dinner). Book through the bookshop by contacting: 0131 226 8181, email@example.com
The Fruitmarket Gallery café is moving into the galleries for a special ‘pop up’ dining experience. Each night 30 dines are invited to take their place among the photographic portraits in Stan Douglas’s exhibition. Come along and enjoy an intimate experience of the exhibition.
Murder at The Fruitmarket Gallery
Saturday 29 November, 7.30-10.30pm. £5. Book here.
As part of Scottish Book Week Scotland we’re hosting an evening of crime at the Gallery. With readings from Tartan Noir author Doug Johnstone, the Gallery has also commissioned a new short story from Hannah McGill which will be premiered on the night. Casting a spell over the evening and taking us back in time to the post-war era will be an exclusive performance from Jazz chanteuse and La Clique star Becc Sanderson alongside a private viewing of Stan Douglas’s exhibition.
All tours are free, to book please call 0131 225 2383 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday 12 February, 2-3pm. Free. 10 places.
An exhibition tour designed with portable FM hearing loops, for visitors who are hard of hearing.
Thursday 12 September, 6.30-8pm. Free. 10 places.
An exhibition tour designed for visually impaired visitors. Including detailed descriptions of Jim Lambie’s work and practice, this tour is open to everyone.
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.