The Fruitmarket Gallery

The Fruitmarket Gallery
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The Fruitmarket Gallery brings to Scotland the work of some of the world’s most important contemporary artists. We recognise that art can change lives and we offer an intimate encounter with art for free.

We make exhibitions, commissions and publications directly in collaboration with artists. We celebrate new thinking, and offer an international platform for artists, curators and writers, whether they have made their reputation here or abroad.

The Fruitmarket Gallery welcomes all audiences. We make it easy for everyone to engage with art, encouraging questions and supporting debate.

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Opening hours

Monday-Saturday 11.00 - 18.00
Sunday 12.00- 17.00

Admission charges


International and British contemporary art

Collection details

Architecture, Design, Film and Media, Fine Art, Photography, Science and Technology, World Cultures

Key artists and exhibits

  • Fred Sandback, Fred Tomaselli, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Jeff Koons, Shirin Neshat, Yoko Ono, Bill Viola, Tracey Moffatt, Gerhard Richter, Dalziel + Scullion, Smith/Stewart, Graham Fagen, Victoria Morton, Ross Sinclair, Martin Boyce, Thomas Joshua Cooper, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Anne Bevan, Alison Watt
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
image of triangular shape in three colours projected onto screen

Another Minimalism: Art after California Light and Space

  • 14 November 2015 — 21 February 2016 *on now

Bringing the work of a select group of well known current-generation artists together with that of two pioneers of West Coast American minimalism, this exhibition examines the impact of California Light and Space art on artists working today.

Robert Irwin and Larry Bell are two of California’s best-known artists. Robert Irwin is renowned for his pursuit of an immaterial and experiential art through a new genre of installation work, and Larry Bell for the fabrication of ethereal geometric objects from optical, colour-bearing new plastics. In this exhibition, two of their signature objects – one of Irwnin’s iconic discs and a Larry Bell cube – signal the radical and ground-breaking art made in California in the 1960s and 70s.

The importance of this art has tended to be overshadowed by the impact of East Coast American art of the same vintage, and Another Minimalism is among the few exhibitions to recognize and examine the influence of this regional subset of minimalism on leading contemporary artists.


Sara Barker

  • 11 March — 30 May 2016

An exhibition of the work of Scottish artist Sara Barker whose sculptures trace delicate lines in space.

Operating on the boundary between sculpture, painting and drawing, her works incorporate rods of steel and aluminium, sheets of glass, and painted sections which draw a viewer into Barker’s curiously spatial imagination.

Sometimes wall based, sometimes floor based, and sometimes moving from floor to wall and back again, Barker’s works inhabit space and also describe it. She is interested in how space may be imagined – in novels, in memory – and there is a quiet eloquence to her work which seems to hint at this kind of spatial imagining or reimagining.

This exhibition, which is presented in collaboration with Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, will include both new and existing work.


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