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Jan
8
Sun
Art Taster Workshops for 11–15 year olds @ The Fruitmarket Gallery
Jan 8 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Art Taster Workshops for 11–15 year olds @ The Fruitmarket Gallery  | Scotland | United Kingdom
Second Sundays of the month, 4–6pm. Free. 12 places.

Designed for 11–15 year olds, you will explore the William Kentridge and Vivienne Koorland exhibition in creative workshops using a variety of techniques including animation, drawing and film, led by members of our young people’s group, Fresh Fruit and artist Louise Fraser.

For the workshop on Sunday 11 December, Louise will lead a flipbook workshop enabling participants to explore the work of William Kentridge. Flipbooks are books made with a series of pictures that vary gradually from one page to the next, so that when the pages are turned rapidly, the pictures appear to animate by simulating motion. Each workshop is unique and includes an introduction to the exhibition.
Feb
12
Sun
Art Taster Workshops for 11–15 year olds @ The Fruitmarket Gallery
Feb 12 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Art Taster Workshops for 11–15 year olds @ The Fruitmarket Gallery  | Scotland | United Kingdom
Second Sundays of the month, 4–6pm. Free. 12 places.

Designed for 11–15 year olds, you will explore the William Kentridge and Vivienne Koorland exhibition in creative workshops using a variety of techniques including animation, drawing and film, led by members of our young people’s group, Fresh Fruit and artist Louise Fraser.

For the workshop on Sunday 11 December, Louise will lead a flipbook workshop enabling participants to explore the work of William Kentridge. Flipbooks are books made with a series of pictures that vary gradually from one page to the next, so that when the pages are turned rapidly, the pictures appear to animate by simulating motion. Each workshop is unique and includes an introduction to the exhibition.
Mar
4
Sat
Mark Wallinger: Artist’s Talk @ The Fruitmarket Gallery
Mar 4 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Mark Wallinger: Artist's Talk @ The Fruitmarket Gallery | Scotland | United Kingdom

Mark Wallinger will be in conversation with The Fruitmarket Gallery director, Fiona Bradley about his practice and his exhibition, in two parts which runs at The Fruitmarket Gallery and Dundee Contemporary Arts from 4 March – 4 June.

Known for a practice as stylistically diverse as it is politically engaged, Mark Wallinger creates work that encompasses painting, sculpture, photography, film, installation, performance and public art.

This exhibition, presented in two parts, one at The Fruitmarket Gallery and the other at Dundee Contemporary Arts, has been brought together in the context of his newest body of work, the id Paintings. A selection from this series of vast paintings, each 360cm high (twice Wallinger’s height) and 180cm wide (his height again, and also the extent of his reach with both arms outstretched) is on show in each part of the exhibition.

These paintings bring identity into focus as a recurring theme within Wallinger’s practice. Painted by hand (and simultaneously by each hand, the left mirroring the right) they bridge image and action. They move his way of working, as Wallinger has said, from ‘painting ‘I’s’ to ‘I paint’.

The standing figure (the subject who stands – and stands up – for something) is one of the most powerful ways in which Wallinger explores identity. This exhibition brings together several such figures, including the bear of Sleeper and the myriad ‘I’s of the Self Portrait paintings. It also moves beyond the standing figure to look at the importance of naming, marking and symmetry in the artist’s work.

Mar
29
Wed
The Shrub’s Community Gathering @ Methodist Church Hall
Mar 29 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Shrub's Community Gathering @ Methodist Church Hall | Scotland | United Kingdom

Join the Shrub for an afternoon of food, live music, activities and discussions on how we can work together as a community to develop a vision for a Zero Waste Town in central Edinburgh!

The Shrub has been awarded funding from Zero Waste Scotland to test out some really exciting ideas that could transform our community and help us achieve our vision of a world without waste.

If the testing of our ideas is successful, we could receive £100,000 per year for the next three years. That funding will allow us to make South Central Edinburgh into a “Zero Waste Town” where waste is a valuable resource and is used and reused in innovative ways to reduce how much is landfilled.

To do this, we need your help! We want to make sure our ideas for a Zero Waste Town meet the needs of the local community.

Over the next few weeks, we’ll be going door to door asking local residents for their views.

We’re then inviting people from across the local community to come together at our big community gathering on Wednesday 29th March at the Methodist Church at 25 Nicolson Square to share our vision and research findings, and work together to create a zero waste community.

The event is free to attend, but tickets are limited due to venue capacity. Early registration is advised.

1 to 1.45pm – WELCOME & SHOWCASE

Registration
A light lunch of soup and bread from Food Sharing
Recycled musical instruments performance by Federico De Bord
Upcycling and bike repair activity stalls

1.45 – 2pm – PRESENTATION

We will be presenting an overview of the Zero Waste Town project. Following in the footsteps of Dunbar and the Isle of Bute, our vision is to work together to create a Zero Waste Town in central Edinburgh. We will also be presenting the results from the community survey we have carried out to support our feasibility study for Zero Waste Scotland and sharing interesting insights from this.

2 – 3.45pm – WORKSHOPS

Further details and registration information will be sent out prior to the event. There will be four workshops run on the topics of:
– Community Engagement: Creating networks of zero waste ambassadors
– Matter Moments: The circular economy
– The Future of Food Sharing
– Innovative enterprise: Membership growth & development

3.45 – 5pm – FEEDBACK & NEXT STEPS

We will be gathering feedback from the workshops and sharing with everyone, before a final activity to end an eventful afternoon!

May
25
Thu
Professor Peter Singer: Living an Ethical Life @ Created in 1783 by Royal Charter The Royal Society of Edinburgh
May 25 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Professor Peter Singer: Living an Ethical Life @  Created in 1783 by Royal Charter  The Royal Society of Edinburgh | Scotland | United Kingdom

One of the world’s leading moral philosophers, Professor Singer will explore what it means to live ethically in the 21st Century.

Peter Singer first became well known internationally after the publication of Animal Liberation in 1975. Since then, he has written, co-authored, edited or co-edited more than 40 books. In 2005, Time Magazine named Professor Singer one of the 100 most influential people in the world, and in 2012, he was made a Companion of the Order of Australia, the nation’s highest civic honour.

Organised in partnership with the Royal Institute of Philosophy.

Open to all and free to attend – registration required.


Speaker

Peter Singer, Ira W DeCamp Professor of Bioethics, University Center for Human Values, Princeton University, US; Laureate Professor at the University of Melbourne, Australia.