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Fruitmarket Gallery

45 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DF, Scotland
+44 131 225 2383
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Went there for art .......there is none.......but at least it's free to look

'Emperor's New Clothes' mmmmm art ......no. Lovely introduction on TV upstairs by artist to explain... read more

Reviewed 15 December 2017
KITTEN86
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UK
Energetic Gallery

We popped in here for a look round. The current show is enjoyable - especially the Advice Bar... read more

Reviewed 11 November 2017
MatthewHelbert
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Hebden Bridge, United Kingdom
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45 Market Street, Edinburgh EH1 1DF, Scotland
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Reviewed 15 December 2017

'Emperor's New Clothes' mmmmm art ......no. Lovely introduction on TV upstairs by artist to explain so called art work on display. Seriously though the ' art' was absolute twaddle. At least the venue is free and you can walk away without feeling robbed. Artist great...More

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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

We popped in here for a look round. The current show is enjoyable - especially the Advice Bar. Conceptual Art can be dry and heavy, but the enthusiastic staff made up for any of that. The complete opposite to the atmosphere in CAC, across the...More

Thank MatthewHelbert
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Reviewed 20 September 2017

Brilliant and definitely worth a visit. It's proximity to Waverley and city centre means there's no excuse! However if you are #Coeliac rethink eating at the cafe. Although gluten free cakes are available the server looked bemused and rolled her eyes when asked if separate...More

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Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

Worth dropping in for a quick look round and there is a nice coffee shop. Nice post cards plus stamps for that card to your mum.

Thank Mick4444
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Reviewed 26 August 2017

Great little modern gallery right near the busy hubbub of the Waverly Station. We saw the fantastic Jac Leirner exhibit and watched a very interesting video of her and her work at the second floor. It's a great interior space. The gallery is large enough...More

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Reviewed 27 July 2017

Love the Fruitmarket, it's a small space but often has really interesting exhibitions and is always curated excellently. The cafe serves good coffee and admission is free but donations are welcome. If you have any questions the invigilators can provide information on current/upcoming works. Would...More

Thank Isabel D
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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

Popped in here to look at the latest exhibition. It was full of very thought provoking works of art by Jac Leirner. Not really my cup of tea, however there was a short film explaining how she had spent 30 years creating some of her...More

Thank Ruby37
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Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Nice contemporary space. We enjoyed Jac Leirner solo exhibition. Interesting books and postcards in the shop.

Thank Maria S
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Reviewed 24 May 2017

Strolling around Edinburgh we decided to stop by the Fruitmarket Gallery without any previous notice about the corrent exhibition. We were happily surpised by a William Kentridge exhibition. We also sotpped at the interesting little bookshop and admired the cozy cafè where you can have...More

Thank Carles F
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Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

great brunch of mushrooms, egg and salad in a wrap, called a burrito though I couldn't say if that's an accurate name. Tasty, hot and delicious served in this stylish cafe.

Thank DEH65
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