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Karla Black becomes the first artist to exhibit across the exhibition galleries and brand new warehouse space as part of Fruitmarket's new development.

The exhibition makes the most of these inspiring spaces, combining existing and new work in an attempt to ‘force a raw creative moment’ into the pristine building.

A selection of sculpture made since 2001 will fill the ground floor galleries with standing, hanging and low-lying volumes and planes, constructed from Black’s signature powders, pastes, oils, creams and gels. These works set the stage for two major new commissions made by the artist in the upstairs gallery, and the new warehouse space in the weeks before the exhibition opens.

Karla Black is known for the raw energy she injects into her work, keeping the moment of making alive long after a piece is finished. She creates a space for visitors to encounter and contemplate her sculptures in different ways, while honouring the trusting relationship between gallery and artist.

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SculptureEdinburghScotlandArt gallery


45 Market Street, Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH1 1DF

0131 2252383


Opening times

Open seven days, all year round

Gallery spaces

Open Daily 11am–6pm

Café and Bookshop

Open Daily 10am–6pm

No booking required, all exhibtions are free.

Social distancing is required throughout the Fruitmarket so please keep a 1 metre distance from others and wear a face covering, unless exempt. This is for everyone’s safety and the Fruitmarket is happy to provide face coverings to you when you arrive.

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