For forty-five years The Fruitmarket Gallery has been a key part of Scotland’s cultural landscape, showing world class modern and contemporary art to ever-increasing audiences. They have a strong track record, an international reputation for ambitious and high-quality visual arts programming and an enthusiastic and expanding audience with nearly 200,000 visits in 2018.
The Fruitmarket will be partnering with the Edwin Morgan Centenary in 2020, with curatorial support for a collection exhibition in the Mitchell Library in Glasgow.
In 2021, to intersect with their annual The Artists’ BookMarket and the launch of their expanded new space, the Fruitmarket Gallery will celebrate #edwinmorgan100 with an extensive programme of events and activations. These events will draw from the themes of Edwin Morgan’s life that may include zine-making or scrapbooking workshops responding to Edwin Morgan’s scrapbooks, live readings and presentations of new works generated over the centenary year, panel conversations responding to some of the issues that arise over the year (such as language and translation, queerness, internationalism, self expression) and live music performances.
This collaboration creates opportunities to celebrate Edwin Morgan in a contemporary experimental context, opening up opportunities for collaboration, inspiration and knowledge sharing in The Fruitmarket Gallery space.