5 to Do This Month


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Life Drawing, Summerhall, Every Wednesday (£4 - £12) 

Held in the Summerhall anatomy lecture theatre, with themed life-drawing sessions. With a friendly environment, chilled music and drinks available from the Royal Dick bar, this event is suitable for all drawing abilities. Keep an eye out on their facebook page for more information and event themes! 


Illustration: Niamh Lehane


Grayson Perry: Them & Us? 

Usher Hall, Thursday 8th November 2018, 7:30pm (£15.75 - £31.50) 

Artist, TV presenter and curator Grayson Perry is coming to give a talk at the Usher Hall, his only Scottish appearance. Said to be “an intelligent evening of laughs, discussion, insight and costume changes.” Tickets available through the Usher Hall website. 



How we write about Art

November 28th 6pm-7pm

An informal talk, courtesy of the Fruitmarket Gallery’s very own research curator, Ruth Bretherick, on how galleries actually talk about the artwork they show. If you’ve ever wondered how exhibitions are structured to express an artist’s message or how galleries are responsible for the art narratives we hear about, then get yourself down to this event.


David Hopkins: After Modern Art 1945-


Monday 19th November 6:30 -8:00


Join David Hopkins and Fiona Bradley for an evening of debate, as they challenge the previously outdated and traditional views of the the controversial period of American and European contemporary artwork found between the period of 1945 and 2015. This event is a must for any lovers of Jackson Pollock, Andy Warhol, Cindy Shermon or Jeff Koons! 



New Voice - Art & Conflict

November 9th 9am-6.30pm


New Voices 2018 will give postgraduate and doctoral researchers an opportunity to discuss their work with the public for the first time, so if you’re intrigued to see where art accademia is going next get yourself down. For it’s 20th anniversary, New Voices, the Association for Art History’s annual one-day conference for new postgraduate research about visual culture, will focus on the part that art and artists play during armed conflict, revolutions, and reconciliation, demonstrating the potential art has to glorify, memorialise, critique or oppose conflict.