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Edinburgh, 29 Market Street, The Fruitmarket Gallery

Art Gallery (Period Unassigned)

Site Name Edinburgh, 29 Market Street, The Fruitmarket Gallery

Classification Art Gallery (Period Unassigned)

Alternative Name(s) Scottish Arts Council; New 57 Gallery; The Printmakers Workshop; 45 Market Street

Canmore ID 116831

Site Number NT27SE 1289

NGR NT 2582 7378

Datum OSGB36 - NGR


Ordnance Survey licence number 100057073. All rights reserved.
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Administrative Areas

  • Council Edinburgh, City Of
  • Parish Edinburgh (Edinburgh, City Of)
  • Former Region Lothian
  • Former District City Of Edinburgh
  • Former County Midlothian


Project (1997)

The Public Monuments and Sculpture Association ( set up a National Recording Project in 1997 with the aim of making a survey of public monuments and sculpture in Britain ranging from medieval monuments to the most contemporary works. Information from the Edinburgh project was added to the RCAHMS database in October 2010 and again in 2012.

The PMSA (Public Monuments and Sculpture Association) Edinburgh Sculpture Project has been supported by Eastern Photocolour, Edinburgh College of Art, the Edinburgh World Heritage Trust, Historic Scotland, the Hope Scott Trust, The Old Edinburgh Club, the Pilgrim Trust, the RCAHMS, and the Scottish Archive Network.

Field Visit (1 February 2001)

The two-part interactive light installation consists of a roof fin triangle of light, a light pavement and light detailing along the edges of the east and west roof. The work is inspired by the Aurora Borealis or Northern Lights, and reacts to the movements of passers-by. The pavement lights, small interactive lights set into the pavement immediately outside the gallery entrance, were installed later (March 2001) and are quite subtle, only really noticeable in winter.

Inscriptions : None Visible

Signatures : None Visible

Design period : 1995-2001

Year of unveiling : 2000 and 2001

Unveiling details : 31 December 2000 (Part 1)

Information from Public Monuments and Sculpture Association (PMSA Work Ref : EDIN1554)


A selection of sites from the over-arching Scotstyle list which would potentially form a survey of the post-1975 buildings.


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