Martin Creed Down Over Up

A major exhibition of new and recent work by Martin Creed, one of Britain’s most highly-regarded and popular artists. Creed’s work captures the public imagination, while also attracting critical acclaim for its generous, accessible approach. He puts ideas out in the world in a variety of materials, not all of them art materials yet not all of them everyday stuff either (while he makes work with readily available, simple things such as planks of wood, stacked chairs or pieces of crumpled paper; he also uses paint, a traditional artist’s material, and professionally trained runners and ballet dancers, neither of which are particularly easy to get hold of). In 2001 he won the Turner Prize with Work No. 227: The lights going on and off, and in 2008 responded to the prestigious Duveen Commission at Tate Britain with the phenomenally popular Work No. 850, in which runners sprinted through the gallery at 30-second intervals more


The Fruitmarket Gallery is a not-for-profit organisation and a Scottish Charity (registration number SC005576), that presents world-class, thought-provoking and challenging art made by both Scottish and international artists in an environment that is welcoming, engaging, informative and always free. The Fruitmarket Gallery is ‘Foundation Funded’ by the Scottish Arts Council for up to 70% of its running costs and must fundraise to support its world-class exhibitions, education and publishingMartin Creed: Down Over Up

Duration 30 July 2010 - 31 October 2010
Times Mon – Sat 11am–6pm Sun 12–5pm
Cost Free
Venue Fruitmarket Gallery
Address 45 Market Street Edinburgh EH1 1DF, ,
Contact +44 (0) 131 225 2383 / /

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