Now that I seek out lifts rather than stairs we ended up at the back of Waverley Station, and there next to the exit is the gallery I thought I would never be able to visit now with my knackered knees, because of its level. Those of you familiar with Edinburgh will know that it is a city of lows and highs with bridges many storeys above and streets many steep steps below. The Fruitmarket Gallery is in the bowels of the lower wynds - at the base of the back of the bridge shown below.
Adam Bruce Thomson: North Bridge and Salisbury Craggs, Edinburgh from the North West
Such a joyous delight to be able not only to visit the gallery, but also to see the unexpected bonus of a beautiful exhibition: Another Minimalism: Art after California Light and Space. Light and space was what it encompassed, with thought-provoking pieces - there is a review here.
I loved the whole thing, most of the individual pieces, and particularly enjoyed the projected shapes and colours of Olafur Eliasson (the after-images which I experienced fascinated me),
the work of Uta Barth, and
that of James Welling.
Also absolutely brilliant was the lift (elevator): stepping in, onto a work by Jim Lambie, I smiled - not knowing that more was to come. A Martin Creed work, commissioned during his Down over Up exhibition at the gallery is still in place: a choir sings up a scale when the lift ascends, and down when descending. Simply marvellous! and certainly beats "Doors closing ... doors opening ...."