Sculptural image of head in blue and orange.

Daniel Silver: Looking


The first exhibition in Scotland by London based artist Daniel Silver spans the Fruitmarket’s Exhibition Galleries and Warehouse and is a celebration of Silver’s recent shift to working with clay. Painted ceramic busts, figures, and abstracted totems/vessels ranging in scale from table top to over life sized will be exhibited alongside new works on paper. 

Silver captures the essence of his subject by modelling swiftly in clay and painting with quick, deft strokes. At once representation and process, his art captures the essential nature of both the body and the material in which it is being worked. The effect is of matter coming into being. The exhibition speaks of human connection; of the process of looking and the intimacy of touch. Working sometimes from life, sometimes referencing ancient and modern sculpture, Silver’s sculptures and works on paper explore the human figure as it exists in and moves through the world. 

FOR FAMILIES: Look out for an Explore it! pack for children and families related to the exhibition.

Supported by the Henry Moore Foundation.

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Daniel Silver: Looking


Daniel Silver

Ticket Information

Daniel Silver in conversation - Friday 5 August 6.30 - 7.30pm

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45 Market Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DF

0131 225 2383

Opening times


11am - 6pm

Visitor information

  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Accessible Toilets
  • Toilets
  • Babychange
  • Café
  • Shop
  • Bike Stand
  • WelcoMe available




45 Market Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DF

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