Ibrahim Mahama: Songs about Roses


The first-ever solo exhibition in Scotland of the work of Ibrahim Mahama; a Ghanaian artist critically acclaimed for his evocative large-scale, site-specific installations that speak to the cultural and social effects of post-colonialism and global migration.

For Fruitmarket, Mahama is making a brand new body of work inspired by the Gallery’s unique physical location, supported on columns above Waverley railway station. This proximity to – and dependence on – the railway is the starting point for large scale drawings, sculpture and installations referencing his own interest in and using material from the now defunct colonial-era railway of Ghana.

Supported by the Henry Moore Foundation and the Ibrahim Mahama Supporters Circle.

Date & Time


11am—6pm (10am—6pm during EAF)



45 Market Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DF Google Maps


0131 225 2383


Ticket Information

Drop-in, FREE

Visitor information

  • Step-free access
  • Accessible Toilets
  • Toilets
  • Babychange
  • Café
  • Shop
  • Bike Stand
Header image credit: Image © Ibrahim Mahama. Courtesy of the SCCA and Red Clay, Tamale.


45 Market Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1DF

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