ONE of Edinburgh's contemporary art galleries has appointed architects Reiach and Hall to lead a major £3.7m redevelopment.

The architects will work with the Fruitmarket Gallery and lead the refurbishment of its existing gallery, in Market Street next to Waverley Station as well as an extension into the warehouse building next door.

The proposed project will "create a brand new space offering new opportunities for artist-led installations, performance and cross art form collaboration including live music, dance and theatre."

The project is slated to be completed in 2020: and is the second attempt at a revamp for the gallery.

A previous plan was scuppered by a failed bid for Lottery funds.

Fiona Bradley, the director of The Fruitmarket Gallery, said: "We are really excited to be working with Reiach and Hall on the redevelopment of The Fruitmarket Gallery.

"We are impressed by the clarity and openness of their approach.

"They share our values and, like us, are passionately committed to equality of access. They understand the local importance and international impact of The Fruitmarket Gallery, and we believe that they are the right practice to help us deliver a brave and progressive project."

Amanda Catto, head of visual arts at Creative Scotland, said: "This development will enhance the existing Fruitmarket gallery space, breathe new life into the adjacent warehouse, and secure this important part of the city’s heritage as a space for artists and the public to meet into the future."

The adjacent warehouse building became available when the previous tenants, Waverley Leisure, which ran the building as the nightclub Electric Circus,retired.

The Fruitmarket Gallery took over the lease, and Hoskins Architects designed a large scale, refurbishment and extension plan.

However, the Fruitmarket was not successful with a bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund, on which fundraising for the plan depended.

A new plan was devised as a "more modest proposal."

The project is now expected to cost around £3.7m.

Alongside the successful bid to Creative Scotland for £1.4m, and with over £1.2m raised from other public and private sources, the gallery has just over 25% left to raise.

GLASGOW'S Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA) is to stage an exhibition celebrating the life and work of Scottish film maker Margaret Tait.

It will run from November 8 to May 5 next year.

Stalking the Image: Margaret Tait and Her Legacy is a celebration of the work and legacy of the pioneering Orcadian filmmaker, painter and poet who lived from 1918 to 1999.

A survey of Tait’s experimental short films, made across 47 years as well as a series of works commissioned as part of the Margaret Tait Award, will be in the show.

Artists include Torsten Lauschmann (2010 Margaret Tait Award recipient), Anne-Marie Copestake (2011), Stephen Sutcliffe (2012), Rachel Maclean (2013), Charlotte Prodger (2014), Duncan Marquiss (2015), Kate Davis (2016), Sarah Forrest (2017) and Alberta Whittle (2018).

The film installations are accompanied by a display of archival photographs, ephemera and other materials relating to Tait’s life, filmmaking process and writing.

Working in 16mm film, she often borrowed a phrase from the poet Federico García Lorca – ‘stalking the image’ – to describe her method.

Councillor David McDonald, the Chair of Glasgow Life and Depute Leader of Glasgow City Council, said:" Tait’s work was ahead of its time in many respects and this exhibition acknowledges her as a key figure in the development of Scottish filmmaking."