What's On

What's On at Dovecot

On Now:
Rome, 2012, designed by Brent Harris, woven by Sue Batten, wool and cotton, 1.6 x 1.18m, photograph by Jeremy Weihrauch

Current Exchanges: Dovecot and the Australian Tapestry Workshop

Exhibition, 5 July–27 September

Celebrating the continuing connections between the Australian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne, and Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh, this exhibition brings together recent work from both institutions. Although geographically separate, both share a similar philosophy of working closely with contemporary artists to produce tapestries at the cutting edge of artistic practice.

Craigie Aitchison: Paintings, etchings and tapestries

Exhibition, 5 July–27 September

Timothy Taylor Gallery and Dovecot present a selected showcase of oil paintings and etchings from the estate of Craigie Aitchsion CBE RSA RA (1926-2009) alongside tapestries created by Dovecot Studios in collaboration with the artist.

Coming Soon:
Master Weaver David Cochrane, William Crozier tapestry

CANCELLED - Current Exchanges: Weavers Tour with Curator Ben Divall

Event, 6:00pm–7:00pm, 17 September

Tour around the Viewing Balcony with Current Exchanges Curator Ben Divall and weavers from Dovecot and visiting weaver Sue Batten from Australian Tapestry Workshop. Learn more about the historic links and ongoing collaborative projects between both institutions, and the techniques and processes involved in creating the tapestries on show.

GEM: Contemporary Jewellery and Gemstones from Afghanistan and the UK

Exhibition, 3 October–8 November

GEM is an exhibition of jewellery, gem-cutting and contemporary practices from Afghanistan originally produced as part of the British Council’s South Asia season in autumn 2013.

Laura Spring, screenprinted bags - photo credit Caro Weiss


Exhibition, 29 November–21 December

SELECTED unites 27 makers in a selling exhibition of craft and design at Dovecot Studios for the second year running. This elite showcase includes work from some of the most talented makers in Scotland across a number of disciplines including ceramics, jewellery, furniture, textiles, glass and silver.