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.

Dazzle: Jewellery

Exhibition, 1 August–25 August

Dazzle jewellery exhibition returning, for the third Dovecot showing, has selected some exciting new designers for what will be its 32nd Edinburgh Festival Fringe. 50 jewellery designers will be showing upwards of 2-3,000 pieces with everything, as usual, for sale.

Coming Soon:

Current Exchanges: David Weir and Antonia Syme in Conversation

Event, 12:30pm–1:45pm, 2 August

Directors of two contemporary tapestry studios with a longstanding alliance, come together to converse about the history and cultural exchanges between Dovecot Studios and the Australian Tapestry Workshop. BOOK NOW!

Dalziel + Scullion in Conversation with Edi Stark

Event, 6:30pm–8:00pm, 6 August

Louise Scullion and Matthew Dalziel discuss their work and inspiration for the project Tumadh: Immersion with award winning broadcaster Edi Stark. From An Lanntair on Lewis to Dovecot in Edinburgh, the two part exhibition provides a platform for conversation around the themes of relations between mankind and the natural world. BOOK NOW!

'Dovecot on the Map' Shop Night

Happening, 6:30pm–7:30pm, 7 August

In association with Herb Lester Associates, Dovecot Studios Shop invite craft buyers, weave and book enthusiasts to the launch night of Herb Lester’s new artist illustrated map and guide to the unusual of both Glasgow and Edinburgh. Herb Lester have produced over 43 maps and we are proud to announce that in their most recent Edinburgh commission they have put ‘Dovecot on the Map’. Come and celebrate with us, and take the chance to see what our fantastic Shop has to offer. REGISTER NOW!

Current Exchanges: Curator's Tour

Event, 6:00pm–7:00pm, 13 August

Tour around the Viewing Balcony with Current Exchanges Curator Ben Divall. Learn more about the historic links and ongoing collaborative projects between Dovecot Studios and the Australian Tapestry Workshops. REGISTER NOW!

GEM: Contemporary Jewellery and Gemstones from Afghanistan and the UK

Exhibition, 3 October–9 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.


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.