What's On at Dovecot
Exhibition, 1 August–13 September
An exciting and extraordinary new commission from Dovecot will turn the gallery into an immersive space made with sound and tactile qualities being created by Dundee based artists Dalziel + Scullion.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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!
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.