Exhibitions

Upcoming art, design and textile exhibitions in our gallery spaces.

Pauline Caulfield Textiles

Pauline Caulfield Textiles

8 March 2024 to 20 July 2024

Featuring over 20 large pieces ranging from fans, chasubles and fabric panels, this display illuminates Caulfield’s versatile yet distinctive work.

Chris Ofili: The Caged Bird's Song

Chris Ofili: The Caged Bird's Song

28 June 2024 to 5 October 2024

Experience how the colour, myths and magic of Chris Ofili’s watercolour design are transformed into a large format tapestry that took Dovecot’s master weavers over three years to create.

Doug Cocker: Themes and Variations

Doug Cocker: Themes and Variations

11 April 2024 to 20 July 2024

The Scottish Gallery proudly presents Themes and Variations by Doug Cocker in partnership with Dovecot Studios, showcasing the masterful work of one of Scotland's foremost sculptors.

Mark Hearld: At Home in Scotland

Mark Hearld: At Home in Scotland

28 June 2024 to 18 July 2024

Witness research in action from the Tapestry Studio Viewing Balcony as the Dovecot weavers and Mark Hearld collaborate on ideas and to create new work.

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Events

Expert talks, creative workshops and special events to inspire

Mark Hearld: At Home in Scotland

Mark Hearld: At Home in Scotland

28 June 2024 to 18 July 2024

Witness research in action from the Tapestry Studio Viewing Balcony as the Dovecot weavers and Mark Hearld collaborate on ideas and to create new work.

Chris Ofili: The Caged Bird’s Song | Lunchtime Tours

Chris Ofili: The Caged Bird’s Song | Lunchtime Tours

16 July 2024 to 3 October 2024

Book onto one of our Lunchtime Tours for no additional cost, running every Tuesday and Thursday at 12pm.

Mark Hearld at Dovecot

Mark Hearld at Dovecot

17 July 2024

Join Mark Hearld in conversation with Dovecot Director, Celia Joicey to discuss his residency at Dovecot Studios.

Tania Kovats: Artist Talk

Tania Kovats: Artist Talk

26 July 2024

Join celebrated artist Tania Kovats for a special preview night of Dovecot's latest balcony exhibition, Tania Kovats: SEAMARKS, as she unveils her new tapestry.

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Tapestry Studios

Innovative and astonishing tapestries created by Dovecot’s weavers in collaboration with contemporary artists

Venice Biennale - Alberta Whittle
Artist Collaborations

Venice Biennale - Alberta Whittle

Learn more about Scottish artist Alberta Whittle’s collaboration with Dovecot Studios for the 59th Venice Biennale this year.

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Leon Kossoff Tapestry for Edinburgh Park
Commissions

Leon Kossoff Tapestry for Edinburgh Park

Explore the creative process behind one of Dovecot Studios’ most recent tapestry commissions, produced for Edinburgh Park a new sustainable urban quarter and creative destination.

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Blog

Get insights into current exhibitions, go behind the scenes and get tips on what creative products to buy from our store.

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Gallery & Shop

The gallery is currently closed while we install our upcoming exhibition Chris Ofili: The Caged Bird's Song which will open on Friday 28 June 2024. 

Monday - Saturday: 10am – 5pm

Please note, Dovecot Studios will be open on Sunday 30 June, 10am - 5pm, for the first weekend of Chris Ofili: The Caged Bird's Song

 

Tapestry Studio Viewing Balcony

Monday - Friday: 12pm – 3pm

Saturday: 10am – 5pm

 

Café

Monday - Saturday: 9:30 - 4pm