About Dovecot Studios

About Dovecot Studios

Dovecot Gallery is a landmark centre for contemporary art, craft and design built around a leading international tapestry studio. The Gallery occupies an extraordinary building in the heart of Edinburgh working to programme, commission and produce exhibitions and events for audiences and clients who share Dovecot’s passion for making and the creative arts. Exhibitions are supported by the Dovecot Foundation.

Dovecot Tapestry Studio is a world renowned producer of hand-woven tapestry and gun-tufted rugs. Continuing a century-long heritage of making and collaboration with leading international contemporary artists, the Studio is dedicated to producing extraordinary and engaging works of art by commission from private and public collectors from across the globe.

Dovecot Foundation exists to champion Dovecot Tapestry Studio and its place in the world of contemporary art, design and making. The Foundation puts Dovecot Tapestry Studio at the heart of this mission in the support of the Dovecot Apprenticeship Programme, collaborations with leading artists from around the world and the development of cultural and educational partnerships. Ultimately, the Foundation seeks to bring the innovative work of contemporary artists and makers to a wider audience.


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Tapestry Studio Viewing Balcony

Mon-Fri 12-3pm Sat 10am-5pm

The Tapestry Studio Viewing Balcony will be closed from 27-31 Jan 2020 for installation of new displays.  


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