• Current Exchanges: Dovecot and the Australian Tapestry Workshop

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. The links between the studios date back to the founding of the Australian Tapestry Workshop in 1976: Dovecot’s Master Weaver, Archie Brennan, advised on the structure and feasibility of the new antipodean enterprise. Since then the exchanges of weavers and ideas have continued. This year marks the beginning of another cycle of such interchanges between Melbourne and Edinburgh, through an exchange between weavers from the two studios funded by Creative Scotland’s Creative Futures Programme.

Curated by Ben Divall.

Associated events:
Curator’s Tour
David Weir and Antonia Syme in Conversation

Balcony Opening Times:
Outside August: Mon-Fri 12-3pm Sat 10.30am-5.30pm
During August: Daily 10.30am-6.30pm

Edinburgh Art Festival 2022
Australian Tapestry Workshop

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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



Monday - Saturday: 9:30 - 4pm