• Daughters of Penelope
    Photo credit Stuart Armitt

Photo credits Stuart Armitt.

Daughters of Penelope Curator’s Tour | Tuesday 19 September 5.30pm

Artist Talk: Linder talks with Ian Massey and rug tufter Kristi Vana | Friday 22 September 5.30pm

Daughters of Penelope with Juliana Capes and Ken Cockburn | Tuesday 24 October 11am

Spinning a Yarn with Storyteller Jan Bee Brown | Saturday 28 October 11am

Artist Talk: Christine Borland and Dr Sarah Worden in conversation | Thursday 9 November 6pm

Daughters of Penelope Curator’s Tour | Monday 13 November 11am

spinning-in-stereo and other yarns | Monday 18 December 6pm

Lunchtime Artist Talk: Julie Brook

The story of women’s work in both the textile industry and in textile art and tapestry is a complex one and the history of Dovecot intertwines with both. This exhibition will look at the work of key women weavers and artists who have contributed to Dovecot’s history and present. Some key pieces in tapestry will be shown alongside work by contemporary women artists who are exploring the history and cultural identity of women expressed in their work in textile.

This exhibition interweaves the work of artists who are investigating women’s stories and textile histories with the unique story of women’s work at Dovecot, providing a new structure within which both can be held, re-examined and strengthened.

This exhibition was presented in partnership with Edinburgh Art Festival (27 July – 27 August 2017) and is supported by Creative Scotland and The Dovecot Foundation.

Claire Barclay | Elizabeth Blackadder | Christine Borland | Julie Brook | Caroline Dear | Sonia Delaunay | Maureen Hodge | Georgia Horgan | Aino Kajaniemi | Linder | Fiona Mathison | Erin M. Riley | Naomi Robertson | Joanne Soroka | Hanna Tuulikki

Exhibition open: Mon-Sat 10.30am-5.30pm

All events will have hearing loop amplifier kits can be used with T loop option too. Due to limited number of kits, please let us know if you require one in advance.

Edinburgh Art Festival 2022
Dovecot Foundation
Creative Scotland

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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