Dovecot Studios is closed to the public from 18 March until further notice – Read more

Photo credit Shannon Tofts

Curated by Ben Divall, this display on the Viewing Balcony at Dovecot illustrates the diversity of recent rug projects created in collaboration with artists and designers including Linder Sterling, Timorous Beasties, Than Clark, Garry Fabian Miller and Adrian Wiszniewski.

Dovecot, renowned for its output of high quality tapestries, has in recent years earned a reputation as a centre for the production of tufted rugs. Created in the same spirit of collaboration, quality, and sensitivity to colour blending and surface texture, Dovecot’s rug tufters provide another way of creating bespoke textiles.

Recent projects from Dovecot tufters have reached beyond the domestic or commercial interior, to include commissions for historic houses, for contemporary artist’s installations and even for use in performances. Overlooking the weaving floor, where tapestry and tufting is an ongoing process in Dovecot’s busy studio, the exhibition aims to highlight the skills of the tufters, and the diversity of projects in which they have been recently involved.

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Gallery & Shop

Dovecot Gallery and Shop are closed from 18 March 2020. Please see our website and social media for updates.

Usual Opening Times:
Mon-Sat 10am-5pm

Tapestry Studio Viewing Balcony

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

Closed 24, 25, 26 December 2020 and 1 January 2021

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Dovecot Cafe by The Pantry is closed from 18 March 2020. Please see our website and social media for updates.

Usual Opening Times:
Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Sat 10am-5pm

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