• Weaving The Century: Tapestry from Dovecot Studios 1912-2012

This is the first major Dovecot tapestry exhibition to be presented in Scotland for over thirty years. Curated by art historian Dr Elizabeth Cumming and presented across all three of Dovecot’s public gallery spaces. The exhibition features over 60 tapestries, rugs and rarely seen works on loan from major museums and private collections in America and Britain.

In the one hundred years since it was established Dovecot weavers have built a reputation of collaborated with leading international modern and contemporary artists, a tradition which continues today. Weaving The Century: Tapestry from Dovecot Studios 1912-2012 will bring together work from many of these artists including: David Hockney, Paul Gauguin, Elizabeth Blackadder, Sir Peter Blake, Edward Wadsworth, Cecil Beaton, Graham Sutherland, Eduardo Paolozzi, Louise Nevelson and Claire Barclay.

The works in the exhibition show the broad range of artistic and technical weaving styles that has firmly established Dovecot’s reputation as a centre for excellence and innovation offering the definitive account of one of the world’s most innovative centres of textile-art production.

Exhibition runs from
13 July – 7 October

Opening Hours
Monday to Saturday,
10.30am to 5.30pm

Special Festival Opening Hours
2 August – 2 September
Monday to Sunday,
10.30am to 6.00pm

Following the Edinburgh run of Weaving The Century: Tapestry from Dovecot Studios 1912-2012, the exhibition will embark on a UK tour.

Tapestry: Weaving the Century at Dovecot Studios 1912 – 2012
20 October 2012 to 16 December 2012
Compton Verney – Warwickshire

All Weaving The Century: Tapestry from Dovecot Studios 1912-2012 images Antonia Reeve

Edinburgh Art Festival 2022
Creative Scotland

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