LIBERTY Art Fabrics & Fashion | Edinburgh Art Festival Tickets

28 July 2018 to 31 August 2018

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LIBERTY Art Fabrics & Fashion | Edinburgh Art Festival Tickets
Fashion and Textile Museum

LIBERTY Art Fabrics and Fashion | Edinburgh Art Festival

These tickets are for visitors to the exhibition LIBERTY Art Fabrics and Fashion during the Edinburgh Art Festival only.

Edinburgh Art Festival is taking place across the city 26 July – 26 August 2018.


Celebrating Liberty Art Fabrics and their impact on fashion since 1875. Dovecot Gallery brings to Scotland a major retrospective celebrating the innovative retailer and design studio Liberty London. Featuring over 100 garments and fabrics spanning 140 years, this exhibition explores how textiles bring art into everyday life.

Liberty Art Fabrics & Fashion charts Liberty’s history as a source for key trends in cultural history, including Aestheticism, Art Nouveau, Bauhaus, Pop and Psychedelia. The exhibition presents a historical survey, from early garments inspired by the Far East and the Artistic Dress popularised by the Pre-Raphaelites, through to the iconic designs of the Swinging Sixties, nostalgic Arts & Crafts revivals of the 1970s and botanical prints from the 21st century.

Throughout its history, Liberty’s studio collaborations with textile and fashion innovators including Yves Saint Laurent, Mary Quant, Jean Muir and Vivienne Westwood have secured the company’s global reputation as the source and originator of key trends and design revivals. Such is the fame of Liberty that in Italy the Art Nouveau style became known as the ‘Stile Liberty’.

Bringing a contemporary response to the exhibition, emerging artist Lucy Wayman showcases recent sculptural pieces. Her works revolve around repetitive structures and soft materials and utilise generational craft techniques, such as weaving and macramé.

Adult £9 | Concession £7 (Student, Unemployed, Disabled Person)
Art Fund National Art Pass holders £4.50 | Under 16, Disabled Person’s carer or companion FREE

Interested in visiting as a group? Contact us on 0131 550 3660 or to book

Liberty exhibition tickets include access to the Tapestry Studio Viewing Balcony, open 12–3pm Monday to Friday, and all day at weekends. Please note the Balcony is closed on 18, 19 and 25 August for special events.

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In association with the Fashion and Textile Museum and Edinburgh Art Festival.

  • Liberty London
  • Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2018
  • Edinburgh Art Festival 2018

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