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Get a chance to meet the Dovecot Weavers!

There are still a few tickets left for Dovecot Studios’ unique event, where members of the public will have the rare opportunity of meeting members of the Weaving Team, watch them weave on a sample tapestry loom, hear about their experience as weavers and ask them questions about their approach to colour and expression in fine art.

Weavers Rudi Richardson, Louise Trotter and Ben Hymers will be joined by curator Kate Grenyer in a demonstration and discussion of how the Tapestry Studio’s recent artworks have been commissioned and created. The weavers will discuss their lives in tapestry, from apprenticeships and art college to the artists they have collaborated with, and, in a guided tour of the Daughters of Penelope exhibition, they will discuss the inspiration they take from the programme of exhibitions at Dovecot that aim to increase understanding and appreciation of art, craft and design.

Support Dovecot with a ticket to this unmissable event exploring what it means to be a tapestry weaver in the modern age, and the skills required to collaborate with artists to create contemporary and site-specific artworks.

The event starts at 2pm with tea and coffee plus a tapestry weaving demonstration in the Dovecot South Gallery. The talk follows at 2.30pm and lasts for approximately 90 minutes including an opportunity to ask questions. The event ends with a tour of the Daughters of Penelope exhibition, when the weavers and curator will highlight particular works relating to Dovecot’s practice

2-4.30pm | Dovecot South Gallery | £30 / £25 students | Ticket includes refreshments and guided exhibition tour

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Gallery & Shop

Dovecot Studios is currently closed to the public in line with Government guidance. Please follow our website and social media for reopening information.

Usual Opening times:
Gallery & Shop
Mon-Sat: 10am-5pm

Tapestry Studio Viewing Balcony
Mon-Fri: 12-3pm
Sat: 10am-5pm


Pinks at Dovecot

From 7 January 2021
Thur-Sat: 10am-4.30pm

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