Exhibition Preview with Orla Kiely

Join celebrated designer Orla Kiely for an exclusive preview of her much anticipated exhibition at Dovecot Studios, A Life in Pattern. Inspired by the upbeat exuberance of the 1960s, a love of Irish and Scandinavian architecture and mid-century design, Kiely will share insights with guests into how she created one of the most popular brands of the 21st century.

The evening will run as follows:

5.30pm: Welcome drink and nibbles

6.15pm: Exhibition introduction from Orla, explaining the story behind her iconic brand and design ethos

6.30pm: A chance to explore the exhibition with Orla before it opens to the general public

7.00pm: Close

Orla will also be available to answer questions, and to sign copies of her book A Life in Pattern.

Attendess will recieve 10% off Orla Kiely merchandise in Dovecot Shop during the event.


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Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

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Festive Opening Hours

Dovecot is open Monday to Saturday as usual during the festive period. We will be closed on 23, 24, 25, 26 December, and 1 January. We will close early on 31 December.