Celebrate the life and work of Archie Brennan at this special event on the last night of the exhibition Tapestry Goes Pop! With a toast and speeches at 6.15pm from Dovecot Director, Celia Joicey, and Exhibition Curators Kate Grenyer and Lisa Mason.
Whether you have already visited the exhibition, or if it’s your first time, we invite you to join the curators as they mark Archie Brennan’s life and talk through the incredible response to this exhibition and the work it has revealed. Archie Brennan: Tapestry Goes Pop! tells the story of Edinburgh native Archie Brennan (1931-2019) in the first major retrospective exhibition of his work. Bringing together over 80 tapestries as well as archive material, this is a chance to delve into the world of a master of modern tapestry.
Sharp, witty, and immensely talented, Brennan began his 60-year weaving career at Dovecot and was an innovator and iconoclast who inspired weavers all over the world from Papua New Guinea to Australia. A charismatic character, he dedicated his life to teaching and his influence on weaving can still be felt to this day. Brennan’s contribution to modern art has not been recognised, until now.
Tickets: £12.50 (including a glass of fizz)