POSTPONED Modern Tapestry: How Weaving Moved with the Times

11:00 to 12:00 on 14 May 2020

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POSTPONED Modern Tapestry: How Weaving Moved with the Times

This event has been postponed. If you purchased a ticket to this event our team will be in touch with you via email. We will post updates on our website and social media channels.

Tapestry can spark thoughts of medieval castles and stately homes, but in the 20th century, radical weavers, artists and visionaries broke the mould to move the medium forward.

Dovecot Exhibitions Curator Kate Grenyer tells the story of modern tapestry at Dovecot and the impact of one weaver in particular, Archie Brennan (1931-2019). Hear about collaborations, creative differences, and the reinvention of tapestry with modern artists including Robert Motherwell, David Hockney, Eduardo Paolozzi, and more; as well as untold stories of where these tapestries live today.

Tickets £12 (+booking fee) include entry to exhibition Mid-Century Modern: Art & Design from Conran to Quant on day of the event.

Every ticket sold supports the work of The Dovecot Foundation to advance visual art, craft and design in all its forms.

Image: Midlothian County Map (1969) tapestry by Archie Brennan. Hanging in The Dalkeith Arts Centre.

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Tapestry Studio Viewing Balcony

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