Peter Blake

Sir Peter Blake (b.1932) was born in Kent and studied at the Gravesend Technical College School of Art, and the Royal College of Art. During the late 1950s, Blake is best known for co-creating the sleeve design for the Beatles’ album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. His paintings from this time included imagery from advertisements, music hall entertainment, and wrestlers, often including collaged elements. Blake had his first solo exhibition in 1960 and in 1961 exhibited in the Young Contemporaries show alongside David Hockney and R.B. Kitaj, when he was first identified with the emerging British Pop Art movement. In 2012, as part of Dovecot’s centenary celebrations, Peter Blake was approached via Paul Stolper Gallery in London to collaborate to create the Target, Star, Rainbow, Heart tapestry.

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Dovecot will reopen to the public from 15 July 2020

July 2020 opening times:
Gallery & Shop
Wed-Sat: 10am-5pm

From August 2020 opening times:
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Closed 24, 25, 26 December 2020 and 1 January 2021

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From August 2020 opening times:
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Closed 24, 25, 26 December 2020 and 1 January 2021

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The Pantry at Dovecot is temporarily closed as from 18 March 2020. Please see our website and social media for updates

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Closed 24, 25, 26 December 2020 and 1 January 2021