Dovecot Studios will re-open on 26 April! Read more

  • Douglas Grierson: Baths and Bathers
  • Douglas Grierson: Baths and Bathers

This tapestry was created to observe Dovecot’s move to its new home at the restored Victorian swimming baths on Infirmary Street in 2008.

The tapestry shows bathing figures depicted by various artists throughout the art ages including Ingres’ Odalisque and a young boy calling out from Seurat’s celebrated Bathers at Asnieres to the humorously placed shark by Damien Hirst. Bathers by Matisse and Bonnard also feature and are all arranged on a backdrop redolent of Hockney’s pool painting.

The bright ceramic tiles in the design reflect the colours of wool on the spools ready for use in the new tapestry studio, and a towel is flung playfully over the Balcony.

The tapestry is a nod to the artist and weaver’s collaborative relationship. This woven masterpiece is a homage to the work of the represented artists but also highlights the Dovecot weaver’s skill for interpretation.

FREE Lunchtime Tour: Baths to Bobbins

FREE Lunchtime Tour: Baths to Bobbins

31 May 2018 to 2 August 2018
Doors Open Day 2018

Doors Open Day 2018

29 September 2018
Weaving Water

Weaving Water

16 March 2021 to 31 March 2021
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Gallery & Shop

Dovecot Studios will reopen to the public on Monday 26 April 2021

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

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

Café

Pinks at Dovecot


Mon-Sat: 10am-4pm