• Craigie Aitchison: Dovecot Tapestry Still Life

Scottish artist Craigie Aitchison CBE RA RSA (1926-2009) was well known for his paintings depicting landscapes, portraits, and crucifixion scenes in a distinctive Mediterranean palette.

In 2003, Aitchison was invited to Dovecot Studios to discuss potential collaborations. Walking through the Studios, the artist recalled a seat cover woven by Dovecot weavers in his mother’s house in Edinburgh. The tapestry seat cover was a depiction of a Cecil Beaton image of a flower. Inspired by this connection, the artist created a painting of the seat cover design, which was then woven by Master Weaver Naomi Robertson as Dovecot Tapestry Still Life.

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Important Update 

Dovecot Studios will be closed to the public from Sunday 19 May to Sunday 16 June 2024. The Dovecot Cafe will be open Monday - Friday, 9:30am - 4pm, during this time.

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Please note, Dovecot Studios will be open on Sunday 30 June, 10am - 5pm, for the first weekend of Chris Ofili: The Caged Bird's Song

 

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