Paolozzi tapestry at the Whitechapel Gallery

16 February 2017 to 14 May 2017

Viewing by appointment only

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Paolozzi tapestry at the Whitechapel Gallery

The large scale Whitworth tapestry, designed by Sir Eduardo Paolozzi and woven at Dovecot in 1967, will be on show at the Whitechapel Gallery as part of their new exhibition dedicated to the artist who lived and worked in Edinburgh. This major Paolozzi retrospective will span five decades and features over 250 of his works, varying from bronze sculptures and paper collages, to textile and fashion designs.

Also featuring in the exhibition is another Dovecot and Paolozzi collaborative tapestry work created in 1982 for Leicester University, woven by weavers Fred Mann, Harry Wright, Douglas Grierson and Johnny Wright. It is one of a number of collaborations between the artist and the Studio, which include the Cleish Castle blinds currently on show at Dovecot Gallery as part of the Colour & Light exhibition.

Alongside Paolozzi’s early brutalist concrete sculptures, highlights include material from his groundbreaking performance lecture Bunk! (1952) and the iconic sculpture Diana as an Engine (1963).

For more information about the exhibition including opening times and entrance fees, please contact Whitechapel Gallery.


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

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

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


Dovecot Café, Pinks at Dovecot, is open Monday to Saturday from 8.30am to 5pm and is offering both sit in and takeaway options.