Rob McDougall Photography
Join Alan Davie: Beginning of a Far-off World Curator Siobhan McLaughlin and discover what influenced Siobhan's curation process.
Having graduated from Edinburgh College of Art eighty years after Davie, much of Siobhan’s practice has been influenced by the artist. In 2019 Siobhan’s research led her to access a private collection of Davies’s work, much of which had never been seen by the public before. Viewing those rarely scene works gave Siobhan the idea for the exhibition and outlet to celebrate the centenary of Scottish artist Alan Davie.
Alan Davie was a true polymath. A painter, jeweller, and jazz musician, he built a multidisciplinary practice and sought the magic in all his pursuits, in particular painting. Drawing from private collections, Alan Davie: Beginning of a far-off World explores Davie’s evolution as an artist from early paintings as a graduate of Edinburgh College of Art to drawings from a series made during the last year of his life.
A tapestry Cosmic Spiral and rug Celtic Spirit II created by Davie and Dovecot Studios marks a significant creative relationship and demonstrate the artist’s interest in the tradition and art of weaving.
This exhibition is curated by Edinburgh College of Art graduate Siobhan McLaughlin, with the support of Dovecot Exhibitions Curator Kate Grenyer.
Every exhibition ticket sold supports the work of The Dovecot Foundation to advance visual art, craft and design in all its forms.
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