• Disabled Access Day - Descriptive Tour and Handling
    Photo credit Shannon Tofts

Dovecot opens its doors for Disabled Access Day, welcoming all visitors to explore its beautifully restored Victorian Baths building in the centre of Edinburgh.

Visit Dovecot Gallery’s latest exhibition Necklace for an Elephant and Other Stories: The Working Lives of David Poston which documents Poston’s varied career as a jeweller, designer-maker, interdisciplinary problem solver and 3D technologist. At 11am a member of Dovecot staff will conduct a descriptive handling session. Visitors are invited to touch and examine more closely Poston’s fascinating jewellery objects in order to understand more about the materials and techniques employed by the designer.

On display on the Viewing Balcony is Tuft Loving: Recent Rug Projects illustrating Dovecot made rugs created in collaboration with artists and designers including Linder, Timorous Beasties and Garry Fabian Miller. At 2pm one of Dovecot’s rug makers will take visitors on a tour around the Balcony describing the gun-tufting technique and rugs on show. Attendees will also have an opportunity to handle samples, wool and some of the tools used to create Dovecot’s exquisite textile artworks.

The Balcony can be accessed via a lift from the main entrance. Dovecot has accessible toilets on all levels.

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