Please note that this exhibition is on the tapestry studio viewing balcony and is open for limited hours – Monday to Friday, 12:00 – 15:00 and Saturday, 10:00 – 17:00.
The painting The Monarch of the Glen by Edwin Landseer has inspired people around the world since the 19th century, being reproduced and re-interpreted many times. This innovative display, celebrates the international history of a Scottish icon, from shortbread to Schitt's Creek, whisky to Wes Anderson and beyond. Dovecot’s own beautiful tapestry based on the painting will form the exhibition’s centrepiece.
To commemorate the 150th anniversary of Landseer’s death, the four walls of Dovecot’s world-renowned tapestry studio in Edinburgh will be dedicated to exploring images derived from this familiar and romantic image of the highlands. The display highlights how reproductions of The Monarch of the Glen have been used for numerous agendas, ranging from the celebratory and political, to the comic and subversive.
★★★★ The Scotsman
With support from The Turtleton Charitable Trust.
Monarchs of the Glen: In Conversation
15 JANUARY 2024 | 18:00 – 19:00
Christopher Baker, author and curator, talks all things 'Monarchs of the Glen' with Dovecot Studios Director Celia Joicey. This conversation is a chance to gain a unique perspective on how Baker curated the four walls of Dovecot's Tapestry Balcony Gallery to celebrate the cultural significance of Edwin Landseer's The Monarch of the Glen. To commemorate the 150th anniversary of Landseer’s death, Baker highlights how reproductions of The Monarch of the Glen have been used for numerous agendas, ranging from the celebratory and political, to the comic and subversive.
There will be an opportunity to ask Christopher Baker questions at the end of the session.