• Monarchs of the Glen: From Whisky to Wes Anderson
    Sam Dunne
    Peter Saville and Dovecot Studios, After, After, After Monarch of the Glen

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 Tapestry Studio Viewing Balcony will be closed on the 27th of January, the 3rd and 20th of Feburary due to private events. Apologies for any disappointment. 

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.

 

EVENING TALK

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.

£12.50

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The gallery is currently closed while we install our upcoming exhibition Chris Ofili: The Caged Bird's Song which will open on Friday 28 June 2024. 

Monday - Saturday: 10am – 5pm

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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