Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern

Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern

Exhibition of the works of designer Orla Kiely, whose flat style and colourful palette have become very popular.

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Popular designer Orla Kiely is celebrated for her plant based patterns that pack a powerful graphic punch on everyday life.

Her flat graphic style and choice of colour palette have chimed with recent nostalgia for vintage style and interiors, this exhibition explores why the rhythms and repeats of her designs have such wide and enduring appeal. With unique access to the company archives, this exhibition offers a privileged insight into the designer’s world. Re-visiting the work of other twentieth century luminaries in pattern design, this exhibition explores the story of pattern and how some designs can come to epitomise the style of their time.

General admission £9 | Concession £8* (Student, Unemployed, Disabled Person, OAP) Art Fund National Art Pass holders £4.50 | Under 12, Disabled Person’s carer or companion FREE

All tickets + booking fee

Anyone Under 12 must be accompanied by an adult, with a paying ticket.

*Monday and Tuesday only. Concessions are only available in person and with valid ID.

Exhibition organised by the Fashion & Textile Museum, London

Text supplied by third party.

Performance times

Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh

10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LT

Thu 20 Jun

£9 / 0131 550 3660

  • 10:30 – 17:30

Fri 21 Jun

£9 / 0131 550 3660

  • 10:30 – 17:30

Sat 22 Jun

£9 / 0131 550 3660

  • 10:30 – 17:30

Mon 24 Jun

£9 / 0131 550 3660

  • 10:30 – 17:30

Tue 25 Jun

£9 / 0131 550 3660

  • 10:30 – 17:30

Wed 26 Jun

£9 / 0131 550 3660

  • 10:30 – 17:30

Thu 27 Jun

£9 / 0131 550 3660

  • 10:30 – 17:30

Fri 28 Jun

£9 / 0131 550 3660

  • 10:30 – 17:30

Sat 29 Jun

£9 / 0131 550 3660

  • 10:30 – 17:30

Reviews & features

Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern

22 Feb 20195 stars

Eclectic collection of projects, prints and collaborations from the Irish fashion designer

Orla Kiely is primarily known as a fashion and textiles designer, launching her career in 1995 with a commission from Harrods for a range of wool felted hats. Whilst the new exhibition at the Dovecot remains fashion-focused, it also showcases the…

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