Dovecot Studios

Dovecot Studios
10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LT
  • Telephone 0131 550 3660
  • Opening times Building: Mon–Sat 10.30am–5.30pm; closed Sun. Viewing balcony: Mon–Fri noon–3pm, Sat 10.30am–5.30pm; closed Sun; but individual exhibitions may vary.
  • Seasonal times Open daily during Edinburgh International Art Festival.
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Dovecot Studios

The renovated former Victorian baths that house Dovecot Studios can be found in the heart of Edinburgh’s Old Town. The organisation was established in 1912, when the founding weavers were recruited from Merton Abbey in London. Today, Dovecot works to commission, collaborating with architects, interior designers, museum curators and private collectors as well as putting on exhibitions and going on tour. The studio’s weavers have put their extensive experience to good use on projects as diverse as Elizabeth Blackadder's Irises for a domestic interior and Frank Stella's design for a series of 12 tapestries for PepsiCo in New York.

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A celebration of contemporary textiles.

Sat 22 Aug

£2 / 0131 550 3660

Dazzle 2020 at Dovecot

Free Entry | Daily 10am to 5.30pm | Last entry 5.00pm | Open until 8pm Thursdays Dazzle, the major annual jewellery exhibition returns this year to Dovecot Studios. Showcasing the best in contemporary jewellery, Dazzle provides a platform for both established and up-and-coming makers. Now in its 37th year, Dazzle…

Sat 22 Aug

Free / 01315503660

Sun 23 Aug

Free / 01315503660

Mon 24 Aug

Free / 01315503660

…and 19 more dates until 12 Sep

Tapestry Weaving Experience Day

Want to learn to weave in one of the world’s leading tapestry studios? This tapestry weaving experience day at Dovecot Studios is a rare chance to learn the art of tapestry weaving in our stunning studio, which is normally reserved for Dovecot weavers. Aimed at absolute beginners, the workshop will introduce…

Sat 26 Sep

£120 / 01315503660

Reviews & features

Dovecot: Weaving Influences

21 Aug 2008

An appreciation of the historic art of tapestry is not strictly necessary to enjoy this, one of two shows launching Dovecot as a new exhibiting space for art, craft and design. The twist here is that all the works were designed by leading modern artists…

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