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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  • Website www.dovecotstudios.com
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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.

Events at this venue

There are 8 events at this location

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Dazzle at Dovecot

Dazzle Jewellery Exhibitions Dazzle returns to the festival for the 36th time; a major exhibition with a huge following, showing 60 contemporary jewellers, 3,000 pieces, a leading contemporary printmaker and a top Scottish-based contemporary designer of scarves. This follows annual exhibitions for many years at the…

Fri 2 Aug

Ladies Baths

Free / 0131 550 3660

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

Ladies Baths

Free / 0131 550 3660

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 4 Aug

Ladies Baths

Free / 0131 550 3660

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 22 more dates until 26 Aug

Elisabeth Schilling: Felt

Choreographer Elisabeth Schilling performs a dance piece designed as a homage to the sense of touch.

Thu 4 Jul

£4–£6 / 0131 550 3660

Embroidery & Embellishment Workshop with Chloe Patience

Learn the essentials of hand embroidery and beading techniques with award-winning textile designer Chloe Patience. Taught in a small, informal group you will get to grips with a variety of skills and techniques using threads, beads, and sequins from a designer whose work has been worn by Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, and Katy…

Sat 13 Jul

£95 / 0131 550 3660

  • 10:00 – 16:30

Grayson Perry Curator Breakfast Talk

Join the Dovecot curators for an early morning talk and viewing of Grayson Perry: Julie Cope’s Grand Tour. Discover how the exhibition has been expanded for the Edinburgh Art Festival to include the full set of tapestries, and the fascinating details of A House for Essex, created by the artist with FAT Architecture.

Fri 16 Aug

£12 / 0131 550 3660

  • 09:30 – 10:30

Grayson Perry Director Tour

GRAYSON PERRY Julie Cope’s Grand Tour: The Story of a Life by Grayson Perry Dovecot presents the work of the ever-popular artist, celebrated Turner Prize winner, and self-styled ‘unapologetic fetishist’, Grayson Perry. Enjoy a guided tour of the Grayson Perry exhibition with Dovecot Director Celia Joicey. This tour…

Sat 27 Jul

£12 / 0131 550 3660

  • 10:00 – 10:45

Grayson Perry – Julie Cope’s Grand Tour

Dovecot Studios British artist, Turner Prize winner (2003) and self-styled unapologetic fetishist, Grayson Perry explores the life of an ordinary woman through the extraordinary medium of tapestry in his first-ever exhibition in Scotland. Shown at Dovecot Studios, a world-renowned tapestry studio founded in 1912, this…

Thu 1 Aug

South Gallery

£9 / 0131 550 3660

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Fri 2 Aug

South Gallery

£9 / 0131 550 3660

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 3 Aug

South Gallery

£9 / 0131 550 3660

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 28 more dates until 31 Aug

Grayson Perry: Lunchtime Talk

The curators of Julie Cope's Grand Tour discuss Grayson Perry's work and how the exhibition was expanded for Dovecot Studios.

Wed 24 Jul

£12 / 0131 550 3660

Orla Kiely: A Life in Pattern

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

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
…and 3 more dates until 29 Jun

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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