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.

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The Arts and Crafts Movement in the National Collection

Stephen Jackson discusses the national collection's archive of arts and crafts pieces.

Wed 5 Feb 2020

£12 / 0131 550 3660

May Morris: Art And Life

An overview of the work of May Morris (1862-1938), younger daughter of William Morris and one of the central figures of the Arts and Crafts movement.

Fri 13 Dec

Free / 0131 550 3660

  • 10:30 – 17:30

Sat 14 Dec

Free / 0131 550 3660

  • 10:30 – 17:30

Mon 16 Dec

Free / 0131 550 3660

  • 10:30 – 17:30
…and 77 more dates until 14 Mar 2020

Our Linen Stories

Unique exhibition series celebrating remarkable design talents from Scotland, Ireland and the Low Countries drawing on our rich shared heritage and desire for sustainable futures. A lively allied events series including Twilight Talks about design.

Thu 12 Dec

Free / 0131 550 3660

  • 23:00 – 02:00

Fri 13 Dec

Free / 0131 550 3660

  • 23:00 – 02:00

Sat 14 Dec

Free / 0131 550 3660

  • 10:30 – 17:30
…and 36 more dates until 25 Jan 2020

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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