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–Sat noon–3pm; 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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There are 3 events at this location

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Colour and Light

A look at the importance of colour and light in textile work.

Sat 5 Nov

Free / 0131 550 3660

Mon 7 Nov

Free / 0131 550 3660

Tue 8 Nov

Free / 0131 550 3660

…and 70 more dates until 28 Jan 2017

The Learning Week

A conference in audience development.

Wed 2 Nov

£0–£90 Free for all Culture Republic partners. / 0131 550 3660

£40 Free to all Culture Republic partners / 0131 550 3660

North Lands Creative Glass: A Portrait at 20

An exploration of the work of the members of this glass studio, now in its 20th year. Featuring works by Maria Bang Espersen, Alison Kinnaird, Tobias Mohl, Magdalene Odundo, David Reekie, Colin Reid, Richard Slee, Petr Stanicky, Emma Woffenden and Udo Zembok.

Thu 27 Oct

Free / 0131 550 3660

Fri 28 Oct

Free / 0131 550 3660

Sat 29 Oct

Free / 0131 550 3660

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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