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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  • 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 7 events at this location

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Audio Descriptive Tour of The Weaver’s Apprentice Exhibition

Descriptive tour of the exhibition by Juliana Capes.

Curator's Tour of the Weaver's Apprentice

A guided tour of the Weaver's Apprentice exhibition with Exhibitions Curator Kate Grenyer. Booking is essential.

Storyteller Weaving Tales: The Weaver’s Apprentice

Tales of tapestry weaving and apprentices. Hearing loop amplifier kits are available.

Sat 6 May

Storytelling for Young and Old: Masters and Apprentices (Hearing Loop available)

Storytelling session and workshop inspired by the stories of the Weaver's Apprentice exhibition.

Tuft Loving: Recent Rug Making Projects

Recent rug projects created by Dovecot artists and designers.

Fri 31 Mar

Free / 0131 550 3660

Fri 7 Apr

Free / 0131 550 3660

Fri 14 Apr

Free / 0131 550 3660

…and 3 more dates until 5 May

The Weaver's Apprentice

An exhibition telling the story of the Dovecot Tapestry Studio apprenticeship, featuring objects from the organisation’s archive, as well as historic and current works. A supporting programme of events run alongside the exhibition.

Sat 25 Mar

Free / 0131 550 3660

Sun 26 Mar

Free / 0131 550 3660

Mon 27 Mar

Free / 0131 550 3660

…and 96 more dates until 1 Jul

Weaving Demonstration by Apprentice Weaver Ben Hymers

Apprentice Weaver Ben Hymers demonstrates weaving and answers your questions.

Tue 25 Apr

Free / 0131 550 3660

Hearing loop available.

Tue 16 May

…and 2 more dates until 27 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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