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 8 events at this location

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Audio Described Tour of Colour and Light

An audio descriptive tour of the exhibition, for visually impaired visitors. Booking is essential.

Colour and Light

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

Tue 6 Dec

Free / 0131 550 3660

Wed 7 Dec

Free / 0131 550 3660

Thu 8 Dec

Free / 0131 550 3660

…and 44 more dates until 28 Jan 2017

Colour and Light Family Workshop

A colour blending workshop inspired by the Colour and Light exhibition.

Colour and Light Torch Lit Tour

A torchlit tour of the Colour and Light exhibition with curator Kate Grenyer.

Thu 26 Jan 2017

Colour and Light Touch Table Tour

A touch tour of the exhibition with a table featuring samples, bobbins and other weaving material for visitors to explore via touch. Booking is essential.

Curator's Tour of Colour and Light

A tour of the exhibition for hearing-impaired visitors, with a hearing loop available. Booking is essential.

Tuft Loving: Recent Rug Making Projects

Recent rug projects created by Dovecot artists and designers.

Fri 9 Dec

Free / 0131 550 3660

Fri 16 Dec

Free / 0131 550 3660

Fri 23 Dec

Free / 0131 550 3660

…and 19 more dates until 5 May 2017

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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