Dovecot: Weaving Influences

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  • 21 August 2008

This article is from 2008.

Dovecot: Weaving Influences

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 such as Ian Hamilton Finlay, Patrick Caulfield, Alan Davie, Henry Moore, Robert Stewart and Eduardo Paolozzi, who bring new perpectives to an age-old artform.

Dovecot, 315 3054, until 27 Sep, Mon–Sat 11am–6pm, free.

Edinburgh Art Festival

Scotland’s largest annual celebration of visual art offers work by the best contemporary Scottish artists as well as exhibitions of the most important international artists and movements of the 20th century and other historical periods.

Dovecot Studios

10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LT

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…

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