Dovecot Studios will stage new exhibitions in August with jewellery and Scottish textiles alongside world-famous tapestries featuring the mid century designs of Mary Quant, Terence Conran, Laura Ashley and Edinburgh’s own Eduardo Paolozzi.

The tapestry studio will reopen on 7th August when you will be able to see Dovecot weavers at work on rugs and tapestries once more.

The first exhibition Mid-Century Modern: Art & Design from Conran to Quant features the design, fashion and art of a group of radicals who changed the established order of postwar Britain.

The second, Dazzle 2020, will feature 50 jewellers showing over 2000 pieces, all of which are available for sale.This is now a major design event in the Edinburgh calendar.

Also opening on 22 and 23 August, is a textile exhibition called CLOTH and this year a limited selection of designers will present work and also demonstrate how they create their pieces on the Tapestry Studio Viewing Balcony.

Various measures have been put in place at Dovecot with increased cleaning protective screens physical distancing and timeslots for gaining access to the exhibitions. Gloves will be available for visitors and all jewellery will be cleaned both before and after handling.

Opening times
1-21 August: Dovecot Gallery and Shop Mon-Sat 10am-5pm. Tapestry Studio Viewing Balcony Mon-Fri 12-3pm, Sat 10am-5pm.
22 August-12 Sept: Dovecot Gallery and Shop Mon-Sun 10am-5.30pm. Dazzle Mon-Sun 10am-5.30pm. Tapestry Studio Viewing Balcony Mon-Fri 12-3pm, Sat-Sun 10am-5pm. CLOTH#20 on the Tapestry Studio Viewing Balcony at Dovecot 10am-5pm and online 22-23 August.

Mid-Century Modern: Art and Design from Conran to Quant exhibition tickets and timeslots are available here.
Free tickets for Dazzle can be booked here with half-hour timeslots to choose from.
A suggested donation of £2 is requested for CLOTH#20 on the Tapestry Studio Viewing Balcony at Dovecot on 22 and 23 August. CLOTH#20 Online event will be live here from 10am on 22 August.
Tickets for Tapestry Weaving Experience Days are available here.