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Japan’s most celebrated textile company exhibits at Dovecot Studios

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Dovecot Studios brings the work of internationally acclaimed Japanese textile designer Sudō Reiko to Scotland this autumn, with an innovative exhibition created in partnership with the Centre for Heritage Art and Textiles in Hong...

Dovecot Studios presents ‘Jock McFadyen: Lost Boat Party’

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In partnership with The Scottish Gallery, Scotland’s Dovecot Studios will mark the artist Jock McFadyen’s 70th birthday year with an exhibition of recent paintings which describe the romance and grandeur of the Scottish landscape,...

Wedding open day at Dovecot Studios

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Dovecot Studios has announced a Wedding Open Day for couples to meet handpicked suppliers and realise their wedding dreams and explore the former Victorian Bathhouse turned Tapestry Studio.Dovecot Studios is a unique and inspiring...

Summer Fair at Dovecot Studios to celebrate local makers and designers

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Dovecot Studios will showcase 24 designers and makers in its world famous Tapestry Studio in early June, offering visitors the opportunity to support our local creative economy.Taking place in Dovecot’s airy spaces, visitors will...

‘Archie Brennan: Tapestry Goes Pop!’ to open at Dovecot Studios

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Pop artist, weaver, bodybuilder and former Mr Scotland, Archie Brennan changed the course of modern weaving and is considered one of the greatest unrecognised pop artists of the twentieth century. Unrecognised because he chose...

World-famous tapestry studio enters brave new virtual world

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A fine art studio established more than a century ago has been able to create and share its work with the world despite lockdown, thanks to a Scottish virtual tour pioneer.Dovecot Studios was founded...

Tapestry trailblazer Archie Brennan’s untold story

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Pop artist, weaver, bodybuilder and former Mr Scotland, Archie Brennan changed the course of modern weaving and is considered one of the greatest unrecognised pop artists of the twentieth century. Unrecognised because he chose...

First time presence for Dovecot at International art fair ‘Collect’

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Presenting for the first time at 'Collect', the international art fair for contemporary craft and design, world-leading tapestry studio Dovecot will showcase tapestries and hand-crafted rugs created with contemporary artists including a landmark new...

Dovecot Studios highlights new tapestry talent this Spring

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Dovecot Studios celebrates a bold new talent in Scottish tapestry weaving, this coming January. The Gallery is exhibiting the work of artist Elaine Wilson who has just completed her three-year apprenticeship at Dovecot, and...

1960’s inspired makeover at Dovecot Studios

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The style and spirit of 1960s Britain explored in Dovecot’s current Mid-Century Modern exhibition, has inspired the Studios to collaborate with creative hairstylist Outline Hair and vintage boutique Godiva and give to a 'visitor'...

Edinburgh’s Old Town to welcome a new café at Dovecot Studios

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Dovecot Studios is pleased to announce the opening of new café, Pinks at Dovecot, operated by well-established Edinburgh catering firm, Pinkerton’s.The dynamic duo behind Pinks at Dovecot are Melanie Jones and Floraidh-Anne Law. Despite...

Festive fair Merry Makers Market to be hosted by Dovecot Studios

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This festive season, Dovecot Studios presents 'Merry Makers Market'. Featuring 20 designers and makers, this is a chance to support the local creative economy and pick up textiles, homeware, skincare, jewellery, accessories, and gifts.Taking...

At Dovecot Gallery this August

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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...

New exhibition heralds the reopening of Dovecot Studios

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Following a period of temporary closure, Dovecot Studios - including the Dovecot Shop - in Edinburgh is reopening to the public from 15 July.Visitors will be able to visit a new exhibition which had...

Dovecot Studios to launch major fundraising campaign to tell the story of significant Scottish...

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Tapestry weaver, innovator and iconoclast, Archie Brennan (1931-2019) was, and is, one of the greatest unrecognised British artists of the twentieth century.Why unrecognised? Most likely because his medium of choice was tapestry. His incredible...

May Morris – Art and Life

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Dovecot Studios are staging a landmark exhibition exploring the life and work of May Morris (1862–1938). The youngest daughter of William Morris (1834–96), she is one the most significant artists of the British Arts...

Grayson Perry at Dovecot Studios

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The groundbreaking work of popular artist Grayson Perry will be the focus of a solo exhibition at Dovecot Studios this summer. 'Julie Cope's Grand Tour: The Story of Life' by Grayson Perry, which will...

Edinburgh weaver uses Prince’s watercolour as inspiration

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Edinburgh weaver Ben Hymers who works at Dovecot Studios, has created a tapestry depicting a watercolour by HRH The Prince of Wales.The tapestry will now be hung at The Castle of Mey, formerly home...

Edinburgh Art Festival 2015: Courage, creativity… attitude

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'To me, Edinburgh is a city equally at home in the worlds of fiction and of reality'Director Sorcha Carey is launching her fifth - and the city's twelfth - Edinburgh Art Festival at Dovecot...

Saturday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Garvald Christmas Bazaar: handcrafted goods made by members of Garvald Edinburgh, live music, children's activities, refreshments. 10.30am-1.30pm, Garvald Gorgie Workshops, 454/1 Gorgie Road. Entry by donation. Garvald Edinburgh is a Scottish charity offering creative opportunities and support...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 24TH NOVEMBER 2014Mrs Mash at The Skylark: songs, stories and joining in fun from Mrs Mash aka Marie Louise Cochrane, the Storytelling Cook, for the under-5s and their parents and carers - this week...

Friday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Makers By Commission: an exhibition by the Scottish Furniture Makers Association featuring pieces by 25 makers, many of which are on display for the first time.  Focusing on the processes of designing and commissioning bespoke furniture,...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER 2014Dance and Cafe Culture: a new exhibition of work by Andrew Fitzpatrick, Norma Maclean, Peter Nardini, Chris Taylor, Nichola Martin and Maggie Vance. 11am-5pm Monday to Friday, 10am-1pm Saturdays, closed Sundays, The...

Wednesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

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Here and There: Claire from the Scottish Book Trust will lead a discussion about newcomers' experience of Scotland in comparison to their home countries. An opportunity for migrants and local people to share stories and perhaps contribute to a...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

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Well we all know what's on in Scotland this week....but there's plenty available to take your mind off it.... MONDAY 15TH SEPTEMBER 2014All Quiet On The Western Front (1930): a film saga of German boys...

What’s on in Edinburgh this week

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MONDAY 9 JUNE 2014Love in a Library: pop-up opera in association with Edinburgh International Festival, featuring songs from Schumann, Schubert, Wagner, Quilter & Gershwin.  2.30-3.30pm, Stockbridge Library, Hamilton Place.  Free, no booking required. (THIS...

Leith School of Art Alumni Show

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'An attempt to communicate something of the deeper nature of reality' - that's how painter Craig Jefferson describes his art.  Jefferson's bold and colourful canvases form part of Leith School of Art's Alumni Exhibition, which...

Contemporary Japanese Textiles Exhibition Opens at Dovecot

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A contemporary Japanese Textiles Exhibition has opened in the Dovecot Studios, Infirmary Street until 24 November 2012. The designs are by Nuno Textiles, whose designer, Reiko Sudo, is at the forefront in the creation...

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