Dovecot Studios

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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–Fri noon–3pm, Sat 10.30am–5.30pm; 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

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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.

Dovecot is a world-renowned tapestry studio in the heart of Edinburgh and an art gallery exploring contemporary art, craft and design. Established in 1912, Dovecot continues a century-long heritage of collaboration with international artists to make exceptional handwoven tapestries and gun-tufted rugs.

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Events at this venue

There are 11 events at this location

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Alan Davie: Beginning of a Far-Off World

Dovecot Studios Alan Davie: Beginning of a Far-off World celebrates the life and work of Scottish artist Alan Davie (1920-2014). Featuring rarely seen works from each decade of his career, as well as a tapestry and rug created in collaboration with Dovecot Studios, this exhibition is a timely tribute to one of the…

Mon 1 Aug

North Gallery

£10.50 (£9.50) / 0131 550 3660

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 2 Aug

North Gallery

£10.50 (£9.50) / 0131 550 3660

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 3 Aug

North Gallery

£10.50 (£9.50) / 0131 550 3660

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 26 more dates until 29 Aug

Alan Davie - Beginning of a far off world Private Viewing

Join us for this special private view of this timely tribute to one of the greatest Scottish artists of the 20th century. Alan Davie: Beginning in a far-off World is a centenary exhibition celebrating the work of Scottish artist Alan Davie (1920-2014). The exhibition features rarely seen works from each decade of his…

Thu 23 Jun

£12.50 / 01315503660

The Art of Wallpaper: Morris & Co.

Explore the legacy of William Morris in over 130 archived works from the Morris & Co. archives William Morris (1834-1896) was a poet, craftsman, fervent socialist and one of the world’s most successful pattern designers. This exhibition focuses on his legacy and features over 130 works from the Morris & Co…

Mon 23 May

£10.50 (£9.50) / 0131 550 3660

  • 10:00

Tue 24 May

£10.50 (£9.50) / 0131 550 3660

  • 10:00

Wed 25 May

£10.50 (£9.50) / 0131 550 3660

  • 10:00
…and 15 more dates until 11 Jun

The Art of Wallpaper: Morris & Co. Lunchtime Tour

Enjoy a free lunchtime tour every Thursday at 1 pm with your exhibition ticket. Pre-booking essential. Enjoy a guided lunchtime tour of the incredible Morris & Co. The art of Wallpaper exhibition with a member of the Dovecot team. These tours are an excellent way to learn more about the work on display as well as the…

Thu 26 May

Free / 01315503660

Thu 2 Jun

Free / 01315503660

Thu 9 Jun

Free / 01315503660

Bookbinding Workshop: Morris on Paper

“It was the essence of my undertaking to produce books which it would be a pleasure to look upon” - William Morris on the Kelmscott Press. Inspired by one of Morris’ many creative passions, this half-day workshop will introduce you to the techniques of paper printing and bookbinding. With Edinburgh Artist Susie Wilson…

Sat 28 May

£45 / 01315503660

Dazzle Jewellery Exhibition

Dazzle Contemporary Jewellery This is the 39th year for Dazzle at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. A curated, selling show with over 50 contemporary jewellers showing over 2,000 pieces in a wide variety of materials – from precious metals to 3D printing. Plus, a leading print and scarf maker. An opportunity to buy unique…

Fri 5 Aug

Ladies Baths

Free / 0131 550 3660

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 6 Aug

Ladies Baths

Free / 0131 550 3660

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sun 7 Aug

Ladies Baths

Free / 0131 550 3660

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 21 more dates until 28 Aug

The Living Legacy of William Morris

"The Noblest of the Weaving Arts” - The Living Legacy of William Morris Dovecot and Morris & Co. share a connected history that started with the inspirational vision of Victorian designer, businessman, artist, printmaker and publisher William Morris (1834-1896). To mark the occasion of the exhibition The Art of…

Tue 24 May

Free / 01315503660

Tue 31 May

Free / 01315503660

Tue 7 Jun

Free / 01315503660

…and 5 more dates until 12 Jul

Morris exhibition - Closing event

Celebrate the life and work of William Morris with this special event on the last night of the exhibition The Art of Wallpaper – Morris & Co. Whether you have already visited the exhibition, or if it’s your first time, we invite you to join the Dovecot team to bid farewell to The Art of Wallpaper – Morris & Co.

Thu 9 Jun

£15 / 01315503660

Raphael - Magister Raffaello

Be among the first to see Raphael - Magister Raffaello at this exclusive preview event. Raphael – Magister Raffaello explores the life and work of Renaissance Master Raphael (1483–1520) in a landmark digital exhibition and tapestry marking his 500th anniversary. It will premiere in the UK as part of Edinburgh Art Festival…

Thu 30 Jun

£15 / 01315503660

Raphael Magister Raffaello

Dovecot Studios World-renowned tapestry studio Dovecot presents the life and work of Renaissance Master Raphael (1483–1520) in a landmark digital exhibition and tapestry marking his 500th anniversary. In partnership with the Italian Cultural Institute and Magister Art. A multimedia installation, visitors will explore…

Mon 1 Aug

South Gallery

£10.50 (£9.50) / 0131 550 3660

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Tue 2 Aug

South Gallery

£10.50 (£9.50) / 0131 550 3660

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Wed 3 Aug

South Gallery

£10.50 (£9.50) / 0131 550 3660

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

…and 26 more dates until 29 Aug

William Morris in Fashion

William Morris was noted for being 'very careless and unfinished in his dress' and he railed against the extravagances of Victorian fashion, but he was very interested in clothes and promoted the idea that they should be both practical and beautiful. This talk will take a light-hearted look at the dress of his family…

Wed 1 Jun

£15 / 01315503660