16/08/2012 – Weaving the Century: Tapestry from Dovecot Studios 1912-2012

Weaving the Century: Tapestry from Dovecot Studios 1912 – 2012

The exhibition includes works by a diverse range of artists including Gauguin, Cecil Beaton, David Hockney, Eduardo Paolozzi, Graham Sutherland, Ian Hamilton Finlay and Peter Blake. The exhibition can be scaled down for touring.

Over the last century, Edinburgh-based Dovecot Studios have produced more than 800 tapestries and rugs, ranging from the more traditional, finely-woven hangings to experimental textile art. This exhibition, curated by Dr Elizabeth Cumming represents the broad range of visual and technical weaving styles that has established Dovecot’s reputation as a world centre for excellence and innovation.

The exhibition is a chronological retrospective of the work of Dovecot Studios. Divided in to three sections the first section begins with the Arts and Crafts roots of the studio 1912-1950s, the second section 1960s-1980s charts the Pop Art era and the studios’ international developments, the final section covers the modern era of Dovecot Studios and looks to the future of the medium.

Size of space required: up to 250m, it will be scaled down for touring depending on the venue.

The tapestries are wall-hung, some rugs are displayed on plinths (included), archive materials require museum standard display cases which should be provided by the hirer.

The exhibition is accompanied by new publication edited by Dr Elizabeth Cumming The Art of Modern Tapestry Dovecot Studios since 1912 published by Lund Humphries

Is there a worked out education / outreach programme: Curator talk negotiable

Exhibition hire fee negotiable depending number of loans.

Contact Details: Grainne Rice Project Manager 2012 grainnerice@dovecotstudios.com or Catriona Baird Exhibitions Manager cbaird@dovecotstudios.com
Available during 2013

Artists Fees required: In keeping with VAI policy, an artist’s fee is required

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