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Making Nuno exhibition review

Dovecot studios is currently hosting MAKING NUNO, showcasing the works of Sudō Reiko, innovative textile designer from Japan and design director of leading textile firm NUNO. A MUJI pop-up store runs alongside the exhibition. Quite different to most fine art textile exhibitions, this art exhibition attempts to show the creative process behind the designing and […]

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Jock McFadyen: ‘Lost Boat Party’

My experience of  Jock McFadyen: Lost Boat Party is one I will not quickly forget. I had the opportunity to walk through the gallery alone and the surprising pleasure to meet the artist himself.  The exhibition successfully transports viewers to enthralling urban visions. When I finished the viewing, I was discombobulated; I had lost my […]

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Exhibition: ‘Archie Brennan: Tapestry Goes Pop!’

In conversation with curator Kate Greyner. With the revival of Edinburgh’s cultural scene on April 26th, Dovecot Studios are anticipating the opening of their postponed exhibition ‘Archie Brennan: Tapestry Goes Pop!’. I have interviewed Kate Greyner who, in collaboration with Lisa Mason from the National Museums of Scotland, has been curating this exhibition for over […]

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Design in a Sustainable Scotland at Dovecot Studios

Last Thursday, Dovecot Studios welcomed visitors to a discussion on Design in a Sustainable Scotland. The event was linked to their current exhibition Our Linen Stories which runs until the 25th of January 2020. Moderator John Ennis started the evening by declaring that the aim of the event was to awaken thoughts of “those positive […]

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Art Fringe

Julie Cope’s Grand Tour: The Story of a Life by Grayson Perry review

This is Grayson Perry’s first major solo exhibition in Scotland. The Julie Cope of the title is a fictional ‘every woman’ from Essex, and the exhibition explores the story of her life through four large tapestries.     The Dovecot is a challenging space for this exhibition. The low ceilings in their downstairs gallery mean the tapestries […]

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Colour And Light

Colour and Light is a powerful exposé on the use of colour in tapestry and weaving. Based in Dovecot Studios, it explores the work of seven weavers, and two gun tufting artists doing apprenticeships and working in the studio itself. Collaborations with other artists are also included in this exhibition. Set up in large room, […]

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North Lands Creative Glass: A Portrait at 20

Is glass natural or man-made? Where is the division between human-manipulation and the processes of nature? This collection of glassworks from North Lands Creative Glass, an art centre from Caithness in the northeast of Scotland, questions the limits to which glass can be stretched while exploring the nature of the material itself; how it plays […]

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Art to Discover

This August, while taking a pause from all those comedy and theatre shows, or while fighting you’re your way across the Royal Mile, take refuge amidst some visual art on display in every corner of the city. While the big names of Impressionism and Surrealism take over the National Galleries, smaller venues and pop ups […]