Tuesday, 3 July 2012

It's almost time...

... for the Dovecot Centenary exhibition!

Regular readers will have noticed the 'button' on the right margin of the blog. Click on it, and it will take you directly to the Dovecot website. Here are some of the exciting things coming up:

Weaving the Century: Tapestry from Dovecot Studios 1912-2012
13 July - 7 October 2012
Curated by Dr Elizabeth Cumming
In the 100 years since Dovecot Studios was established, the weavers have collaborated with some of the most acclaimed British and international artists. Dovecot’s centenary exhibition presents the largest collection of Dovecot tapestries to be seen for 30 years. Admission if free.

 The Art of Modern Tapestry: Dovecot Studios since 1912
Edited by Dr Elizabeth Cumming
Published by Lund Humphries, 12 July 2012
Copies can be ordered now from Dovecot's website at a special exhibition price. 
This major new publication The Art of Modern Tapestry: Dovecot Studios since 1912 celebrates the work of Dovecot Studios, since its foundation in Edinburgh in 1912. The artistic value, nature and identity of modern tapestry are explored through images, essays and the commentaries of weavers, artists and patrons

A Tapestry of Many Threads
4 - 15 August 2012 (not 8 & 9)
Written by Alexander McCall Smith  Composed by Tom Cunningham
Directed by Mark Hathaway
Alexander McCall Smith and composer Tom Cunningham celebrate a century of vibrant and colourful Dovecot tapestries in the world premiere of this dramatised production featuring some of Scotland’s most exciting young singers and musicians. Performed on the Dovecot weaving floor, alongside the looms on which the tapestries are created, audiences will be taken on an atmospheric and often poignant journey inspired by the Studios’ world-famous tapestries via songs, music and the spoken word. Featuring Beth Mackay mezzo-soprano, Andrew McTaggart baritone,Stuart Hope piano and Jacqueline Norrie violin.
Tickets must be purchased direct from EdFringe.

Keep checking Dovecot's website for news of a Curator Tour and forthcoming Symposium.

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