Alan Davie Virtual Curator Tour

Join Alan Davie: Beginning of a Far-off World Curator Siobhan McLaughlin for an exclusive virtual tour around our new exhibition on 9th August!

Alan Davie Virtual Curator Tour

About Alan Davie Virtual Curator Tour

Celebrate the centenary of Scottish artist Alan Davie (1920-2014). A timely tribute to one of the greatest Scottish artists of the 20th century, this exhibition features rarely seen works from each decade of his career, as well as a tapestry and rug created in collaboration with Dovecot Studios.

Alan Davie was a true polymath. A painter, jeweller, and jazz musician, he built a multidisciplinary practice and sought the magic in all his pursuits, in particular painting. Drawing from private collections, Alan Davie: Beginning of a far-off World explores Davie’s evolution as an artist from early paintings as a graduate of Edinburgh College of Art to drawings from a series made during the last year of his life.

A tapestry Cosmic Spiral and rug Celtic Spirit II created by Davie and Dovecot Studios marks a significant creative relationship and demonstrate the artist’s interest in the tradition and art of weaving.

This exhibition is curated by Edinburgh College of Art graduate Siobhan McLaughlin, with the support of Dovecot Exhibitions Curator Kate Grenyer.

Image: Alan Davie at Gamels Studio, Hertfordshire, 1970. Photo by J.S.Lewinski. Courtesy of Gimpel Fils

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This tapestry weaving experience day at Dovecot Studios is a rare chance to learn the art of tapestry weaving at the UK’s longest running tapestry studio.
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Join Carol M Richardson online to learn more about Raphael’s flourishing businesses and how he became one of the most sought-after designers in Europe.
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Punch needle is a traditional craft for rug making. Using a punch needle tool, Rachel from The Modern Crafter will teach you this mindful technique to make your own wall hanging.
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Coinciding with our Alan Davie "Beginning of a far off world" exhibition, this 2-Day workshop will lead you through themes and techniques commonly associated with the Alan Davie style.
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16th September 2022

Join Art critic of The Independent, Mark Hudson and curator Siobhan McLaughlin in conversation for a fresh perspective on Alan Davie!
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Dovecot is delighted to presents this major exhibition of inspirational 20th century fashion knitwear in Scotland for the first time!
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