William Crozier (1930-2011) Easter Day 2009 Woven by Douglas Grierson, David Cochrane and Naomi Robertson, Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh Wool and cotton 244 cm x 183 cm Photograph courtesy Dovecot Studios
The exhibition Current Exchanges at Dovecot Studios in Edinburgh celebrates the connections between the Australian Tapestry Workshop in Melbourne, and Dovecot by bringing together recent tapestry work from both institutions.
Although geographically miles apart, both studios share a similar philosophy of working closely with contemporary artists to produce tapestries at the cutting edge of artistic practice. The connection between the studios dates back to the founding of the Australian Tapestry Workshop in 1976 when Dovecot’s Artistic Director, Archie Brennan, advised on the structure and feasibility of ATW. Since then the exchanges of weavers and ideas have continued.
Artists on show include Nusra Latif Queneshi, Alan Davie, Anamarari Brown, William Crozier, Brent Harris, Peter Saville, Adrian Wiszniewski, Sangeeta Sandrasegar and Arlene TextaQueen.
The show ends on 27 September 2014.
Peter Saville (after Sir Peter Blake, after Sir Edwin Landseer) After After After Monarch of the Glen 2012 Woven by Naomi Robertson and Jonathan Cleaver, Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh Wool and cotton 213cm x 151cm
Brent Harris Rome 2012 Woven by Sue Batten, Australian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne Wool and cotton 160cm x 118 cm Photograph by Jeremy Weihrauch
Anmanari Brown Kungkarrakalpa (The Seven Sisters) 2012 Woven by John Dicks, Pamela Joyce and Milena Paplinska, Australian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne Wool and cotton 170cm x 246 cm Photograph by Jeremy Weihrauch
Alan Davie RA (1920-2014) Cosmic Spiral 2003 Woven by Douglas Grierson and David Cochrane, Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh Wool and cotton 145 cm x 180 cm Photograph courtesy Dovecot Studios
Sangetta Sandreaegar Everything has two witnesses, one on earth and one in the sky 2014 Woven by Sue Batten, Australian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne Wool and cotton Photograph – design for tapestry – mixed papers and watercolour 154 x 89 cm Photograph courtesy the artist and Australian Tapestry Workshop
Arlene TextaQueen Jack of hearts 2003 Woven by Rachel Hine, Australian Tapestry Workshop, Melbourne Wool and cotton 77 x 57 cm Photograph by Viki Petherbridge