Daughters of Penelope 

Dovecot Gallery, Linder Diagrams of Love Marriage of Eyes, 2015, rug tufted by Dennis Reinmuller and Kristi Vana. Photo by Michael Wolchover

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This exhibition interweaves the work of artists who are investigating women’s stories and textile histories with the unique story of women’s work at Dovecot, providing a new structure within which both can be held, re-examined and strengthened.

The story of women’s work in both the textile industry and in textile art and tapestry is a complex one and the history of Dovecot intertwines with both. This exhibition will look at the work of key women weavers and artists who have contributed to Dovecot’s history and present. Some key pieces in tapestry will be shown alongside work by contemporary women artists who are exploring the history and cultural identity of women expressed in their work in textile.

Claire Barclay | Elizabeth Blackadder | Christine Borland | Julie Brook | Caroline Dear | Sonia Delaunay | Georgia Hogan | Aino Kajeniemi | Linder | Fiona Mathison | Erin Riley | Naomi Robertson | Hanna Tuulikki | Maureen Hodge


20 July - 20 January 2018
Mon-Sun, 10am-6pm (August only)
Mon-Sat, 10.30-5.30
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Dovecot Gallery
10 Infirmary Street,
Edinburgh, EH1 1LT