Archie Brennan: Tapestry Goes Pop!

Dovecot Studios

Pop artist, weaver, and former Mr Scotland, Archie Brennan changed the course of modern weaving and is considered one of the greatest unrecognised pop artists of the twentieth century. Why unrecognised? Most likely because his medium of choice was tapestry.

Archie Brennan: Tapestry Goes Pop! tells the story of Edinburgh native Archie Brennan (1931-2019) in the first major retrospective of his work. Bringing together over 80 tapestries as well as archive material, this is a chance to delve into the world of a master of modern tapestry.

Sharp, witty, and immensely talented, Brennan began his 60-year weaving career at Dovecot and was an innovator and iconoclast who inspired weavers all over the world from Papua New Guinea to Australia. A charismatic character, he dedicated his life to teaching and his influence on weaving can still be felt to this day. Brennan’s contribution to modern art has not been recognised, until now.

Exhibition co-curated with National Museums Scotland.

Exhibition supported by the Dovecot Foundation, the William Grant Foundation and The Cordis Charitable Trust. This project has been partly funded through Art Happens, Art Fund’s crowd-funding platform.

Archie Brennan: Tapestry Goes Pop!

Artist

Archie Brennan

Venue

Dovecot Studios

10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LT

0131 550 3660

info@dovecotstudios.com

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26 April – 30 August

Monday – Saturday

10am – 5pm

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Dovecot Studios

Dovecot is a world-renowned tapestry studio in the heart of Edinburgh and a landmark centre for contemporary art, craft and design.

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Dovecot Studios

10 Infirmary Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1LT

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