Talking Tapestry - Weaving Victoria Crowe Paintings

Join Master Weaver Naomi Robertson for a fascinating insight into Dovecot Studios, a world-renowned tapestry studio in the heart of Edinburgh, and her work with artist Victoria Crowe.

Talking Tapestry - Weaving Victoria Crowe Paintings

About Talking Tapestry - Weaving Victoria Crowe Paintings

Join Master Weaver Naomi Robertson for a fascinating insight into Dovecot Studios, a world-renowned tapestry studio in the heart of Edinburgh, and her work with artist Victoria Crowe. Discussing the collaboration between artist and weaver, Naomi will share the making of three incredible tapestries designed by Crowe, and how a design is translated into the medium of tapestry. Naomi Robertson is Studio Manager and Master Weaver at Dovecot Studios. She graduated from Edinburgh College of Art with a BA (Hons) degree in Tapestry in 1990, and has worked on some of Dovecot’s highest profile projects.

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Victoria Crowe: 50 Years of Painting

Victoria Crowe: 50 Years of Painting

18th May 2019 - 13th October 2019
The City Art Centre is proud to present the first major survey devoted to the work of one of the UK’s most distinguished artists, Victoria Crowe.
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17th August 2019
Taking inspiration from the paintings and prints of Victoria Crowe, create a prized, nature-inspired piece of art in this masterclass with Jacqui Pestell MBE.
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The Language of Flowers

18th August 2019
In this family session at City Art Centre on 18th August you will get the chance to explore Victoria Crowe's use of flowers and animals in her work and make your own paper mosaics.
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21st August 2019
A talk, looking at the Exhibition Victoria Crowe: 50 Years of Painting, to see afresh, and interpret the poetic method in the work of Victoria Crowe.
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23rd August 2019
Join us at City Art Centre on 23rd August for a special evening of poetry, stories and performances inspired by Victoria Crowe and her paintings.
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24th August 2019
In this workshop with writer Katy Hastie we’ll explore the ways psychoanalyst, surgeon and medical missionary Dr Winifred Rushworth inspired Victoria Crowe.
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Come along and create beautiful textural landscapes in this painting and mixed media workshop with artist Erik Petrie, inspired by Victoria Crowe’s paintings.
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14th September 2019
Take inspiration from different elements of Victoria Crowe’s stunning paintings and make an individual piece of textile art in these free family sessions at City Art Centre.
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14th September 2019
Join writer Katy Hastie at City Art Centre on 14th September to create characters with a real kick of life and a story to tell.
Paper Mosaics

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Join us at City Art Centre on Sunday 15th September for this family session and make your own paper mosaics inspired by nature and Victoria Crowe's use of flowers and animals in her work.
Art and Poetry to delight the Senses

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21st September 2019
Join us for a short promenade event with former Edinburgh Makar, Christine De Luca. She will share with you poems she has specially written inspired by paintings in the Victoria Crowe exhibition.
A Certain Light: Poetry and Spirituality in the work of Victoria Crowe

A Certain Light: Poetry and Spirituality in the work of Victoria Crowe

5th October 2019
Victoria Crowe’s paintings have been compared to poems. Join Susan Mansfield in this talk at City Art Centre as she explores Crowe's affinity with poets and poetry!
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Join us at City Art Centre and create your own beautiful collage full of little birds, spiky trees and golden treasures in this free drop-in workshop with artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb.
Through the Seasons: Fashion Show at the City Art Centre

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12th October 2019
Come and see a spectacular fashion show by the Fashion and Textile Design students from Edinburgh College in a collaboration with the City Art Centre and the Victoria Crowe exhibition!
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Join us at the City Art Centre on 11th January and hear from five of the artists in the Beneath the Surface exhibition as they come together to talk about their work!
Personal Narrative and Mindful Stitch

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Taking inspiration from the artworks in City Art Centre's 'Beneath the Surface' exhibition you will explore the meditative and mindful potential of stitch in this workshop on 25th January!
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Join us at City Art Centre on 26th January for this workshop with artist Rachael Forbes where you will develop an abstract interpretation of an important landscape to you.
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Join tapestry artist Fiona Hutchison at this masterclass and examine how the warp and weft of woven tapestry lends itself to exploring minimalism.
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Join us at City Art Centre on 15th February for a BSL interpreted tour of 'Beneath the Surface', an exhibition featuring work by nine contemporary artists based in Scotland.
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28th February 2020
Taking inspiration from City Art Centre's 'Beneath the Surface' exhibition, this painting class with Erik Petrie looks to explore themes used by the exhibiting artists.
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29th February 2020
Inspired by the exhibition 'Beneath the Surface' at the City Art Centre, join artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb for a printmaking workshop using simple monoprinting and relief methods.

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