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This exhibition celebrates the centenary of Scottish artist, Alan Davie (1920 - 2014), featuring rarely seen works from each decade of his career.

Alan Davie was a true polymath. A painter, jeweller, and jazz musician, he built a multidisciplinary practice and sought magic in all his pursuits, particularly in painting. Drawing from private collections, the exhibition 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 mark a significant creative relationship and demonstrate the artist’s interest in the tradition and art of weaving.

Also featured in this exhibition is a tapestry and rug created in collaboration with Dovecot Studios, contributing to a timely tribute to one of the greatest Scottish artists of the 20th century.

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

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  • hand-sanitising stations
  • increased cleaning
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