Alan Davie, 'Celtic Spirit II' rug
Alan Davie, 'Celtic Spirit II' rug

Message from Davie’s Far-Off World at Edinburgh’s Dovecot Studios

Title:
Alan Davie: Beginning of a far-off World

Dates:
24 Jun 2022 – 24 Sep 2022

Times:
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

Venue:
Dovecot Studios Viewing Balcony
10 Infirmary Street
Edinburgh
Edinburgh & the Lothians
EH1 1LT
Davie pictured in 1974
Davie pictured in 1974

Alan Davie: Beginning of a far-off World is a celebration of the centenary (plus-two) of Scottish artist Alan Davie (1920-2014), who made his mark as one of the greatest creative forces of his generation. The exhibition features rarely-seen works from each decade of his career, alongside textiles created in collaboration with the Studios, and charts the life of a painter, jeweller, and jazz musician, and includes a series of the Edinburgh College of Art graduate’s drawings, made during the last year of his life. Epitomising his eclectic creative interests, recordings of his group jazz improvisations are available to listen to.

The exhibition is curated by Edinburgh College of Art graduate Siobhan McLaughlin (pictured), who will host curator’s talks (23rd and 25th June), complementing a programme of gallery tours, a film screening, and the opportunity to enjoy a two-day Tapestry Weaving Experience.

A special preview week, 24th – 30th June, offers half-price tickets via the Studios’ website, and regular tickets include entry to the RAPHAEL – Magister Raffaello exhibition at the Studios.

Artmag attended the press preview of the exhibition on 23rd June; artmag.co.uk Contributor Viven Devlin can be seen chatting with Curator Siobhan McLaughlin
Artmag attended the press preview of the exhibition on 23rd June; artmag.co.uk Contributor Viven Devlin can be seen in conversation with exhibition Curator Siobhan McLaughlin

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