On 15th July 2020, following a period of temporary closure due to the Coronavirus, Edinburgh’s Dovecot Studios will re-open with a new exhibition that had been due to open in April.
The exhibition, Mid-Century Modern: Art & Design from Conran to Quant, explores the lifestyle revolution that swept through post war Britain that changed the social landscape forever. The radical artists behind it included Mary Quant, Terence Conran, Eduardo Paolozzi, and Bernard and Laura Ashley.
Exhibitions Curator at Dovecot, Kate Grenyer, says, “Mid-Century Modern: Art & Design from Conran to Quant provides an extensive and provocative look at a truly innovative era in Britain’s history, exploring the origins of pop culture and how art, design and fashion were used to demand and effect social change in the years that followed. We hope it provides inspiring stories for young and old audiences alike, especially those who have been inside for the past few months.”
Dovecot has put measures in place for the safety and reassurance of the visiting public. These include increased cleaning, protective screens, encouragement of physical distancing, time slots for ticketing and hand sanitizing stations.
The re-opening also allows access to the Dovecot shop where works of contemporary art, crafts and design are available for sale.
Director of Dovecot Studios, Celia Joicey, says, “We are delighted to be reopening our doors to provide a safe, inspiring space for our visitors. These are challenging times for the arts, and we are working to make visitors feel safe to come to Dovecot, and to enjoy and support our work, whether through a donation, visiting our exhibition that we have worked tirelessly to present, or buying something wonderful in our shop.”
Tickets are available for July and August with timed slots for visitors to choose from and opening times will be: 15th to 31st July 2020 Wednesday – Saturday from 10am to 5pm and from 1st August Monday – Saturday 10am to 5pm
This exhibition is supported by The Dovecot Foundation and organised by the Fashion and Textile Museum, London