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Alan Davie Virtual Tour

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Join Alan Davie: Beginning of a Far-off World Curator Siobhan McLaughlin for an exclusive virtual tour around our new exhibition.

Celebrate the centenary of Scottish artist Alan Davie (1920-2014). A timely tribute to one of the greatest Scottish artists of the 20th century, this exhibition features rarely seen works from each decade of his career, as well as a tapestry and rug created in collaboration with Dovecot Studios.

Alan Davie was a true polymath. A painter, jeweller, and jazz musician, he built a multidisciplinary practice and sought the magic in all his pursuits, in particular painting. Drawing from private collections, Alan Davie: Beginning of a far-off World 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 marks a significant creative relationship and demonstrate the artist’s interest in the tradition and art of weaving.

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