Dovecot Studios presents:

Pattern and Meaning in Japanese Textile

Dovecot Studios presents Pattern and Meaning in Japanese Textile

This special online event in partnership with Dovecot Studios in Edinburgh features Japan House London Programming Director Simon Wright in conversation with Dovecot Studios Exhibitions Curator Kate Greyner about Pattern and Meaning in Japanese Textiles.

One aspect of the part of the exhibition MAKING NUNO Japanese Textile Innovation from Sudō Reiko is a table-top collage of Japanese textiles taken form the personal collection of Sudō Reiko herself. These textile fragments – hagire – are sources from which Sudō draws inspiration for her innovative NUNO designs.

With expert insight into aspects of Japanese cultures, Simon takes a look at some of the stories and meanings embodied in the kimono fragments on display.

Ticket cost: £5 (excluding fees).

Add discount code JAPANHOUSE20 for a 20% discount.

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The exhibition MAKING NUNO Japanese Textile Innovation from Sudō Reiko, shown at Japan House London from 17 May to 11 July 2021, can now be seen at Dovecot Studios in Edinburgh until 8 January 2022. 

About Dovecot Studios

Dovecot is a world-renowned tapestry studio in the heart of Edinburgh and a landmark centre for contemporary art, craft, and design. Established in 1912, Dovecot continues a century-long heritage of collaboration with international artists to make exceptional and engaging works of art.

Dovecot has an engaging programme of exhibitions and events, which expand the conversation around art, craft, and design. Dovecot first collaborated with Sudō Reiko and NUNO Corporation in 2012 and is delighted to be hosting MAKING NUNO Japanese Textile Innovation from Sudō Reiko co-organized with Japan House London.

As a tapestry studio, Dovecot undertakes public and private textile commissions, with major tapestry projects including collaborations with Chris Ofili, Alison Watt, and Garry Fabian Miller. Also specialising in handcrafted rugs, Dovecot has worked with artists such as Linder, Jim Lambie, and Nicolas Party.