5 Reasons to help us tell Archie Brennan’s Story


We're overwhelmed by the support we've had so far in such a short amount of time - thank you. Please help spread the word by sharing our five reasons to donate.


Be part of telling the story of a local legend

Archie Brennan began his 60-year weaving career at Dovecot Studios, Edinburgh. A talented weaver and pop artist, he worked alongside friends including fellow Edinburgh artist Eduardo Paolozzi, but he hasn’t gained the same recognition as his contemporaries. By donating to this campaign you can help us tell the story of a local legend to secure his place in the history of modern art.


Bring together tapestries that have never been shown in Scotland before 

To stage the first major exhibition of Archie Brennan’s work, we want to bring together over 80 masterpieces. With your help we can borrow incredible tapestries from the UK and further afield, including North America where Archie spent the last 30 years of his life.


Receive amazing rewards

As a thank you for your donation you can choose from an array of amazing exclusive rewards. Try your hand at weaving by selecting a weaving kit with wool chosen by celebrated artist Victoria Crowe, or a chance to have a weaving class with a Dovecot master weaver, not to mention limited prints from artists Callum Innes and Duggie Fields.


Support Scottish weaving

Archie Brennan began his weaving career at Dovecot Studios as an apprentice before taking on the role of Artistic Director. Passionate about education, he established tapestry courses at Edinburgh College of Art, and taught weaving all over the world. Your donation can help us share Archie’s techniques and innovations to inspire a new generation of weavers.


Make something exciting happen

During these uncertain times, arts organisations need support now more than ever. This is a chance to come together and celebrate the work of Archie Brennan, one of Scotland’s unrecognised artists. Donate now and help us tell a good news story.

Every single donation brings us that much closer to sharing Archie Brennan's story in the first major exhibition of his work. Thank you for your ongoing support!

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