The Easel

27th April 2021

Archie Brennan At Dovecot Studios Edinburgh. – Shockingly Overdue!

Archie Brennan achieved local prominence as a body builder but global prominence as “the most significant tapestry weaver of the 20th century”. Believing that tapestry had become “imitative” he set out to re-establish its “long-established graphic pictorial role”. Taking inspiration from mass media his woven images were important early examples of Pop art. Said he, “the artist who is a weaver is still an artist”.  Images of some key works are here.