The Hoxa Tapestry Gallery was built by Leila and husband Benny in 1996 to exhibit her large,unique, handwoven tapestries. Now over 20 years later visitors are still coming from all over the world to see them.
In 2011 Leila’s daughter Jo and son Andrew joined the family business. Jo is a Drawing and Painting graduate and exhibits and sells her artwork at the gallery. In addition to her artwork Jo collaborates on rug designs with Leila and now also hand-dyes local wool which reflect the colours of the Orkney landscape. Andrew has taken over much of the gallery administration in addition to doing most of the framing, which frees up more creative time for Leila and Jo. When he gets time Andrew also makes rugs and provides multiple cups of tea and coffee to help keep the creative juices flowing!
*****POSTAL/WEB ORDERS UPDATE 24/07/20*****
To limit our trips to the post office during the COVID19 lockdown all web/postal orders will be posted on Tuesdays only until further notice. Thank you for your co-operation and understanding in these trying times.
*****GALLERY OPENING TIMES UPDATE 24/07/20*****
The gallery is currently open by appointment only during the following hours:
Monday – Friday: 10.00am – 4.30pm
Saturday – CLOSED
Sunday afternoon – by prior booking (appointment only)
We are currently accepting up to 3 related groupings at a time, up to a maximum number of 10 people.
At present we politely ask all visitors to wear face coverings and follow 2 metre distancing guidance within the premises. Hand sanitiser is provided at the front door.
Opening times to be reviewed weekly and updated accordingly. Last reviewed 03/08/20