Chris Ofili tapestry to feature as centrepiece of Weaving Magic exhibition at National Gallery, London
14 July 2016
Dovecot Tapestry Studio has been working with Turner Prize-winning artist Chris Ofili on a new tapestry which will be unveiled at the National Gallery in London in 2017.
Commissioned by The Clothworkers’ Company, Ofili has been collaborating with the weavers to see his design translated into a hand-woven tapestry. The imagery reflects Ofili’s ongoing interest in classical mythology and the stories, magic, and colour of the Trinidadian landscape he inhabits.
Ofili returns to the National Gallery following the exhibition Metamorphosis: Titian 2012. Chris Ofili: Weaving Magic is free to access at the National Gallery and runs from 26 April to 28 August 2017.
The tapestry goes on permanent display in the Clothworkers’ Hall following this exhibition.
Image above: Chris Ofili, tapestry detail, Dovecot Tapestry Studio, 2016, woven by Jonathan Cleaver, Freya Sewell, Emma Jo Webster, Louise Trotter and Naomi Robertson © Chris Ofili | Dovecot Studios Ltd. photo credit Gautier Deblonde