Dovecot create a major new tapestry with Barbara Rae

Marking 25 years of collaborative working, Dovecot Studios are excited to be working with Royal Academician painter and master printmaker Barbara Rae CBE RSA on a significant new tapestry titled Peel Sound Ice.

This new tapestry celebrates the artist’s critically acclaimed recent body of work exploring the Northwest Passage in the Arctic region, which was shown at the Royal Scottish Academy (RSA) in 2018 for the first time. The finished tapestry will measure two metres square and will demonstrate the power of tapestry and textile to connect with audiences in new ways.

Dovecot Master Weaver Naomi Robertson said: ‘It is exciting for the studio to be working with Barbara to create a new piece of work inspired by her Arctic series. Dovecot weavers have a longstanding relationship with the artist, and this new tapestry presents the challenge of working with a very different colour palette to capture the cool, icy hues of the Arctic landscape. This iconic imagery is timely and fitting to mark a rewarding 25 year working relationship between artist and weavers.’

Visit the Tapestry Studio Viewing Balcony to see the Dovecot weavers at work on this incredible new tapestry.



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