LONDON CRAFT WEEK | Dovecot & The Clothworkers’ Company present the Ofili Tapestry
13:00 to 13:45 on 11 May 2018
As part of London Craft Week, join the Dovecot Master Weavers at Clothworkers’ Hall for a fascinating insight into the making of The Caged Bird’s Song. The epic tapestry triptych, which was woven over a three-year period at Dovecot in Edinburgh, was interpreted from a watercolour painting by the Turner Prize winner Chris Ofili and commissioned by the The Clothworkers’ Company.
The tapestry was the centrepiece to a major exhibition at The National Gallery in 2017, titled Weaving Magic and now hangs in the impressive surroundings of the Clothworkers’ Livery Hall. Hear first-hand how Dovecot Tapestry Studio approached weaving a textile masterpiece to Chris Ofili’s design. Discover how the collaboration evolved, the symbols and meaning behind the imagery in the work as well as how the weavers achieved the tapestry’s extraordinary richness of texture and lustrous colour.
This event is generously supported by The Clothworkers’ Company.